Overview

The perfect fit: Continued economic recovery will aid industry performance

IBISWorld’s Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry Research Report contains up-to-date data and analysis, allowing you to identify the strengths and potential weaknesses of major companies in the industry. Build your credibility with clients and prospects by sharing insights into the current and emerging trends driving their industry. Our market research gives you the tools to win new business and keep existing clients.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$17bn
Annual Growth
12-17
0.7%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
153,274
Business
47,395

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased competition from other retail industries will continue to stifle growth in industry demand
  • Competition from e-commerce has posed the largest threat for industry operators
  • Industry operators will benefit from increases in consumer spending power

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Due to favorable economic conditions, the Lingerie, Swimwear and Bridal Stores industry is expected to grow over the five years to 2017. Since most industry products are considered discretionary, the industry typically trends in line with the health of the overall economy; over the past five years, as per capita disposable income increased, the industry was supported by greater consumer spending power. Furthermore, demand was also strengthened by growth in the industry's largest market: adults between the ages of 20 and 64. Continued economic growth will encourage further industry growth over the five years to 2022...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    This industry has low barriers to entry. The start-up costs associated with a small operation are minimal and only require leasing a space and links with some domestic wholesalers to supply industry items. Technological change in this industry is low and is barely applicable to new entrants that wish to start operating on a small scale. Furthermore, starting up a new operation does not require any licensing from the government, which limits barriers to entry.

    However, operating on a large scale in this industry and becoming a mainstream brand does have some barriers to entry. Firstly, this industry is fiercely competitive, with many sources of internal and external competition. Whi..

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    Additional Insights for the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Production of goods currently favored by the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and International trips by US residents in the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry?

    Operators in this industry retail specialized lines of clothing, including bridal gowns, costumes, lingerie, uniforms and swimwear. These products are purchased from domestic and international manufacturers and wholesalers, and then retailed to the general public. Industry operators also often provide custom apparel through alterations such as hemming; taking in or letting out seams; or lengthening or shortening sleeves.

    Industry Products
    Lingerie
    Swimwear
    Bridal gowns
    Uniforms
    Custom-made garments
    Furs and leather goods
    Costumes
    Hosiery
    Industry Activities
    Retailing bridal gowns
    Retailing costumes
    Retailing custom printed t-shirts
    Retailing fur apparel
    Retailing hosiery
    Retailing lingerie
    Retailing swimwear
    Retailing uniforms (except athletic)
    Providing basic alterations

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • International trips by US residents
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Percentage of services conducted online

  • Current Performance
  • Incomes and demographics
  • Rising competition
  • Meeting demand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Stronger spending
  • Competition
  • Profit and industry landscape
  • Table: Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling
  • Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling
  • Women’s, Girls’ and Infants’ Apparel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Lingerie
  • Swimwear
  • Bridal gowns
  • Uniforms
  • Hosiery
  • Costumes
  • Furs and leather goods
  • Custom-made garments
  • Chart: Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 25 to 45
  • Consumers aged 45 to 64
  • Consumers over 65 years old
  • Consumers under 25 years old
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent, depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    L Brands
  • Table: L Brands - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Baby Boomers
  • The demographic of Americans born between 1946 and 1964, accounting for a major proportion of the population.
  • Brick-And-Mortar Store
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • Generation X
  • The demographic of Americans generally aged 30 to 45, who follow the baby-boomer generation.
  • Generation Y
  • The demographic of Americans generally aged between 10 and 30, who are born to baby boomers and follow Generation X.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
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    This report on Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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