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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores

Overview: the U.S. Clothing & 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 & 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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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 & 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

Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics

Men's Wear, Including Accessories

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

Children's Wear, Including Boys', Girls', & Infants' & Toddlers' Clothing & Accessories

Costumes & Unisex Clothing

Footwear, Including Accessories

Curtains, Draperies, Blinds, Slipcovers, Bed & Table Coverings

Furniture, Sleep Equipment & Outdoor/Patio Furniture

Kitchenware & Home Furnishings

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

Toys, Hobby Goods, & Games

Optical Goods, Including Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, Sunglasses.

Sporting Goods & Recreational Equipment

Automotive Tires, Tubes, Batteries, Audio Equipment, Parts, Access

Baby Goods Not Elsewhere Classified, Including Bottles, Monitors, Carriers, Swings.

All Other Merchandise

All Other Merchandise, Excluding Lottery Ticket Sales/Commissions

All Nonmerchandise Receipts

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.

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Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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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 & 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 & 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 & 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 2%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Sales and Related Occupations 87%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 11%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 11%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 11%
Retail Sales Workers 76%
Cashiers 5%
Cashiers 5%
Retail Salespersons 71%
Retail Salespersons 71%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 5%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5%
Production Occupations 8%
Other Production Occupations 8%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 7%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Jacques Moret trademarks "BODY MOTION" - leotards - 03/03/2018
  • Zero Halliburton trademarks "BRID3 ZERO HALLIBURTON" - Pouches - 03/03/2018
  • Avenue Stores trademarks "AVELEISURE" - shirts; tops as clothing; bottoms; pants; bras; lingerie; jackets; coats; shoes and footwear; gloves; scarves; hats; head wraps; headbands - 03/03/2018
  • Quality Mat patents Lightweight Panel Mat With Interlocking Elements - 02/01/2018
  • Cole Haan patents Shoe Having Knit Wingtip Upper - 01/11/2018
  • Sunday Afternoons patents Elastic Sizing Mechanism - 01/04/2018
  • Badger Sportswear Holdings raises $21 million in funding. - 12/11/2017
  • Aden & Anais raises $19 million in funding. - 12/05/2017
  • Gymboree Holding raises $45 million in funding. - 10/03/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Cole Haan61
    Quality Mat23
    Destination Maternity
    TJX Companies Inc. Corp Tax Dept / RT 500 2CS

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Fashion Retailers in China Go Cashier-free Using Facial Recognition - Jack & Jones and Vero Moda, two brands owned by Danish fashion retailer Bestseller ... visitors to the store can receive customized recommendations for Bestseller A/S clothes and accessories they might want to try on virtually. According to one of the ... (01/12/2018)
    • W opens new store in Meerut - Product profile: The store showcases range of kurtis, bottoms like palazzos, culottes, cropped pants, leggings, dupattas and accessories. About the company: W by TCNS Clothing Co Pvt Ltd is a brand that provides contemporary Indian wear for the working ... (01/12/2018)
    • Large Japanese Second-Hand Store Opens on Melrose - 2nd STREET USA, Japan's leading second-hand clothing and fashion accessories chain, opens its first U.S. store on Melrose Avenue on Friday, Jan. 12. The 2,800-square-foot space at 7560 Melrose Ave. is filled with used and vintage clothes that often include ... (01/12/2018)
    • 2nd STREET USA to Launch Its First US Store on Melrose in Los Angeles - Within Japan, 2nd STREET has a massive presence in the second hand clothes market with the highest number of stores (*1) and highest grossing sales of second hand clothing and fashion accessories (*2) in the industry. Incidentally, this store also ... (01/11/2018)
    • San Antonio women’s fashion retailer A’Gaci enters bankruptcy - San Antonio-based women’s apparel and accessories retailer A’Gaci filed for bankruptcy ... A’Gaci has identified 49 of its 76 stores for potential closure, including one store in San Antonio in the Rolling Oaks Mall, a bankruptcy court filing shows. (01/11/2018)
    • Norman fashion line aims to reshape macho man's perspective on fashion, women - Vaca is from Ecuador where stylish accessories and ensembles ... and layout from his father who designed store and window displays in Milan and New York City. And after decades of working and studying fashion behind the scenes, Vaca and his brother ... (01/11/2018)
    • UBM Fashion’s 2018 NY Women’s & Children’s Opens With VINTAGE@Intermezzo and petitePARADE - Bringing forth a dynamic preview of ready-to-wear apparel, premium accessories and popularly-priced footwear ... the second installment that will grant the public an opportunity to shop unique and rare vintage apparel from much desired luxury brands ... (01/06/2018)
    • Perspective Clothing launches clothing inspired by the passion for photography, skateboarding and more - The customers can find men’s, women’s and unisex clothing at the online store. Apart from that, they can also look for a wide range of accessories such as headwear, bags, iPhone cases and even products like skateboards. The “Bang Bang” unisex T ... (01/02/2018)
    • 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 $10,753,354 on Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores. It has awarded 977 contracts to 271 companies, with an average value of $39,680 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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