High end: Increasing disposable income and internet access will lead more people to shop online

The Online Designer Clothing Sales industry has grown furiously for more than a decade, as consumers have increasingly shifted toward shopping online. Over the five years to 2016, growth in the overall economy and strong increases in the number of broadband connections have spurred rapid industry growth. Over the five years to 2021, IBISWorld estimates that the industry will continue expanding, although an increasingly saturated market will result in relatively slower growth. As the industry begins to mature, IBISWorld anticipates that industry revenue will increase over the five years to 2021...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry growth has coincided with the increasing ubiquity of internet access
  • As many states grapple with budget deficits, the industry's sales tax battle has gained attention
  • The industry's long-term prospects will be aided by rising consumer spending
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Online Designer Clothing Sales industry has a moderate level of capital intensity, with most investment requirements in the form of warehouse space and computer equipment. In 2016, IBISWorld estimates that the average operator will spend $0.16 on capital for every $1.00 spent on labor. Companies in the industry spend more on wages than they do on equipment, as the value of fixtures needed to run the business is marginal compared with the man-hours needed to manage websites and sales. Over the past five years, capital intensity has slightly decreased, as operators have increased their focus on hiring and retaining skilled engineers and computer programmers due to the industry’s increasingly competitive operating environment...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Designer Clothing Sales Industry

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

  • Having marketing expertise
  • Provision of superior after-sales services
  • Access and ability to sell premium products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Number of broadband connections in the Online Designer Clothing Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Online Designer Clothing Sales Industry?

    This industry sells designer apparel, shoes and accessories online. Industry operators may offer a wide variety of brands or a single designer’s collections. Designer clothing carries the logo or name of a recognized designer, but the actual designer does not always create the clothing. Often, designer apparel is created under a licensing agreement with a manufacturing company.

    Industry Products
  • Women's clothing and accessories
  • Men's clothing and accessories
  • Children's clothing and accessories
  • Women's footwear
  • Men's footwear
  • Children's footwear
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling designer clothing online
  • Selling designer accessories online
  • Selling designer shoes online
  • 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
  • Number of broadband connections
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • External competition

  • Current Performance
    Shopping onlineDesigners embrace the web
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Brick and mortar declines
  • Legislation threatens growth
  • Table: Online Designer Clothing Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Designer Clothing Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

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

  • Products & Services
  • Women's clothing and accessories
  • Men's clothing and accessories
  • Women's footwear
  • Children's clothing and accessories
  • Men's footwear
  • Children's footwear
  • Chart: Online Designer Clothing Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers earning between $75,000 and $250,000
  • Consumers earning less than $75,000
  • Consumers earning more than $250,000
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Designer Clothing Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWages and depreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Designer Clothing Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Designer Clothing Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Designer Clothing Sales 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 Online Designer Clothing Sales Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of broadband connections (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • Broadband
  • An alternative internet connection to dial-up that permits access to higher rates of data and greater bandwidth.
  • Dial-Up
  • An internet connection achieved through existing telephone lines.
  • Paypal
  • An American-based global e-commerce business that permits payments and money transfers via the internet.
  • Search Engine Optimization (Seo)
  • The process of improving a website or web page's visibility in search engines.
  • Social Commerce
  • A subset of e-commerce that involves using social media to assist in the online buying and selling of products and services.
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