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COMMENT: US retail faces a leaner future | 14 Apr 2009

This year, thousands of retail outlets across the US will shut their doors as companies rationalise their store portfolios in the teeth of the worst recession since the Second World War. But is this a necessary correction, or an overreaction? And how will the retail landscape look once “normality” returns – whatever that means? asks Richard Woodard.

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Sequential Brands plots Ellen Tracy expansion

Katie Smith | 26 Nov 2013

Brand management company Sequential Brands Group has unveiled expansion plans for its women's fashion brand Ellen Tracy, including distribution into South Korea.

Sequential Brands Q3 loss widens as sales jump

Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2013

Brand management company Sequential Brands Group has seen its third-quarter loss widen, despite reporting record sales during the period thanks to new brand acquisitions.

Sequential Brands up-lists to Nasdaq exchange

Leonie Barrie | 23 Sep 2013

Sequential Brands Group, the owner of labels including William Rast and People's Liberation, is to begin trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market from tomorrow (24 September).

Sequential Brands Q1 loss widens

Katie Smith | 2 May 2013

Sequential Brands, owner of the William Rast and People's Liberation brands, has seen its first-quarter losses widen after acquisition costs offset higher revenue.

Sequential Brands to acquire Heelys for $63.2m

Katie Smith | 10 Dec 2012

Sequential Brands, which owns the William Rast and People's Liberation labels, is to acquire wheeled footwear maker Heelys for US$63.2m - a deal that overtakes a separate offer the company was considering.

Sequential Brands names former Iconix exec CFO

Katie Smith | 4 Dec 2012

Sequential Brands, which owns the William Rast and People's Liberation brands has poached its second former Iconix executive in a month, appointing Gary Klein as CFO.

Sequential Brands taps former Iconix exec as CEO

Katie Smith | 21 Nov 2012

Apparel firm Sequential Brands Group, which owns the William Rast and People's Liberation brands, has tapped former Iconix COO Yehuda Shmidman as chief executive officer.

New People's Liberation license inked

Leonie Barrie | 19 Sep 2012

Sequential Brands Group is continuing the expansion of its People's Liberation line by signing a licensing deal with Sunrise Brands covering men's and women's apparel and backpacks.

Sequential Brands buys DVS in $8.55m deal

Katie Smith | 29 Jun 2012

Apparel firm Sequential Brands Group, which owns the William Rast and People's Liberation brands, is making its first move into the action sports sector after agreeing an $8.55m deal to buy the DVS brand from DVS Shoe Company.

People’s Liberation changes name, business model

Richard Woodard | 10 Feb 2012

Apparel business People’s Liberation is to change its name and business model after raising up to US$14.5m in funding from private equity group Tengram Capital Partners.

William Rast banks on denim | 11 Feb 2011

William Rast, the US label started by pop star Justin Timberlake, is to focus on denim this year, which it says is coming back into fashion.

People's Liberation, Charlotte Russe settle suit | 9 Feb 2011

An ongoing lawsuit for breach of contract between high end casual apparel maker People's Liberation Inc and retailer Charlotte Russe Holding Inc has been settled, the companies said today (9 February).

People’s Liberation sinks to Q2 loss | 17 Aug 2010

High-end casual apparel company People’s Liberation posted a narrow second quarter loss after revenues slumped 31.2%, hit by slow sales from its Charlotte Russe distribution and poor wholesale revenues.

People's Liberation narrows Q1 loss | 18 May 2010

Higher sales and better gross margins at its J Lindeberg and William Rast stores have helped casual apparel maker People's Liberation Inc narrow its first quarter losses.

People’s Liberation hails “progress” in results | 31 Mar 2010

Casual clothing firm People's Liberation Inc has ended its financial year with “record sales results and an improved bottom-line” and says it optimistic about its long-term growth prospects.

People’s Liberation boosts income during Q3 | 17 Nov 2009

Casual apparel group People's Liberation has returned to profit for the third quarter of 2009, thanks in part to lower operating costs.

People’s Liberation files against Charlotte Russe | 30 Oct 2009

Casual apparel company People’s Liberation has filed a lawsuit against Charlotte Russe Merchandising for "breach of a written contract and tort recovery".

William Rast brand to roll out first retail stores | 28 Sep 2009

William Rast, the denim brand founded by Trace Ayala and Justin Timberlake, is to roll out its first free-standing stores in the US.

People’s Liberation swings to Q2 profit | 14 Aug 2009

An exclusive distribution agreement with retailer Charlotte Russe has helped casual wear maker People's Liberation Inc swing to a second quarter profit by boosting both sales and margins.

People’s Liberation swings to Q1 loss | 18 May 2009

Fashion maker People's Liberation has swung to a first quarter loss after cutting prices of its People’s Liberation line as it shifts North American distribution to Charlotte Russe - but but said it is looking to start a European retail division.

Investments swell People’s Liberation FY loss | 1 Apr 2009

Investments in its William Rast casual apparel brand led People’s Liberation to a full-year net loss of US$4.5m, despite large-scale revenue hikes.

Charlotte Russe nets exclusive People’s Liberation | 18 Dec 2008

Apparel retailer Charlotte Russe Holding has secured an exclusive deal to distribute and sell People’s Liberation clothing in the company’s stores in North and Central America.

People’s Liberation in Q3 loss as sales soar | 17 Nov 2008

Casual apparel maker People's Liberation Inc has swung to a third quarter loss after the cost of re-launching and promoting one of its brands offset a 76% hike in sales.

Gary Sims named MD of J Lindeberg USA | 5 Nov 2008

Casual apparel maker People's Liberation Inc has appointed veteran golf and apparel industry executive Gary Sims as managing director of its J Lindeberg USA unit.

J Lindeberg launches tailored concept in Stockholm | 19 Sep 2008

Swedish men's wear company J Lindeberg has opened a new concept store in Stockholm, with a floor dedicated to tailored men's wear.

J Lindeberg forms US joint venture | 28 Aug 2008

Swedish men's wear company J Lindeberg has formed a joint venture with People's Liberation to operate its brand in the US.

H1 losses narrow at People’s Liberation | 14 Aug 2008

Apparel designer People’s Liberation made good progress in the first half of 2008, boosting sales by more than 60% and narrowing the company’s losses.

People’s Liberation and Lindeberg form US venture | 12 Aug 2008

Casual apparel company People's Liberation has formed a partnership to operate the Swedish sportswear brand J Lindeberg in the US.

People's Liberation signs Croatia distributor | 9 Jun 2008

Los Angeles-based apparel maker People's Liberation Inc has named Lokat as its exclusive distributor for its William Rast brand in Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.

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