This site provides daily fashion news and industry insight. While access to all material requires professional membership, fashion student's are able to register for free membership through sponsorship by TopShop.
This sites provides news on the media and marketing industries, with many articles touching on the fashion industry. While a subscription is required to access some content, a great deal is available for free.
"Fashionista is a source of fashion news, criticism and career advice with a monthly readership of more than 2.5 million. As one of the most influential voices covering fashion, Fashionista is an agenda-setter for the industry as well as influential fashion-focused consumers."
Glossy (a branch of Digiday) is “media brand exploring the intersection of fashion and luxury through the lens of digital and tech.” While non-subscribers are limited in the number of articles they can read, they can sign up to receive free daily newsletter on the fashion industry.
Just-style is a news service and market research site for the apparel and textile industry. Access to much of the site is through paid subscription, however, access to a limited number of monthly articles and insight pieces may be gained by registering as a free user.
"The Association of Magazine Media is the primary advocate and voice for the magazine media industry, driving thought leadership and game‐changing strategies to promote the industry’s vitality, increase its revenues and grow market share." While some information is available only to members, visitors can consult past reports showing magazine rankings and many current facts about the industry.
New York magazine features extensive on-line fashion resources including news articles, blogs, and an events calendar as well as topical videos and slideshows. Street style is highlighted in the well-known Look Book link which features photographic portraits and brief interviews with stylish New Yorkers. Click on the Shows, Designers or Models links and search alphabetically to bring up helpful profile information as well as runway photographs.
The Robin Report is a consulting business focusing on strategies in the new-world and old-world retail sectors and related consumer product industries. Visitors may wish search topics for frequent posts or download podcasts on the state of retailing.
"TheCurrent Daily is the leading news site at the intersection of fashion, retail and innovation. Heavily embedded in the worlds of technology and digital marketing, it tracks new launches around everything from artificial intelligence and augmented reality, to sustainability and smart textiles."
This is a membership site, however, a few areas of the site may be accessed without subscription. KSU Fashion Design and Merchandising students and faculty have access through a limited number of seats.
A subsection of the Advertising Age site, the Data Center provides statistics, ranking lists and other information useful for marketing and advertising purposes. A subscription database for Kent State students and faculty.
"Claritas PRIZM Premier is a set of geo-demographic segments for the United States, developed by Claritas Inc. It is a commonly used customer segmentation system for marketing in the United States." While full access to the website requires membership, visitors may explore the customer segmentation and look up zip codes for a snapshot of the customers segments in the area.
Launch Metrics is a "marketing platform and data analytics business designed to help Fashion, Luxury and Cosmetics professionals discover, activate and measure the Voices that matter for their brands." The website does offers visitors a number of useful articles, ebooks and podcasts focused on industry media, marketing and branding.
Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) provides detailed ad rates, editorial or programming content, circulation, and other basic information for a variety of advertising media, including radio, television, newspapers, and consumer magazines. Includes Business Media Advertising Source, Consumer Media Advertising Source, Newspaper Advertising Source, Radio Advertising Source, TV & Cable Source, Print Media Production Source, and Local Market Audience Analyst. A Subscription Database for Kent State University students and faculty.