UK Clothing Retailing market report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Clothing Retailing - UK market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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This report examines the UK clothing and accessories market. It includes two streams of data relating to the clothing market: consumer spending and retail sales.
- Consumer spending forms our market size. This comprises of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing through all retail outlets. It includes outerwear, underwear and fashion accessories, but excludes footwear and jewellery.
- Retail sales form our sector size. This comprises of all retail sales through clothing specialists. It includes spending on nonclothing categories, such as footwear and beauty. It excludes retail sales through online-only clothing specialists.
What you need to know
Consumer spending on clothing and accessories continues to grow as robust demand for fashion has been upheld. Mintel estimates that the UK clothing market will reach £60.8 billion in 2018, representing a 5.3% rise year-on-year. In recent years, the menswear category has been the star performer for many retailers and although it continues to perform well, growth in the market during 2018 was driven by a renewed demand for womenswear.
Despite a strong appetite for clothing amongst UK consumers, the specialist retailers have continued to lose market share. Retail sales through clothing retailers only expected to rise 1.0% to £43.2 billion. Battling with unpredictable weather, high-levels of discounting and rising competition in the market, the specialists have struggled to offer their customers the right products at the right price and time. However, many have also been slow to respond to changes in how people are shopping for clothing, with online not only changing where consumers are shopping, but also influencing what they are buying.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Samantha Dover, a leading analyst in the Retail sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
The UK clothing market is going through a dramatic period of change. Online is not only capturing a greater share of consumer spending, but it is also highly influential in what consumers are choosing to buy – no matter where they are making the final purchase. Whilst the online-only retailers are outperforming at present, this is because they have a better understanding of their customers and are responding faster to changes in how people are shopping.
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