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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 | Jun 2014

Shopping spree: Renewed demand will benefit the industry as women return to shopping

IBISWorld’s Women's Clothing Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$44bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
361,623
Businesses
30,312
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

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The capital costs associated with establishing a women's clothing store are relatively low, and the only real barriers to entry in this industry relate to brand awareness and competition. The long-term process of establishing a solid brand reputation can be considered a deterrent to entering the industry. Existing players have already established brand names in their respective product fields, so new entrants will have to invest money and time to sway consumers into making the shift from strong existing brand names to the garments of relatively new brands.

With a large number of smaller players, competition within the industry is strong. There is also a high level of external competition, particularly from the Department Stores industry... 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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