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Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44813 | Feb 2014

Couture kids: Consumers will continue to spend on children's clothing, especially on high-end brands

IBISWorld’s Children's & Infants' 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$11bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.8%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
100,415
Businesses
9,412
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores industry will experience steady growth over the next five years as revived sentiment boosts overall sales. Consumers will continue to focus on brand names, driving sales for major companies like Babies"R"Us and Gymboree. Over the next five years, merger and acquisition activity will be common, with major players purchasing less-profitable operations to gain market share... purchase to read more

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This industry has a medium level of concentration, with the top four players accounting for about 64.7%. The national chains offer a broad range of products at competitive prices, which may pose a barrier for new entrants. Concentration has increased in recent years as major players have opened new stores and Carter's acquired OshKosh B'Gosh in May 2005.

The high cost of establishing and maintaining brand reputation is a major barrier to entry in this industry. Because existing players have already established brand names in respective product offerings, new entrants will have to invest money and time in their store before consumers will shift away from strong brand names and purchase new brands... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores Industry?

This industry includes specialized clothing retailers that sell a wide range of infant and children's wear, such as dresses, jackets, jumpsuits, sleepwear and more. Supplementary services include basic alterations like hemming, taking in or letting out seams, and lengthening or shortening sleeves. Sales from department stores and online-only retailers are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Girls' clothingInfants' and toddlers' clothingBoys' clothing
 
Industry Activities
Retailing girls' clothingRetailing boys' clothingRetailing infant clothingRetailing toddler clothing


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