Over the past five years, the Women's Clothing Stores industry has benefited from improving demand as consumer spending levels recovered over the postrecessionary period. The industry is positioned for consistent revenue growth over the next five years, as the Canadian economy continues to stabilize and consumers have reliable sources of income for discretionary spending. M&A activity is anticipated to continue among the industry's top players as certain brands fizzle out and others enter the spotlight; as they do, new business opportunities will become available for large companies looking to update their brand portfolios.
Stores participating in this industry specialize in women’s wear, including juniors’ clothes, misses’ clothes, plus-size fashion and maternity wear. Many retailers also sell accessories and other apparel (such as men’s and children’s), that are traditionally undertaken by industries such as Men’s Clothing Stores industry (IBISWorld report 44811CA) and Children’s and Infants’ Clothing Stores industry (IBISWorld report 44813CA).
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.