The UK online clothing and footwear pureplay market will grow by £2.5bn in the five years to 2021, reaching a 9.8% share of the total clothing and footwear market. Growth via pureplays will be driven by more regular online purchasing, aided by frequent newness, online exclusives and free and convenient delivery - with Amazon, ASOS and Very.co.uk forecast to grow share.
- The online clothing and footwear market is forecast to account for 24.3% of all online retail spend in 2016, making it the largest online sector ahead of electricals and food and grocery.
- Online pureplays will account for 27.8% of the online clothing and footwear market in 2016.
- Stores remain highly influential in the retail sector - especially for younger shoppers, with 80% of 16-34 year olds' spend made via physical stores. This puts online pureplays at a distinct disadvantage, and makes expansion into physical retailing more attractive.
- Shop Direct brand Littlewoods is on the decline with a forecast online pureplay clothing and footwear market share of 6.4% in 2016. With significant overlap in terms of product offer with its sister brand Very.co.uk, Littlewoods has lost relevance and destination status in the UK clothing and footwear market.
- Amazon is the best recognized online pureplay and remains front of mind for online shoppers, being viewed as a trusted brand. However, it has achieved somewhat limited success in clothing and footwear, despite a 57.9% online visitor penetration rate, owing to its focus on other products categories such as electricals, entertainment and homewares.
Key Topics Covered:
2. The hot issues
3. What people buy
4. Where people shop
- AX Paris
- Avenue 32
- Blue Vanilla
- Daisy Street
- Fashion Bible
- MandM Direct
- My Theresa
- Pretty Little Thing
- Public Desire
- Stylist Pick
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