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Women's Clothing Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Women's Clothing Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44812 | Jan 2017

A bad fit: Rising external competition will cause industry revenue to decline

IBISWorld’s Women's Clothing Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$42bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-1.3%
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Profit
Profit
Employment
372,114
Businesses
57,401
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Due to declining mall traffic and competition from thriving superstore retailers, industry revenue is expected to fall
  • Many lower-priced brands struggled to compete, hampering industry revenue and profit margins
  • Stores with a niche or specialty offering are expected to grow particularly rapidly
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The market for the Women's Clothing Stores industry is changing. Due to declining mall traffic and competition from thriving superstore retailers, industry revenue is expected to fall over the five years to 2017. Despite the industry's overall decline, rising disposable income and consumer sentiment are expected to boost some specialty and high-end retailers. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to continue to decline. Industry competition is expected to rise, as more enterprises enter the industry and internet sales continue to gain an edge in women's clothing... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

Industry value added (IVA), or the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to decline an annualized 0.7% over the 10 years to 2022, while GDP is estimated grow an annualized 2.0% over the same period. IVA growth below GDP usually indicates a declining industry, however, the Women's Clothing Stores industry exhibits characteristics typical of a mature industry. Women's clothing stores have a wholehearted market acceptance, as proven by their recovery from the short lapse in sales, but many of the major players are merging in the wake of weak mall sales. External competition has also plagued industry operators, and continues to hamper sales.

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Additional Insights for the Women's Clothing Stores Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Women's Clothing Stores Industry are

  • Attractive product presentation
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Households earning more than $100,000 in the Women's Clothing Stores industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


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    What is the Women's Clothing Stores Industry?

    This industry is composed of establishments that specialize in women’s wear, including misses’, juniors’, plus-size and maternity clothing. Operators in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as customer service, advertising and cash handling. Some stores also offer basic alteration services on-site.

    Industry Products
    Other apparel and accessories UnderwearOuterwearDressesBottomsTops
     
    Industry Activities
    Selling women's shirts, blouses and other topsSelling women's pants and jeansSelling skirts and dressesSelling women's outerwear and suitsSelling maternity wear


    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
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • External competition for the Women's Clothing Stores industry
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Current Performance
  • External competition
  • Mixed performance
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Specialty growth
  • Online disruptors
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Women's Clothing Stores Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Women's Clothing Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling
  • Women’s, Girls’ and Infants’ Apparel Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Tops
  • Other apparel and accessories
  • Bottoms
  • Outerwear
  • Dresses
  • Underwear
  • Chart: Women's Clothing Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Consumer traits
  • Fashion
  • Major Markets
  • Highest income quintile
  • Fourth income quintile
  • Second income quintile
  • Third income quintile
  • Lowest income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Women's Clothing 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, utilities and depreciation
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Women's Clothing Stores
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Women's Clothing Stores Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Ascena Retail Group Inc.
  • Table: Ascena Retail Group Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Women's Clothing 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 Women's Clothing Stores Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Consumer spending (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
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • Comparable Store Sales
  • A retail measure used to assess the true performance of retail outlets by taking out the effect of new store openings and only looking at sales growth of existing stores.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
  • Fast Fashion
  • Clothing collections based on the most recent runway shows.
  • Generation X
  • The demographic of Americans born roughly between 1960 and 1980, who follow the baby-boomer generation.
  • Generation Y
  • The demographic of Americans born from 1980 through the 1990s, who are born to baby boomers and follow Generation X.
  • Lookbook
  • A collection of photographs that showcase a fashion line for a specific season.
  • Misses
  • A retail clothing segment targeted at fashion-conscious teen girls with relatively high levels of disposable income.
  • 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 Women's Clothing 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 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 Women's Clothing 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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