Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
While the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry's performance was strained by the recession due to lower disposable income, demand will pick up in the next five years. Floods in key cotton-supplying regions have also cut into profit, but retailers will likely turn around in the five years to 2018. In particular, growth in disposable income and more plus-size choices from designers will encourage demand.... 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.
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