Victoria's Secret - Statistics & Facts

Victoria’s Secret was established in 1977 by American businessman Roy Raymond, who felt that traditional department stores were not friendly enough towards men shopping for women’s lingerie, and decided to start his own women’s lingerie business. The store grew rapidly and has become one of the largest and most valuable apparel brands in the world. The global intimate wear market was valued at about 184 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, Victoria’s Secret, one of the leading players in lingerie and intimate wear, generated 6.8 billion U.S. dollars that year. However, 2017 was the first year that Victoria’s Secret had seen it's sales drop since 2010. In North America, there are over one thousand Victoria’s Secret stores, with each store generating about 4.5 million U.S. dollars annually on average.

Victoria’s Secret has a strong presence on social media, with about 11.27 million followers on Twitter, making it the second most followed fashion brand on the platform. However, the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which is held to promote and showcase its products, has seen its viewership decline steadily since 2014. In November 2019, Victoria's Secret announced that it would no longer hold its annual fashion show.

Undeniably one of the most iconic and widely recognized lingerie brands, a recent survey found that 66 percent of U.S. consumers associated the Victoria’s Secret brand with sexy underwear. There have been numerous popular songs referencing the brand’s name in its lyrics; very few other lingerie brands could boast the same. Victoria’s Secret has become synonymous with women’s lingerie. Victoria’s Secret is especially popular among young consumers, with 77 percent and 70 percent of consumers between the ages of 16 and 24 indicating that they would buy womenswear from Victoria’s Secret or its subsidiary, VS Pink, respectively.

In addition to being a womenswear retailer, Victoria’s Secret also carries a popular line of fragrances, makeup, and skincare. Although the brand is better known for lingerie, a 2019 survey found that 21.37 million Americans used Victoria’s Secret perfume, cologne, and toilet water.

Interesting statistics

In the following 3 chapters, you will quickly find the 20 most important statistics relating to "Victoria's Secret ".

Victoria's Secret

Dossier on the topic

All important statistics are prepared by our experts – available for direct download as PPT & PDF!

Important key figures

The most important key figures provide you with a compact summary of the topic of "Victoria's Secret " and take you straight to the corresponding statistics.

Brand overview



Get in touch with us. We are happy to help.

Statista Locations
ContactEsther Shaulova
Esther Shaulova
Operations Manager– Contact (United States)

Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm (EST)

ContactZiyan Zhang
Ziyan Zhang
Customer Relations– Contact (Asia)

Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 10pm (IST)

ContactLodovica Biagi
Lodovica Biagi
Director of Operations– Contact (Europe)

Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 5pm (GMT)

ContactCatalina Rodriguez
Catalina Rodriguez
Key Account Manager - LATAM– Contact (Latin America)

Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm (EST)