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 - Industry Products Chapter
The product segments for the Women's Clothing Stores industry are relatively stable, although fluctuations exist due to climate and fashion changes. Retailers are increasingly enhancing their product selections to include wider ranges of apparel to capture a larger market set. In general, IBISWorld estimates that the industry's revenue is primarily generated through the sale of tops, bottoms and outerwear.
Items that fall into this category include blouses, T-shirts, sweaters and cardigans. This segment accounts for an estimated 29.0%of industry revenue in 2014. Most women own more tops than dresses or pants; generally, bottoms are more versatile and can be worn with several top combinations... purchase to read more