Clothing and Footwear Stocks

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Clothing and Footwear Stocks

Whether you call them clothing and shoes or apparel and footwear companies, there are a large number of publicly traded companies for investors to choose from. If you are unfamiliar with this industry you might recognize many of the brand names but it still might shock you just how many apparel companies are publicly traded and how many stores these companies operate. With the exception of a handful of companies, most of these public companies are headquartered in the United States.

Here is a little info on some of the sub-industries within this category to help you find trade setups or potential investments in areas that interest you. A full list of publicly traded clothing and footwear companies can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each group by the industry links on this page.

Accessories: These companies make a wide-range of handbags, sunglasses, scarves, watches, travel products and other accessories. Examples of companies in this category include Fossil Group, Inc. (FOSL).

Athletic Apparel: Most of these companies operate their own retail locations and many of them distribute their sportswear merchandise to additional retail stores worldwide. Examples of companies in this category include:

Columbia Sportswear Company (COLM)

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU)

Under Armour, Inc. (UA)

Clothing: This section contains all of the clothing stocks from all of the other sections in addition to companies that design, manufacture, market and/or distribute their apparel to department, chain and specialty stores. Examples of this type of company include Hanesbrands and V.F. Corporation who own the Lee and Wrangler brands. Examples of companies in this category include:

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)

PVH Corp. (PVH)

Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL)

V.F. Corporation (VFC)

Clothing Stores: These stores sell apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and/or children. There are approximately 40 companies in this category including well-known brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch Company, Gap, Nordstrom and TJX Companies who operates Marshalls and T.J. Maxx. Examples of companies in this category include:

Gap, Inc. (The) (GPS)

Guess?, Inc. (GES)

Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN)

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST)

TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (TJX)

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN)

Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Retail Stores: While the stores in the clothing retail category sell a wide range apparel for both genders and all ages, these stores specifically target a specific gender or age. Examples include Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) who operates Maurices, Lane Bryant and Catherines retail stores for women. Examples of companies in this category include:

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA)

Chico’s FAS, Inc. (CHS)

Children’s Place, Inc. (The) (PLCE)

Shoe Companies: While many of these public companies operate retail locations, they are best known for their brands which are often sold in retail stores worldwide. Examples include Nike and Steven Madden. Examples of companies in this category include:

Nike, Inc. (NKE)

Steven Madden, Ltd. (SHOO)

Shoe Stores: Includes companies that both sell a wide range of shoes like DSW Inc. and companies that sell shoes in specific area like Boot Barn does with their western and work-related footwear. Examples of companies in this category include:

Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT)

DSW Inc. (DSW)

Foot Locker, Inc. (FL)

Textiles: These textile manufacturers create products for not only the clothing industry but also numerous other industries as well.

Uniforms: These companies supply uniforms, work clothing and protective apparel for businesses. Some of the companies also provide a variety of other business and facility services. Examples of companies in this category include Cintas Corporation (CTAS).

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Clothing and Footwear Industry Resources

List of Recent IPOs and Comparison Tools

Clothing: IPOs in 2016

There have been no IPOs in this category to date in 2016.


Duluth Holdings Inc. (DLTH) (IPO in November 2015: lifestyle brand retailer)

Kornit Digital Ltd (KRNT) (IPO in April 2015, Israel: digital textile printing technologies)

XCEL Brands, Inc. (XELB) (IPO in July 2015: Brand development company; brands include Issac Mizrahi, Judith Ripka, Halston and Wonder)

List of Clothing and Footwear Stocks

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Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) (Retail stores: casual apparel personal care and accessories; brands include Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie Kids and Hollister)

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) (Retail stores located in Asia and the United States; brands include American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie)

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA) (Women’s Apparel: Retail stores focusing on women and tween girls; brands include Dressbarn, Maurices, Justice, Lane Bryant, Ann Taylor, LOFT and Catherines)

Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT) (Retail stores: western and work-related footwear; related apparel and accessories)

Buckle, Inc. (The) (BKE) (Apparel, footwear and accessories stores)

Burlington Stores, Inc. (BURL) (Off-price apparel, home and baby products retailer: brands include Burlington Coat Factory, Burlington Shoes, Cohoes Fashions, MJM Designer Shoes and Super Baby Depot)

Caleres, Inc. (CAL)(Formerly the Brown Shoe Company: retail stores; brands include Carlos Santana, Dr. Scholl’s, Famous Footwear)

Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (GOOS) (IPO March 16, 2017; Canada Goose outwear)

Carter’s, Inc. (CRI) (Children’s apparel and product stores: brands include Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh)

Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) (Women’s Apparel: Apparel and accessories specialty stores: brands include Cato, Versona, It’s Fashion and It’s Fashion Metro)

Cherokee Inc. (CHKE) (Manages a wide range of fashion and lifestyle brands including Cherokee, Carole Little, Everyday California, Tony Hawk, Liz Lange, and Sideout)

Chico’s FAS, Inc. (CHS) (Women’s Apparel: Boutiques and outlets for women’s apparel and accessories; brands include Boston Proper, Chico’s, Soma Intimates and White House | Black Market)

Children’s Place, Inc. (The) (PLCE) (Children’s specialty apparel retailer)

Christopher & Banks Corporation (CBK) (Women’s apparel stores: brands include Christopher & Banks (Petite sizes 4-16), CJ Banks (Plus Sizes) and MPW stores)

Cintas Corporation (CTAS) (Uniforms, supplies and equipment, fire protection services)

Citi Trends, Inc. (CTRN) (Retail stores: urban apparel, shoes and accessories)

Columbia Sportswear Company (COLM) (Athletic Apparel: Outdoor apparel, footwear and accessories: brands include Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear, Montrail, Pacific Trail and Sorel; retail stores)

Crocs, Inc. (CROX) (Retail stores; casual footwear for men, women and children)

Deckers Outdoor Corporation (DECK) (Designs and distributes footwear, apparel and accessories; brands include Ahnu, Sanuk, Teva and UGG; retail stores)

Delta Apparel, Inc. (DLA) (Designs and manufactures a wide range of apparel and activewear)

Destination Maternity Corporation (DEST) (Women’s Apparel: Retail locations focusing on maternity apparel)

Destination XL Group, Inc. (DXLG) (Retail stores focusing on big & tall men’s apparel)

DSW Inc. (DSW) (Retail stores: dress, casual and athletic footwear)

Duluth Holdings Inc. (DLTH) (Lifestyle brand retailer)

Express, Inc. (EXPR) (Specialty apparel and accessories retailer)

Ever-Glory International Group, Inc. (EVK) (Women’s Apparel: China: retail stores focusing on women’s apparel)

Foot Locker, Inc. (FL) (Athletic footwear and related apparel; brands included: Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports)

Fossil Group, Inc. (FOSL) (Handbags, accessories and apparel)

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) (Women’s Apparel: Retail boutiques targeting female consumers between the ages of 18 and 35)

G&K Services, Inc. (GK) (Work apparel and facility services)

Gap, Inc. (The) (GPS) (Retail stores: men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories and personal care products: brands include Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy)

Genesco Inc. (GCO) (Retail stores: footwear, headwear, sports apparel and accessories)

G-III Apparel Group, LTD. (GIII)  (Designs and manufactures apparel products under numerous licensed and proprietary brands; brands include Calvin Klein, Dockers, Guess?, Jessica Simpson, Kenneth Cole, Levi’s and Tommy Hilfiger)

Gildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) (Canada: manufacturer of a number or items including T-shirts, sports shirts, underwear, socks and hosiery)

Gordmans Stores, Inc. (GMAN) (Apparel and home fashions retailer)

Guess?, Inc. (GES) (Apparel retail stores in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America in addition to licenses and franchises of addition stores outside North America)

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) (Innerwear and activewear apparel including bras, panties, sheer hosiery, socks, T-shirts  and underwear; brands include Hanes, Champion, Gear, Playtex and Wonderbra)

J.Jill, Inc. (JILL) (IPO March 9, 2017; women’s apparel)

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (ICON) (Brand management companies: multiple brands)

KBS Fashion Group Limited (KBSF) (China: retail stores focusing on casual menswear)

L Brands, Inc. (LB) (Diversified specialty stores: lingerie, personal care and beauty products; brands include Bath & Body Works, Henri Bendel , La Senza, PINK  and Victoria’s Secret)

Lakeland Industries, Inc. (LAKE) (Protective clothing and garments)

Land’s End, Inc. (LE) (Catalog and ecommerce: men’s women’s and children’s apparel, footwear and accessories)

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) (Athletic Apparel: Canada: yoga-inspired athletic apparel company)

Michael Kors Holdings Limited (KORS) (Accessories, apparel and footwear)

Naked Brand Group Inc. (NAKD) (Men’s and women’s innerwear, sleepwear and lounge apparel)

New York & Company, Inc. (NWY) (Women’s Apparel: Retails stores focusing on women’s fashion apparel and accessories)

Nike, Inc. (NKE) (Athletic Apparel: Athletic footwear, apparel and accessories: brands include NIKE, Hurley and Converse)

Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) (Nordstrom Rack locations in addition to apparel, footwear and accessories retail stores)

Oxford Industries, Inc. (OXM) (Athletic Apparel: Brands include Tommy Bahama (sportswear); Lily Pulitzer (women’s and girl’s dresses, sportswear); Ben Sherman (men’s sportswear))

Perry Ellis International Inc. (PERY) (Designs and distributes men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories)

PVH Corp. (PVH) (Brands include Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger; dress shirts, footwear, neckwear, sportswear, swimwear)

Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) (Premium apparel, accessories and fragrances; operates retail stores and concession-based locations in addition to distributing products to specialty and department stores; brands include Ralph Lauren, American Living, Black Label, Chaps and Club Monaco)

Rocky Brands, Inc. (RCKY) (Hunting and hiking boots, occupational footwear and casual footwear)

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) (Ross Dress for Less apparel and home fashion retail stores; dd’s DISCOUNTS retail stores)

Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (SQBG) (Owns a portfolio of consumer brands)

Shoe Carnival, Inc. (SCVL) (Retail stores: dress, casual and athletic footwear)

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (SKX) (Retail stores: high performance and lifestyle footwear)

Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI) (Apparel, footwear and accessories retail stores; brands include Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage)

Stein Mart, Inc. (SMRT) (Retail men’s and women’s apparel stores)

Steven Madden, Ltd. (SHOO) (Fashion footwear and accessories)

Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (SGC) (Uniforms for a number of industries including healthcare, food services, security, travel and tourism, transportation)

Tailored Brands, Inc. (TLRD) (Men’s apparel stores: brands include Men’s Wearhouse and Tux, Jos. A. Bank, K&G and Moores)

Tapestry, Inc. (TPR) (Formerly Coach, Inc.: Bags, business cases, eyewear, jewelry, travel products, scarves and watches)

The Finish Line, Inc. (FINL) (Athletic Apparel: Retail locations: athletic apparel, shoes and related accessories; specialty running stores)

Tilly’s, Inc. (TLYS) (Athletic Apparel: Retail locations: action sports apparel and footwear)

TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (TJX) (Multiple retail brands including HomeGoods, Marshalls, Sierra Trading Post and T.J. Maxx)

Under Armour, Inc. (UA) (Athletic Apparel: Performance footwear, apparel and equipment)

Unifirst Corporation (UNF) (Work clothing and uniforms; facility service products)

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) (Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie stores in North America and Europe; wholesale distribution through Free People brand)

V.F. Corporation (VFC) (Apparel and footwear: brands include Lee, The North Face, Timberland, Vans and Wrangler)

Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA) (Accessories for women: women’s handbags, luggage and travel items, eyewear)

Vince Holding Corp. (VNCE) (Retail stores: women’s, men’s and children’s apparel; men’s and women’s footwear; handbags)

Weyco Group, Inc. (WEYS) (Designs footwear: brands include BOGS, Florsheim, Nunn Bush, Rafters, Stacy Adams and Umi)

Winmark Corporation (WINA) (Diversified specialty stores: Brands include Once Upon A Child, Plato’s Closet, Play It Again Sports and Style Encore)

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (WWW) (Footwear, apparel and accessories: industrial occupational safety footwear, outdoor high performance outerwear; brands include Hush Puppies, Keds, Wolverine)

XCEL Brands, Inc. (XELB) (IPO in July 2015: Brand development company; brands include Issac Mizrahi, Judith Ripka, Halston and Wonder)

Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ)  (Athletic Apparel: Retail stores: action sports oriented stores)