The good news for belts is Euromonitor still predicts growth in the long term. In 2024, it expects sales will be above pre-pandemic levels in every market but North America. Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa will see the strongest growth with sales in each rising about a third over their 2019 levels. North America, meanwhile, will see belt sales shrink. Maybe it’s just too hooked on stretch pants to ever go back.

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