What Britain Wears: The Denim Market; Product Analysis, Retailer Developments and Consumer Data

Pages: 41 Published: December 01, 2015 Report Code: VR0002WB

The Denim market has proliferated to encompass everything from jeans and jackets to dresses and dungarees. While jeans have enjoyed long-term relevance to the typical consumer’s wardrobe, other products have experienced more periodic interest. Yet the last year has seen the interest in Denim products peak, paving the way for retailers to push less conventional lines like dresses and dungarees. Over the year, consumers spent between £30 and £50 on each product group.

Scope

• Over the year, consumers spent between £30 and £50 on each product group. Over twice as much on average was spent on women’s jackets as men’s, suggesting that women’s Denim jackets were bought in higher volumes over the year.

• Consumer research demonstrated that this is a market where consumers shop around. There was particularly high cross-over at the value end. A high proportion of value shoppers also went to middle market players for their Denim products. By contrast, Next and M&S saw far lower cross-over with competitors.

• Price was the chief driver when selecting retailers for Denim, with Range coming in close behind. The Top 10 retailers were clearly polarised between value-level retailers and middle market leaders.

• Just shy of half of all consumers shopped the sector over the last year, with the highest penetration rate witnessed in the 18-24 group. These incredibly high penetration rates demonstrate how great the demand is for Denim products and how fundamental they should be to fashion retailers’ propositions.

• The Denim market enjoyed higher custom from women than men. There was also a difference in the preference for shopping channels, with city centre high streets representing the most popular destination for women and shopping malls proving more attractive to men.

Reasons to Buy

This Trend Report helps executives build proactive, profitable growth strategies by offering comprehensive, relevant analysis of the UK Denim market based on insights from Verdict’s consumer survey and secondary research.

The report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality that allows it to be turned into presentable material immediately.

The broad but detailed perspective will help manufacturers and retailers to understand and succeed in the challenging UK Denim market.

Key Players

Next
Debenhams
Topman
Zara
H&M
M&S
Primark
Asda
New Look
T.K.Maxx
Tesco
Matalan
River Island

Table of Contents

Summary

Strategies for Success

Definitions

Product Analysis

Retailers Developments

Consumer Data

Technical Details

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