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Industry Research: Apparel & Footwear

Business guide to industry research

Key USC Databases - Apparel & Footwear

Searching USC Databases

For general overviews and market research reports search on terms like:  APPAREL, TEXTILES, CLOTHING (WOMENS, MENS, CHILDREN) & FOOTWEAR, SHOES, ATHLETIC SHOES; also search on product categories, e.g. SPORTS APPAREL, JEANS, LINGERIE, HANDBAGS, ACCESSORIES, etc.


USC Industry Information Databases

USC Books

Search USC Libraries Catalog for books and periodicals using the following words and phrases:

  • Apparel industry
  • Clothing industry and/or trade
  • Fashion Industry
  • Garment industry
  • Sportswear
  • Footwear and/or shoes
  • Specific companies (Nike; Banana Republic; etc.)

Government Statistics & Data

For addtional statistical sources, see USC Libraries' STATISTICS & DATA research guide. 

USC Trade Journals & Other Internet Resources

Addtional Internet Resources