Surprise: This Could Soon Become the Biggest Clothing Retailer in the World
What's your go-to destination for shopping for clothes online? Well, if Amazon is in your regular rotation, you're onto something. Shoppers spent a collective $5.5 billion on clothes on the retail site last year. While you might associate the mega retailer with tech, books, toiletries, and everyday necessities, WWD reports that Amazon's apparel section is growing by leaps and bounds.
WWD tapped a research company called One Click Retail to analyze Amazon's sales, and it came up with a fascinating prediction. WWD explains, "If [Amazon] continues to grow at its current rate, One Click said it's 'likely to become the largest clothing seller in the U.S. by the end of 2018.' That title is held by Macy's Inc." Plus, WWD explains that T-shirts, jeans, and underwear were the most popular categories. We're only one month into the year, so only time will tell if that forecast will hold true. In the meantime, will you be buying your new spring clothes from Amazon?