Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Despite declining mall traffic and competition from thriving superstore retailers, the Women's Clothing Stores industry has remained relatively strong over the past five years. Disposable income and consumer sentiment are on the rise, driving increased demand for the high-end products carried by many industry companies. The industry is expected to continue growing over the next five years, buoyed by a rise in high-income households. However, competition from discount department stores and online retailers is expected to intensify... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
With workplace dress standards increasingly becoming more relaxed, women's clothing stores have begun to alter their product mix toward casual clothes to meet rising demand. Some retailers have either amended their existing merchandise assortments or are now carrying a wider variety of styles.
Tops and blouses represent the largest product segment within the Women's Clothing Stores industry. Most women own more tops than dresses, pants or other pieces of apparel. Shirts are the most versatile garment, since they can transition from dressy attire to casual attire seamlessly. Tops are also more prone to wear and tear because they are not made from durable materials like denim, but require softer, more delicate fabrics like knit cotton and silk... purchase to read more