26 February 2014
Fifth & Pacific Companies, which today (26 February) begins trading as Kate Spade & Co, says it has a number of operational initiatives in place that it hopes will accelerate margin expansion and top line growth in 2014.
26 February 2014
Exercise equipment specialist Life Fitness is expanding into activewear after agreeing a new licensing deal with apparel maker Amiee Lynn Inc.
25 February 2014
Apparel giant Fifth & Pacific Companies has said it is happy with the business trends in its first-quarter as it booked an increase in end of year earnings.
12 February 2014
Fifth & Pacific Companies subsidiary Kate Spade has completed the acquisition of its Hong Kong South East Asia business from long-term distribution partner Globalluxe.
4 February 2014
Fifth & Pacific Companies has completed the sale of Lucky Brand Jeans to an affiliate of private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners, in a deal worth US$225m.
15 January 2014
Fast Retailing has made a number of appointments to the senior leadership team of its Uniqlo casual clothing chain.
14 January 2014
Greek fashion company Folli Follie has reached an agreement with Authentic Brands Group to assume the exclusive wholesale and retail distribution rights for the Juicy Couture brand in Continental Europe, the UK, Ireland and Cyprus.
10 January 2014
Apparel giant Fifth & Pacific Companies will change its name to Kate Spade & Company this year to reflect its single-brand focus, with Craig Leavitt to take the helm.
13 December 2013
Lucky Brand Jeans has appointed former Guess executive Carlos Alberini as its chief executive officer.
12 December 2013
Apparel giant Fifth & Pacific has finally become a mono-brand company focused on its Kate Spade line after firming a deal to sell its Lucky Brand Jeans unit to an affiliate of private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners.
10 December 2013
Apparel giant Fifth & Pacific Companies has agreed to sell its Lucky Brand Jeans business to an affiliate of private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners, for US$225m, to focus on its popular Kate Spade label.
20 November 2013
Juicy Couture chief executive officer Paul Blum is to leave the business after just a year at the helm, following its sale to Authentic Brands.
20 November 2013
US apparel group Fifth & Pacific Companies has agreed to terminate the lease on its flagship Juicy Couture store in New York in exchange for US$51m, increasing the expected proceeds from the sale of the brand to $175-185m.
7 November 2013
Apparel company Fifth & Pacific has lowered the upper end of its full-year targets after recording another large loss in the third quarter of the year.
14 October 2013
Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a strategy and SWOT report on Fifth & Pacific Companies, prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Bangladesh, and a look at apparel in Turkey.
11 October 2013
The most-read stories on just-style this week include questions over the safety of Bangladesh's textile and garment industry after a fire in a fabric mill killed at least nine workers, and the US$195m sale of Juicy Couture to Authentic Brands Group.
8 October 2013
Fifth & Pacific Companies – perennially subtitled as “the business formerly known as Liz Claiborne” – could soon be a single brand company if the industry rumour mill has it right.
7 October 2013
Fifth & Pacific Companies is to sell its struggling Juicy Couture brand to Authentic Brands Group for US$195m, in a move that leaves it to focus on the popular Kate Spade line.
4 October 2013
What do consumers really want from their fashion products and shopping experience? That was the question industry experts attempted to answer this week - with their conclusions suggesting retailers need to offer value, quality and convenience to shoppers, preferably all at the same time. Another challenge is for retailers to engage with their customers online or in-store to make sure they keep returning. Katie Smith reports.
16 August 2013
Since its introduction in the country three years ago, the International Labor Organization's (ILO) Better Work programme has been credited with helping elevate Nicaragua as an ethical sourcing location and a major player in the global apparel industry.
9 August 2013
US clothing company Fifth & Pacific has admitted its second quarter results were weaker than expected as sales growth slipped at its denim label Lucky Brand.
9 August 2013
German clothing brand Gerry Weber has named Andreas Schmidt as vice president of international sales.
8 August 2013
Fifth & Pacific Companies remains “on track” to hit its fiscal 2013 targets despite recording another large loss in the second quarter of the year, according to its CEO.
23 July 2013
Fifth & Pacific Companies is reportedly in late-stage talks to sell its Lucky brand to private equity firm Advent International for an undisclosed sum.
20 June 2013
Children's apparel retailer The Gymboree Corporation has appointed Levi Strauss & Co executive Joelle Maher as the company's new chief operating officer.
19 June 2013
Fifth & Pacific subsidiary Kate Spade has won a trademark dispute related to the name and logo of its newest clothing brand, Kate Spade Saturday.
18 June 2013
The owner of the iconic Hunter wellington boot brand has announced a series of appointments to its senior team, including former Burberry executive Niall Sloan as global design director.
17 May 2013
Mike Ullman, the man who has returned to turn around department store retailer JC Penney following the departure of Ron Johnson last month, has outlined the first of his plans to improve the ailing business.
2 May 2013
Apparel firm Fifth & Pacific has seen its first-quarter loss narrow, after strong sales growth at Kate Spade and Lucky offset a decline in sales at Juicy Couture.
30 April 2013
Outdoor apparel footwear firm Columbia Sportswear has appointed former Mexx executive Shawn Cox to the newly-created position of senior vice president of retail.