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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Women's Clothing Stores


Overview of the U.S. Women's Clothing 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 Women's Clothing 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[PREMIUM]

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 Women's Clothing 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

Men's Casual Slacks & Jeans, Shorts.

Men's Sport Shirts, Including T-Shirts, Knit & Woven Shirts.

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

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

Dresses, Including All Types

Dressy & Tailored Coats, Outer Jackets, Rainwear

Suits, Pantsuits, Sport Jackets, Blazers

Slacks/Pants, Jeans, Shorts, Skirts

Tops, Including T-Shirts, Knit & Woven Shirts, Blouses, Sweaters

Women's Sports Apparel, Including Tennis, Golf, Jogging, Swimming, & Other Exercise Apparel

Hosiery, Including Pantyhose, Socks, Tights

Bras, Girdles, Corsets

Lingerie, Sleepwear, Loungewear

Hats, Wigs, Hairpieces

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

Women's Sweat Tops, Pants, & Warm-Ups

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

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

Girls' Clothing & Accessories

Footwear, Including Accessories

Women's Footwear, Including Dress & Casual Footwear

Kitchenware & Home Furnishings

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

Watches, Watchbands, & Parts

All Other Jewelry



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 of Women's Clothing Stores 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
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
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 Women's Clothing 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 Women's Clothing 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 Women's Clothing 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


Women's Clothing Stores Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Unique Vintage trademarks "MAGNOLIA PARK" - Dresses; Hats; Outer jackets; Skirts; Bottoms as clothing; Bridesmaid dresses; Evening dresses; Knit dresses; Skirts and dresses; Tops as clothing; Tube dresses; Wedding dresses; Women's clothing - 01/08/2018
  • Bareweb trademarks "BIRDSONG" - Clothing - 01/05/2018
  • Spicy Lingerie trademarks "SPICYLINGERIE" - Clothing - 01/05/2018
  • Jacques Moret patents Dual Layer Slipper Sock And Method Of Manufacturing Same - 02/04/2016
  • Gwynnie Bee raises $2 million in funding. - 09/16/2015
  • NYDJ Apparel patents Garment Shaping System And Method - 07/30/2015
  • Body Central Stores raises $18 million in funding. - 07/14/2014
  • Wet Seal raises $27 million in funding. - 04/04/2014
  • Intimacy Management patents Method For Optimization Of Bra Fit And Style For All Body Sizes And Types And For Wearing With A Variety Of Clothing Styles - 08/05/2010




  • Top Innovators

    115999
    CompanyInnovation Score
    NYDJ Apparel115
    Jacques Moret99
    Intimacy Management9
    Express
    Limited Stores

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Mom and son lighting up the fashion world - The reason illuminated clothes aren’t on every store shelf is the danger factor ... Their biggest project to date was Light Dance, a haute-couture dress built for last fall’s Women & Science fashion gala at the Salk Institute. Rachel was tasked ... (01/10/2018)
    • Riders to launch equestrian fashion pop-up shop on Palm Beach - The two women started a new fashion line of riding pants and bodysuits called Free ... Hippeau Vogel and Schwartz are opening a pop-up shop inside Margaux Palm Beach, 32 Via Mizner, on Friday and Saturday. They launched the line online about a month ... (01/10/2018)
    • San Antonio women’s fashion retailer A’Gaci enters bankruptcy - San Antonio-based women’s apparel ... brand catering to young fashion lovers who are sexy, feminine and elegant in their style.” The company was founded in 1971. It employs 2,100 workers, including 1,900 in its stores. About 160 employees work at ... (01/10/2018)
    • Oklahoma designers: Belk is having a fashion design competition - It’s time once again for Belk’s Southern Designer Showcase as it seeks fashion designers with ... kids’ apparel, shoes or women’s accessories, get your pitch ready. Winners will be featured in the store and online for spring 2019. (01/10/2018)
    • The Fashion-Shopping Habits of Millennial Women - Some 65% of Millennial women say they most often make their fashion purchases in-store rather than online. About the research: The report was based on data from a survey conducted in November 2017 among 500 women in the United States age 18-34. (01/10/2018)
    • Hermès opens flagship store in Hong Kong - Entering the store you're greeted by the sight of colorful scarves and silk collections, with perfume on one side and fashion jewelry on the other ... you'll find yourself in the women's universe, along with jewelry accessories, the watch department ... (01/10/2018)
    • Why Target Is Gambling on the Tricky Task of Making Jeans for Women - The answer turns out to be a complicated one, and one that goes well beyond the clothing rack ... to retail expert Bruce Winder. In-store brands mean higher gross margins for retailers, for one. Plus, “women’s apparel is a must-win category for ... (01/10/2018)
    • Review: Women’s Club Ride Tour Pants - to the coffee shop or local bar to meet up with some friends or to the grocery store, and most of us don’t want to deal with bringing a change of clothes or let the entire world know that we just rode our bikes. Club Ride does a nice job of integrating ... (01/10/2018)
    • Woman arrested for stealing clothes valued at $550 from Dick's: Lyndhurst police blotter - The women went into a changing room and came out with fewer clothes than they had when they went in. The store's manager met one of the suspects at the door and called police. Police arrested the detained suspect, an East Cleveland woman, 20. She told ... (01/10/2018)
    • Grand Opening of Jenny Lemons New Retail Store: Party with Small Bites and Bottles of Bubbly - On February 1st, take a walk on over to 3043-24th Street, between 6pm – 9pm for the Grand Opening of Jenny Lemons, new retail store. Aside from being the new home to the Jenny Lemons hand-printed women’s clothing line, Owner/Artist Jennie Lennick will ... (01/10/2018)


    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 Women's Clothing 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 Women's Clothing StoresOpportunity/Threat
    Family Clothing Stores
    Discount Department Stores Competing industry
    Mail-Order Houses Competing industry
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry
    Online (Internet) Shopping Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories are less than those from Women's Clothing Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories Product Sales Report



    Tops, Including T-Shirts, Knit & Woven Shirts, Blouses, Sweaters
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Women's Clothing StoresOpportunity/Threat
    Family Clothing Stores
    Discount Department Stores Competing industry
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Tops, Including T-Shirts, Knit & Woven Shirts, Blouses, Sweaters are less than those from Women's Clothing Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Tops, Including T-Shirts, Knit & Woven Shirts, Blouses, Sweaters sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Tops, Including T-Shirts, Knit & Woven Shirts, Blouses, Sweaters Product Sales Report



    Slacks/Pants, Jeans, Walking Shorts, Skirts
    Slacks/Pants, Jeans, Walking Shorts, Skirts Product Sales Report

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

    Suits, Pantsuits, Sport Jackets, Blazers
    Suits, Pantsuits, Sport Jackets, Blazers Product Sales Report

    Accessories, Including Handbags, Wallets, Neckwear, Gloves, Belts
    Accessories, Including Handbags, Wallets, Neckwear, Gloves, Belts 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

    Dressy & Tailored Coats, Outer Jackets, Rainwear
    Dressy & Tailored Coats, Outer Jackets, Rainwear Product Sales Report

    Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attach, Novelty Jewelry
    Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attach, Novelty Jewelry 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:
    Apparel stores, women's and girls' clothing, Maternity shops, Clothing stores, women's and girls', etc.



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