Handbags Market Report – 2008 Edition

Date: October 23, 2008
Pages: 30
US$ 800.00
Publisher: Koncept Analytics
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)
ID: H0414B3E631EN

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Handbags Market Report – 2008 Edition
Handbags are one of the key accessories driving the fashion world. The prices of designer handbags have been rising rapidly for the last several years. However, few analysts feel that the growth of handbag sales in US market might slow down compared to rapid growth in recent years. The handbag market is also facing intense competition from other accessories like jewelry and watches.

The premium handbag companies mainly include luxury brands as well as private label retailers. Europe has dominated the luxury handbag market for long with brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci and Prada. But now American designers are fiercely competing with new strategies and branding initiatives. A key issue is the addition of lower-priced lines by several American designer brands. The handbag marketplace has become extremely competitive with a large number of independent designers launching their own stores.

A key trend is of US and European accessories firms entering the Asian market. Coach expects expansion opportunities in China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Gucci has planned a series of store openings in emerging markets, including two in India, and others in Macau, Prague and Budapest. Dooney & Bourke opened its first store outside US, within the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. It plans to open five to 10 stores in Asia over the next three years. Cole Haan is also expanding into the Far East.

The report begins with a discussion of the segments of the handbag market and then goes on to analyze the US and European market. The report profiles the major companies, focusing in-depth on their business strategies. It also analyzes the major trends prevalent in the market.


Fashion Bags
Classic Bags
Casual Bags
Evening Bags


2.1 US Handbags Market
  Retail Market by Value
  Retail Market by Volume
  Export Statistics
  Import Statistics
2.2 European Handbags Market
  Consumption in Major Countries in EU
  Production in Major Countries in EU
  Exports Statistics
  Distribution Channels


3.1 Tough Competition from Other Accessories
3.2 Handbag Purchasing Habits
3.3 Handbag Trends - Europe Vs US
3.4 Competition from Independent Handbag Designers
3.5 Consumer Spending Projected to Slow Down
3.6 Women in UK Avoid Must-Have Handbags


4.1 Coach
  Business Segments
  Business Strategies
  Marketing Strategy
  International Strategy – Focus on Russia & China
  Product Innovation
  Multi-Channel International Distribution
4.2 Burberry
  Business Strategies
  Focus on Accessories Market
  Retail Strategy
  Implementation of Project Atlas
4.3 Gucci
  Financial Summary
  Business Strategies
  Expansion in Emerging Markets
  Gucci to Promote its Mid-range Offering
4.4 Dooney & Bourke
  Business Strategies
  Dooney & Bourke Seeks Asian Growth
4.5 Louis Vuitton
  Significant Developments
  Launch of Largest Store in Ginza
4.6 Chanel
  Business Strategies
  Significant Developments
  Mobile Art Project in New York
4.7 Prada
  Business Strategies
  Significant Developments
  Launch of Store in San Francisco
4.8 Kate Spade
  Business Strategies
  Significant Developments


US Handbag Exports - Top 25 Destinations (In US$000’)
US Handbag Exports - Top 25 Destinations (In 000’ Units)
US Handbag Imports - Top 15 Destinations (In US$000’)
US Handbag Imports - Top 25 Destinations (In 000’ Units)
Exports of Handbags in Major EU Markets by Value (2002-06)
Exports of Handbags in Major EU Markets by Volume (2002-06)
Expenditure by Women on Handbags (2007)
Major Brands – Popularity Ranking
Coach - Revenue by Product Category (2006-08)
Coach - North American Retail Stores (2006-08)
North American Factory Stores (2006-08)
Burberry - Sales by Product Category (2006-08)
Burberry - Sales Growth by Segment (2006-08)
Burberry - Retail/Wholesale Revenue by Destination (2007-08)


Handbag Market – Major Segments
US Handbag Retail Sales by Value (2002-07)
US Handbag Retail Sales by Volume (2002-07)
Consumption of Handbags in Major EU Markets by Value (2002/06)
Production of Handbags in Major EU Markets by Value (2002/06)
Distribution Channels of Handbags in EU by Value (2006)
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