While the overall fashion retail industry, among many other businesses, has been facing the brunt of the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the sales in the sleepwear and loungewear category has gone up significantly. With nations going on complete, and followed by partial lockdown, most of us are still confined to our homes and pursuing ‘work from home’ schedule. The theme for almost the entire year now has been cosy, comfortable attire that one can carry all day and into the night. Thus began the shopping for sleepwear and loungewear. Team AOI explores the category talking to industry experts.
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