Continuing the declining trend, the revenues in apparel sales in Japanese department stores valued 115,312 million yen during October ’20, marking 4.10 per cent yearly fall.
According to the latest released data by Japan Department Stores Association (JDSA), the revenues in apparel retail were still up by 28.02 per cent as compared to the figures of September ’20 when JDSA-associated stores clocked just 90,070 million yen.
Womenswear remained the top segment with 73,792 million yen revenues in October ’20 and plunged by 5.90 per cent as against October ’19. The category covered losses experienced till September ’20 and saw a growth of 24 per cent on monthly basis.
Menswear sales in department stores were down by 5.50 per cent in October ’20 from October ’19 to 25,526 million yen but surged 45.47 per cent as compared to September ’20.
As far as kidswear is concerned, the segment emerged positive both on Y-o-Y basis and M-o-M basis and clocked 7,850 million yen from its retail sales in department stores of Japan. The revenues were up by 0.8 per cent on Y-o-Y basis in October ’20, while the monthly growth against September ’20 was 22.37 per cent.
All other apparels (medical clothing, unisex clothing, etc.) marked 15.10 per cent yearly growth to hit 8,142 million yen.