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Please use a Chrome incognito browser when accessing our databases.

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Business of Fashion (BoF) Database See details.

You must register for BoF Professional's student membership using an FIT email address. Click here to register for "BoF Professional for Students"

You must register for BoF Professional's student membership using an FIT email address.
-On the BoF home page click "join now"
-Scroll down just a bit and click on "Are you a student? Activate complimentary access."
-Include Fashion Institute of Technology as your school
-Enter name of a course you are taking or teaching
-Add your graduation date
-You will be asked to re-validate your email address each year.
 
Trade periodical covering the news and analysis from the fashion industry combining journalism with practical business advice, online learning, career-building tools, and immersive events and experiences.

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Coloro Workspace Database See details.

New users must register for a free account.

A digital tool to explore and work with all 3,500 colors in the Coloro system, allowing you to play with them in different ways.

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EDITED Database Tutorial See details.

Real-time access to retail data to make informed product, marketing and pricing decisions.

New users must request an account -- send an email to EDITED via [email protected] from your FIT email address, providing the name of your major, year of study, and graduation date (month and year are fine); check your email for a reply and login details.

Faculty -- please indicate you are an instructor for access beyond one semester.

 

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EMarketer Database See details.
Provides data, insights and perspectives for marketing in a digital world.
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Fashion Photography Archive Database See details.

Curated by Valerie Steele, Director of the Museum at FIT in New York, this resource showcases more than 775,000 newly-digitized images that feature forty years of contemporary fashion history. Images range from runway and backstage to street-style fashion, and from key designers’ shows from the last forty years.

 

Use an incognito browser to access this resource.

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Fashion Snoops Database See details.

Users are required to create a MY FS account 

Trend reports & forecasting for fashion. Use Mozilla/Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer (version 10 and up only - older versions of Internet Explorer are not compatible).

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Home Furnishings Retailers Database [Chain Store Guide] Database See details.
Covers buyer contacts and basic information on home furnishings retailers such as IKEA, Rooms To Go, Pier 1 Imports, and more. (To be included, retailers must have two units or operate one unit with sales of at least $10 million. Wholesalers and distributors must have sales of at least $1 million.)
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Hoover's  Database See details.

Firefox and Google Chrome incognito are supported browsers

Hoover’s, a subsidiary of The Dun and Bradstreet Corporation (D&B), offers proprietary business information Hoover's provides data on more than 85 million corporations, 100 million people, and 1,000 industries.

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Kantar Media Ad$pender Database Database Help See details.

Not compatible with Safari browser

Monitors advertising expenditures and occurrence information for 3+ million brands across 18 media.

 

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Material ConneXion  Database See details.

A material database with access to innovative, sustainable materials and technologies from 75+ industries.

New users may set up an account by clicking on “Log In” at the upper right corner and following the prompts. 

TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO COVID: Material Connexion accommodates visits Monday through Friday from 4 – 6 pm. Click to book an appointment directly into their system.

 

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Mintel Reports Database Database Help See details.

Original market research on product categories, consumer groups, and general trends. Mostly US and Europe-focused.

If you wish to use Mintel's collaboration features, like saved searches and email alerts, then you must "Register for a FREE Account."  Fill-in required information. Enter your FIT email address [[email protected]]; no other email address is accepted. 

 

 

 

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Passport [Euromonitor] Database See details.
 Provides international market intelligence, including economic statistics, on industries, countries, and consumers.
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RKMA Market Research Reports Database See details.
Biannual reports on marketing and the consumer behavior. Focuses include entertainment, healthcare, leisure, restaurants, retail, sports, travel and tourism. Coverage dates back to 2011.
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Salesman's Guide Database See details.

Buyer contact lists for retailers across North America. Includes Gift, Houseware and Home Textile Buyers, Independent Sales Representatives and Multi-Line Showrooms, and the Retail Buyer Database.

Click on "sign in" at the top right corner to access the Salesman's Guide. 

Reports cannot be downloaded.

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Sophicolor Database See details.

Extensive cotton color swatch collections

Register for an account here using your FIT email. Select "Design Clients." 

In the Company field, enter "FIT," and for job title enter "FIT Student" or "FIT Faculty" 

You will receive an email from Sophicolor once your account has been approved.

 

 

 

 

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Sourcing Journal Database See details.
Global resource for news and information on the supply chain.
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Statista Database See details.
A resource for global market and consumer data.
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Trend Council Database See details.
Trend Council is a professional design tool widely used in the fashion industry to report on the latest and future; colors, materials, silhouettes and more. They offer clear and concise visualizations on the upcoming and latest trends for designers, print studios, textile companies and manufacturers.
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WGSN Fashion Database See details.

Trend reports & forecasting for fashion 

Students must create an account and re-activate their account every 90 days: click on re-activate account

 To access  WGSN Lifetyle & Interiors and WGSN Insight:

  • login via the proxy and then with your WGSN username and password
  • select the part of the site you wish to use from the top menu under "Fashion"
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WGSN Insight Database See details.

Consumer, marketing, retail, and innovation trends

Students must create an account and re-activate their account every 90 days: click on re-activate account

 To access  WGSN Insight:

  • login via the proxy and then with your WGSN username and password
  • select the part of the site you wish to use from the top menu under "Fashion"
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WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors  Database See details.

Trend reports & forecasting for lifestyles and interiors

Students must create an account and re-activate their account every 90 days: click on re-activate account

 To access  WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors:

  • login via the proxy and then with your WGSN username and password
  • select the part of the site you wish to use from the top menu under "Fashion"
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WindowsWear Database See details.
Contains images, 360 degree panoramas, and descriptions of physical and digital window displays in a real-time, searchable database of community-generated content that provides data on what retail environments look like around the world with coverage from 1931 to present.​
1. Visit ​WindowsWear
2. Click “Join now” on the top right
3. Select "Academic" on the right
4. Under "existing members" select "FIT"
5. Create profile
6. Under "get started" select "student" or "faculty"
7. Use your FIT email and create a password
8. Click "join"
You will need to login to WindowsWear after authenticating via the proxy to use the site.
 
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