Despite declining mall traffic and competition from thriving superstore retailers, the Women's Clothing Stores industry has remained relatively strong over the past five years. Disposable income and consumer sentiment are on the rise, driving increased demand for the high-end products carried by many industry companies. The industry is expected to continue growing over the next five years, buoyed by a rise in high-income households. However, competition from discount department stores and online retailers is expected to intensify.
This industry is composed of establishments that specialize in women’s wear, including misses’, juniors’, plus-size and maternity clothing. Operators in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as customer service, advertising and cash handling. Some stores also offer basic alteration services on-site.
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.