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Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores

The Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry has experienced steady growth over the past five years, bolstered by an increasing market and favorable economic conditions. Industry operators are classified as brick-and-mortar locations that specialize in the sale of women's clothing for sizes 14 and above. As the economy strengthened and per capita disposable income rose, plus-size consumers were able to spend more on clothing and other discretionary purchases. While the plus-size community is generally underserved by the mainstream clothing market, several online-only retailers and department stores have capitalized on the growing customer base. Over the next five years, industry growth is expected to be more subdued as the competitive environment intensifies.

Retailers in this industry specialize in plus-size women’s clothing, which is clothing proportioned specifically for larger women. Typically, sizes 14 and up are considered to be in the plus-size category, but not all brands and retailers follow this convention. The industry does not include online sales or plus-size clothing sales from stores with multiple departments.

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 Ascena Retail Group 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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