Lingerie stores have endured a tough retail economy over the past five years. Expenditure on lingerie fell in the years immediately following the global financial crisis, due to a decline in consumer sentiment and higher savings rates. While consumers continued to demand and require necessities such as bras and underpants, preferences shifted towards affordable basic lingerie items over more expensive and luxurious high-end products. The subsequent change in consumer buying patterns led to a reduction in industry revenue as consumers began shopping at large discount retailers, mass merchandisers and online sites rather than in specialist lingerie stores.
Companies in the industry are primarily engaged in retailing intimate apparel for women, including lingerie, bras and underwear. Industry products are purchased from manufacturers and wholesalers and then resold to consumers. Industry players may operate more than one retail store and may also have an online presence. The retail sale of lingerie by businesses that operate as purely online players is excluded from the industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.