Life of luxury: Rising demand from inbound tourists has boosted industry revenue

The Luxury Retailing industry has strongly grown over the past five years. Australian luxury retailers have been relatively insulated from the financial instability that has affected most of the global retail sector. Growing inbound tourism has boosted demand for Australian luxury retailers over the period. Market polarisation has further fuelled demand for luxury products. These trends have encouraged several global luxury powerhouses to enter the industry or expand over the past five years.Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 8.3% over the five years through 2019-20, to reach $2.5 billion. This includes expected revenue growth of 5.7% in the current more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing demand from inbound tourists has boosted industry revenue over the past five years
  • Growing inbound tourism has significantly boosted demand for industry operators
  • Competition is anticipated to intensify due to an increasing number of boutique stores
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Luxury fashion retailers stock a range of designer clothing, footwear, jewellery, watches, bags, scarves and other accessories. Industry products are typically high quality and designed to last a long time. Each segment's size represents its contribution to industry revenue.Luxury clothing and footwearLuxury clothing and footwear accounts for the largest share of industry revenue. These goods have become more accessible to middle-class consumers and younger demographics as luxury retailers have expanded their product offerings. Luxury footwear in particular has grown more popular over the period as consumers have increasingly complemented their everyday outfits with designer footwear. Des...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Luxury Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Luxury Retailing are:

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a clear market position
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Consumer sentiment index in the Luxury Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Luxury Retailing Industry?

    The industry consists of bricks-and-mortar retailers who primarily sell luxury fashion items such as clothing, footwear and accessories. The industry excludes department stores that retail luxury products.

    Industry Products
  • Luxury clothing and footwear
  • Luxury watches and jewellery
  • Luxury leather goods and accessories
  • Industry Activities
  • Luxury clothing retailing
  • Luxury footwear retailing
  • Luxury accessories retailing
  • Luxury jewellery retailing
  • Luxury watches retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from online shopping
  • International travel to Australia

  • Current Performance
  • Changing luxury scene
  • Tourism
  • Participation and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Changing luxury scene
  • Tourism
  • Participation and profit
  • Table: Luxury Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Luxury Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing Wholesaling
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Footwear Wholesaling
  • Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling
  • Jewellery Manufacturing
  • Men's and Boys' Wear Manufacturing
  • Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Luxury clothing and footwear
  • Luxury watches and jewellery
  • Luxury leather goods and accessories
  • Chart: Luxury Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Luxury Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Luxury Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Luxury Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Louis Vuitton Australia Pty Ltd, Gucci Australia Pty Ltd, Tiffany & Co (Australia) Pty Ltd, Richemont Australia Pty Limited, Hermes Australia Pty Limited, Chanel (Australia) Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Louis Vuitton Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Gucci Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Tiffany & Co (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Richemont Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hermes Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Chanel (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Luxury Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Luxury Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Boutique Stores
  • Independently owned luxury retailers that stock a variety of brands and products at the owner's discretion.
  • Crossover
  • A partnership between two brands, typically a high-tier brand and an affordable fashion label.
  • Experimental And Emerging Luxury
  • Innovative fashion labels that are relatively new and focused on younger consumers.
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