The report titled “Saudi Arabia Bags & Luggage Market Outlook to 2025 (Second Edition) – Driven by Change in Lifestyle, Increasing Travel and Tourism and Customer Inclination toward High-End Brands” provides a comprehensive analysis of the bags and luggage industry of Saudi Arabia. The report covers various aspects including the current bags and luggage sales in the Kingdom, its segmentations viz, Type of Bags (Handbags, Backpacks, Business Bags, Wallets, Crossbody Bags, Duffel Bags, Briefcases, and Other Bags), Type of Luggage (Hard Case and Soft Case), By Price Segment (Luxury, Premium, and Economy), By Sales Channel (Offline and Online), By Retail Format (EBOs, MBOs, and Local Retailers) and By Type Cities (Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Khobar, Mecca & Medina, and others), Consumer Preferences and Trends Analysis, Pricing Analysis, Major trends and development, issues and challenges and competitive benchmarking. The report concludes with market projections for the future of the industry including forecasted industry size by revenue along with GTM Strategy and Recommendations.
Saudi Arabia Bags and Luggage Market
The Saudi Arabia bags market consists of luxury and nonluxury bags sold online as well as offline channels fuelled by changing demographics, surging the young and women population along with a high tourist influx into the Kingdom. It is an import-driven market where products are contract manufactured in countries such as China, Vietnam, Brazil, and Bangladesh and are directly imported into the Kingdom. KSA luggage and bags market saw a dramatic decline in the historical period 2015-2020 owing to the global pandemic which led to a reduction in footfall to shopping malls and retailing stores along with leisure and business travels decreasing significantly as consumers had to stay at home. This had a particularly detrimental impact on bags as many of these sales are either dependent on the tourist population or carried out on impulse. However, Companies are focusing on building an omnichannel strategy since the conventional brick and mortar retail business will follow a downward trend over the years with e-retailing to exponentially grow to post the corona pandemic.
Saudi Arabia Bags and Luggage Market Segmentation
By Product Type (Bags and Luggage): The bags segment held a higher share in the market owing to the launch of new product variants within handbags, backpacks, and duffel bags. However, the growing customer inclination towards high-end luggage equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker, rising urbanization, and increasing disposable income are expected to drive the luggage market over the predicted years.
By Region: Riyadh is the capital region witnessed very high infrastructure accompanied by strong retail growth and contributed the majority of the revenue share due to its high population followed by Jeddah with high tourist influx during the festivals such as Ramadan drawing huge crowds to the historical city. The Eastern region is expected to foresee some major development like the construction of Neom. Many luxury brands are now focusing on Dammam which is the biggest city in the eastern region.
Saudi Arabia Bags Market Segmentation
By Type of Bags: Handbags dominate the market in terms of revenue for 2020 followed by backpacks and business bags owing to an increase in the number of ex-pats requiring business bags (including laptop bags) for their daily activities Handbags and other bags such as crossbody, backpacks, and wallets has been boosted by the increase in a number of shops opened across numerous shopping malls in the country.
By Price Range: Economy bags remained the dominant category in the market in terms of revenues in KSA. The majority of the brands in the economy bags category follows the product launches of luxury brands and makes their product similar to them, thus providing a cheaper alternative to the luxury bags.
By Sales Channel: Bags specialist retailers, including EBOs, MBOs, and Local Retailers in KSA were observed to dominate in 2020 in terms of revenue share. However, the working population (20-35 years old) usually prefers online E-commerce platforms for purchasing bags and luggage due to the attractive discounts and product varieties visible on the platforms.
By Retail Format: Local Retailers dominated the offline market with the majority of the revenue share in 2020. Bags such as Handbags, Crossbody, Business, and Laptop Bags are mostly purchased through EBOs such as Samsonite, TUMI, Delsey, Nike, Gucci, American Tourister, LMVH, Michael Kors, Adidas while Backpacks and Wallets are mostly purchased from Multi-Brand Stores such as Splash, Lifestyle, Centre Point, Rubaiyat, and others.
Saudi Arabia Luggage Market Segmentation
By Type of Luggage: Hard Case Luggage from brands such as TUMI, Samsonite, and Delsey with economical pricing dominates the Luggage Market in KSA. The hard case segment includes luggage made from Aluminum, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene, Leather, and ABS. Preference is given to a durable material that is lighter and can be altered according to the latest styles.
By Price Range: Premium luggage remained the dominant category in the market in terms of revenues in 2020. Infrastructure development in Saudi Arabia is expected to increase the number of shopping malls in the kingdom leading to higher footfall in EBOs and MBOs, thus driving the demand for luggage in the premium and luxury price segment.
By Sales Channel: Offline channels, particularly the MBO’s showcasing wide varieties of Luggage with multiple price points and ease of return/exchange services are preferred by customers in KSA. The competition in the luggage market is expected to intensify in the coming which will push the brands to open more EBOs in order to improve their brand visibility.
By Retail Format: Local Retailers dominated the offline market in the luggage category with the majority of the revenue share in 2020. Most of the brands use the EBO retail format in order to enhance their brand pull. These stores generally do not offer discounts on products, thus having a low market share.
Comparative Landscape in Saudi Arabia Bags and Luggage Market
The competition was observed to be highly fragmented for premium & economy brands and concentrated for high-end luxury brands with the presence of a broad gamut of modern trade channels. Companies are increasingly adopting the omni channel distribution strategy post COVID to gain a foothold in the market since customers are skeptical about visiting offline stores. Brands such as Samsonite will cut down their advertising spends for the coming years and increase their spend on the digital medium to gain more traction. The company is also focusing on smaller products that can carry items like hand sanitizer and extra masks which can be folded up into a tiny square when not in use and other accessories such as iPhones and sunglasses. Companies are competing on various parameters such as SKUs, Price offered, After Sale Services, Retail TouchPoints, Partnerships with B2B/Online Platforms, Brands, and more.
Saudi Arabia Bags and Luggage Market Future Outlook and Projections
The bags and luggage market in Saudi Arabia are expected to experience double-digit growth owing to new product variants, investment in smart luggage products, online distribution, and shift from mass to premium pricing bags and luggage category. The market is expected to gain momentum with rising in disposable income per capita and an increase in the target population along with a majority of the demand from Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and others. The growing customer inclination towards bags with fingerprint locking, built-in GPS, Bluetooth speakers, self-weighing scales to gain traction in the near future.
Key Segments Covered in Saudi Arabia Bags and Luggage Market: –
By Bags and Luggage
By Type of Bags
Other Bags (Totes, Baguettes, Satchels, Flaps, Hobos, Shopper Bags, Messenger Bags, Clutches and others)
By Type of Luggage
By Hard Case Luggage Capacity
Others such as Jewellery cases, Business case etc
By Soft Case Luggage Capacity
By Price Range of Bags and Luggage
By Sales Channel of Bags and Luggage
By Retail Format of Bags and Luggage
Mecca and Medina
Dagal Factory for tanning leather and leather goods
Saudi Technical Plastic Company Ltd. (STEPCO)
Global Bags Manufacturing Company Factory
Hasibast Al Madinah Factory
Al-Jabreen Leather Industries
Saudi Files Factory
World Box Factory
Distributors/ Trading Companies:
Al Malki Group
Ali Zaid Al Quarishi & Brothers
Al Sawani Group
Al Sannat for Luggage
Grand Stores LLC
Fawaz Alhokair Group
Al Athar Group
Sun & Sand LLC
Bags and Luggage Brands
Samsonite Group (Samsonite, Kamiliant, High Sierra, American Tourister)
Key Target Audience
Retailers and Distributors
Time Period Captured in the Report:
Historical Period: 2015-2020
Forecast Period: 2020–2025
Key Topics Covered in the Report:-
Saudi Arabia Luggage and Bags Market Introduction
Saudi Arabia Luggage and Bags Market Size, 2015-2020
Saudi Arabia Luggage and Bags Market Segmentation, 2015-2020
Growth Drivers for KSA Luggage and Bags Market
Understanding the Target Market for Bags & Luggage Industry
Recommended Store Layout & Proposed Business Framework
The landscape of Local Manufacturers, Distributors & Retailers in KSA Bags and Luggage Market
Potential B2B Partnership Strategy (Partnership with Corporate, Schools, CSD and Local Retailers)
Competition Scenario of Bags and Luggage Market in KSA
4Ps and Pricing Analysis in KSA Luggage and Bags Market
Global Practices and Global Case Scenarios that can be adopted in KSA
Technological Innovations in Bags and Luggage Market
Consumer’s Decision Making Parameters and Buying Behavior in KSA Luggage and Bags Market
Issues and Challenges in KSA Luggage and Bags Market
KSA Luggage and Bags Market Future Outlook and Projections, 2020-2025F
GTM and Market Opportunities for KSA Luggage and Bags Market
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