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

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Women's Clothing Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44812 | Oct 2014

The right fit: Improved consumer conditions drive sales for premium clothing

IBISWorld’s Women's Clothing Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$48bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.8%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
418,446
Businesses
31,858
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

As with most retailers, women's clothing stores are not recession-proof. Revenue is expected to increase slightly over the five years to 2014. The skyrocketing unemployment rate and reduced per capita disposable income pushed consumer sentiment down significantly during the recession. These factors led to diminished demand for discretionary products, including women's clothing. IBISWorld anticipates revenue will grow faster over the next five years as consumer confidence returns and disposable income rises. However, as competition from internet retailers mounts, revenue growth will slow toward the end of the five-year period... 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 the increasing demand. Some retailers have either amended their existing merchandise assortments or are now carrying a wider variety of styles.

Tops

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

 


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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 clothing and maternity wear. 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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