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Lingerie Stores - Industry Market Research Report

Lingerie Stores

The Lingerie Stores industry comprises retailers that predominantly sell lingerie, with large-format stores also selling related clothing such as shapewear, nightwear and swimwear. Demand for industry products has increased over the five years to 2018 as the economy has grown, providing consumers with more disposable income to spend on high-end lingerie. Furthermore, many industry operators have made an effort to tap into new markets in recent years, expanding the industry's consumer pool. Product line expansion and favorable consumer trends have boosted demand for lingerie stores in recent years. Many companies have begun offering intimate apparel targeted toward teens and women over the age of 45 to boost sales. Plus-size lingerie has also expanded the industry's market reach over the past five years, as more US shoppers have become classified as overweight. Favorable economic growth is expected to continue over the next five years, boosting demand for the Lingerie Stores industry. Over the five years to 2023, IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will rise. Per capita disposable income is expected to rise during the outlook period, enabling consumers to increasingly splurge on high-end lingerie items. Furthermore, the industry will continue to tap into previously underserved markets, such as young shoppers and the plus-size market.

This industry includes retailers that predominantly sell intimate apparel for women, including bras, panties and other lingerie items. Such stores also frequently sell related items such as shapewear, sleepwear, swimwear and other apparel.

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 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 (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 L Brands Inc. (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
  • Jargon & Glossary

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