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US apparel retailers' December 2014 sales roundup

Deep discounts, lower fuel prices and an improved employment market all helped to drive better-than-expected comparable store sales gains fo...

US retailers' May 2014 sales roundup

Improved weather coupled with a slew of promotions helped to drive traffic and sales gains for US apparel retailers in May - with analysts e...

US retailers' April 2014 sales roundup

Warmer weather combined with a late Easter, aggressive promotions, and improving employment prospects helped unleash pent-up demand in April...

US retailers' March 2014 sales roundup

US apparel retailers recorded mixed comparable store sales in March, but overall managed to beat very modest expectations resulting from the...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Henry Tan, CEO, Luen Thai Holdings 9 May 2012

Leonie Barrie

Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.


Victoria’s Secret gets intimate with Sri Lanka 20 Oct 2006

just-style.com

US lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret says that despite rising production costs and worldwide competition from countries like China and Vietnam, it plans to source even more from Sri Lanka over the coming years. On a visit to the island earlier this week, two of the company’s top executives tell Dilshani Samaraweera why Sri Lankan lingerie is such a hit.

Latest News

L Brands Q3 earnings and sales climb 20 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

US apparel retailer L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings and sales but fourth-quarter EPS guidance has missed analyst forecasts.


L Brands emerges as one of few winners in Q3 4 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

US apparel retailer L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, is one of the few winners this quarter according to analysts, after it raised its third-quarter earnings guidance.


L Brands reaps results of strategic investments 19 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

A sustained focus on cost, inventory management, merchandise, and speed-to-market has helped L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, to buck what analysts say is a sluggish consumer environment.


L Brands Q2 earnings beat estimates 21 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has reported second-quarter earnings above analyst consensus and a 6% increase in revenues.


Kellwood appoints Babins for supply chain role 22 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

US clothing giant Kellwood Company has appointed industry veteran Marc Babins as president of its western region, with responsibility for the group's global supply chain.

Latest blogs

US apparel retailers buffeted by winter storms 10 Feb 2014

Leonie Barrie

Winter storms played havoc with US apparel retailers in January. While some consumers were forced to stay at home, others simply lost the will, with holiday shopping fatigue, static wages, and a lack of inspiring new ranges all hitting comparable store sales.

Company research

Limited Brands Inc in Apparel (USA)

Limited Brands Inc in Apparel (USA)

Limited Brands’s flagship apparel brand Victoria’s Secret operates primarily in the US, with more than 1,000 domestic outlets. Whilst a number of stores are expected to be closed, at least 20 new stor...

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Women's Outerwear in the US

Women's Outerwear in the US

Women’s leggings continued to see the fastest growth in women’s outerwear in 2012. It increased by 12% in current value terms to reach US$195 million, and grew by 10% in volume terms to reach 10.6 mil...

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Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear in the US

Underwear, Nightwear and Swimwear in the US

Overall, value sales of underwear, nightwear and swimwear increased by 3% in current value terms in 2012, to reach US$23.6 billion, whilst volume sales increased by only 2%. A similar trend was observ...

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