Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include profiles of US lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret and fashion retailer Esprit, a look at the footwear markets in Indonesia and Taiwan, and an overview of value clothing retail in the UK.

Company profiles

  • Victoria's Secret | Verdict Company Briefing
    Having taken a relatively cautious approach to international expansion, US lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret is poised to enter the European market with two full assortment stores in London in summer 2012. The retailer's strong global brand awareness, aided by its keen presence on social media sites and its strength in product innovation, will provide differentiation in the UK lingerie market. This profile looks at this expansion.
  • Esprit Holdings Ltd in Apparel (World)
    Once the brand that was said to have "lost its soul", Esprit has taken significant measures to overhaul its operations, distribution and branding through a high-cost transformation plan. The company is betting heavily on the highly competitive Chinese market. It remains to be seen whether Esprit's narrow international growth strategy and new fashion-focused agenda will enable the apparel retailer to reverse its fortunes.

Footwear

  • Footwear in Indonesia
    This report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the footwear market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2007-2011 and analysis by distribution format allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, leading brands, and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market.
  • Footwear in Taiwan
    Get a detailed picture of the footwear market in Taiwan from this report. Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change. Understand the competitive environment, the market's major players and leading brands. Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.

Retail

  • Value Clothing Retail in the UK | Verdict Market Report
    According to this report, for the first time, forecast growth in value clothing expenditure will underperform the overall clothing market from 2014. A gradual shift in shopping habits of consumers making more considered purchases and wanting better value for money through quality and product design will result in a proportion of consumers trading up to midmarket players. The report investigates this forthcoming trend.
  • Menswear Retailing in the UK | Verdict Market Report
    The analysts in this report expect menswear to substantially over perform between 2011-16 against the past five years. Moreover, the following five years will offer even more opportunities to menswear retailers. It is therefore important that retailers identify the key trends emerging now, so that they can prepare and adjust their businesses for more exciting times ahead.

Textiles

  • Global Technical Textiles Business Update, 2nd quarter 2012
    This report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the global technical textiles sector, including acquisitions, business news, events, financial results, investments, joint ventures and market forecasts. The report contains insight and analysis of developments in a wide range of companies and other organisations involved in the sector.