Here at Chain Store Guide, Senior Research Editor Natasha Perry is wrapping up work on the 2018 Apparel Specialty Stores Directory, the latest edition of our annual leads directory.

We’ll have this publication ready to ship on August 18 to provide print-preferring customers with highly qualified apparel, accessories and sporting-goods leads in the retail sector that include the top chains you see below and host of others like Lululemon, rue21, Dick’s Sporting Goods and H&M – nearly 4,000 companies in total that operate 81,700+ stores in North America.

To mark the occasion, here’s an advance look at the annual industry rankings that Chain Store Guide prepares to coincide with publication of the directory.

For those who prefer their leads to come from the cloud, the corresponding Apparel Specialty Stores Database is updated throughout the year, available via our online portal, and offers hundreds of search options, along with access to 21,000+ industry buyers and decision makers.