The fall season is rapidly approaching, and retailers are filling their shelves with products for the coming months. On the Faire marketplace, we’ve seen searches for “fall” increase 10x globally since June 1st, and searches for “fall decor” and “Halloween” are at their highest of the year, indicating that now is the time to stock up on all things autumn.
To help our community of retailers discover products their customers will love, we’ve been keeping an eye on the latest trends emerging for fall. With the help of global search and buying data from the Faire marketplace, we’ve rounded up six trends for fall 2022 to stock for your store.
1. Fall decor
As the end of summer approaches, consumers are setting their sights on all things autumnal, from home decor and seasonal candles to Halloween candy.
At our recent Faire Summer Market, “Halloween” and “fall” were two of the most popular global searches, and that trend continues to prevail. In addition, “fall decor” has been one of the top five most popular searches in the US and Canada on Faire for the past five weeks. Finally, “Seasonal decor” has been one of the top ten most popular categories globally across Faire for the past five weeks.
Sales of fall decor items such as handmade velvet and fabric decorative pumpkins, like those from Your Heart’s Content and Blossom and Dash, are on the rise. Other popular items for fall include autumn scented candles, like those from Sweet Water Decor and Driftless Studios, and home accents like plaid throw blankets and pillows C&F Home and The Tartan Blanket Co.
Halloween has also been at the forefront of customers’ minds, and the word has been one of the top five search terms in the US, Canada, and the UK for the past five weeks. Halloween party supplies such as banners, balloons, and napkins—like those from My Mind’s Eye and Em and Me Studio—are favorites among Faire shoppers.
2. Seasonal candy
As retailers fill their shelves with decorations for the fall, they’re also stocking up on seasonal candy.
Halloween confections like gummy spiders and candy from Candy Club and Oh Sugar, and pumpkin spice flavored chocolate and toffee from Jensen Toffee Company and David Bradley Chocolatier have been filling retailers’ carts.
For more Halloween products, shop our Halloween collection.
3. Flavored lip balm, exfoliating soaps, and more bath and beauty products
As consumers continue to place an emphasis on self-care, beauty and wellness products like artisanal soaps, flavored lip balms, and soothing lotions have seen a notable increase in popularity on the Faire marketplace. In fact, the bath and body category has seen the highest number of retailer orders globally for three out of four weeks in July, and searches for “soap” have nearly doubled between June and July across all markets.
Products like infused body buffers and scrubs from Spongellé and Nathalie Bond, soothing handmade body butter and lotion from 1818 Farms and Old Whaling Company, and exfoliating soaps from brands like Rock Bottom Lotion, Seagrape Apothecary, and KITSCH have all caught buyers attention on Faire recently.
4. Statement stickers, backpacks, and other back-to-school supplies
Backpacks and stationery are always popular items when it comes time for back-to-school shopping, and this year is no exception. Paper & Novelty products have been among Faire’s most popular products in the past five weeks. Meanwhile, searches for “backpacks” hit their highest of the year in July. Prepare your store for back-to-school shopping with markers, pens, and other stationery from brands like OOLY and Inklings Paperie, and backpacks for all ages from Schneiders and Kaleido Concepts.
Finally, decorative stickers like those from Big Moods, Siyo Boutique, and Cultura Campaign have been increasingly popular on Faire, with the stickers category landing in the top ten most popular categories for all of July.
Shop our Back to School Supplies collection.
5. Charm necklaces and dangle & hoop earrings
Searches for “jewelry” were already trending ahead of summer 2022, and in July, searches for “jewelry,” “earrings,” and “necklaces” were all at their highest of the year.
Dangle and hoop earrings have been one of the most popular categories on Faire globally for four out of the past five weeks, and searches for “dangle earrings”—like those from Cedar and Cypress Designs, Sunny Bay Handmade Jewelry, and Lingua Nigra—have increased almost 75% since June.
Pendant and charm necklaces have also been a top category for four out of the past five weeks. Fill your store with unique charm necklaces from Words by Heart and Amano Studio, and stock up on pendant necklaces from Agapé Studio and Xander Kostroma.
6. Leather, white tank tops, and other fall apparel trends
Over the past month, we’ve observed several emerging apparel trends for ready-to-wear fall styles. Searches for “jeans” and “kimonos” have steadily increased over the past weeks on Faire, with searches for “jeans” increasing almost 50% since the beginning of June. Stock up on jeans for the fall from brands like Lola Jeans and ÉTICA Denim, and kimonos like those from Freedom Company and Fulmarix.
According to Vogue UK, the plain white tank trend, like those from Faire brands By Together and The Knotty Ones, is here to stay through the fall season. In addition, according to Marie Claire, other basics like button downs from The Handloom and simple tees from 42Pops are expected to be popular for fall. Finally, leather jackets, pants, and dresses are popular for fall 2022, according to Marie Claire. Lean into this trend with pieces from MOD REF and Baci.
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Holiday buying is right around the corner—stay tuned for more insights and trends for the upcoming busy season.
Read our Faire Summer Market 2022 recap.