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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Clothing Accessories Stores

Overview: the U.S. Clothing Accessories Stores Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Clothing Accessories Stores: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Clothing Accessories Stores industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Men's Wear, Including Accessories

Men's Accessories, Including Hats, Gloves, Neckwear, Handkerchiefs, Belts, Rain Accessories.

Women's, Juniors', & Misses' Wear, Including Accessories

Dresses, Including All Types

Hats, Wigs, Hairpieces

Women's Accessories, Including Handbags, Wallets, Neckwear, Gloves, Belts, Rain Accessories.

Other Apparel, Including Uniforms, Smocks, & Other Apparel Items

Footwear, Including Accessories

Women's Footwear, Including Dress & Casual Footwear

Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attachments, Novelty Jewelry, Estate/Antique Jewelry.

All Other Jewelry

All Other Merchandise

Luggage & Leather Goods

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Clothing Accessories Stores company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Clothing Accessories Stores industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Clothing Accessories Stores measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 1%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Sales and Related Occupations 87%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 10%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 10%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 10%
Retail Sales Workers 77%
Cashiers 5%
Cashiers 5%
Retail Salespersons 72%
Retail Salespersons 72%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 6%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Clothing Accessories Stores Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Cole Haan61
Sunday Afternoons14
Moda Operandi5
Gce International
Ralph Lauren

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Season's retail gains best in years - "Whether they shopped in-store, online or on their phones ... while furniture rose 7.5 percent and electronics grew 6.7 percent. Sales of clothing and accessories were up 2.7 percent. "The market conditions were right, retailers were doing what they ... (01/13/2018)
  • Shop these tiny ‘90s-esque sunglasses inspired by Kim and Kanye’s emails - With the return of the scrunchie, flared pants, and turtlenecks, ‘90s fashion is enjoying a comeback. During a royal outing with Prince Harry at a radio station, Meghan Markle rocked flared trousers, after all. And fashion It Girls like Rachel Antonoff ... (01/12/2018)
  • Holiday retail sales rise 5.5 percent, way above forecast - General merchandise stores climbed 4.3 percent, while clothing and accessories stores grew 2.7 percent. Health and personal-care outlets rose 2.2 percent, while sporting goods dropped 0.5 percent. (01/12/2018)
  • How to Shop in 2018, According to Your Horoscope - Surrealist-inspired accessories. “They’re kind of masters of accessorizing,” Budd notes. At the end of the day, fashion is just one more outlet Gemini uses to communicate with the world around them. A true hopeless romantic, a Cancer wears their ... (01/10/2018)
  • Department, discount stores drive retail job losses in weak jobs report - Health and personal care stores also posted losses, down 3,900 in December. Clothing and accessories stores lost 3,800 jobs. On the flip side, food and beverage stores added 6,500 jobs, and electronics and appliances retailers gained 3,800. Furniture ... (01/08/2018)
  • January sales 2018: best deals on fashion from PrettyLittleThing, Topshop and more - Here’s our edit of the hottest bargains to shop from popular fashion retailers, including Topshop and PrettyLittleThing ... and there’s pretty much everything from lingerie and swimwear to hair accessories and makeup. In case you’re in need of ... (01/07/2018)
  • Fynd's Festival of Fashion is Here: Raise your style quotient and revamp your wardrobe with the Choicest Styles - This year, FoF will bring together a multitude of offline fashion stores under a single platform and offer ... stock up their wardrobes with the choicest picks across apparel and accessories. We are expecting 5X of normal order volume and over 8 million ... (01/03/2018)
  • Harmony's Eye Kandy Boutique Clothing & Accessories offers sweet fashion treats - Kandy Barkley has an eye for fashion. Her vision is seen, not only through the name of her store, Eye Kandy Boutique Clothing & Accessories, but also in the merchandise she selects. This hidden gem of women's fashions, nestled in the quaint town of Harmony ... (11/10/2013)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $5,264,204 on Clothing Accessories Stores. It has awarded 527 contracts to 115 companies, with an average value of $45,776 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Clothing Accessories Stores to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Clothing Accessories StoresOpportunity/Threat
Family Clothing Stores
Women's Clothing Stores
Discount Department Stores
Mail-Order Houses
Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail

Since sales from Clothing Accessories Stores are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories, companies in the Clothing Accessories Stores industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories Product Sales Report

Accessories, Including Handbags, Wallets, Neckwear, Gloves, Belts
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Clothing Accessories StoresOpportunity/Threat
Family Clothing Stores
Women's Clothing Stores Competing industry
Discount Department Stores Competing industry
Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Accessories, Including Handbags, Wallets, Neckwear, Gloves, Belts are less than those from Clothing Accessories Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Accessories, Including Handbags, Wallets, Neckwear, Gloves, Belts sales, taking market share from this industry.
Accessories, Including Handbags, Wallets, Neckwear, Gloves, Belts Product Sales Report

Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attach, Novelty Jewelry
Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attach, Novelty Jewelry Product Sales Report

Costume & Novelty Jewelry
Costume & Novelty Jewelry Product Sales Report

Men's Wear, Including Accessories
Men's Wear, Including Accessories Product Sales Report

Men's Accessories, Including Hats, Gloves, Neckwear, Handkerchiefs
Men's Accessories, Including Hats, Gloves, Neckwear, Handkerchiefs Product Sales Report

Luggage & Leather Goods
Luggage & Leather Goods Product Sales Report

Footwear, Including Accessories
Footwear, Including Accessories Product Sales Report

Women's Footwear, Including Dress & Casual Footwear
Women's Footwear, Including Dress & Casual Footwear Product Sales Report

Dresses, Including All Types
Dresses, Including All Types Product Sales Report

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Tie shops, Hat and cap stores, Clothing accessories stores, Handbag stores, Apparel accessory stores, Furnishings stores, women's and girls', Costume jewelry stores, Jewelry stores, costume, Neckwear stores, Wig and hairpiece stores, men's and boys', etc.

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