A Spike in Men’s Fashion Accessories

A new study reveals overall sales for men’s accessories are climbing.

Men's accessories on the runway are translating to the marketplace (Getty Images)

Men’s accessories on the runway are translating to the marketplace (Getty Images)

Men are better accessorized than ever before, according to a new study which shows overall sales for men’s accessories grew 9 percent to $13.6 billion in the past 12 months.

Released by the NPD group—a global information company—the study shows jewelry, watches, sunglasses, bags, small leather goods, and luggage have grown 13 percent over a two-year period.

“Today, more men are looking to stand out in a crowd, and accessories are a way to make a bold statement without having to overhaul their wardrobes,” Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst of the NPD Group, said in a statement. “Overall, men are becoming more interested in fashion.”

If you’ve kept your eye on the streets the news comes as little surprise. Whether it’s a Lanvin leather card holder or Gucci aviators, men are proudly sporting high-end accessories to rival their female counterparts. Solange Azagury-Partridge, the esteemed London based jewelry brand, recently introduced a new line of men’s jewelry called Alpha, and earlier this month designer Zana Bayne launched a line of men’s leather accessories.

It seems the trend is only growing.