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