Introduction to the Apparel & Textiles Industry, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

¹ Video Tip For our brief video introduction to the Apparel and Textiles industry, see www.plunkettresearch.com/video/apparel .   Plunkett Research estimated the global retail clothing and footwear market at $1.68 trillion for 2016.  This includes sales by ecommerce and other non-store retailing methods. In America, during 2016, retail sales at clothing, shoes and accessories stores in the U.S. totaled $225.7 billion (not including jewelry sales of $31.4 billion), according to the Bureau of the Census.  In addition, Plunkett Research estimates that 80% ($124.4 billion) of sales at department stores, as well as 60% ($28.4 billion) of sales at sporting goods…

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