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 $1.8 trillion for 2018.  This includes sales by ecommerce and other non-store retailing methods. In America, during 2018, retail sales at clothing, shoes and accessories specialty stores in the U.S. totaled $239.5 billion (not including jewelry sales of $34.6 billion), according to the Bureau of the Census.  In addition, Plunkett Research estimates that 80% ($119.2 billion) of sales at department stores, as well as 60% ($25.3 billion) of sales at sporting…

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