Good fit: Growth in per capita disposable income will boost demand for industry products

Industry operators retail specialized collections of clothing, bridal wear, costumes, lingerie, swimwear and uniforms. Over the current five-year period, the Lingerie, Swimwear and Bridal Stores industry experienced tough conditions. Industry operators primarily sell discretionary purchases, and spending on such items generally declines in periods of economic uncertainty, which is characteristic of the climate over the past five years. The industry is expected to perform much better over the next five years as per capita disposable income is expected to grow and the world price of cotton is expected to decline, which will reduce costs for industry more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing demand for lingerie driven by rising income and fashion trends has benefited industry operators
  • The industry has struggled due to heightened external competition from department stores
  • In the coming years, industry operators will benefit from increases in consumer spending power
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Lingerie, Swimwear and Bridal Stores industry in Canada has low barriers to entry. The start-up costs associated with a small operation are minimal and only require leasing of a space and links with some domestic wholesalers to supply industry items. Technological change in this industry is low and is barely applicable to new entrants that wish to start operating on a small scale. Starting up a new operation does not require any licensing from the government or other regulatory bodies unless the operators wish to work in niche markets such as mastectomy bras and breast prosthesis, making it relatively simple and easy for new entrants to set up shop.However, operating on a large scale in this industry and becoming a mainstream brand does have some barriers to entry. Fir...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry are

  • Accessibility to consumers/users
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Ability to clearly specify requirement to supplier/contractors
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index in the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry?

    Industry operators retail specialized collections of clothing, bridal wear, costumes, lingerie, swimwear and uniforms. These items are procured from domestic and foreign manufacturers and wholesalers. Industry operators also provide basic tailoring services such as hemming and alteration of sleeves and inseams. This industry does not include general sales of apparel and athletic uniforms.

    Industry Products
  • Swimwear
  • Lingerie and sleepwear
  • Bridal gowns and accessories
  • Fur apparel
  • Others
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing uniforms (except athletic)
  • Retailing lingerie
  • Retailing fur apparel
  • Retailing costumes
  • Providing basic alterations
  • Retailing custom printed t-shirts
  • Retailing hosiery
  • Retailing swimwear
  • Retailing bridal gowns
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index
  • Demand from e-commerce and online auctions
  • International trips by Canadian residents

  • Current Performance
  • Bright spots
  • Pressures
  • Cotton and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Positive drivers
  • Changing market structure
  • Stable cotton prices and profit margins
  • Table: Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling in Canada
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Lingerie and sleepwear
  • Swimwear
  • Others
  • Bridal gowns and accessories
  • Fur apparel
  • Chart: Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Highest income quintile
  • Fourth-lowest income quintile
  • Third-lowest income quintile
  • Second-lowest income quintile
  • Lowest income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    L Brands, La Vie en Rose Inc.,
  • Table: L Brands - financial performance
  • Table: La Vie en Rose Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores 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 Lingerie, Swimwear & Bridal Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Consumer confidence index (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Baby Boomers
  • The demographic of US citizens born between 1946 and 1964, accounting for a major proportion of the population.
  • Brick-And-Mortar Store
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • Generation X
  • The demographic US citizens generally aged 30 to 45, who follow the baby-boomer generation.
  • Generation Y
  • The demographic of US citizens generally aged between 10 and 30, who are born to baby boomers and follow Generation X.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
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