UK Womenswear market report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Womenswear market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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What are the key challenges facing the industry and how fast are its rates of growth? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?
Products covered in this Report
The Report looks at where women buy clothing, their attitudes towards shopping for clothes in-store and online.
- Women’s outerwear
- Underwear, footwear and fashion accessories
What you need to know
The women’s clothing market in the UK grew by 3.2% in 2017 to reach £28.4 billion, as women continue to prioritise clothes spending despite an uncertain economic backdrop. Mintel forecasts that womenswear will grow by 14% between 2018 and 2022 to reach £33.5 billion. Further interest rate rises and the uncertainty over Brexit could lead to women becoming more cautious about their spending on clothing as women are less confident about their finances than men.
The womenswear market is facing challenging times, with many of the major players in the market including M&S, Next, H&M and Arcadia seeing declining sales during 2017 and New Look going through a CVA in 2018, as people are shopping around more and have become less brand loyal. A potential merger between Asda and Sainsbury’s could have important implications for the fashion sector as both George and Tu are billion pound clothing brands.
The young pureplays such as ASOS, Boohoo and Missguided, however, have performed well as young women increasingly shop online for clothes. Mintel’s consumer research shows that 63% of female shoppers aged 16-24 agree that it’s more convenient to shop online for fashion than in-store.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Tamara Sender, 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 womenswear market is facing challenging times, with many of the major players in the market seeing weaker sales growth. In a more competitive retail environment, retailers must make sure they have a compelling product offer and a real understanding of what their customers want. Retailers can no longer get by with being average but need to do more to differentiate themselves.
Senior Consumer Analyst
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