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Gender pay: Investigate fashion retail's data

The data is now in. Drapers has compiled a series of comprehensive and interactive tables outlining how fashion, accessories and footwear businesses have performed.

Click here to see the data in full.

The UK’s biggest fashion retailers and brands have met the government’s deadline to report their gender pay gaps, with a stark difference in the results across the industry.  

Those with the largest gender pay gap include lingerie retailer Boux Avenue, which reported that women in the business are paid on average 75.4% less than male staff, with women paid 25p for every pound paid to men. Occasionwear retailer Coast had a gap of 71%, with women receiving 29p for every pound earned by men, while womenswear retailer Phase Eight reported a 64.8% gender pay gap, with women paid 35p for every pound paid to male staff.

Conversely, some retailers were found to pay female staff more than male employees, including lifestyle retailer Tiso, which on average pays female employees 20.6% more than male staff, with women taking home £1.21 for every pound male staff do. Premium kidswear retailer Childrensalon, pays women 6.2% more than men, with them receiving £1.06 for every male pound, while Inditex brand Massimo Dutti pays women 5.2% more than men, with women receiving £1.05 for every male pound. Other retailers paying female staff more than their male workers include Calvin Klein, Cotswold Outdoors, Prada and Moss Bros.

Across all UK businesses with more than 250 employees, men are on average paid 17.4% more than women, the Office for National Statistics has stated. The retail industry, however, outperforms this UK-wide average, with men paid 16.4% more than women.

The data comes after the government mandated that all companies that have more than 250 employees must report their gender pay gaps by 4 April or face possible court action. 

Drapers has compiled all the data from the fashion industry in full here. The interactive tables reveal the mean and median women’s hourly pay figures, the amount women earn compared to every male pound, and the mean bonus pay. The data has also been segmented into the value, mainstream and premium sectors to enable easy comparisons.

Click here to see the data in full.


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