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Bridal Stores in the UK: Market Research Report

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Bridal Stores Market Research Report | SIC UK0.015 | Feb 2017

Thinly veiled threat: Competition from online outlets and department stores will limit growth

The Bridal 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Harrods Ltd. Harrods Ltd. market share
There are no major players in this industry There are no major players in this industry market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Bridal Stores industry is just a small part of the multibillion-pound UK wedding business. Operators in the industry provide wedding gowns and bridal accessories, as well as clothing and accessories for the bridal party. They traditionally benefit from a bride's desire to look good on her wedding day, which often prompts high spending. However, there has been a long-term decline in the UK marriage rate up until quite recently, as society's attitudes to matrimony have changed. In addition, consumer spending was low in the early part of the five-year period due to the effects of a faltering economic recovery. The average spend on weddings and expenditure on bridalwear were relatively low as a result.

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Bridal Stores industry has a low level of market share concentration, since the top four companies are estimated to account for less than 4% of revenue. The industry is characterised by small boutiques all vying for a small share of the market. A handful of enterprises have opened up more than one store, but this is usually limited to a  second store relatively close to the first. Operators rely heavily on their brand to win custom in a fiercely competitive market and the effort required to establish a bridal store’s reputation in an area means opening a second may not be worthwhile. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Bridal Stores Industry?

Stores in this industry specialise in selling wedding dresses and clothes for members of the bridal party, including jewellery and accessories. Some stores also provide fitting and alteration services. The industry excludes the bridal sections of department stores and online retailers that sell similar items.

Industry Products
Wedding dressesAccessoriesBridesmaid dressesOther bridal party attire
Industry Activities
Retailing wedding dressesRetailing bridesmaid dressesRetailing bridal jewellery and accessoriesRetailing other bridalwearFitting and altering wedding dresses

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