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FINdex: Helping to Shape the Future of Retail

What is FINdex?

The FINdex, or Fashion Innovation Index, is a seasonal index used to measure US consumer sentiment toward fashion trends in the apparel, footwear and accessory industry.

A consortium which includes Indiana University Kelley School of Business’ Center for Education and Research in Retail, Kalypso, and Collegefashionista.com surveys college-aged fashion gurus to gain insights into merchandise trends in the marketplace.

Participants are surveyed for Spring, Back to School (BTS) and Holiday seasons. Survey respondents are true fashionistas, passionate about the latest college fashion styles, and trends happening on campus.

The FINdex results provide forward-looking fashion insights to designers, and key information for retailers as they make merchandising and pricing decisions each season.

Previous FINdex Results and Analysis

Fashionistas are Excited, But Budget Conscious this Season: 2016 Spring FINdex Results

Ringing the Bell on Retail Innovation: 2015 Holiday FINdex Results

Does Retail Innovation Deserve a Failing Grade? 2015 Back to School FINdex Results

Retail Innovation Coming up Roses? 2015 Spring FINdex Results

Black Friday Failure Explained: 2014 Holiday FINdex Results

2014 Spring FINdex (Fashion Innovation Index) Suggests Better 2014

2013 Holiday Spending Season Confusing to both Consumers and Retailers

2013 Black Friday Review: Shoppers Stuck in the Orbit of a Challenging Economy