Women's Clothing Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Women's Clothing Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44812 | Oct 2015

The right fit: Improved consumer conditions will drive sales of premium clothing

The Women's Clothing Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 Investment Chapter

In determining the level of capital intensity within women's clothing stores in the United States, IBISWorld uses wage costs as a proxy for labor, and depreciation as a proxy for capital investment. For every dollar absorbed by wages, an estimated $0.08 will be allocated toward capital investment in 2015. This ratio indicates a low level of capital intensity. Retail industries have typically been labor intensive. Women's clothing stores require staff to provide high levels of customer service. Staff members are also required for merchandising tasks and processing sales. Capital costs include cash registers, computer systems, and fixtures and fittings, typically incurred at the beginning of starting a business and not often incurred after... purchase to read more


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What is the Women's Clothing Stores Industry?

This industry comprises establishments that specialize in women's wear, including misses', juniors', plus-size and maternity clothing. Operators in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as customer service, advertising and cash handling. Some stores also offer basic alteration services on-site.

Industry Products
Other apparel (including fur and custom garments)Sports apparel (including swimwear and sweatshirts)Coats, jackets and suitsDressesPants, jeans, shorts and skirtsT-shirts, knit and woven shirts, blouses and sweaters
Industry Activities
Selling women's shirts, blouses and other topsSelling women's pants and jeansSelling skirts and dressesSelling women's outerwear and suitsSelling maternity wear

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