Mixed bag: Operators across the industry spectrum have fared differently over the past five years

The Personal Accessory Retailing industry's performance has been mixed over the past five years. Luxury products have performed well, driven by premiumisation and consumer demand for unique branded merchandise. However, the mid-priced product market has suffered due to a softer retail environment and mounting competition from department stores and online shopping. The poor performance of smaller retailers selling more affordable industry goods has offset a significant amount of the revenue growth of luxury product retailers. However, the increasing volume of online sales generated through the internet sites owned by the industry's bricks-and-mortar operators has aided industry revenue growth. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.1%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • While luxury products have performed well, the mid-priced product market has suffered
  • Fashion forward brands are expected to have performed well over the past five years
  • The forecast rise in the Australian dollar will make internationally sourced products more affordable
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Personal Accessory Retailing industry has faced challenging trading conditions over the past five years. Negative consumer sentiment over most of the period, and weak income growth, have hindered consumer spending on industry products. Budget and middle-market operators have had to implement price discounts to generate consumer interest. Retailers of luxury personal accessories have fared better, largely due to their higher product margins, strong reputations and loyal customer bases. The rising online sales activity of industry operators has also fuelled revenue growth. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.1% over the five years through 2017-18, to $1.2 billion. Des...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Personal Accessory Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Personal Accessory Retailing Industry are

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Having a clear market position
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Real household discretionary income in the Personal Accessory Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Personal Accessory Retailing Industry?

    Industry operators primarily retail a range of personal accessories including briefcases, handbags, luggage, sunglasses, umbrellas and wigs. These products are sold by retailers through stores or online to consumers. The industry excludes the retail sale of leather clothing and footwear. Online-only retailers are also excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Handbags, wallets and purses
  • Luggage and other travel goods
  • Sunglasses
  • Other personal accessories
  • Industry Activities
  • Briefcase retailing
  • Handbag retailing
  • Luggage retailing
  • Sunglasses retailing
  • Umbrella retailing
  • Wig retailing
  • Leather goods retailing (except clothing and footwear)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from department stores
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Weak retail market
  • Demand trends
  • Competition and profit
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Operating landscape
  • Demand trends
  • Profit and competition
  • Store count and staff
  • Table: Personal Accessory Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Personal Accessory Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cut and Sewn Textile Product Manufacturing
  • Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing
  • Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing
  • Textile Product Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Handbags, wallets and purses
  • Sunglasses
  • Luggage and other travel goods
  • Other personal accessories
  • Chart: Personal Accessory Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Corporate or business clients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Personal Accessory Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Personal Accessory Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Personal Accessory Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Strandbags Group Pty Limited, Luxottica South Pacific Holdings Pty Ltd, Louis Vuitton Australia Pty Ltd, CBCH Group Pty Ltd, Woolworths International (Australia) Pty Limited,
  • Table: Strandbags Group Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Luxottica South Pacific Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Louis Vuitton Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: CBCH Group Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Woolworths International (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Personal Accessory Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Personal Accessory Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A store that has a physical store location, as opposed to an online retailer that operates through a website.
  • Ecommerce
  • The sale and purchase of goods transacted through the internet.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • The actual place where goods are sold and purchased, as opposed to the place of manufacture, packing or labelling.
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