Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores in the US - Industry Market Research Report

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. While macroeconomic growth has encouraged shoppers to splurge on high-end children's clothing over the five years to 2019, many apparel purchases have been captured by industries that directly compete for consumer dollars. 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. As a result of these negative trends, industry revenue has declined over the past five years. Likewise, decreased demand has put pressure on the average industry profit margin, causing it to decline during the same five-year period. Industry revenue is forecast to continue to decline over the five years to 2024, largely 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 such as 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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Percentage of services conducted online
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Carter's Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table The Children's Place Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Ascena Retail Group Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table The Gymboree Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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