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 estimates the global retail clothing and footwear market at $1.53 trillion for 2020.  This includes sales by ecommerce and other non-store retailing methods. In America, during 2020, retail sales at clothing, shoes and accessories specialty stores in the U.S. totaled $196.5 billion, according to the Bureau of the Census.  In addition, Plunkett Research estimates that 80% ($88.2 billion) of sales at department stores, as well as 60% ($30.6 billion) of sales at sporting goods stores were for apparel and shoes. …

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