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Online Women's Clothing Retailing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Online Women's Clothing Retailing Market Research Report | SIC UK0.016 | Jan 2017

The height of fashion: Continuing IT adoption is expected to boost industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Online Women's Clothing Retailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Asos plc Asos plc market share
The Net-A-Porter Group Ltd The Net-A-Porter Group Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Operators are expected to invest heavily in new technology in order to gain a competitive edge
  • Many operators have used social media interaction to expand their market reach
  • Industry operators are expected to continue to invest in encryption and security technology
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Women's Clothing Retailing industry has grown rapidly over the past five years, with an anticipated increase in IT adoption supporting revenue growth. Online shopping has become increasingly popular amongst busy consumers over the past decade. The global recession in 2009 encouraged consumers to attempt to minimise their expenditure and, as a result, many consumers began searching online for the best deals. This mindset continued into the five-year period through 2016-17, with an increasing number of consumers searching online for the best prices, which has supported industry growth. However, over the past five years, traditional retail operators have invested considerably in expanding their online operations, intensifying external competition... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The nature of the industry means that industry operators do not need to establish themselves in expensive property markets. The industry excludes companies with physical outlet stores. Industry establishments therefore relate to offices where online operations are coordinated and distribution centres.


London is estimated to account for the largest number of industry establishments, at an estimated 19.3% of establishments in the current year. London has a reputation for being a social and fashion hub and operators are drawn to this location as a result. Many online retailers tend to headquarter themselves in business districts such as London to make use of the vibrant tech scene and large talent base.

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Additional Insights for the Online Women's Clothing Retailing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Women's Clothing Retailing Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Economies of scale
  • Having a cost effective distribution system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as IT and telecommunications adoption and Consumer confidence index in the Online Women's Clothing Retailing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Online Women's Clothing Retailing Industry?

    Businesses in this industry sell clothing for women via the internet. This includes online-only retailers and excludes bricks-and-mortar stores that have an online presence.

    Industry Products
    Industry Activities
    Selling women's shirts, blouses and other topsSelling women's trousers and jeansSelling skirts and dressesSelling women's outwear and suitsSelling maternity wear

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Total online expenditure
  • Percentage of households with internet access
  • Demand from clothing retailing
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • Encouraging growth
  • Attracting custom
  • Ahead of the trends
  • External competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Uncertain conditions
  • The move to mobiles
  • Secure shopping
  • An expensive exit
  • Table: Online Women's Clothing Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Women's Clothing Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling
  • Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling
  • Postal & Courier Activities
  • Products & Services
  • Outerwear
  • Bottoms
  • Tops
  • Dresses
  • Other
  • Chart: Online Women's Clothing Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged between 25 and 34
  • People aged between 35 and 44
  • People aged between 16 and 24
  • People aged between 45 and 64
  • People aged under 16
  • People aged 65 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Women's Clothing Retailing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Women's Clothing Retailing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Women's Clothing Retailing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Asos plc
    The Net-A-Porter Group Ltd
  • Table: Asos plc - financial performance
  • Table: The Net-A-Porter Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Women's Clothing Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Online Women's Clothing Retailing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Click-And-Collect Services
  • A service that allows consumers to purchase goods online and collect in-store.
  • Pure Play
  • Retailers that operate online and have no physical establishments.
  • Tablet
  • A mobile computer with display, circuitry and battery in a single unit.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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