5 March 2014
British denim brand Lee Cooper is to continue its expansion in South America by launching in Colombia, as part of an agreement with manufacturer Schontal CI Limitada.
3 March 2014
Iconix Brand Group has acquired the remaining 50% of its Latin America business from joint venture partner New Brands Group for US$42m.
24 February 2014
Global unions and labour rights groups are calling for more brands to commit to the Rana Plaza compensation fund as the one year anniversary of the industrial disaster approaches.
6 February 2014
Nearly a year after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, an ITV documentary claims to have evidence of ongoing worker and safety concerns at factories making clothes for UK retailers N Brown and Arcadia.
23 December 2013
Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.
13 August 2013
Andy Dunkley, the CEO of Lee Cooper has set some ambitious targets for the licensed denim brand, with plans for it to double its revenue to US$1bn over the next five years. Dunkley told Petah Marian about the Lee Cooper "family" and its plans at the company's recent licensee conference.
2 July 2013
Turkish denim specialist Calik Denim has unveiled its new "super-stretch" fabric line at a launch event attended by executives from Bershka, Mavi, Lee Cooper, Diesel, Giorgio Armani and Zara.
20 February 2013
European denim brand Lee Cooper has been sold to Iconix Brand Group in a $72m deal that will help the New York based firm grow its international presence.
20 February 2013
Iconix Brand Group Inc, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has raised its full-year profit and sales guidance after buying European denim brand Lee Cooper.
26 March 2012
French clothing, perfume and accessories brand Cacharel has appointed Pascal d'Halluin as CEO of the company.
29 March 2011
Following its takeover of Lee Cooper France in July 2010, Paris-based Linda Textiles has announced that it has been awarded an exclusive ten year licence in 18 European countries for the development, manufacture and sale of children’s wear range Lee Cooper Kids.
12 July 2010
Having been under the threat of liquidation last month, a commercial court in Amiens has given the go-ahead for the takeover of Lee Cooper France by Linda Textiles, a company based in Paris’ clothing trade district, Le Sentier.
6 July 2010
French clothing retailer Verywear Group, which last month pulled out of a deal to buy ailing jeans maker Lee Cooper France, is to buy women’s wear firm Astermod instead.
21 June 2010
A commercial court in Amiens has postponed the hearing on Friday (18 June) which would have very likely ordered the winding-up of ailing jeans maker Lee Cooper France, after two new potential takeover candidates emerged.
15 June 2010
The French arm of jeans wear group Lee Cooper could be wound up later this week after a potential bidder pulled out.
18 May 2010
Two takeover bids have been submitted to the judicial administrator for the French arm of jeans wear group Lee Cooper, which was placed under court protection at the end of March after having been declared insolvent.
21 April 2010
Denim brand, Lee Cooper is launching its first kids' wear area range in Europe with its latest licensee TVMania.
29 March 2010
The French arm of jeans wear group Lee Cooper has been placed under judicial administration by a commercial court in Amiens, in northern France, after being declared insolvent last week.
25 January 2010
The Romanian licensee for denim brand Lee Cooper, LCR Jeans, will continue trading from a reduced number of stores after reportedly filing for administration in the country, just-style has learnt.
10 August 2009
Chicago-based men's suit maker Hartmarx has finally been saved from liquidation after being sold to British private equity firm Emerisque Brands and its partner SKNL North America.
26 June 2009
A federal bankruptcy judge has given the go-ahead for the sale of bankrupt suit maker Hartmarx Corporation to private equity firms Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America.
19 June 2009
Eddie Bauer’s bankruptcy filing this week was not unexpected; mounting debts and slumping sales in a difficult economic climate meant its future was simply untenable. But with a sale of the business already agreed, and the possibility of an even better offer in the pipeline, could this mark a fresh start for an iconic brand? Leonie Barrie reports.
3 June 2009
A raised bid from Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America for bankrupt suit maker Hartmarx Corporation was yesterday (2 June) given the go-ahead by a federal bankruptcy judge.
1 June 2009
Plans for the sale of bankrupt Chicago-based suit maker Hartmarx seem to be stumbling after its chief lender Wells Fargo says it opposes a US$119m deal reached last week with Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America – a unit of Indian apparel maker S Kumars Nationwide Ltd.
26 May 2009
Bankrupt Chicago-based suit maker Hartmarx Corporation has agreed to sell its assets to Emerisque Brands UK Limited and SKNL North America - a unit of Indian apparel maker S Kumars Nationwide Ltd - in a deal worth US$119m.
22 May 2009
London-based private-equity firm Emerisque Brands has tabled a bid for bankrupt Hartmarx as lawmakers add to calls to keep the US suit maker open.
16 April 2009
Jeans maker Lee Cooper has selected Web PLM from WFX to collaborate with its global supplier base and help manage the brand’s growth.
15 April 2009
In just under a week's time the world's fourth largest trade fair venue will open its doors to IMB 2009. The last IMB event in 2006 welcomed some 25,000 visitors to view the latest in apparel and textile technology from around 600 exhibitors.
15 April 2009
Pantaloon Retail India, the country's largest retailer, plans to spin off its fashion and retail divisions into wholly owned subsidiaries in a bid to give it a “more focused approach.”
2 January 2009
French fashion retailer Morgan went into administration last week (24 December), a decision thought to reflect the strong interest being generated in the company.