Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Lingerie Stores industry is made up of retailers that primarily sell intimate apparel for women. While the trend toward lingerie as a fashion item and not just a necessity boosted lingerie sales prior to the recession, weak spending conditions following low consumer confidence and disposable income led to this industry's decline in recent years. Nonetheless, more innovative and fashionable products that cater to America's changing demographics are expected to drive this industry's rebound in the coming years.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Like most retail industries, the distribution of establishments in the Lingerie Stores industry follows population patterns. Operators seek to establish stores in desirable locations within densely populated areas. Most lingerie stores are located in retail shopping areas including malls and shopping centers and depend highly on the volume of traffic in those areas. As a result, IBISWorld expects that industry establishments will be concentrated in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and West regions, which capture the three highest population levels in the United States.
The Southeast region is expected to account for the highest share of industry establishments in 2014, with about 26.7% of the total... purchase to read more