In style: Consumer demand for high-end products will drive industry revenue growth

The Lingerie Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Lingerie Stores industry has grown modestly over the past five years. While consumer demand for necessities such as bras and underpants continued over the period, volatile consumer sentiment led to a shift in consumer preference towards affordable basic lingerie items over more expensive and luxurious high-end products. The subsequent change in consumer buying patterns reduced industry revenue as consumers began shopping at large discount retailers, mass merchandisers and online sites, rather than specialist lingerie stores. A recovery in economic conditions in the latter half of the five-year period steered consumers back to specialist lingerie stores and enabled operators to regain lost ground. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 1.3%...

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What is the Lingerie Stores industry?

The industry has low barriers to entry and the trend is steady. Barriers to entry for new industry operators are similar to those for the broader Retail division, but low compared with other industry types in Australia. To run a successful enterprise or chains of stores an industry participant needs start-up capital. This will be required to rent and fit out a storefront. Then staff need to be hired and trained. Here the barriers are more significant, as staff at existing lingerie stores are often highly trained in fit and product lines. Given the intimate nature of fitting customers with industry products, staff need to be more skilled in customer service than in the related Clothing Retail industry.

Access to marketable stock is an additional barrier to entry in Australia. Exi...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Sports bras
Examples of brands in this Industry
Bras N Things
Cotton On Body

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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