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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 Analysis Chapter

The Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry is composed of specialty retailers that sell apparel proportioned specifically for larger women. While most operators carry sizes 14 and up, there is no hard and fast rule about what defines the plus-size category. Due to the specialized nature of this industry's products, demand is driven by the average size of the American consumer. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 35.7% of American adults (aged 20 and older) were obese from 2009 to 2012; this figure has grown 31.1% from 1999 to 2002. The CDC categorizes obesity as an adult who has a body mass index (BMI, calculated through an individual's weight and height) of 30 or higher... 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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