Kristen Classi-Zummo is an industry analyst specializing in fashion and active apparel at Circana. In this role, she collaborates with premier brands and retailers to uncover strategic business opportunities within the apparel sector. Prior to her Circana tenure, Classi-Zummo oversaw product development for men’s and women’s Blue Label at Ralph Lauren.

A respected industry authority, Classi-Zummo is a featured contributor for Forbes, where she covers apparel industry trends. She is also frequently quoted as an industry expert in publications such as The New York Times, WWD, and The Wall Street Journal. She has shared industry insights as a featured presenter at trade shows including Curve, Magic, and Sourcing Journal.

Classi-Zummo holds a master’s degree in global fashion management and a bachelor’s in merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

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