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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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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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 Locations Chapter

Similar to many other retail industries, the locations of women's clothing stores in the United States follow population concentration trends. This pattern holds true in terms of region, but state by state this pattern has some exceptions. For example, New York state accounts for 9.2% of all industry establishments, but population accounts for a lower 6.2% of the entire nation. Major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles are highly commercialized and have wealthy populations to drive any clothing industry's demand for luxury brands. Consequently, the regions with the highest number of establishments are the Southeast, the Mid-Atlantic, and the West... 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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