Executive Summary

Mar 2019
PROSPECTS
Apparel accessories faces a long-range decline

Firstly, it is well known that certain items of apparel accessories do not need frequent replacement, typically leather belts. Others, like ties, are not as frequently used as before since people prefer more informal and comfortable clothes.

Apparel accessories will stay at heart of fashion

Scarves and hats remain accessories that help consumers to distinguish themselves, besides having natural practical purpose, and this positioning will be consolidated in the future. Summer hats are becoming more and more popular, especially with longer summers like in 2018, when France suffered from a heat wave.

Luxury will remain a winning position

Whilst luxury groups such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Hermès are gaining growth thanks to strong demand from a high-end international clientele and the French upper class, the leather market is mainly owned by small businesses with less than a dozen employees that engage in artisanal production. To find a place, the leather companies are doomed to innovate, like the tannery Pechdo, specialist in flexible leather for gloves, which has just introduced the first washable leather after introducing its touch leather gloves.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Fierce competition amongst chains

Primark has opened 12 very large shops in France since 2013 and plans to open four more during 2019. To maintain its lower costs, the Irish group imports its products from Asia, Turkey and Moldavia, with important volumes that allow it to bargain constantly with manufacturers.

Sportswear companies increasingly influential in apparel accessories

Sportswear clothes are more and more frequently sold together with accessories by sports generalist retailers like Decathlon, Go Sport, Intersport, Sport 2000, some of them registering double-digit growth. They offer a very wide range of affordable products for the whole family and for the lower or middle class.

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Apparel Accessories in France - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Apparel accessories faces a long-range decline
Apparel accessories will stay at heart of fashion
Luxury will remain a winning position

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Fierce competition amongst chains
Sportswear companies increasingly influential in apparel accessories

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 2 Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 3 Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 4 Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Apparel Accessories: % Value 2014-2018
Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Apparel Accessories: % Value 2015-2018
Table 7 Forecast Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 8 Forecast Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 9 Forecast Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 10 Forecast Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Apparel and Footwear in France - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Apparel and footwear rebound in 2018
Athleisure rises as a new lifestyle as dress codes evolve
The rise of trendy fast fashion players has hurt some traditional retail actors
Internet retailing continues to outperform other channels
The 2018 bright spot unable to prevent further downward trajectory

MARKET DATA

Table 11 Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 12 Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 13 Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 14 Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 15 NBO Company Shares of Apparel and Footwear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 16 LBN Brand Shares of Apparel and Footwear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 17 Distribution of Apparel and Footwear by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 18 Distribution of Apparel and Footwear by Format and Category: % Value 2018
Table 19 Forecast Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 20 Forecast Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 21 Forecast Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 22 Forecast Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

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