Releases Infographic Revealing Global Male Valentine's Day Purchasing Behaviours

Feb 08, 2012, 08:58 ET from

LONDON, February 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Infographic gives insight into male purchasing habits across the world, the online marketplace for unique jewelry, bags and accessories from top independent designers around the world, has released an infographic showing the various purchasing habits of its male customers globally ahead of Valentine's Day.

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According to the data, male customers in the Far East (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore) spend more than any other country or region for Valentine's Day at US$274 per order. Spain and France came in second and third respectively, at US$239 and US$189 per order. German men came in last with a spend of US$94 per order, followed closely by the Italians at US$98.

In terms of the types of pieces purchased, earrings were the most popular, representing 31% of the purchases, followed by bracelets and necklaces at 26% and 21% respectively. 86% of all purchases were for non-committal pieces (i.e., not rings).  

"With a truly global customer base spread across North America, Europe and Asia & the Middle East, we are uniquely positioned to look into various regional spending habits when it comes to gifting for special occasions such as Valentine's Day" says's CEO and co-founder Kiyan Foroughi. "The results of the data were quite surprising but as one of my Italian team members says: 'It's not about how much you spend but what you spend it on that counts'."

Headquartered in London,'s team scours the world for the very best independent designers and creates an experience of global discovery by connecting them with a truly international customer base. From friendship bracelets to stackable rings and handmade handbags, the site offers a variety of unique, exquisite pieces.

The infographic of what men buy for Valentine's can be found on Boticca's blog.

About is the global online destination for accessories that connects customers directly with top independent designersall over the world. makes it easier and more enjoyable for customers to discover high-quality, unique jewelryhandbags  and fashion accessories with a meaningful story. The marketplace is curated and edited by a team of fashion experts, designers, stylists and collectors, who illustrate the culture, stories and inspiration behind the collections on the site. With headquarters in London, has handpicked more than 250 emerging designers from over 40 countries and offers a selection of more than 6,000 pieces of jewelry and fashion accessories.

Recent designers and brands that have joined Boticca include O My Bag, Imogen Belfield, Smith/Grey, Antagoniste and Maria-Xuan.