United Kingdom Menswear Market Report Overview
The United Kingdom (UK) menswear market size was £11.7 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of less than 1% during 2022 – 2026. The UK menswear market recovered post the pandemic driven by a resurgence in both holiday wear and occasion wear.
The UK menswear market research report offers comprehensive insight and analysis of the country’s menswear market, the major players, the key trends, and consumer attitudes. It also provides a detailed analysis of the key trends shaping the market, market size and forecasts, and the performance of key retailers.
United Kingdom Menswear Market Outlook
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The UK Menswear Market Drivers
The factors driving the demand for menswear in the UK are rising fashion consciousness, the importance of value for money, sportswear dominance, and destination shopping. Though inflation is expected to significantly dampen total apparel spending in the UK in 2023, menswear will be more resilient than menswear. This is partly due to males’ greater preference for classic, high-quality, and versatile pieces, which offer better value for money.
The UK Menswear Market – Key Trends
The outbreak of the pandemic in 2020 and the subsequent decline in men’s apparel spending led to several key menswear falling into administration. A few of the brands have since been acquired, but new owners will need to ensure the brands are refreshed and regain relevance, by adapting to long-term trends such as casualization and the switch to shopping more online.
Ted Baker’s reliance on formalwear and occasionwear was a hindrance during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the long-term trend of home working has resulted in a lack of significant uplift in sales post-pandemic. Consequently, the brand was put up for sale in April 2022, with its acquisition by Authentic Brands Group for
The UK Menswear Market Segmentation by Distribution Channels
The key distribution channels in the UK menswear market are clothing, footwear & accessories specialists, online specialists, department stores, value, discount, & variety stores and general merchandise retail, other online retail, and hypermarkets, supermarkets, and hard discounters, and others. The clothing, footwear & accessories specialists held the highest share of the total menswear channels in 2022.
The UK Menswear Market Analysis, by Distribution Channels
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The UK Menswear Market - Competitive Landscape
The leading players in the UK menswear market are Next, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Primark, ASOS, ASDA, JD Sports, TK Maxx, and Zara among others. Next’s broad appeal and wide selection of brands enabled it to retain its leading position in the UK menswear market in 2022.
The UK Menswear Market Analysis, by Leading Retailers
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The UK Menswear Market Report Overview
|Market Size (2022)||£11.7 Billion|
|CAGR (2022 – 2026)||<1%|
|Key Distribution Channels||Clothing, Footwear & Accessories Specialists, Online Specialists, Department Stores, Value, Discount, & Variety Stores and General Merchandise Retail, Other Online Retail, and Hypermarkets, Supermarkets, and Hard Discounters, and Others|
|Leading Retailers||Next, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Primark, ASOS, ASDA, JD Sports, TK Maxx, and Zara|
Reasons to Buy
- Learn how spiraling inflation will impact the UK Menswear market, and which players are most at threat from changing consumer habits.
- Identify the key approaches retailers are taking to stand out in the UK Menswear market, and how you can adapt these to fit your own business.
- Understand where the demand lies within the UK menswear market across various price positionings, types of apparel (e.g., casualwear, formalwear), and retailers.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
KEY TRENDS IN THE UK MENSWEAR MARKET
UK Menswear Market Drivers
UK Menswear Market Inhibitors
M&A menswear activity provides future growth opportunities
Hybrid working catalyzes demand for more versatile smart/casual wear
Streetwear retailers are focusing on experiential shopping to boost footfall
Sporting events, particularly within football, present opportunities
Strategies for Success in the UK Menswear Market
THE UK MENSWEAR MARKET: UK MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2016-2026
UK Menswear Market, 2016, 2022 & 2026
UK Menswear Market, Annual Growth and Spend Per Head, 2016-2026
UK Clothing Market Share by Subsector, 2016, 2022 & 2026
UK Clothing Market Growth by Subsector, 2016-2026
THE UK MENSWEAR MARKET: WHERE PEOPLE SHOP
UK Menswear Online Market, 2016-2026
UK Menswear Online vs Offline Growth, 2016-2026
UK Menswear Location Preferences
UK Menswear Fulfilment Preferences
UK Menswear Market by Channel, 2016, 2022 & 2026
Top 10 UK Menswear Retailer Market Shares
Top 10 UK Menswear Retailer Outlooks
Top 10 UK Menswear Retailer Comparative Metrics
Top 10 UK Menswear Retailer Competitor Overlaps
UK Menswear Most Shopped At Retailers
John Lewis & Partners
Castore and boohooMAN
Retailers to Watch
THE UK MENSWEAR MARKET: HOW PEOPLE SHOP
Who Shops and Where They Are Located
Which Categories They Buy
Which Niche Categories They Buy
Frequency of Shopping
Impacts of Inflation on Clothing & Footwear Spend
THE UK MENSWEAR MARKET: WHY PEOPLE SHOP
Social Media Inspiration
Trying New Styles
METHODOLOGY, DEFINITIONS AND CONTACTS
List of Tables
List of Tables
Fulfilment Methods Used When Purchasing Clothing Online, by Demographic
Anticipated 2023 Changes in Market Share for Top 10 UK Menswear Retailers
Comparative Metrics for Top 10 UK Menswear Retailers
Competitor Shopper Overlaps of Top 10 UK Menswear Retailers
Menswear Categories Purchased, by Demographic
Niche Menswear Categories Purchased, by Demographic
How Frequently Shoppers Buy Clothing, Footwear and/or Accessories for Themselves, by Demographic
What’s Important to Consumers When Purchasing Menswear, by Demographic
What Inspires Menswear Shoppers’ Clothing Choices, by Age
Which Social Media Site Inspires Men’s Clothing Choices the Most, by Age
List of Figures
List of Figures
UK Menswear Market Value 2016, 2022 & 2026 (£ bn) with Five-Year CAGR (%)
UK Menswear Market Value (£ bn) 2016-2026, Annual Growth (%) and Spend Per Head (£)
UK Clothing Market Share by Subsector, 2016, 2022 & 2026 (%)
UK Clothing Market Annual Growth (%) by Subsector, 2016-2026
UK Menswear Online Market Size (£ bn) and Online Penetration (%), 2016-2026
UK Menswear Online vs Offline Annual Growth (%), 2016-2026
Instore Locations Used to Purchase Menswear
Fulfilment Methods Used When Purchasing Clothing Online
UK Menswear Channel Shares (%), 2016, 2022 and 2026
Market Shares (%) of the Top 10 UK Menswear Retailers 2021 & 2022(f)
Top Retailers Menswear Shoppers Visited and Purchased Clothing From
Where Else JD Sports’ Menswear Shoppers Shop for Menswear
JD Sports’ Menswear Shopper Penetration by Demographic
JD Sports’ 2017-2022 UK Menswear Market Share (%)
Where Else John Lewis & Partners’ Menswear Shoppers Shop for Menswear
John Lewis & Partners’ Menswear Shopper Penetration by Demographic
John Lewis & Partners’ 2017-2022 UK Menswear Market Share (%)
Where Else ASOS’ Menswear Shoppers Shop for Menswear
ASOS’ Menswear Shopper Penetration by Demographic
ASOS’ 2017-2022 UK Menswear Market Share (%)
Where Else Ted Baker’s Menswear Shoppers Shop for Menswear
Ted Baker’s Menswear Shopper Penetration by Demographic
Ted Baker’s 2017-2022 UK Menswear Market Share (%)
Where Else Uniqlo’s Menswear Shoppers Shop for Menswear
Uniqlo’s Menswear Shopper Penetration by Demographic
Uniqlo 2017-2022 UK Menswear Market Share (%)
Consumers That Shop for Menswear by Demographic
Profile of Menswear Shoppers
Menswear Categories Purchased
Types of Brands Menswear Shoppers Purchased From For Clothing, Footwear and/or Accessories
Niche Menswear Categories Purchased
How UK Consumers Intend to Change Their Clothing & Footwear Shopping Habits Due to Rising Prices
What’s Important to Consumers When Purchasing Menswear
What Inspires Menswear Shoppers’ Clothing Choices
Which Social Media Site Inspires Men’s Clothing Choices The Most
Agreement Statement – I Don’t Have Confidence to Try New Fashion Styles
Agreement Statement – I Would Like More Style Advice on Which Fashion Styles Would Suit Me
Agreement Statement – New Fashion Trends Encourage Me to Purchase Clothing More Frequently
Frequently Asked Questions
The menswear market size in the UK was £11.7 billion in 2022.
The menswear market in the UK is expected to grow at a CAGR of less than 1% from 2022 to 2026.
Some of the top distribution channels in the UK menswear market are clothing, footwear & accessories specialists, online specialists, department stores, value, discount, & variety stores and general merchandise retail, other online retail, and hypermarkets, supermarkets, and hard discounters, and others.
The key retailers in the UK menswear market are Next, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Primark, ASOS, ASDA, JD Sports, TK Maxx, and Zara.
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