FPgirl Market Insights Program: Gen Z Girls Prefer Gaming Over Lifestyle Apps and Admire Zendaya Coleman’s Sense of Style

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Newly-released data on tween girls gives insight into preferences related to style icons and mobile technology

FashionPlaytes, Inc. today released new data on what tween girls think about fashion, style and entertainment as part of its FPgirl Market Insights Program. The data looks at Tech Trends and Fashion Influences and delivers a unique understanding of how tween girls view the world of mobile apps, as well as how they identify their style with celebrities.

Tech Trends: In a world of mobile apps, FPgirls skew heavily to arcade-style games, preferring Temple Run and Subway Surfers over other games, and even other app types. 56% of the over 2,600 voters selected these apps above others such as Instagram, Pandora, Angry Birds and Kik. Although 1 in 5 of the girls selected Instagram as their favorite app, and commented on their love for texting via Kik, the results show an overall high interest in gaming-related apps instead of the lifestyle/ entertainment category.

“We have been exploring how tween girls find and use apps through a series of surveys and polls,” said Andy Komack, FPgirl Market Insights program director. “When we ask girls in an open forum to volunteer apps that they love, they lean heavily to games. When they vote on top apps, the same pattern emerges,” adds Komack. “We are currently working with our community of girls to understand how they find and use apps in the world of fashion. The information we have gathered so far is fascinating, and points to interesting ways that they perceive apps.”

Fashion Influences: FashionPlaytes also gave a sneak peek at their celebrity series of data in the Market Insights program, where Zendaya Coleman was a clear winner in terms of providing fashion inspiration for girls.

“As you might imagine, tween girls rapidly evolve their tastes and preferences,” says Komack. “In an earlier poll, girls clearly stated that they derive fashion inspiration from themselves, instead of from celebrities. At the same time, girls do obviously follow celebrities. We have seen that our girls have moved fluidly between Taylor Swift, Victoria Justice, Lucy Hale, Zendaya Coleman and others in terms of who provides inspiration.” The data about Zendaya Coleman leading the poll is also closely aligned to an earlier poll about favorite TV channels where FPgirls heavily skewed to watching the Disney Channel, where Zendaya reigns, with 70% of their vote.

About FPgirl Market Insights:
FPgirl Market Insights pulls information from FPgirl’s 700,000+ member fashion design community, where girls regularly post information, interact with each other and provide unique input via the site’s polls. The program is designed to provide previously unavailable information on everything from what girls wear, how and where they shop, and how they like to be entertained. Insights uncovered through the FPgirl Market Insights program gives brands a unique and unfiltered glimpse into what makes these digital natives tick.

Subscribe to the Market Insights Program here. For more details or to ask about partnership opportunities, please contact insights(at)fashionplaytes(dot)com.

About FashionPlaytes and FPgirl:
FashionPlaytes is the creator of FPgirl.com, the online fashion and style destination where girls are designers and set the trends. The FPgirl community is filled with vibrant, talented, and supportive girls who create cool custom clothing, crowd-source designs, and share their insights about what it’s like to be a girl in today’s world. FashionPlaytes celebrates all girls, providing a fun, safe, interactive environment. Its engagement-driven ecommerce platform is fueled by girls, for girls.

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