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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 | Nov 2015

Trying on for size: Designer labels and more plus-size options will underpin industry performance

IBISWorld’s Plus-Size 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Ascena Retail Group Ascena Retail Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$10bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.3%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
84,661
Businesses
4,535
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plus-Size Women's Clothing industry has experienced substantial growth over the past five years, stemming from a growing market and favorable economic conditions. As the economy strengthened and per capita disposable income increased, plus-size consumers were able to spend more on clothing and other discretionary purchases. Additionally, the market for industry goods has steadily increased over the period. While the plus-size community is generally underserved by the mainstream clothing market, a variety of both online-only stores and department stores have capitalized on the growing customer base. Over the next five years, profit is expected to slowly increase, as more premium brands flood the market.


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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry is characterized by a low level of concentration, with only one company accounting for 15.1% of industry revenue. While numerous other players with hundreds of locations exist within the industry, none generate more than 5.0% of industry revenue. Major players in this industry have numerous retail outlets throughout the United States, while smaller players are generally independently owned and operate on a local level. Of all the plus-size women's clothing establishments, about 20.0% are estimated to be nonemployers, while the overwhelming majority of employer firms have fewer than 20 employees.

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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. The industry does not include online sales or plus-size clothing sales from stores with multiple departments.

Industry Products
DressesTopsBottomsOuterwearUndergarmentsOther 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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