Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores in the US
The Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores industry comprises establishments that specialize in retailing apparel for children under the age of 17. Over the five years to 2017, while macroeconomic growth has encouraged shoppers to splurge on high-end children's clothing, many apparel purchases have been captured by industries that directly compete for consumer dollars. For example, an increase in the number of fixed broadband connections has made online shopping increasingly accessible, which has siphoned demand from the brick-and-mortar establishments that operate in the industry. Furthermore, limited consumer leisure time has encouraged shoppers to visit department stores or other one-stop-shop establishments in lieu of the specialty retailers that operate in this industry. These factors combined have caused industry revenue to decline during the five-year period. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is expected to continue declining due to increasing external pressure from competing industries.
This industry includes specialized clothing retailers that sell a wide range of infant and children’s wear, such as dresses, jackets, jumpsuits, sleepwear and more. Supplementary services include basic alterations like hemming, taking in or letting out seams and lengthening or shortening sleeves. Sales from department stores and online-only retailers are excluded from the industry.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
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