Executive Summary

Mar 2019
PROSPECTS
Growing popularity of premium outlets and shopping centres positively affect sales growth

As large retailing companies have opened big shopping complexes and premium outlets where consumers can shop, eat and engage in other activities, apparel and footwear specialist retailers have more opportunities to increase their sales. Shinsegae’s Starfield is planning to open more shopping complexes in various cities in 2019 and 2020 after successfully opening three complexes in Coex, Hanam and Goyang.

Fast fashion brands lead sales growth

As fast fashion brands are attracting South Korean consumers with high quality at reasonable price, these fast fashion brands are gaining more value share. With economic downturn in South Korea, consumers are becoming more cautious about spending on apparel and footwear and seeking for value for money; fast fashion brands are thus becoming more popular compared to the traditional brands, particularly amongst the younger age group.

When fast fashion products cost the same online as they do offline, consumers opt to trying them offline first

Moreover, apparel and footwear are popular categories that are selling online mainly due to the price difference. Offline stores usually set prices that are more expensive for the some products compared to what the same products cost on online shopping malls, as the cost of operating offline outlets is higher.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Big-name brands continue to lead the channel

Whilst apparel and footwear specialist retailers is a highly fragmented channel, big-name brands such as E Land World and Uniqlo continue to lead the channel in South Korea. As these brands are located in larger shopping centres more as well as in city centre outlets, they are able to gain more shares.

Competition from internet retailing prompts players to develop their own mobile platforms

As internet retailing is growing much faster than offline in the overall retailing industry, online players are becoming the biggest competitors to offline outlets. Internet retailing, especially via mobile platforms, is one of the fastest-growing channels in South Korea and it is adversely affecting offline sales.

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Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Clothing and Footwear Specialist Retailers industry in South Korea with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

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The Clothing and Footwear Specialist Retailers in South Korea market research report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
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  • Historic number of stores, selling space and values, company and brand market shares 
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
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Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in South Korea - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Growing popularity of premium outlets and shopping centres positively affect sales growth
Fast fashion brands lead sales growth
When fast fashion products cost the same online as they do offline, consumers opt to trying them offline first

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Big-name brands continue to lead the channel
Competition from internet retailing prompts players to develop their own mobile platforms

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 2 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 4 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 5 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 6 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 7 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 8 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023

Retailing in South Korea - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Lifestyle changes are affecting retailing channels
Significant increase of mobile internet retailing
With low consumer confidence in spending, consumers still seek value-for-money products
New concepts with advanced technology are developing
Multi-complex shopping centres with hybrid outlets are in trend

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Seasonality
Summer Discount Sales
South Korea’s Thanksgiving Day, Chuseok
Payments and delivery
Emerging business models

MARKET DATA

Table 9 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 10 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 11 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 12 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 13 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 14 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 15 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 16 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 17 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 18 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 20 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 21 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 22 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 23 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 24 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 25 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 26 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 27 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 28 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 29 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 30 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 31 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 32 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 33 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 34 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 35 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 36 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 37 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 38 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 39 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 40 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 41 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 42 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 43 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 44 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 45 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 46 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 47 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 48 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 49 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 50 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 51 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 52 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 53 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 54 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 55 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 61 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 62 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 63 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 67 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 68 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 69 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 73 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 74 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 75 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

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