Bare necessities: Product line expansion and favorable consumer trends have boosted demand

The Lingerie Stores industry is composed of retailers that predominantly sell lingerie, with large-format stores also selling related clothing such as shapewear, nightwear and swimwear. Demand for industry products has increased over the five years to 2017 as the economy has grown, providing consumers with more disposable income to spend on high-end lingerie. Furthermore, many industry operators have made an effort to tap into new markets in recent years, expanding the industry's consumer pool. Favorable economic growth is expected to continue over the next five years, boosting demand for the Lingerie Stores industry...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Product line expansion and favorable consumer trends have boosted demand
  • On average, lingerie stores are able to secure higher margins than general apparel retailers
  • Lingerie stores will benefit from improving economic conditions, translating to higher consumer spending
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Lingerie Stores industry includes retailers that primarily sell lingerie, shapewear, nightgowns and other intimate wear. Economic growth and rising disposable income have boosted industry demand over the five years to 2017, with revenue expected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.9% to $8.0 billion during the period. Moreover, many companies have expanded their product lines to include plus-size wear and intimate wear with youth-targeted designs. These measures have extended the Lingerie Stores industry’s market reach and further boosted demand over the past five years, with revenue estimated to grow 1.0% in 2017 alone.There are an estimated 17,363 companies competing in the Lingerie Stores industry, with many nonemployers and small operators with less than five employees. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Lingerie Stores Industry

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

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Demand from department stores in the Lingerie Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Lingerie Stores Industry?

    This industry includes retailers that predominantly sell intimate apparel for women, including bras, panties and other lingerie items. Such stores also frequently sell related items such as shapewear, sleepwear, swimwear and other apparel.

    Industry Products
  • Bras, girdles and corsets
  • Lingerie and sleepwear
  • Hosiery, socks and tights
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing lingerie
  • Retailing bras
  • Retailing panties
  • Retailing corsets
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from department stores
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Percentage of services conducted online

  • Current Performance
  • New markets, new products
  • Profit and pricing
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Price-premium goods
  • Customers and competition
  • Table: Lingerie Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

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

  • Products & Services
  • Lingerie and sleepwear
  • Bras, girdles and corsets
  • Hosiery, socks and tights
  • Chart: Lingerie Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers older than 65
  • Consumers younger than 25
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Lingerie Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent, utilities and depreciationMarketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Lingerie Stores

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

  • Industry Globalization
    L Brands Inc.,
  • Table: L Brands Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Lingerie Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Lingerie Stores Industry
  • 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
  • Female intimate apparel, or undergarments.
  • Shapewear
  • Foundation garments worn to mold and shape the upper body into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical purposes.
  • Sleepwear
  • Lingerie including camisoles, pajamas and nightgowns.
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    • 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
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