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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 | Dec 2013

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

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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$42bn
Annual Growth 08-13
-0.1%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Employment
348,348
Businesses
29,820
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Like most retailers, women's clothing stores are not recession-proof. Revenue is expected to decline over the five years to 2013, despite growth experienced in the past four years. 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 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The state of the industry over the 10 years to 2018 is not perfectly indicative of its overall life cycle stage. Industry value added (IVA), or the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to grow 5.4% per year on average during this period, while GDP grows at 2.1% per year on average. Crashing consumer sentiment in 2008 reduced demand for discretionary purchases, including women's apparel. This brought the entire industry to its knees. IVA, enterprise numbers and employment all declined drastically as a result of the bursting housing bubble and the ensuing deterioration in confidence. Over the past five years, the industry has rebound significantly from its recessionary lows, inflating IVA growth in the process... 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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