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Apparel and Footwear in Italy

February 2021
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Apparel and Footwear industry in Italy with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

Data and analysis in this report provides further detailed coverage dedicated to the following key categories, where applicable:

  • Childrenswear
  • Apparel and Accessories
  • Menswear
  • Womenswear
  • Jeans
  • Hosiery
  • Footwear
  • Sportswear

If you're in the Apparel and Footwear industry in Italy, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Apparel and Footwear in Italy report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Apparel and Footwear in Italy?
  • Which are the leading brands in Italy?
  • How are products distributed in Italy?
  • How is the rise of e-commerce shaping demand?
  • What % of apparel and footwear sales are made via grocery retailers?
  • Do consumers want premium quality or fast fashion?
  • How will COVID-19 and recession impact demand?
  • How important is sustainability in Apparel and Footwear in Italy?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?

Apparel and Footwear in Italy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

COVID-19 impact on apparel and footwear
COVID-19 country impact
Company response
Retailing shift
What next for apparel and footwear?

MARKET DATA

Table 1 Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 2 Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 3 Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 4 Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Apparel and Footwear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Apparel and Footwear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 7 Distribution of Apparel and Footwear by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 8 Distribution of Apparel and Footwear by Format and Category: % Value 2020 Table 9 Forecast Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 10 Forecast Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 11 Forecast Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 12 Forecast Sales of Apparel and Footwear by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

GLOBAL MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

GLOBAL INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENT

FACE MASKS

Summary: Fashion Face Masks Usage, Pricing and Market Sizes in Western Europe – 2020

DISCLAIMER

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources

Womenswear in Italy

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) forces consumers to prioritise essential products and eschew unnecessary additions to wardrobes
Home working and bans on celebrations directly hit sales of women’s suits and wedding dresses, although comfort apparel for the home proves more resilient
Search for convenient and safer shopping options in the wake of the pandemic accelerates channel shift to e-commerce

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Modest rebound anticipated in the early forecast period as economic concerns limit frequency and scale of shopping for womenswear
Comfort and casual wear set to remain popular with slow return to normality, while working women spur sales of formal clothes as they return to the office
Younger women set to drive development of more sustainable and ethically produced womenswear

CATEGORY DATA

Table 13 Sales of Womenswear by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 14 Sales of Womenswear by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 15 Sales of Womenswear by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 16 Sales of Womenswear by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 17 NBO Company Shares of Womenswear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 18 LBN Brand Shares of Womenswear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 19 NBO Company Shares of Women's Nightwear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 20 LBN Brand Shares of Women's Nightwear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 21 NBO Company Shares of Women's Outerwear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 22 LBN Brand Shares of Women's Outerwear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 23 NBO Company Shares of Women’s Swimwear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 24 LBN Brand Shares of Women’s Swimwear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 25 NBO Company Shares of Women's Underwear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 26 LBN Brand Shares of Women's Underwear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 27 Forecast Sales of Womenswear by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 28 Forecast Sales of Womenswear by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 29 Forecast Sales of Womenswear by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 30 Forecast Sales of Womenswear by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Menswear in Italy

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Menswear sees faster sales decline than womenswear or childrenswear as men’s inclination to shop for apparel tends to be weaker at times of crisis
Smart working leads to heavy downturn in the need or demand for more formal items
Men look for comfortable clothing to cope with long hours in the home while the opportunities to wear formal items are limited

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Economic recession and political uncertainty set to limit the rebound in menswear in 2021
Trend towards elegance and style and the return to the workplace and formal occasions offer growth opportunities for men’s suits
Further development of e-commerce anticipated as men increasingly look online for convenience and added-value services

CATEGORY DATA

Table 31 Sales of Menswear by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 32 Sales of Menswear by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 33 Sales of Menswear by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 34 Sales of Menswear by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 35 NBO Company Shares of Menswear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 36 LBN Brand Shares of Menswear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 37 NBO Company Shares of Men’s Nightwear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 38 LBN Brand Shares of Men’s Nightwear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 39 NBO Company Shares of Men’s Outerwear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 40 LBN Brand Shares of Men’s Outerwear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 41 NBO Company Shares of Men’s Swimwear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 42 LBN Brand Shares of Men’s Swimwear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 43 NBO Company Shares of Men’s Underwear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 44 LBN Brand Shares of Men’s Underwear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 45 Forecast Sales of Menswear by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 46 Forecast Sales of Menswear by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 47 Forecast Sales of Menswear by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 48 Forecast Sales of Menswear by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Childrenswear in Italy

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Essential status for specialist childrenswear stores and prioritisation of products for children limit sales decline in 2020
Girls’ apparel reflects trends in womenswear to offer some respite to declining demand during COVID-19
Childrenswear sees accelerated demand via e-commerce as lockdown limits visits to physical stores for apparel for fast-growing children

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Significant rebound anticipated in 2021, as parents remain less likely to cut back expenditure on childrenswear
Falling birth rate set to continue to shrink the potential consumer base, although smaller family sizes may see some parents upgrade
E-commerce players and omnichannel strategies are expected to increase the pressure on independents

CATEGORY DATA

Table 49 Sales of Childrenswear by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 50 Sales of Childrenswear by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 51 Sales of Childrenswear by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 52 Sales of Childrenswear by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 53 NBO Company Shares of Childrenswear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 54 LBN Brand Shares of Childrenswear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 55 Forecast Sales of Childrenswear by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 56 Forecast Sales of Childrenswear by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 57 Forecast Sales of Childrenswear by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 58 Forecast Sales of Childrenswear by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sportswear in Italy

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown increases the appreciation of comfortable and convenient everyday wear for long hours in the home
Versatility and suitability with informal and formal apparel boosts appeal of sneakers
Limited opportunities to leave the home curtail growth trajectory in outdoor and performance apparel and footwear

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Growing number of runners and hikers set to accelerate recovery of outdoor apparel and footwear
More and more consumers are expected to join the exercise trend as they increasingly associate health and wellness with fitness
COVID-19 experience set to translate into growing use of shaped sportswear

CATEGORY DATA

Table 59 Sales of Sportswear by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 60 Sales of Sportswear by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 61 NBO Company Shares of Sportswear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 62 LBN Brand Shares of Sportswear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 63 Distribution of Sportswear by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 64 Forecast Sales of Sportswear by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 65 Forecast Sales of Sportswear by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Jeans in Italy

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Closure of non-essential stores and move to comfortable and functional alternatives hit new sales of jeans during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
While consumers remain loyal to jeans for a variety of purposes, the established presence of pairs in wardrobes limits the need for new purchases
Economic fallout of COVID-19 favours postponement of purchases or shift to lower-priced jeans

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Considerable rebound anticipated in 2021 as jeans remain a staple and popular presence in consumers’ wardrobes
Sustainability is set to become an increasingly important aspect of innovation in terms of the materials used in the production of jeans
Levi Strauss invests in Italy to retain the appeal of the iconic Levi’s brand among young Italian consumers

CATEGORY DATA

Table 66 Sales of Jeans by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 67 Sales of Jeans by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 68 Sales of Jeans by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 69 Sales of Jeans by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 70 Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 71 Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 72 Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 73 Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 74 Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 75 Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 76 Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 77 Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 78 NBO Company Shares of Jeans: % Value 2016-2020 Table 79 LBN Brand Shares of Jeans: % Value 2017-2020 Table 80 Forecast Sales of Jeans by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 81 Forecast Sales of Jeans by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 82 Forecast Sales of Jeans by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 83 Forecast Sales of Jeans by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025 Table 84 Forecast Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 85 Forecast Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 86 Forecast Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 87 Forecast Sales of Men’s Jeans by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025 Table 88 Forecast Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 89 Forecast Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 90 Forecast Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 91 Forecast Sales of Women’s Jeans by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Hosiery in Italy

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown hits hosiery hard as spring traditionally provides an important sales season
COVID-19 accelerates move away from sheer hosiery as younger consumers seek more modern urban look
Female demand for fashion short socks helps non-sheer hosiery record a slower decline than sheer hosiery

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Hosiery sales expected to benefit from increasing penetration of athleisure in consumers’ lifestyles and apparel and footwear choices
New “beauty comfort” concept is expected to drive the demand from young women
Sustainability predicted to inform new processes and product development as millennials take centre stage

CATEGORY DATA

Table 92 Sales of Hosiery by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 93 Sales of Hosiery by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 94 Sales of Hosiery by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 95 Sales of Hosiery by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 96 NBO Company Shares of Hosiery: % Value 2016-2020 Table 97 LBN Brand Shares of Hosiery: % Value 2017-2020 Table 98 Forecast Sales of Hosiery by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 99 Forecast Sales of Hosiery by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 100 Forecast Sales of Hosiery by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 101 Forecast Sales of Hosiery by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Apparel Accessories in Italy

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) stay-at-home measures and low demand in summer hamper sales of apparel accessories
Compulsion to wear face masks drives exponential sales growth in “other” apparel accessories
Fashion trends limit the slump in hats/caps and scarves while health measures further depress sales of gloves

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Demand for apparel accessories is expected to rebound as consumers return to normal daily activities
Ongoing search for deals on non-essential products set to exert downward pressure on average unit prices
“Other” apparel accessories sales predicted to decline as the COVID-19 vaccination process steadily reduces the obligation to wear face masks

CATEGORY DATA

Table 102 Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 103 Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 104 Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 105 Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 106 NBO Company Shares of Apparel Accessories: % Value 2016-2020 Table 107 LBN Brand Shares of Apparel Accessories: % Value 2017-2020 Table 108 Forecast Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 109 Forecast Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 110 Forecast Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 111 Forecast Sales of Apparel Accessories by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Footwear in Italy

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and economic fallout see consumers postpone purchases of new footwear
Greater access to products and growth spurts limit slump in sales of children’s footwear
Sports footwear and slippers benefit from the demand for comfortable and functional wear

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Rebound in footwear sales expected to be slowed by negative economic factors
Increasing familiarity, convenience and competitive prices set to further boost sales through e-commerce
Retail volume sales set to recover faster than value sales as price-sensitive consumption exerts downward pressure on the average unit price

CATEGORY DATA

Table 112 Sales of Footwear by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 113 Sales of Footwear by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 114 Sales of Footwear by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 115 Sales of Footwear by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 116 NBO Company Shares of Footwear: % Value 2016-2020 Table 117 LBN Brand Shares of Footwear: % Value 2017-2020 Table 118 Distribution of Footwear by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 119 Forecast Sales of Footwear by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 120 Forecast Sales of Footwear by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 121 Forecast Sales of Footwear by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 122 Forecast Sales of Footwear by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025
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