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Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42433 | Mar 2015

Wearing thin: While demand for clothing will revive, imports will restrain growth

IBISWorld’s Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$76bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
108,848
Businesses
20,514
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Women's and Children's Apparel Wholesaling industry has fully recovered from the recession. Downstream demand for apparel has been growing over the past five years, buoyed by rising consumer sentiment, culminating in higher consumer spending. In the coming years, increased demand from women's clothing stores and higher consumer spending are expected to drive revenue growth. Additionally, the world price of cotton is expected to be less volatile over the five years to 2020, declining slightly, which is expected to stabilize the profit margins for this industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Dresses, blouses and sweaters including unisex clothing

The largest product segment within this industry is dresses and blouses, accounting for 36.7% of industry revenue. The segment's share has increased over the five years to 2015. Changing fashion trends toward a more casual work environment have made women shift away from purchasing dresses in favor of jeans and casual tops. However, this segment is likely to fluctuate with time as designer runway styles set the tone for each individual season. On the other hand, blouses are an easy and relatively inexpensive way to update a wardrobe and stay on trend, which is why spending on this product has grown. Instead of purchasing entire outfits or more high-value items like coats, women have opted for small fashion fixes... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling Industry?

Industry operators purchase and resell women's, children's, infants' and unisex clothing and accessories. Operators purchase apparel from manufacturers and sell these products to retailers, with minimum or no further development of the product. Most wholesalers in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers, marketing and advertising, and storage and transportation of stock.

Industry Products
Dresses, blouses and sweaters, including unisex clothingSuits and coatsOuterwear including skirts, slacks and jeansUnderwear and sleepwearChildren's and infants' apparelOther apparel including clothing accessories
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling baby clothingWholesaling outerwear, including pants, suits and coatsWholesaling women's, children's and infants' clothing accessoriesWholesaling women's, children's and infants' clothingWholesaling dressesWholesaling blouses and shirts Wholesaling women's, children's and infants' glovesWholesaling handbags Wholesaling women's, children's and infants' hats and capsWholesaling underwear and sleepwear


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