Monday , 25 January 2021

Trending Topics for Fall 2011 From the Merchandising Desk


Set of 12 SHADES OF GREEN Merino Wool Felted Acorns

Set of 12 SHADES OF GREEN Merino Wool Felted Acorns : by leboxboutique

As you know the fall season is fast approaching and on the other side of that is holiday shopping season.   Here are a few trending topics for this fall straight from Etsy’s merch desk.

Trending Topics:

        • Halloween:

Celebrity references, film and pop culture reinventions, clever costuming plays on words, pet costumes, baby costumes, group options, vampire themes, folk and vintage decor, photobooth props, and the classic color combinations (orange, black, yellow, white, red, green, purple).

  • Wizardry, magic, owls, and mysticism with the release of the final chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
  • Vampires: They’re back on the radar with shows like HBO’s True Blood and fall’s approaching premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn.
  • Feather Hair Extensions: Still going strong.
  • Sports: The U.S. Open this month brings attention to athletes and tennis while the start to NFL and college football seasons brings on the football and tailgating fever.
  • Weddings: Handmade and Vintage variations on the wedding dress, and engagement ring along with creative invitations, save the dates, and signage on the rise.
  • Fashion: Plaid, polka dots, tribal and snakeskin patterns, and lace embellishments. Feathers, menswear, blazers, vests and jackets, maxi skirts, gray basics, tailored and wide leg pants, patterned leggings and opaque tights, oxfords, vintage boots.
  • Colors: Pantone’s color trend report for fall 2o11 includes quarry, cedar, and teal greens, nougat and coffee browns, orchid and phlox purples, bamboo mustard yellow, honeysuckle pink, and ember-glow coral. We’re also noticing interest in turquoise, rustic fall colors, jade greens and mustards.
  • The Local Artisanal Shop and the Speakeasy: The butcher, baker, ice cream shop, patisserie. Barware of mixology, nightlife, live music, and secret passwords.
  • Garden Preservation: Canning, jams, preserves, and stocks.
  • Culinary Trends: Year of the homemade pie, whoopie pie, and macaron. DIY culinary kits are on the rise. Classic cocktails, home brewing, beer and wine accessories, herb infusions, garden to table.

There is tons more to read over on Etsy’s blog all bout trending topics, holidays, and events to be aware of.  Check it all out HERE.

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  1. Nice! I’m running a blog series featuring Etsy treasuries focused on the Pantone 2011 Fall Color outlook. Nice to see it’s on the list here too – maybe I’ll get more items to include in my treasuries!!

  2. I can’t believe that the felt acorns are STILL popular LOL.

  3. Thank you for highlighting all the great fall trends!

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