Global market value of the children's wear and designer kids wear markets as of 2017

In 2017, the global children’s wear market was worth approximately 203.4 billion U.S. dollars and the designer’s kid’s wear market around 5.89 billion U.S. dollars.

Who are the leading retailers in the market?

In 2016, Carter’s, the American designer and marketer of children’s apparel, was the leading global children’s clothing retailer, bringing in around 2.86 billion euros in revenue. The Children’s Place and Mothercare followed in second and third places, with revenues of around 1.6 and 1.4 billion euros respectively.

Regional markets

The value of the baby and young children’s apparel market in the United States was around 21 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. In the same year, the size of the children’s apparel market in the United Kingdom was estimated to be approximately 6.2 billion GBP. In the United States, Carter’s holds a fair share of the baby and young children’s apparel market . They are particularly successful in the sleepwear and baby apparel segments where they had a 28 and 24 percent share respectively in 2018.

Children's wear and designer kid's wear market sizes worldwide as of 2017

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December 2017



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