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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 | Jan 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Women's Clothing Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$48bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
421,272
Businesses
33,079
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 Key Buyers Chapter

There are a number of major players in this industry with significant market share, but also many smaller players who are independently owned and operate on a local scale. Concentration among the top four companies is low, estimated to at 21.5% of industry revenue in 2015. The total number of industry enterprises is expected to increase as economic conditions provide more support for new entrants to the industry. This trend will increase competition, but IBISWorld forecasts increasing industry revenue that can sustain the growing number of businesses. Prior to the current period, major industry players including private equity firm Sycamore Partners acquired smaller brands who could not survive after the recession, increasing their own market share but decreasing overall competition... 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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