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Focus on the World Childrens' Wear Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Children's Wear in Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Boys Wear, Girls Wear, and Infants & Toddlers Wear. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 595 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Bealls Inc., Benetton Group S.p.A., Carter's, Inc., Oshkosh B'Gosh Inc, Esprit Holdings Limited, Fruit of the Loom, Inc., Fubu International, Gap Inc., Gymboree Corp, Hanesbrands Inc., Jones Apparel Group, Kellwood Company, Gerber Childrens Wear, LLC, Kingspass Company Limited, M.R Simak Ltd, Oxford Industries Inc., Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, Calvin Klein, Inc., Polo Ralph Lauren, Sears Holdings Corp., KMART, Syms Corporation, Target Corp., The Children's Place Retail Stores, The Warnaco Group, Inc., TJX Companies, Tommy Hilfiger Corp, and VF Corporation. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


CHILDREN'S WEAR ` MCP-5013
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT


CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
CAGR Disparities Between Historic & Current Data I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Market Dynamics II-1
Outlook and Trends II-1
Market to Post Steady Growth II-1
Children's Wear Emulates Adult Apparel II-1
Kids Dictate Terms for Purchasing Apparels II-1
Children Exert Major Influence on Parental Expenditure II-1
Table 1: Global Percentage of Children's Preference in
Selection or Purchase (2006) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-2
Active Wear Gains Popularity Among the Young II-2
Sports Fashions Emerge as a Hot Trend II-2
Baby and Toddler Wear Unaffected by Fashion Trends II-3
Product Differentiation Imperative to Maintain Competitive Edge II-3
Designers Join the Children's Wear Bandwagon II-3
Bold Colors and Technical Fabrics Mark Outerwear Fashion II-3
Licensed Sports Apparel Market Encouraged by Team Sports II-4
Substantial School Uniforms Market Lures New Entrants II-4
Variations in Purchasing Patterns II-4
Designs for the Season in Children's Apparel Market II-4
Demographics II-4
Table 2: Global Population of Children in the Age Group of
0-14 Years by Region/Country: 2006 (In Million) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 3: Total Population and Percentage Share of Children in
the 0-14 Years Age Group by Country in Europe: 2006 (In
Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 4: Total Population and Percentage Share of Children in
the 0-14 Years Age Group by Country in Asia-Pacific: 2006 (In
Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 5: Total Population and Percentage Share of Children in
the 0-14 Years Age Group by Country in Latin America: 2006
(In Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 6: Total Population and Percentage Share of Children in
the 0-14 Years Age Group by Country in the Middle East: 2006
(In Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Changing Trends in Fabric Manufacturing II-9

2. Product Innovations/Introductions II-10
Duke Fashions Enters into Kids Wear Segment II-10
Nahar Industrial Enterprises Launches New Brand and Plans
Expansion II-10
Cotton County Plans to Setup 250 New Retail Outlets and
Launches New Brands II-10
Crocs to Introduce Traditional Apparel Line II-10
Snapper Rock Unveils Sun Protection Line for Infants II-10
Raymond Enters the Children's Wear Market with Zapp II-10
BBGT Unveils Clothing Line for Women and Children II-11
Disney Jeans to Foray in India II-11
WindmillKids Launches Hand Smocked Apparels for Kids II-11
Otto Ventures into the UK Market with Kidoki' Children's Wear II-11
Black Sheep Baby Clothes for Cool Kids II-11
Kiddy Class Line Forays as Skhuaban in International Market II-11
Reebok Comes Up with Apparels for Children and Women II-11
Cotton County Launches Tozo for Kids II-12
Lucky Brand Targets Kidswear Market II-12
Sisley Young Collection for Fashionable Kids II-12
Gap Launches Old Navy Fall 2006 Collection II-12
Sierra Designs Launches Faster Drying Apparel II-12
Cabana Life Introduces Sun Protective Kids' Apparel II-12
Barbie to Market Designer Shirts in India II-13
GapKids and Wild Planet Launch 'The Hoodio' II-13
Indian Designer Launches First Children's Designer Brand II-13
Inditex Reintroduces Children's Wear in Spain II-13
Woolworths Presents Children's Wear II-13

3. Recent Industry Activity II-14
Sun Capital Securities Group Purchases Kellwood Company II-14
Polarn O. Pyret Enters Into a Franchise Agreement With SP Masters II-14
Lilliput to Launch Stores in China and Middle East II-14
Koutons Retail Plans Expansion II-14
Esprit Plans to Introduce Kids Wear Product Line in India II-14
Little Bookworms Bookstore to Introduce Children's Apparel II-15
Gerber Childrenswear Enters into Licensing with Jockey
International II-15
Future Group Launches New Brand Factory Outlets in North India II-15
FAO Schwarz Acquires Best & Co., Children's Wear Brand II-15
B2X Enters into Agreement With Cacharel II-15
Prateek Enters into a Licensing Agreement With Kanz II-16
Kellwood to Acquire Hanna Andersson II-16
Edmond De Rothschild Capital Partners Fund Divests Stake in
Bonpoint II-16
Warnaco Group Enters into Agreement with Calvin Klein II-16
Ever-Glory top Take Over Nanjing Catch Luck II-17
NRDC Equity Partners Purchases Lord & Taylor II-17
Chico's Acquires Assets of Fitigues II-17
Denim Apparel Purchases Moonlight Graham II-17
Polo Ralph Lauren Acquires Jones' Polo Jeans Enterprise II-17
Kellwood Takes Over Assets of CRL Group II-17
Warnaco Purchases Licensing Operations of Calvin Klein in Asia
and Europe II-17
Apax Partners Acquires Tommy Hilfiger II-18
Burlington Coat Factory Taken Over by Bain Capital II-18
Hampshire Group to Acquire Marisa Christina II-18
CIC Acquired by Sutter Holdings II-18
Indivision Purchases Stake in Lilliput II-18
Indus Clothing to Set Up Disney Jeans Outlets in India II-18
Hucke Launches Whoopi Children's Wear in India II-19
Steven Madden Signs Licensing Agreement for Girl's Apparel Line II-19
Gini & Jony to Set Up 4 Manufacturing Facilities II-19
Cherokee and Alhokair in Licensing Deal II-19
MTI Vietnam Establishes Facility for Kidswear II-19
VF Forms Joint Venture with Arvind Mills II-19
Jeep Brand Jumps into the Children's Apparel Race II-20
Carter Subsidiary Acquires OshKosh II-20
Toy Manufacturer Tomy Diversifies to Children Apparel II-20
Everlast Signs a Licensing Agreement with Spris Corp II-20
Levi Strauss Licenses Children's Wear Brand to Groupe Zannier II-20
Kmart and Sears Merge as Sears Holdings Corporation II-21
Oxford Industries Acquires Ben Sherman II-21
Kellwood Acquires Phat Fashions II-21
Polo Ralph Lauren Acquires RL Childrenswear Company II-21
Lollytogs Acquires VF Playwear's Healthtex Business II-21
Children's Place Acquires Disney Stores II-22
Everlast Takes Children's Apparel to South Africa II-22
VF Corp Acquires Nautica II-22
Oxford Industries Acquires Viewpoint International II-22
Polo Ralph Lauren and Apparel Ventures Signs an Agreement II-22
Exxel Group Sell its Coniglio Children's Wear Brand II-23

4. Focus on Select Global Players (Including Retailers) II-24
Bealls, Inc. (USA) II-24
Benetton Group S.p.A. (Italy) II-24
Carter's, Inc. (USA) II-24
Oshkosh B'Gosh, Inc. (USA) II-24
Esprit Holdings Limited (Hong Kong) II-25
Fruit of the Loom, Inc. (USA) II-25
Fubu International (USA) II-25
Gap, Inc. (USA) II-25
Gymboree Corp. (USA) II-26
Hanesbrands, Inc. (USA) II-26
Jones Apparel Group (USA) II-26
Kellwood Company (USA) II-27
Gerber Childrenswear, LLC (USA) II-27
Kingspass Company Limited (Hong Kong) II-27
M.R Simak Ltd. (Hong Kong) II-27
Oxford Industries, Inc. (USA) II-27
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (USA) II-28
Calvin Klein, Inc. (USA) II-28
Polo Ralph Lauren (USA) II-28
Sears Holdings Corp. (USA) II-29
KMART (USA) II-29
Syms Corporation (USA) II-29
Target Corp. (USA) II-30
The Children's Place Retail Stores (USA) II-30
The Warnaco Group, Inc. (USA) II-30
TJX Companies (USA) II-30
Tommy Hilfiger Corp. (Hong Kong) II-31
VF Corporation (USA) II-31

5. Global Market Perspective II-32
Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Children's Wear by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 8: World Long-Term Projections for Children's Wear by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
the Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 9: World Historic Review for Children's Wear by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
the Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Children's Wear by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
the Middle East and Latin America Markets for Years 1998, 2008
& 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Boys Wear by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 12: World Long-Term Projections for Boys Wear by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
the Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 13: World Historic Review for Boys Wear by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Boys Wear by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and
Latin America Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Girls Wear by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 16: World Long-Term Projections for Girls Wear by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
the Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 17: World Historic Review for Girls Wear by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Girls Wear by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and
Latin America Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Infants & Toddlers Wear by Geographic Region- US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 20: World Long-Term Projections for Infants & Toddlers
Wear by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 21: World Historic Review for Infants & Toddlers Wear by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
the Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Infants & Toddlers
Wear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle
East and Latin America Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Demographics III-1
Table 23: US Children's Population (0-14 age group) by
Gender: 2006 (in Million) III-1

Table 24: Share of Children's Apparel as a Percentage of
the Overall Apparel Industry in the US: 2001-2005 (In terms
of Value) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1
Trends in the US Kidswear Market III-1
Children's Clothing Sector Forecast to Grow Further III-1
Children Influence Parents' Purchase Decisions III-2
School Uniforms Divert Economics of Children's Wear III-2
Increasing Demand for School Uniforms Attracts Major Designers III-2
Brand Names Dominate the Market III-2
Innovation and Novelty: The Key to Success III-3
Apparel for Obese Kids: Another Niche for Companies III-3
Retailing Trends III-3
Customized Retailing - A New Facet III-3
Table 25: US Market for Boy's Apparel: Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Distribution Channel for 2003
for Discount Stores, Chain Stores, Specialty Stores,
Department Stores, Off Price, Factory Outlets, Direct
Mail, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 26: US Market for Girls' Apparel: Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Distribution Channel for 2003
for Discount Stores, Chain Stores, Specialty Stores,
Department Stores, Off Price, Factory Outlets, Direct
Mail, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 27: US Market for Men's/Boy's Underwear (2003):
Market Shares of Leading Players in Mass Merchandise
Channel - Sara Lee, Fruit of the Loom, and Others (In %)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 28: US Market for Women's/Girl's Underwear (2003):
Market Shares of Leading Players in Mass Merchandise
Channel - Sara Lee, Fruit of the Loom, and Others (In %)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Online Shopping III-4
Product Launches/Developments III-5
Strategic Corporate Developments III-6
Key Players III-12
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 29: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear
and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 30: US Long-Term Projections for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 31: US Historic Review for Children's Wear by Product
Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 32: US 15-Year Perspective for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets
for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-20

2. Canada III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Current and Future Analysis III-21
Demographics III-21
Table 33: Canadian Children's Population (0-14 age group)
by Gender: 2006 (In Million) III-21
Retail Scenario III-21
Table 34: Leading Retailers of Children's Apparel in Canada
(FY 2004): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Dollar Sales by
Wal-Mart, Sears, Zellers, Gap, The Bay, Old Navy, Winners,
Please Mum, Loblaws and Children's Place for 3-5 Year Old
Children (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 35: Leading Retailers of Children's Apparel in Canada
(FY 2004): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Dollar Sales by
Sears, Wal-Mart, Zellers, N. Getaway, Gap, Old Navy,
Costco, The Bay, Children's Place and Winners for 6-9 Year
Old Children (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 36: Leading Retailers of Children's Apparel in Canada
(FY 2004): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Dollar Sales by
Sears, Zellers, Wal-Mart, Winners, Old Navy, Sports
Chek/Experts, The Bay, Gap, La Senza (Girls), N. Getaway
and Others for 10-14 Year Old Children (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 37: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls
Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 38: Canadian Long-Term Projections for Children's Wear
by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 39: Canadian Historic Review for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 40: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Children's Wear
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets
for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

3. Japan III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Current and Future Analysis III-25
Demographics III-25
Table 41: Japanese Children's Population (0-14 age group)
by Gender: 2006 (In Million) III-25
Market Trends III-25
Market Characteristics III-25
Dominance of Foreign Made Apparel III-25
China Dominates Apparel Imports to Japan III-26
Criteria for Purchasing Children's Wear III-26
End-User Analysis III-26
Distribution Channels III-26
Table 42: Japan's Market for Children's Apparel: Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Retail Distribution Channel:
Department Stores, Superstores, Specialty Stores and
Others: 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 43: Sales of Select Children's Wear Manufacturers in
Japan for 2003 (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27
Strategic Corporate Development III-28
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 44: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls
Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 45: Japanese Long-Term Projections for Children's Wear
by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 46: Japanese Historic Review for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 47: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Children's Wear
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets
for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

4. Europe III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Current and Future Analysis III-31
Factors Fuelling Growth III-31
Demographics III-31
Table 48: European Children's Population (0-14 age group)
by Gender: 2006 (In Million) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31
Table 49: Percentage Share of Children's Wear in Select
Countries (In terms of Value) in 2005 - Germany, Italy, UK,
France, The Netherlands, Spain and Total EU (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 50: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Children's Wear by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 51: European Long-Term Projections for Children's Wear
by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain
and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 52: European Historic Review for Children's Wear by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and
Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 53: European 15-Year Perspective for Children's Wear
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe for
Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 54: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls
Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 55: European Long-Term Projections for Children's Wear
by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 56: European Historic Review for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 57: European 15-Year Perspective for Children's Wear
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets
for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

4a. France III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Current and Future Analysis III-38
Demographics III-38
Table 58: Children's Population (0-14 age group) by Gender
in France: 2006 (In Million) III-38
Trends and Issues III-38
American Fashion - Swaying Consumer Preferences III-38
Phase Out of Textile Quota System Boosts Cheaper Imports III-38
Market Characteristics III-38
Table 59: Percentage Share of the French Apparel Industry
by Segment: Womenswear, Menswear, and Childrens and Baby
Wear - 2005 (In terms of Value) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 60: French Market for Children's Wear: Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Segment -
Ready-to-wear, Shirts, Blouses and other Tops and Underwear
and Lingerie: 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 61: Percentage Breakup of French Children's Wear
Market by Product Segment - Tops, Tee shirts, Overcoats,
anoraks, Sportswear, Trousers, Pullovers, Jeans and Others:
2005 (In terms of value sales) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-39
Retail and Distribution III-40
Table 62: French Market for Children's Ready-To-Wear
Apparel: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Retail
Distribution Channel - Specialized Chains, Hypermarkets &
Supermarkets, Sport Shops, Distance Selling, Independents,
Department & Variety Stores and Others: 2005 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 63: French Market for Children's Shirts and Tops:
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Retail Distribution
Channel - Specialized Chains, Sport Shops, Hypermarkets &
Supermarkets, Distance Selling, Independents, Department &
Variety Stores and Others: 2005 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 64: French Market for Children's Underwear:
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Retail Distribution
Channel - Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Specialized Chains,
Distance Selling, Independents, Department & Variety
Stores, Sport Shops and Others: 2005 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 65: French Market for Babywear: Percentage Breakdown
of Value Sales by Retail Distribution Channel - Specialized
Chains, Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Distance Selling,
Independents, Department & Variety Stores and Others: 2005
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41
Strategic Corporate Development III-41
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 66: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear
and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 67: French Long-Term Projections for Children's Wear
by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 68: French Historic Review for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 69: French 15-Year Perspective for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets
for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-43

4b. Germany III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Current and Future Analysis III-44
Demographics III-44
Table 70: Children's Population (0-14 age group) by Gender
in Germany: 2006 (In Million) III-44

Table 71: Percentage Share of the German Apparel Industry
by Segment: Womenswear, Menswear, and Childrens and Baby
Wear - 2005 (In terms of Value) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-44
Market Trends III-44
Competition III-45
B.Market Analytics III-46
Table 72: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear
and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 73: German Long-Term Projections for Children's Wear
by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 74: German Historic Review for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 75: German 15-Year Perspective for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets
for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47

4c. Italy III-48
A.Market Analysis III-48
Current and Future Analysis III-48
Demographics III-48
Table 76: Children's Population (0-14 age group) by Gender
in Italy: 2006 (In Million) III-48
Highly Stylish and Fashion Consciousness Market III-48
Table 77: Percentage Share of the Italian Apparel Industry
by Segment: Womenswear, Menswear, and Childrens and Baby
Wear - 2005 (In terms of Value) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 78: Italian Market for Kid's Wear: Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Distribution Channel -
Independent Stores, Chain Stores, Department Stores,
Supermarkets, and Others: 2004 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48
Product Launch III-49
Key Player III-49
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 79: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear
and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 80: Italian Long-Term Projections for Children's Wear
by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 81: Italian Historic Review for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 82: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets
for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-51

4d. The United Kingdom III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Current and Future Analysis III-52
Demographics III-52
Table 83: Children's Population (0-14 age group) by Gender
in the UK: 2006 (In Million) III-52
Market Trends III-52
Changing Lifestyles Work Positive for Children's Wear III-52
Forces Attracting the Tween Audience III-52
Fashion Appeal in Garments Important for Boys and Girls III-53
Table 84: Percentage Share of the UK Apparel Industry by
Segment: Womenswear, Menswear, and Childrens and Baby Wear
- 2005 (In terms of Value) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-53
Licensed Wear - Mostly Purchased by Mothers III-53
Overseas Production Sets Back Domestic Manufacture III-53
Retail Scenario III-53
Product Launches/Developments III-54
Strategic Corporate Development III-54
B.Market Analytics III-55
Table 85: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear
and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 86: UK Long-Term Projections for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 87: UK Historic Review for Children's Wear by Product
Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 88: UK 15-Year Perspective for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets
for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56

4e. Spain III-57
A.Market Analysis III-57
Current and Future Analysis III-57
Demographics III-57
Table 89: Children's Population (0-14 age group) by Gender
in Spain: 2006 (In Million) III-57
Market Overview III-57
Table 90: Percentage Share of the Spanish Apparel Industry
by Segment: Womenswear, Menswear, and Childrens and Baby
Wear - 2005 (In terms of Value) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-57
Product Launch III-58
B.Market Analytics III-58
Table 91: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear
and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 92: Spanish Long-Term Projections for Children's Wear
by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 93: Spanish Historic Review for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 94: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Children's Wear by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets
for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-60

4f. Rest of Europe III-61
A.Market Analysis III-61
Current and Future Analysis III-61
Demographics III-61
Table 95: Children's Population (0-14 age group) by Gender
in Rest of Europe Countries: 2006 (In Million) III-61
Overview of Select Markets III-62
Belgium III-62
Table 96: Percentage Share of the Apparel Industry in
Belgium by Segment: Womenswear, Menswear, and Childrens
and Baby Wear - 2005 (In terms of Value) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62
Norway III-62
Russia III-62
Overview III-62
Regulatory Environment III-62
Distribution Channels III-62
Growth Areas III-63
Sweden III-63
The Netherlands III-63
Table 97: Percentage Share of the Netherlands Apparel Industry
by Segment: Womenswear, Menswear, and Childrens and Baby Wear -
2005 (In terms of Value) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63
B.Market Analytics III-64
Table 98: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear,
Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 99: Rest of Europe Long-Term Projections for
Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear
and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 100: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Children's
Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants
& Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 101: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Children's
Wear by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear
Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-66

5. Asia-Pacific III-67
A.Market Analysis III-67
Current and Future Analysis III-67
Demographics III-67
Table 102: Children's Population (0-14 age group) by Gender
in Asia-Pacific: 2006 (In Million) III-67
Overview of Select Markets III-67
China III-67
Dynamics of Chinese Children's Wear Market III-67
India III-68
Burgeoning Prospects in the Kidswear Market III-68
Korea III-68
Overview III-68
Table 103: Percentage Breakup of the Apparel Industry in
Korea, by Segment - Men's wear, Women's wear, Kids/Teens
wear, Babies Apparel and Under Garments: 2005 (In terms
of retail sales) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68
Thailand III-69
Casual Wear Dominates Children's Wear Market III-69
Domestic Production III-69
Exports III-69
Apparel Market Categorization III-69
Grade A III-69
Grade B III-69
Grade C III-69
Product Launches/Developments III-70
Strategic Corporate Developments III-71
Key Players III-74
B.Market Analytics III-76
Table 104: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear,
Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 105: Asia-Pacific Long-Term Projections for Children's
Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants
& Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 106: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Children's Wear
by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 107: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Children's
Wear by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear
Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-77

6. The Middle East III-78
A.Market Analysis III-78
Current and Future Analysis III-78
Demographics III-78
Table 108: Children's Population (0-14 age group) by Gender
in the Middle East: 2006 (In Million) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78
Saudi Arabia III-78
Market Trends III-79
Imports Scenario III-79
End-User Analysis III-79
Strategic Corporate Developments III-79
B.Market Analytics III-80
Table 109: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear,
Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 110: Middle East Long-Term Projections for Children's
Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants
& Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 111: Middle East Historic Review for Children's Wear
by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants &
Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 112: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Children's
Wear by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear
Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-81

7. Latin America III-82
A.Market Analysis III-82
Current and Future Analysis III-82
Demographics III-82
Table 113: Children's Population (0-14 age group) by Gender
in Latin America: 2006 (In Million) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-82
Mexico III-82
Most Preferred Apparel Lines III-82
Key Market Factors III-83
Distribution III-83
Marketing Strategies and Promotional Activities III-83
B.Market Analytics III-84
Table 114: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear,
Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 115: Latin American Long-Term Projections for
Children's Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear
and Infants & Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 116: Latin American Historic Review for Children's
Wear by Product Segment - Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants
& Toddlers Wear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 117: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Children's
Wear by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Boys Wear, Girls Wear and Infants & Toddlers Wear
Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-85


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