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Bridalwear

Abstract

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bridalwear in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 120 companies including many key and niche players such as Alfred Angelo, Inc., Creations Bridal & Fabric Boutique, David's Bridal Inc., Harrods Ltd, Helen Rodrigues, Justin Alexander Limited, JLM Couture Inc, Macy's, Inc., Paloma Blanca, and Pronuptia De Paris S.A. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

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Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
  • Disclaimers
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
    • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • Cost-Consciousness - The Riding Theme in the Wedding Circuit
  • Trends for 2012
  • Industry Slows Down During Recession, Eases in 2010
    • Table 1: Dissection of Wedding Spends Per Wedding in US (2006 & 2010): Dollar Breakdown by Categories - Photography/Video, Attendants' Gifts, Wedding Rings, Bouquets/Other Flowers, Wedding Attire (Brides' and Grooms'),and Engagement Rings. (In US$ Thousands) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Brides Prefer New, Haute Couture Wedding Gown Designs in Year 2009
    • Table 2: Annual Number of Marriages Per 1000 People by Geographic Regions (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Bridal Wear: A Synopsized Sketch of Industry Scenario
  • Year 2009
    • Table 3: Global Spend on Wedding (2011): Percentage Breakdown by Areas - Hall & Catering, Wedding Ring, Bridal Attire, Photos & Video, Wedding Gown, DJ Entertainment and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Noteworthy Trends
  • "The Dawn of the Millennials"
  • Enduring Fashion Trends in Bridal Wear Through 2010: Lessons Learnt Along the Way
  • Sounds of Sweetly Chiming Wedding Bells Fill the Air
  • Designers of Bridal Wear Scurry to the Drawing Board
  • Bridal Magazines: A Prime Advertising Medium
  • Purchasing Trends of Young Couples
  • Craving for More: The Gen-X Bride
  • The Modern Informed Bride: No Longer an Easy Prey
  • Bridal Magazines: Sharpening Views
  • Manufacturers' Trap: Catching them Young
  • Appeasing the Information Savvy Bride: An all-time Cliche for Soaring Sales
  • Dynamics of the Bridal Industry
  • Highly Competitive
  • Capsulated Trends
  • Bridal Shops
  • Bridal Boutiques
  • Promotional Strategies
  • A Psychographic Profile of Bridal Jewellery Shoppers
  • Innovation that Goes into Earning that "Fast Buck"
  • Bridal Registry Industry: Break Free Lifestyles Stir up Sales
  • Bridal Business: Selling Beyond the Bridals
  • Snippets from Across the Globe
  • Bridal Watches: Overcoming Saturation
  • UK: A Highly Polarized Market
    • English Brides Revert Back to Tradition
    • Choice of Wedding OutfitsWide as the Ocean
  • China: The Dragon Breathes Fire
  • Japan: Western Winds Overwhelm Oriental Weddings
    • An Intriguing Insight Into Japan's Transition from Arranged Marriages to the Love Union
  • Spain-Second Largest Exporter of Bridal Gowns
  • Indian Brides Shift Gears to Cruise the Trendy Road
    • India Sweats It Out With the Pakistani Designers
    • Indian Weddings Make the Cash Registers Ring
  • Iceland: Icy Cold Business Conditions!
  • Scandinavia: Faring Pretty Well?

2. FLAMBOYANT TRENDS IN BRIDAL WEAR

  • Top Wedding Dress Trends for 2009-2010: Ranked by Popularity
  • Sizzling With Artistic Innovation
  • Sleek & Sinuous Figure Hugging Designs: Extending a Touch of Spice
  • Scanty Gossamer Gowns: For Today's Cheeky Woman
  • Whites: No Longer the Lone Symbol of Purity
  • Bare Shouldered Gowns Heightening the Need for Jewelry& Finery
  • Embroided Dresses Hit the Spotlight
  • The Sweetheart Neckline: Flirtatiously Feminine
  • Short is Trendy
  • Fabrics: Now Lighter than the Gossamer Summer's Breeze
  • Period Dresses & Bridal Hats Yet to Come Full Circle
  • Slim Fits for That "Perfect Shape"
  • Ball Gowns: Feather Light for Greater Movement
  • "Fairy-Tale" Wedding Gowns for December Weddings
  • Fleeting Colors of Love
  • Diamond Studded Tiaras: A Perfect Fit for the Reigning Queen of the Evening
  • The Rebounding Fashion of Legwear
  • Comfort Overtakes Fashion
  • Lending Charm and Romance to the Bride
  • Dare-to-be-Different Brides Risk It All
  • Recycled Gowns for the Environmentally Concerned Bride
  • Celebrities Set Trends
  • Noteworthy Trends in Bridal Accessories
  • Bridal Accessories: The Crowning Glory of a Bride's Attire
  • Lace: Reining Supreme As a Popular Material for Accessories
  • Crystal, Crystal Glittering Bright
  • Bridal Jewellery
    • Bridal Jewellery: A Tantalizing Headway to Branding
    • Jewellery: Essence of the Bride
    • Return of the Classics: Old Wine in a New Bottle
    • The Urban Classy Bride Prefers Color
  • Brides Succumb to the Charms of Platinum
    • A Peek into What Makes Platinum So Irresistible
  • Bridal Footwear
    • Hey! What's On Your Feet?
  • Bridal Flowers/Bouquets
    • Botanicals: Infusing their Sweet Fragrance
  • Trends in Bridesmaid Dresses
  • Bridesmaids: Getting a Fair Share of the Spotlight
  • What's the Perfect Gift for the Bridesmaids?

3. BRIDAL WEAR: FREEZE FRAME

  • Bridal Wear: A Sneak Preview
  • Mother of the Bride's Gown
  • Bridesmaid's Gown
  • Flower Girl's Gown
  • Mystifying Romance of Beauty and Culture
  • Spicing Up the Wedding Season
  • The Changing Romanticism of Bridal Attire
  • Clothes & Finery Maketh a Bride?
  • Contemporary Brides Break Loose from the Shackles of "TRADITION"
  • The Modern Bride Bares it All
  • Splashing Color All Around
  • Beauty & Mettle Underplay Conservatism
  • Bridal Salons: A Propitious Niche
  • Discount Bridal Service: Bridal Salons go Wired
  • Off the Rack Bridal Gowns: A Runaway Success Among Cost Conscious Brides

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/ INNOVATIONS

  • Fall 2010 Wedding Collection by Vera Wang
  • Antonia Paris Haute Couture Launches New Bridal Wear Collection
  • Urban Outfitters to Roll Out Wedding Dresses and Accessories
  • Nalia Bridal Creations Rolls Out 2010 Bridal Collection in Spain
  • Lunar to Introduce New Bridal Collection
  • RDML Launches New Bridal Wear Collection
  • Vera Wang Launches New Bridal Collection
  • East Introduces Mughal Wedding Collection
  • Lancome Launches Lotus Bridal Make-up Collection
  • Vivienne Westwood Launches Exclusive Wedding Gowns
  • TACORI Launches Bridal.Evening Collection of Apparel and Accessories
  • Layne Corban Introduces Butterfly, the Handcrafter Bridal Jewels Collection
  • Nayomi Launches Fairouz Bridal Wear Collection

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER

  • Evans Introduces New Bridal Collection
  • Alfred Sung Launches New Bridal Collection
  • Van Cleef & Arpels Launches French Kiss Bridal Collection of Apparel and Jewellery
  • Xterity Bridal Launches New Bridal Collection
  • Lingerie Oasis Introduces Bridal Lingerie Collection
  • Amante Introduces New Bridal Lingerie Collection
  • Damas Launches Majestic Bridal Jewellery Collection
  • Damas Launches New Bridal Jewellery Collection
  • Topearl.com Introduces New Pearl Jewellery Collection which Includes Bridal Jewellery
  • Sia Art Jewellery Introduces New Bridal Jewellery Collection
  • JP Diamonds.co.uk Introduces Diamond-Studded Wedding Bands
  • Cygnus Fine Jewellery Introduces New Wedding Jewelry Collection
  • Disney Introduces New Wedding Dress
  • Julien Macdonald to Launch Star Bridal Collection Targeted at the High-end Market
  • Evans Unwraps New Bridal Wear Collection
  • Stanislaus Introduces Online Magazine
  • EGC Traders Launches Online Saree Shopping
  • Martha Stewart With Wedgwood Unveils New Tabletop Collection For Nuptial-Bound Couples
  • Max Mara Forays into Bridal Category
  • David's Bridal Launches Online Bridal Dress Collection
  • Maternity Bride Unveils 15 Latest Maternity Wedding Gowns
  • White Clover Introduces 2007 Line of Bridal Crinolines
  • Milano Formal Launches New Website for Wedding and Prom Attire
  • Marks & Spencer Unveils its Initial Wedding Collection
  • Monique Lhuillier to Launch Gowns
  • Priscilla of Boston Group Introduces New Bridal Range
  • Disney to Unveil New Range of Bridal Gowns
  • Badgley Mischka's Bridesmaids Arrive in Australia

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • The Dessy Group Enters into Partnership with Cynthia Rowley
  • Alliance Data Systems and David's Bridal Ink Multi-Year Agreement
  • Macy's to Establish Two New Stores in California
  • David's Bridal Launches a New Store in Manhattan

7. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER

  • Bloomingdale's to Launch Three New Stores
  • ITOCHU Divests Stake in Affiliate Company
  • Vera Wang Inaugurates its First Bridal Outlet in Australia
  • Federated Divests David's Bridal and Priscilla Businesses
  • Littlewoods to Expand Online Bridal Wear Range
  • Macy's Divests After Hours Formalwear Business
  • JCPenney Partners with David's Bridal
  • Tommy Consolidates Karl Lagerfeld Operations

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

  • Alfred Angelo, Inc. (USA)
  • Creations Bridal & Fabric Boutique (USA)
  • David's Bridal Inc. (USA)
  • Harrods Ltd (UK)
  • Helen Rodrigues (Australia)
  • Justin Alexander Limited (USA)
  • JLM Couture Inc (USA)
  • Macy's, Inc. (USA)
  • Paloma Blanca (Canada)
  • Pronuptia de Paris SA. (France)

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: World Historic Review of Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures for the Years 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 6: World 15-Year Perspective for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for the Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Wedding Trends in a Capsule
    • Recession Induced Trends the US Wedding Industry
      • Bridal Wear Braves Recession While the Larger Wedding Industry Suffers
      • Wedding Planners and Related Businesses Witness Slowdown
      • Designers and Retailers with Low Cost Bridal Collections Stand Better Survival Prospects
    • Table 7: The US Online Wedding Market: Percentage Breakdown by Top Purchased Wedding Related Products and Services (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Some Interesting Marriage Facts (Year 2008)
    • A look at Wedding Statistics in 2007: Historic Review
    • Table 8: Number of Marriages in the United States: Breakdown by State for the Year 2007 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 9: Average Wedding Costs in the United States: A Comparison for the Years 1990, 1999, 2002, 2005, and 2010 (In US$ 000) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 10: Breakdown of Wedding Costs by Wedding Related Activities (In %) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 11: Family Member's Contribution at the Time of Wedding (In %) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Bridal Jewelry Industry
    • Table 12: US Men's Jewelry Market (2011): Percentage Sales Breakdown by Jewelry Type - Ring, Wedding Jewelry, Necklace, Bracelet, Cufflinks, Tie tack/bar, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 13: US Bridal Jewelry Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues from Wedding Related Jewelry- Engagement Rings (Diamond only and Non-diamond), Weddings Rings (Diamond and Non-diamond) and Other Bridal Jewelry (Diamond and Non-diamond)- Ranked in terms of Volume (In Millions) and Value (In US$ Billion) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Bridal Watch: An Emerging Category in the Bridal Market
    • Engagement-A Golden Period for the Couple
    • Bridal Magazines Provide Guidance
    • Key US Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 14: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 15: US Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Weddings Solemnized in Canada - A Historic Review
    • Table 16: Number of Marriages in Canada: Breakdown by State/Province for the Years 2000 - 2003 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Key Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 17: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 18: Canadian Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Japan Succumbs to the Charms of Western-Styled Weddings
    • A Peek into Japan's Transition from Arranged Marriages to the Love Union
    • Japanese & their Changing Ideologies on Marriage in the 21st Century
    • Rental Wedding Outfits in Japan- Not So Uncommon
    • Rise in Overseas Weddings
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 19: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 20: Japanese Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. EUROPE

  • Market Analytics
    • Table 21: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy ,The UK, Spain, Scandinavia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 22: European Historic Review of Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy ,The UK, Spain, Scandinavia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 23: European 15-Year Perspective for Bridal wear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy ,The UK, Spain, Scandinavia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4a. FRANCE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Key Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 24: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 25: French Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4b. GERMANY

  • Market Analytics
    • Table 26: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 27: German Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4d. ITALY

  • A. Market Analysis
    • A Quick Primer
    • Key Italian Wedding Statistics - A Historic Review
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 28: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 29: Italian Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Wedding Industry in the UK Buckles under the Effect of Recession
    • Bridal Wear Sees no Cutbacks Even in the Face of Global Slowdown
    • Effect of Recession more on Mid-market Bridal Wear than on the high-end market
    • Second-hand Gowns and Rings in Vogue
    • UK Bridal Wear Industry Heads towards a Prolonged Consolidation
    • Too Notoriously Fragmented for Player Comfort
    • A Journey through the Maze of Wedding Outfit Styles
    • What's Hip & Happening in British Bridal Fashions?
    • Key Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 30: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 31: UK Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4e. SPAIN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Spain - A Major Market for Bridal Wear
    • Marriage - An Expensive Venture
    • Export Scenario
    • Key Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 32: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 33: Spanish Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4f. SCANDINAVIA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Bridal Wear in Scandinavia Boots a Turn for the Better
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 34: Scandinavian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 35: Scandinavian Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4g. REST OF EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Bridal Wear Market in Iceland Freezes Over
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 36: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 37: Rest of Europe Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. AUSTRALIA

  • Market Analytics
    • Table 38: Australian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 39: Australian Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. LATIN AMERICA

  • Market Analytics
    • Table 40: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 41: Latin American Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7. REST OF WORLD

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Focus on Select Regions
      • China
      • A Sneak Preview into the Chinese Bridal Market
      • Chinese Weddings Catching Fervor
      • Haute Couture Sizzles in Chinese Bridals
      • Marriages- An Adventurous Tour
      • Beijing-A Diamond Mine for Chinese Bridal Market
      • India
      • Indian Brides Go Trendy
      • You Have it, Flaunt it
    • Table 42: Average Wedding Expenditure along with Wedding Activities (In Percentages) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
      • Innovation and Weddings Go Hand in Hand
      • Augmented number of Weddings-Delight for Florist
      • Pakistani Bridal Collections Gain Laurels in Indian Bridal Wear Market
      • Philippines
      • Philippines, a Cheap Destination for Weddings
      • Gowns-Vital Couture in Philippines
      • The Middle East
      • Recession could Cause no Dent in the UAE Wedding Industry
      • Middle East Bridal Market Faces Boom
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 43: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 44: Rest of World Market Historic Review of Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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