At 5.6 million and growing, Americans represent Afterpay’s largest customer base. They prefer to shop at 6 pm on the East Coast and 10 am on the West Coast. They’re beauty obsessed yet again this season, checking out with an average of 4 beauty items (compared to 3 last season). They also love ready-to-wear, checking out with an average of 4 items this season, which unsurprisingly consists of fitness and casual-fashion items.
Customers are loving skincare and athleisure-style clothing, with biker shorts and Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty quickly becoming favorites. Face masks are also at the top of the list - customers have chosen ones that allow self-expression and are sure to keep others safe!
The past six months have certainly made an impact on consumer shopping behavior. The shift to e-commerce has accelerated at its fastest ever rate in 2020, and spending on discretionary categories has remained. While the runways predicted items from fantasy dresses to statement collars, consumers have taken a turn towards comfort, and are embracing athleisure and casual-fashion items while working and doing just about everything from home.
Biker shorts have become a mainstay, and we are seeing the return of jeggings (you read that right) as consumers look for a change of pace this season from their typical leggings. Beauty was rising in the ranks last season and has now taken center-stage. Consumers adopted skincare regimens and eye makeup must-haves early in the pandemic as a form of self-care and have carried it through to this season.
Since last season, the state of the world has changed drastically and the upcoming election is at the forefront of conversations. So it’s no wonder US consumers are using slogans to share how they feel this fall. Still, seasonal classics like herringbone and DIY-inspired patchwork prints have stayed true.
As we enter the season of outerwear, we’re predicting that shoppers will choose colors that match the season while bringing style to their day-to-day. With more people spending time outdoors, khaki is making a comeback. Other hues on this winter’s it-list are fuchsia and mint, proving brights and pastels aren’t going anywhere.
Unsurprisingly, American’s have been doubling down on fitness, beauty and casual fashion. Below we dive in the top brands in the US.
Comfort reigns king for Americans this season. Casual fashion is holding strong and we see the return of the jegging. The US is also still focused on skincare and eye enhancing makeup.View all
The day of the week certainly impacts your mood, which in turn affects the way you dress. Switching up your style has a proven positive effect on mental wellbeing, and that is certainly reflected through these daily American shopping patterns.
Accessories are having a moment as US customers search for ways to spice up their winter wardrobe from the neck up. Health is top of mind, with shoppers prioritizing masks. Whether it’s to add variation, protect from the sun, or because hairdressers are hard to come by these days, hats — specifically fedoras and beanies — are also a hot commodity. Americans are also loving timeless aviators and berets.
As we adjust to colder weather, jackets are top of mind for US consumers.
According to the numbers, 90’s fashion and a craving for normalcy are guiding American shoe trends this season.
Something we can all agree on: sweaters are a cold weather must-have! And according to the numbers, Americans are looking to experiment with a classic staple this season.