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Maria Rugolo

Director, Industry Analyst - Fashion


Maria Rugolo is a Director and Industry Analyst of Fashion Apparel heading up NPD’s Apparel Market Analysis team, driving insights and addressing industry challenges through deep levels of analysis and expertise. Maria joined NPD in 1999 as an Analyst of retail and consumer fragrance information. In 2011, Maria moved into a fashion apparel role where, in addition to managing a number of key fashion clients, she keeps a pulse on the apparel industry. Maria presents industry trends to manufacturers, retailers, and key apparel industry associations, including state of the industry presentations and white space opportunity analyses.

Maria has an MBA in Marketing, and a BBA in both Marketing and International Busienss from Hofstra University in New York. She expanded her global perspective while working four months in NPD’s Milan office.


Recent Posts

Nov 22, 2016
Apparel

Hello, Fun Socks Season

As I notice the beautiful fall foliage outside my window I’m quickly reminded that boot season is upon us – that means it is time to break out my fun socks. Besides providing me with warmth, socks...

Jun 7, 2016
Apparel

Style Me!

Helping to fix my clothing conundrum When my maternity leave came to what seemed like a very quick end, I began to mentally prepare myself to return to the working world. This meant no more yoga ...