Luxury Retailing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

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Demand for luxury goods is increasing strongly as inbound tourist numbers rise. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Luxury Retailing industry in Australia.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

Australia has become an appealing prospect for foreign operators

The Luxury Retailing industry has grown from strength to strength over the past five years. While much of the global retailing scene has suffered from instability in financial markets, Australian luxury retailers have been relatively insulated as growing discretionary incomes have fuelled consumers' passion for fashion. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Lauren Magner, “Australia's taste for fashion and luxuries has prompted industry players to scour all corners of the world for the right fusion of fashion and luxury to cater for consumers' changing needs.” Back home, high-profile Australian designers and labels have grown in prominence across the retail scene. Global luxury powerhouses have also pounced on the Australian industry, with several high-profile brands expanding their retail networks across the country. The top three companies in the industry are Louis Vuitton Australia Pty Ltd, Tiffany & Co (Australia) Pty Ltd and Prada Australia Pty Ltd.

The Luxury Retailing industry has grown at a rapid pace over the past five years, especially as inbound tourists from Asia have provided another boon for retailers. Industry revenue is forecast to grow strongly in 2014-15 as burgeoning tourists from China and the rest of Asia provide ample growth for retailers. “Despite these favourable trends, competitive pressures lurk,” says Magner. The growth of foreign online luxury retailers has increased competition for the industry.

These competitive pressures are expected to be of greater significance over the next five years, especially as flagship stores bring the fight back to independent boutiques and online retailers as they ramp up exclusive offerings and five-star customer service. Experimental and emerging luxury labels are anticipated to make a stronger mark on the industry, especially as they target cash-rich younger consumers. This is expected to benefit independent boutiques, which have greater flexibility in what they stock. Overall, industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised 8.5% over the five years through 2019-20, to total $2.4 billion.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Luxury Retailing industry in Australia report page.

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

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalisation
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call (03) 9655 3886.

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