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High Growth Forecasted for the World Bridalwear Market

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World Bridalwear Market

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bridalwear in Millions of US$. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 113 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Alfred Angelo,Inc., Creations Bridal & Fabric Boutique, David's Bridal Inc., Harrods Ltd., Helen Rodrigues Bridalwear, Justin Alexander Limited, JLM Couture, Inc., Macy's, Inc., Paloma Blanca, and Pronuptia De Paris S.A. Paloma Blanca, and Pronuptia de Paris S.A.. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1

Outlook II-1

Bridalwear: An Extravagant Market Studded with Optimism & Cheer II-1

A Peek Into Who's Leading the Pack II-1

Table 1: Annual Number of Marriages Per 1000 People by Geographic Regions (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-1

Bridalwear: A Synopsized Sketch of Present Industry Scenario II-2

Year 2006, A Curtain Raiser II-2

Wedding Spends in Year 2006 II-2

Table 2: Dissection of Wedding Spends Per Wedding in the US (2006 & 1999): 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) II-2

"The Dawn of the Millennials" II-3

Enduring Fashion Trends in Bridal Wear Through 2006: Lessons Learnt Along the Way II-3

Sounds of Sweetly Chiming Wedding Bells Fill the Air II-4

The Bridal Industry: Not An Easy Prey to the Slowdown II-4

Designers of Bridalwear Scurry to the Drawing Board II-5

Bridal Magazines: A Prime Advertising Medium II-5

Purchasing Trends of Young Couples II-6

Cost-Conscious Brides Make a Tough Bargain II-6

Craving for More: The Gen-X Bride II-6

The Modern Informed Bride: No Longer an Easy Prey II-7

Bridal Magazines: Sharpening Views II-7

Manufacturers' Trap: Catching them Young II-8

Appeasing the Information Savvy Bride: An all-time Cliche for Soaring Sales II-8

Dynamics of the Bridal Industry II-8

Highly Competitive II-8

Capsulated Trends II-9

Bridal Shops II-9

Bridal Boutiques II-9

Promotional Strategies II-9

A Psychographic Profile of Bridal Jewelry Shoppers II-10

Innovation that Goes into Earning that "Fast Buck" II-10

Bridal Registry Industry: Break Free Lifestyles Stir up Sales II-10

Bridal Business: Selling Beyond the Bridals II-11

The Tragedy of September 9/11 Is It a Deterrent? II-11

Strategic Moves of Leading Retailers II-12

Neiman Marcus Spreads the Enticing Net II-12

Dayleen Intimates: Surfing the Market on New Creations II-12

Alfred Angelo's Spring 2003 Collection II-12

Vanderbilt and Seasons offer Vanderbilt Trousseau II-12

Snippets from Across the Globe II-13

Bridal Watches: Overcoming Saturation II-13

UK: A Highly Polarized Market II-13

English Brides Revert Back to Tradition II-13

Choice of Wedding Outfits Wide as the Ocean II-14

China: The Dragon Breathes Fire II-14

Japan: Western Winds Overwhelm Oriental Weddings II-15

An Intriguing Insight Into Japan's Transition from Arranged Marriages to the Love Union II-15

Spain- Second Largest Exporter of Bridal Gowns II-16

Indian Brides Shift Gears to Cruise the Trendy Road II-16

India Sweats It Out With the Pakistani Designers II-17

Indian Weddings Make the Cash Registers Ring II-17

Iceland: Icy Cold Business Conditions! II-17

Scandinavia: Faring Pretty Well? II-18

2. Flamboyant Trends in Bridalwear II-19

Sizzling With Artistic Innovation II-19

Sleek & Sinuous Figure Hugging Designs: Extending a Touch of Spice II-19

Scanty Gossamer Gowns: For Today's Cheeky Woman II-19

Whites: No Longer the Lone Symbol of Purity II-19

Bare Shouldered Gowns Heightening the Need for Jewelry& Finery II-20

Embroided Dresses Hit the Spotlight II-20

The Sweetheart Neckline: Flirtatiously Feminine II-20

Short is Trendy II-20

Fabrics: Now Lighter than the Gossamer Summer's Breeze II-20

Period Dresses & Bridal Hats Yet to Come Full Circle II-21

Slim Fits for That "Perfect Shape" II-21

Ball Gowns: Feather Light for Greater Movement II-21

"Fairy-Tale" Wedding Gowns for December Weddings II-21

Fleeting Colors of Love II-22

Diamond Studded Tiaras: A Perfect Fit for the Reigning Queen of the Evening II-22

The Rebounding Fashion of Legwear II-22

Comfort Overtakes Fashion II-22

Lending Charm and Romance to the Bride II-23

Dare-to-be-Different Brides Risk It All II-23

Recycled Gowns for the Environmentally Concerned Bride II-23

Celebrities Set Trends II-23

Changing Bridal Trends in the Recent Past II-24

Bridal Trends in 2003: "Too Hot to Handle" II-24

Like a Greek Goddess II-24

Vying for the Necklines II-24

Bare Shoulders: The New Hot Look II-24

Light Dressing to Turn up the Heat II-24

Ruffles: Adding Girlish Impishness to Womanliness II-25

Bridal Trends in 2002: "A Little Soft Towards Tradition" II-25

Ruffles And Lace: A Runaway Hit II-25

Femininity Hits the Jewelry Market II-25

Glamour & Glitter: An Eye for the Sparkle II-25

Simplicity Makes a Comeback Amidst all the Plush Glitter II-25

Noteworthy Trends in Bridal Accessories II-26

Bridal Accessories: The Crowing Glory of a Bride's Attire II-26

Lace: Reining Supreme As a Popular Material for Accessories II-26

Crystal, Crystal Glittering Bright II-27

Bridal Jewelry II-27

Bridal Jewelry: A Tantalizing Headway to Branding II-27

Jewelry: Essence of the Bride II-27

Return of the Classics: Old Wine in a New Bottle II-28

The Urban Classy Bride Prefers Color II-28

Brides Succumb to the Charms of Platinum II-28

A Peek into What Makes Platinum So Irresistible II-29

Bridal Footwear II-29

Hey! What's On Your Feet? II-29

Bridal Flowers/Bouquets II-30

Botanicals: Infusing their Sweet Fragrance II-30

Trends in Bridesmaid Dresses II-30

Bridesmaids: Getting a Fair Share of the Spotlight II-30

What's the Perfect Gift for the Bridesmaids? II-31

3. Bridalwear: Freeze Frame II-32

Bridalwear: A Sneak Preview II-32

Mother of the Bride's Gown II-32

Bridesmaid's Gown II-32

Flower Girl's Gown II-32

Mystifying Romance of Beauty and Culture II-32

Spicing Up the Wedding Season II-33

The Changing Romanticism of Bridal Attire II-33

Clothes & Finery Maketh a Bride? II-34

Contemporary Brides Break Loose from the Shackles of "TRADITION" II-34

The Modern Bride Bares it All II-34

Splashing Color All Around II-35

Beauty & Mettle Underplay Conservatism II-35

Bridal Salons: A Propitious Niche II-36

Discount Bridal Service: Bridal Salons go Wired II-36

Off the Rack Bridal Gowns: A Runaway Success Among Cost Conscious Brides II-36

4. Product Innovations/Introductions II-37

Priscilla of Boston Group Introduces New Bridal Range II-37

Disney to Unveil New Range of Bridal Gowns II-37

Badgley Mischka's Bridesmaids Arrive in Australia II-37

M&S Unwraps An Ensemble of Bridal Costumes II-37

Priscilla of Boston Introduces New Line of Wedding Gowns II-38

Lane Bryant Unveils New Collection of Wedding Costumes II-38

Asda Introduces Budget Bridal Collection II-38

Layne Corban, LLC Unveils New Bridal Collection and Website II-38

Oscar de la Renta Ltd launches its Bridal Range II-38

Anjolique Launches Jolie Bridalwear II-39

Michelle Roth Launches Miri Bridal Collection II-39

5. Recent Industry Activity II-40

Macy's Divests After Hours Formalwear Business II-40

S.A.S.I. Divest Its Facility and Retail Outlet II-40

Macy's Divest its Lord & Taylor Business Division II-40

Federated Consolidates its Midwest Distribution Centers II-40

Federated Department Restructures its Operating Divisions II-40

Federated Department Acquires May Department II-41

May Department Stores Co. Acquires Marshall Field's Department Store Group II-41

Linda Brien Opens Exclusive Bridal Gown Outlet II-41

Candie's, Inc. Acquires Prime Assets of Badgley Mischka II-41

May Department Stores Acquires Desmonds Formalwear II-41

May Department Stores Company Acquires Gingiss Formalwear II-42

May Department Stores Purchases Modern Tuxedo II-42

May and Target Corporation Sign Acquisition Agreement II-42

May Department Stores Acquires Priscilla's Bridal Wear Chain II-42

May Acquires David's Bridal II-42

ItsEWonderfulLife.com Inks an Agreement with Designer Eduardo Lucero II-42

Partnership Move by Alfred Angelo II-43

Nordstrom Teams Up with The Wedding List II-43

6. Focus on Select Global Players II-44

Alfred Angelo, Inc. (USA) II-44

Creations Bridal & Fabric Boutique (USA) II-44

David's Bridal Inc. (USA) II-44

Harrods Ltd (USA) II-45

Helen Rodrigues Bridal Wear (Australia) II-45

Justin Alexander Limited (USA) II-45

JLM Couture Inc (USA) II-45

Macy's, Inc. (USA) II-46

Paloma Blanca (Canada) II-46

Pronuptia de Paris S.A. (France) II-46

7. Global Market Perspective II-48

Table 3: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridalwear 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 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 4: World Long-term Projections for 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 2011 through 2015 in US$ Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 5: World 10-Year Perspective for Bridalwear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for the Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

A Current & Future Analysis III-1

Wedding Trends in a Capsule III-1

Table 6: The US Online Wedding Market: Percentage Breakdown by Top Purchased Wedding Related Products and Services (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1

Wedding Statistics in the US III-2

Table 7: Average Wedding Costs in the United States: A Comparison for the Years 1990, 1999, 2002, 2005, and 2010(P) (In US$ 000) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 Table 8: Number of Marriages in the United States: Breakdown by State For the Year 2007 III-3

Table 9: Breakdown of Wedding Costs by Wedding Related Activities (In %) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 10: Family Member's Contribution at the Time of Wedding (In %) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Bridal Jewelry Industry III-5

Table 11: US Bridal Jewelry Market (2003): 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) III-5

Table 12: US Bridal Jewelry Market (2002-2003): Percentage Breakdown of Diamond Engagement Rings Sold ranked by Style-Solitaires, Band-type, 3-stone, and Others. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Bridal Watch: An Emerging Category in the Bridal Market III-6 Engagement-A Golden Period for the Couple III-6

Bridal Magazines Provide Guidance III-7

Strategic Developments III-7

Product Launches III-11

Key US Players III-11

B.Market Analytics III-14

Table 13: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 14: US Long-term Projections for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

2. Canada III-15

A.Market Analysis III-15

A Current & Future Analysis III-15

How Many Weddings Are Solemnized in Canada? III-15

Table 15: Number of Marriages in Canada: Breakdown by State/Province for the Years 2000 to 2003 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Paloma Blanca: A Key Player III-15

B.Market Analytics III-16

Table 16: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 17: Canadian Long-term Projections for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

3. Japan III-17

A.Market Analysis III-17

A Current & Future Analysis III-17

Japan Succumbs to the Charms of Western-Styled Weddings III-17

A Peek into Japan's Transition from Arranged Marriages to the Love Union III-17

Japanese & their Changing Ideologies on Marriage in the 21st Century III-18

Rental Wedding Outfits in Japan No So Uncommon III-18

Rise in Overseas Weddings III-18

B.Market Analytics III-19

Table 18: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 19: Japanese Long-term Projections for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4. Europe III-20

A.Market Analysis III-20

A Current & Future Analysis III-20

Strategic Developments III-20

B.Market Analytics III-21

Table 20: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridalwear by Geographic Region - France, Germany, The United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 21: European Long-term Projections for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - France, Germany, The United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011 through 2015 in US$ Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 22: European 10-Year Perspective for Bridalwear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales (i) for France, Germany, The United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

4a. France III-23

A.Market Analysis III-23

A Current & Future Analysis III-23

Pronuptia De Paris - A Key Player III-23

B.Market Analytics III-23

Table 23: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 24: French Long-term Projections for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4b. Germany III-25

A.Market Analysis III-25

A Current & Future Analysis III-25

B.Market Analytics III-25

Table 25: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 26: German Long-term Projections for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

4c. The United Kingdom III-27

A.Market Analysis III-27

A Current & Future Analysis III-27

Too Notoriously Fragmented for Player Comfort III-27

A Journey Through the Maze of Wedding Outfit Styles III-27

What's Hip & Happening in British Bridal Fashions? III-28

Product Launch III-28

Key Players III-28

B.Market Analytics III-29

Table 27: The UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 28: UK Long-term Projections for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

4d. Italy III-31

A.Market Analysis III-31

A Current & Future Analysis III-31

B.Market Analytics III-31

Table 29: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 30: Italian Long-term Projections for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4e. Spain III-32

A.Market Analysis III-32

A Current & Future Analysis III-32

Spain- A Major Market for Bridal Wear III-32

Marriage-An Expensive Venture III-32

Export Scenario III-33

Key Players III-33

B.Market Analytics III-33

Table 31: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 32: Spanish Long-term Projections for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

4f. Scandinavia III-35

A.Market Analysis III-35

Bridalwear in Scandinavia Boots a Turn for the Better III-35

B.Market Analytics III-35

Table 33: Scandinavian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 34: Scandinavian Long-term Projections for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4g. Rest of Europe III-37

A.Market Analysis III-37

A Current & Future Analysis III-37

Bridalwear Market in Iceland Freezes Over III-37

B.Market Analytics III-37

Table 35: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 36: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

5. Australia III-39

A.Market Analysis III-39

A Current & Future Analysis III-39

Product Launch III-39

Helen Rodrigues Bridalwear - A Key Player III-39

B.Market Analytics III-40

Table 37: Australian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 38: Australian Long-term Projections for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

6. Latin America III-41

A.Market Analysis III-41

A Current & Future Analysis III-41

B.Market Analytics III-41

Table 39: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 40: Latin American Long-term Projections for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

7. Rest of World III-42

A.Market Analysis III-42

A Current & Future Analysis III-42

Focus on Select Regions III-42

China III-42

A Sneak Preview into the Chinese Bridal Market III-42

Chinese Weddings Catching Fervor III-42

Haute Couture Sizzles in Chinese Bridals III-43

Marriages- An Adventurous Tour III-43

Beijing-A Diamond Mine for Chinese Bridal Market III-43

India III-43

Indian Brides Go Trendy III-43

You Have it, you Flaunt it III-44

Table 41: Average Wedding Expenditure along with Wedding Activities (In Percentages) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Innovation and Weddings Go Hand in Hand III-45

Augmented number of Weddings-Delight for Florist III-45

Pakistani Bridal Collections Gain Laurels in Indian Bridal Wear Market III-45

Philippines III-45

Gowns-Vital Couture in Philippines III-45

Bridal Preferences III-45

Middle East III-45

Middle East Bridal Market Faces Boom III-45

B.Market Analytics III-46

Table 42: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Bridalwear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 43: Rest of World Market Long-term Projections for Bridal Wear with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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