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.
10 December 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.
4 December 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.
21 November 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.
19 September 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.
29 June 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.
10 February 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.
11 February 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.
9 February 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).
17 August 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.
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.
31 March 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.
17 November 2009
Casual apparel group People's Liberation has returned to profit for the third quarter of 2009, thanks in part to lower operating costs.
30 October 2009
Casual apparel company People’s Liberation has filed a lawsuit against Charlotte Russe Merchandising for "breach of a written contract and tort recovery".
28 September 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.
14 August 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.
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.
14 April 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.
1 April 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.
18 December 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.
17 November 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.
5 November 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.
19 September 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.
28 August 2008
Swedish men's wear company J Lindeberg has formed a joint venture with People's Liberation to operate its brand in the US.
14 August 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.
12 August 2008
Casual apparel company People's Liberation has formed a partnership to operate the Swedish sportswear brand J Lindeberg in the US.
9 June 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.
23 May 2008
High-end casual apparel company People’s Liberation is set to explore the licensing opportunities of its denim brands with the appointment of Andrea Sobel as executive vice president of branding and licensing.
14 May 2008
An 81% surge in sales helped high-end casual apparel designer People’s Liberation to convert last year’s first quarter loss into a narrow profit this time around.
6 May 2008
Los Angeles-based casual apparel designer People's Liberation Inc has signed Subranded/The Clear Agency to distribute its People’s Liberation and William Rast brands in UK and Ireland through December 2010.