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Formal Wear & Costume Rental in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Formal Wear & Costume Rental in the US

The Formal Wear and Costume Rental industry has lost footing over the five years to 2016, as rising external competition and the falling marriage rate have caused industry revenue to decline. Furthermore, inexpensive imports are diverting consumers away from rental services by allowing them to purchase the same goods at little more than the cost of renting. Over the five years to 2021, revenue is expected to continue declining as a steep annualized decline in the marriage rate and increased online-based competition will continue to push unprofitable companies to exit the industry

Establishments in this industry primarily rent attire such as formal wear, costumes and other clothing to end consumers. This industry does not include companies that primarily sell these items. This industry also does not include companies that primarily launder and supply uniforms and work apparel, these operators are included in the Industrial Laundry and Linen Supply industry (IBISWorld report 81233).

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 (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Establishments by employment size
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Tailored Brands (US tuxedo rental) - 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
  • Jargon & Glossary

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