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Industry Research: Apparel & Footwear

Business guide to industry research

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.


Key USC Databases - Apparel & Footwear

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.)

USC Trade Journals & Other Internet Resources

Government Statistics & Data

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

Addtional Internet Resources