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Women's Clothing Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Women's Clothing Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44812CA | Mar 2014

Sale season: Revenue will rise, but an increasing number of new entrants will escalate competition

IBISWorld’s Women's Clothing Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
52,538
Businesses
4,137
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Sales of women's clothing is largely dependent on levels of disposable income. As the economy continues to gain momentum after the recession, disposable income will rise and support growth for the Women's Clothing Stores industry over the next five years. Additionally, the number of stores will grow, increasing competition in an already rather saturated market. This, coupled with competition from online sales, will further strain individual operators... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry into the Women's Clothing Stores industry are moderate. While no specific regulations exist, barring new entrants from establishing operations within the industry, the competitive landscape may be difficult to navigate. Initial costs for setting up a retail store can be high. Rent, inventory and hardware all represent fixed costs that must be absorbed by an operator before any revenue is generated. Securing funding or investments can pose a barrier to entry for some retailers.

Supply contracts with wholesalers and importers can also pose a hurdle for new shop owners. Established operators often have contracts with upstream operators that limit styles available to other operators... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Women's Clothing Stores Industry?

Stores participating in this industry specialize in women's wear, including juniors' clothes, misses' clothes, plus-size fashion and maternity wear. Many retailers also sell accessories and other apparel (such as men's and children's), activities that are traditionally undertaken by industries such as Men's Clothing Stores (44811) and Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores (44813).

Industry Products
Tops (blouses, shirts and T-shirts)Bottoms (pants, skirts and jeans)DressesOuterwearUndergarments and sports apparel
 
Industry Activities
Selling women's topsSelling women's bottomsSelling women's dressesSelling women's outerwearSelling women's active apparelSelling women's swimsuitsSelling women's undergarments


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