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FASH490: Capstone Project in Fashion and Apparel/Retailing: Company & Industry Data and Fashion Trends

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Report on Fashion


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Economic Census Data for Retail Trade

The Bureau of Labor Statistic defines the Retail Trade sector as comprising of establishments engaged in retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise.

The clothing and clothing accessories stores sub-sector consists of these industry groups:
      Clothing Stores: NAICS 4481
      Shoe Stores: NAICS 4482
      Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores: NAICS 4483
See the BLS data on retail trade sector

Check out the Economic Census releases by year and state. Choose a Economic Census Data  by year, Retail Trade and state.  

County Business Patterns (CBP) :  The CBP is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. This series includes the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll.