Overview

Out of style: Even as incomes rise, online competition will limit industry growth potential

IBISWorld’s Clothing Boutiques Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Clothing Boutiques industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$21bn
Annual Growth
12-17
-2.5%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
254,288
Business
153,711

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumer preferences’ trend toward online shopping has been detrimental to performance
  • Clothing boutiques sales are affected by disposable income and consumer confidence levels
  • Consumer confidence is projected to decline as shoppers grow uncertain of their economic future

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The highly fragmented Clothing Boutiques industry is composed of small retail stores that offer only a limited range of apparel and accessories. Clothing boutiques typically cater to high-end or niche markets and are reliant on strong macroeconomic conditions. Although the economy expanded over the five years to 2017, heightened competition caused industry revenue to contract. More than ever, consumers have a plethora of outlets from which they can purchase clothing, siphoning demand from the industry and driving industry revenue to contract over the five years to 2017. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to continue to contract as external completion continues to heat up...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Since visibility to consumers is important in gaining customers, location is a key performance factor for retailers. For this reason, stores are generally located in line with the population spread the United States. For example, the Southeast, which has the largest share of the population with 25.7%, also has the largest share of industry establishments with 25.7%. Furthermore, industry establishments are also heavily concentrated in metropolitan fashion hubs, where disposable incomes are high and there is a cultural propensity for fashion-forward shopping. For this reason, the Mid-Atlantic and West regions house the second- and third-largest concentrations of industry establishments, with 17.6% and 16.9%, respectively.

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    Additional Insights for the Clothing Boutiques Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Clothing Boutiques Industry are

  • Accessibility to shoppers
  • Knowledgeable salespeople
  • Having a loyal customer base
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    Industry Products

    What is the Clothing Boutiques Industry?

    This industry includes small retail stores that offer a limited range of apparel and accessories. The industry is defined as single-establishment stores only. Boutiques can be designer based (i.e. only one designer’s collection is sold there), or they may sell a mix of brands that are specifically catered to the local market.

    Industry Products
    Women's clothing
    Men's clothing
    Children's clothing
    Footwear
    Accessories
    Industry Activities
    Selling boutique women's wear
    Selling boutique men's wear
    Selling boutique children's wear
    Selling boutique footwear
    Selling boutique accessories

    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
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Competition
  • Growth opportunities
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technological threats
  • Economic effects
  • Table: Clothing Boutiques Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Clothing Boutiques Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

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

  • Products & Services
  • Women's clothing
  • Men's clothing
  • Children's clothing
  • Footwear
  • Accessories
  • Chart: Clothing Boutiques Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Highest income quintile
  • Fourth-lowest income quintile
  • Third-lowest income quintile
  • Second-lowest income quintile
  • Lowest income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clothing Boutiques 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 and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clothing Boutiques

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clothing Boutiques Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Clothing Boutiques 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 Clothing Boutiques 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
    Jargon & Glossary
    E-Commerce
  • E-commerce refers to industries where buying and selling is conducted via digital systems such as on computers.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • A system used at checkout in retail stores using computers and cash registers to capture transaction data at the time and place of sale.
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • 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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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • 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 Clothing Boutiques 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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