For UK clothing brands and other businesses selling products and services into the UK retail sector, a list of clothing stores is a valuable resource.
More Than Words’ database of clothing stores, part of our extensive UK business database, is a comprehensive list of clothes shops and retail chains in the UK providing accurate, relevant data to aid your marketing efforts.
The UK’s apparel and footwear market has seen consistent growth over the last seven years.
In 2021 the overall market revenue of this sector is expected to reach £53.8bn.
The latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that the UK’s annual clothing expenditure was £59.2bn in 2019, holding fairly steady in comparison with previous years.
There is an increasing emergence of new clothing companies and manufacturers, as well as a continued rise in niche markets such as plus-size clothing.
Within clothing stores, decision-making tends to be the responsibility of the retail store or chain’s owners and directors.
The buyers on our list is in charge of researching the market to see which items are most likely to sell and which trends are incoming. Buyers will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with suppliers and manufacturers. Buyers will have their own budgets to work to and they will often give the final sign-off for larger purchase orders.
What’s on our list of clothing stores?
More Than Words’ list of clothing stores comprises:
- 5,652 names for high-level contacts in clothing stores
- 8,200 with postal addresses
- 7,225 phone numbers (direct or main switchboard)
- 1,276 email addresses
Your More Than Words account manager can help you to choose the right data for contacts most likely to need your products or services. Please call 0330 010 3495 or you can click here to email our B2B data lists team.
More Than Words note – looking for SIC codes for clothing stores? The UK SIC code is 47710 – “Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores”.
List of clothing stores FAQ
What’s on your list of clothing stores?
We have the following 11 categories on our list of clothing stores:
Children & Babywear – Retail
- 937 companies
- 850 contacts
- 716 phone
- 204 email
Dance & Balletwear
- 289 companies
- 284 contacts
- 185 phone
- 87 email
- 95 companies
- 92 contacts
- 63 phone
- 26 email
Ladieswear – Retail
- 5,731 companies
- 4,858 contacts
- 4,675 phone
- 1,181 email
- 17 companies
- 15 contacts
- 13 phone
- 1 email
Menswear – Retail
- 2,342 companies
- 2,027 contacts
- 1,116 phone
- 660 email
- 158 companies
- 152 contacts
- 109 phone
- 49 email
Outdoor Clothing & Equipment
- 1,216 companies
- 966 contacts
- 988 phone
- 306 email
Ties & Neckwear
- 49 companies
- 45 contacts
- 32 phone
- 23 email
Do I have to buy the entire list of clothing stores?
No and, unless you actually need the entire database, we would rather that you didn’t.
When you contact us we will discuss your business and your products and services with you together with the type of contact you are hoping to reach.
We only want to provide you with a list of decision makers within the fashion retail sector of genuine value to you so that you benefit from the greatest chance of producing a significant return on your campaigns.
The fields contained on our database of clothing stores in the UK include:
- contact title (for example, Mr, Mrs, Dr, Miss, and Sir)
- job title as reported by the contact
- first name and surname of contact
- name and type of business
- legal status
- email address for the contact
- postal address including 2 lines for the address, town, county, and postcode
- main switchboard telephone number
Marketing to clothing stores
With our list of clothing stores your business can get products and services in front of decision makers with a need for them and purchase authority within retailers all over the UK.
Our clothing stores database is ideally suited to direct marketing, a form of advertising wherein businesses contact a highly-targeted audience with products, services or offers which are tailored specifically to them and where the adverts are sent as email or postal mail or delivered as phone calls.
Can I carry out email marketing campaigns to clothes stores with the database?
Email marketing campaigns are a highly effective way of promoting your products and services to the decision makers on our list of clothing stores.
For smaller businesses and those looking with limited marketing budgets, email marketing offers you the ability to reach a lot of prospects without spending too much money is crucial.
Email marketing is affordable because, after paying for your list of clothing stores and access to an email marketing platform, you can send out as many email marketing messages as you need to.
This marketing channel has significantly lower overheads than marketing methods like PPC advertising. When you get in touch with us, ask us for the email marketing platform we would recommend using.
Email is also an immediate marketing medium that allows you to reach contacts from your B2B email database within seconds. It is ideal for time-sensitive marketing strategies such as a promotion or offer that you have personalised to the needs of the recipient.
You can also easily track and analyse your emails using the automated processes available with email marketing software.
You can see which emails were opened, read and clicked as well as which recipients converted and use this insight to refine your email campaigns over time.
Can I carry out telemarketing campaigns to clothes stores with the database?
Whether you are contacting major chain stores or a list of retail SMEs in the UK the key to successful marketing is standing out from the crowd.
Telemarketing adds an element of personality to your marketing campaigns that helps the contacts on your list of clothing stores to feel more connected with your business.
The B2B telemarketing data on our fashion sector database gives your team the information it needs for:
- appointment booking – fix dates, times, and locations for face to face meetings with buyers in the fashion retail sector,
- lead generation – identifying new leads so that you can pass these over to your own sales team,
- data cleansing – qualifying and maintaining the information found on your clothing stores contact database, and
- market research – asking questions and gathering information that helps you better understand your prospective customers and their needs.
Can you run email marketing and telemarketing campaigns to clothing stores for my company?
More Than Words’ managed B2B email marketing campaigns put the experience of our in-house copywriters, designers and campaign planners to good use, creating and implementing a compelling email campaign to send to your list of clothing stores.
Our managed email marketing service allows you to take advantage of our trusted servers and combined expertise to ensure the best possible results from each of your campaigns.
We’ll report actionable leads to you in real time and provide you with a full interaction report three days later showing you exactly who opened your email, who clicked through to your website from your email, and how many times.
We also provide managed B2B telemarketing campaigns, where our telesales representatives contact the individuals on your list of clothing stores on your behalf, generating leads or setting appointments for your sales team to follow up on.
With our dedicated attention focused on telemarketing your own team has time to focus their efforts on qualifying the strongest leads as well as the general day-to-day running of your business.
Can you run postal marketing campaigns to clothing stores for my company?
More Than Words doesn’t currently run managed postal mail campaigns to the public sector.
For those looking for a managed service, our business to business mailing list (of which this is a part) can be supplied to and used by 3rd party mailing house
How we approach marketing and selling to fashion retail sector decision makers
The main focus for any retail store, regardless of the size or niche, is to increase or maintain the level of custom received day to day.
The main ways that clothing stores do this are:
- reward programmes,
- running sales and offers,
- staying on top of trends and stocking desirable products, and
- store positioning (this can be physical location or online).
If you want to persuade buyers and store managers that your products or services are worth their attention you should be demonstrating the ways in which they will help to bring in more customers through one of the above routes.
Making a good first impression on the contacts on your list of clothing stores means focusing your marketing messages on how your products and services benefit the end customer.
Follow up with prospects to make sure they received your message or if they have any questions or concerns.
Staying top-of-mind is key in the retail industry because there are so many suppliers and manufacturers jostling for space on the market.
Finally, providing a free sample or demonstration is proven to be an effective way of maximising sales conversions – up to 90% in some markets.
Do you offer accuracy guarantees on your list of clothing stores?
At More Than Words we believe that the quality of your database has more bearing on the success of your marketing campaigns than the quantity of entries on it.
The more information we hold on a business the more valuable the data is to our clients, so we only include information for contacts we know we have enough accurate information for.
Additionally, we offer the following guarantees on the clothing stores contact list we provide you with:
- 85% email deliverability (excluding soft bounces)
- 92% telephone number accuracy
- 98% postal address accuracy
If we fail to hit our own quality thresholds, we’ll issue a pro-rata refund to you or supply you with replacement records – whichever you’d prefer.