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January 14, 2022

Half of polled UK consumers will cut clothing spend in 2022

A survey of 3,000 UK consumers has revealed that for those who intend to cut their spending in 2022, half plan to reduce the amount they spend on clothing.

By Laura Husband

The poll, which was conducted by audit firm KPMG and OnePoll between 13 to 17 December 2021, revealed that for the third of UK consumers (32%) who want to cut spending in 2022, clothing (50%) was only second behind eating out (55%) as the main luxuries they would choose to reduce.

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However, when the results were analysed by gender, the percentage rose to 59% amongst women polled.

Linda Ellett, head of consumer markets, leisure and retail at KPMG UK explained the cost-of-living squeeze is underway for many households.

“Faced with inflationary pressures, some businesses are mulling upping their prices, or have done so. But they will be mindful that they are operating in a marketplace where consumers are themselves having to tighten the purse strings.

“The competition for share of wallet in 2022 is heating up.  It’s vital that businesses double-down on their productivity, on the value and efficiency of their supply chain, and assess whether new products or offers can give them an edge in this landscape.”

The effects of rising prices are also apparent in the US with Just Style reporting last week that the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s chief economist believes the latest variant of Covid was unlikely to lead to widespread lockdowns but warned strained supply chains versus greater demand for goods could result in an inflation spike.

 

 

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After witnessing a dip of 21.2% in 2020, the European apparel market has seen a significant growth of 22.7% in 2021. This comes as, despite lockdowns and social restrictions in the first half of the year, mass vaccination drives meant consumers returned to their workplaces and began reattending social occasions in the latter, putting money back into apparel. However, increasing inflation and costs of living in 2022 are severely affecting consumers’ discretionary incomes. It is now crucial for European brands to understand how shopping habits are changing in order to stay ahead of their competitors. The Apparel Market & Forecasts in Europe to 2025 report will help you:
  • Explore how different subsectors and countries are performing within the European apparel market, and which offer the most growth potential
  • Understand how European consumers' shopping behaviors have changed post-COVID-19
  • Find out which retailers are making the most gains, and what they are doing to remain competitive
  • Gain insight into the key trends affecting the European apparel market
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