Fashion market in Belgium

The Belgian Fashion eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$1,385.0 million by 2024 and accounts for 18.1% of the total eCommerce market in Belgium. It is expected to decrease over the next years. The expected compound annual growth rate for the next four years (CAGR 2024-2028) will be -0.1%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$1,382.0 million by 2028. Within the Fashion market ECDB considers the following three sub-markets: Apparel, Footwear, and Bags & Accessories.

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in the Apparel market in Belgium

The Belgian Apparel eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$820.0 million by 2024 and accounts for 59.2% of the Fashion eCommerce market in Belgium. It is expected to increase over the next years. The expected compound annual growth rate for the next four years (CAGR 2024-2028) will be 0.3%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$829.9 million by 2028. The Apparel eCommerce market is a sub-market of the Fashion market. Further categories within the Fashion market are: Bags & Accessories, and Footwear.

eCommerce revenue development in the Apparel market in Belgium

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in the Apparel market in Belgium

in %

Net eCommerce revenue split by sub-category

in %
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
Revenue (in mUS$) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Growth (in %) 42.4 20.0 40.2 4.5 96.3 88.2 39.9 4.7

Online share

eCommerce online share of the total Apparel market in Belgium

The online share refers to the proportion of the retail volume that is transacted via the Internet. It includes purchases via desktop PC, tablet or smartphone, both via website or app. Only retail of physical goods is taken into account. In the Belgian Apparel retail market, the online share is 38.0% and will increase by an average of 12.9% to 61.8% by 2028.

eCommerce online share of the total Apparel market in Belgium

in %
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
Online share (in %) 45.0% 70.9% 22.6% 50.0% 74.4% 90.8% 48.4% 95.0%

Top stores

Top five Apparel online stores in Belgium by net sales 2022

With sales in the Belgian Apparel market, zalando.be generated a revenue of US$183.5 million in 2022, which means it is the leading online store in this market. The Apparel ranking of Belgium is based on all online stores that generated sales in this market in 2022. Due to a country- and category-dependent approach, both national and international online stores can be part of the ranking. The graph shows a filtered revenue. It only includes national sales within the respective market.

eCommerce net sales generated in the Apparel market in Belgium in 2022

in million US$
Filtered revenue / share
Global revenue
Growth
US$900.0m
20.7%
US$8,300.0m 8.3%
US$550.0m
12.0%
US$4,600.0m 12.4%
US$470.0m
3.9%
US$1,190.0m 33.6%
US$430.0m
20.6%
US$2,122.0m 18.0%
US$370.0m
20.7%
US$1,814.0m 12.6%

Market definition

Definition of the Apparel market within the Fashion market

Market definition: Fashion > Apparel The category Apparel encompasses the commercial (B2C) sale of outerwear (e.g. jackets, coats), tops (e.g. t-shirts, sweaters, blouses), bottoms (e.g. pants, shorts, skirts), and more. Not covered are sport-specific apparel (e.g. wetsuits, snowsuits, goalkeeper gloves), footwear or fashion accessories (e.g. gloves, hats, scarves). All monetary figures refer to the annual gross revenue and do not factor in shipping costs.

In-scope

  • Outerwear (e.g. jackets, coats)
  • Tops (e.g. t-shirts, sweaters, blouses)
  • Bottoms (e.g. pants, shorts, skirts)
  • Undergarments (e.g. underwear, socks)
  • Activewear (e.g. joggers, tights, tricots)

Out-of-scope

  • Sport-specific apparel (e.g. wetsuits, snowsuits, goalkeeper gloves)
  • Footwear
  • Fashion accessories (e.g. gloves, hats, scarves)