Style and behavior-based segmentation in the luxury apparel market


  • To identify segments that provide opportunities to grow share
  • To inform marketing, product development and merchandising
  • To link to the client’s customer database for targeting marketing and to track the progress of strategies
  • Segmentation solution must be applicable to several brands in portfolio and used across multiple product categories

Research Design

  • The original study included 3,000 upscale general market female consumers and another 2,300 women from the client’s database, in the US and Canada
  • The study was then repeated within the men’s market


  • The segmentation combined style orientation and transactional data that allowed the client to assign segments to their database of customers
  • Client uses the segmentation to target marketing communications, develop new product and promote product at retail
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