A note on fashion cycles, novelty and conformity
AbstractWe develop a model in which novelty and conformity motivate fashion behavior.Fashion cycles occur if conformity is not too high. The duration of fashion cycles depends on individual-specific conformity, novelty, and the number of available styles. The use of individual-specific novelty and conformity allows us to also identify fashion leaders.
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Novelty; Conformity; Fashion;
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