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Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Apparel & Accessories Stores | Jul 2014

Sizing up: Designer labels and more plus-size options will underpin industry performance

The Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Ascena Retail Group Ascena Retail Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
68,433
Businesses
5,822
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The growing obesity rate has supported revenue growth for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry in the past five years. While industry performance was strained by the recession due to lower disposable income, demand is expected to increase in the five years to 2019. The industry is set to grow strongly, benefiting from a rising per capita disposable income and a decline in the healthy eating index. Moreover, industry operators will likely benefit from greater designer collaboration and greater availability of premium products. As a result, despite potential competition from alternative retailers, industry profit is anticipated to rise as more high-end labels begin to offer plus-size styles.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Plus-size women's clothing stores sell the same products as general women's clothing stores (IBISWorld report 44812), though they primarily carry merchandise sized 14 and up. For instance, Lane Bryant and Avenue stores carry sizes 14 and larger, while Torrid stores attempt to serve a slightly wider demographic, with sizes starting at 12. Plus-size women's clothing stores attract shoppers to items that cannot be found in desirable sizes at other retail shops.

Undergarments

One key differentiating product segment within the plus-size women's clothing stores industry is undergarments, which account for 13.7% of revenue, higher than the share occupied within general women's clothing stores... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry?

Retailers in this industry specialize in plus-size women’s clothing, which is clothing proportioned specifically for larger women. Typically, sizes 14 and up are considered to be in the plus-size category, but not all brands and retailers follow this convention.

Industry Products
Dresses and skirtsBlouses, knits, t-shirts and sweatersPants, shorts and jeansCoats, jackets and suitsUndergarmentsOther apparel (e.g. swimwear and activewear)
 
Industry Activities
Retailing plus-size women's dresses and skirtsRetailing plus-size women's topsRetailing plus-size women's pantsRetailing plus-size women's coats and jacketsRetailing plus-size women's undergarments


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