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CANADA: My Virtual Model Finds Business Fit With EZSize just-style.com | 22 Jun 01

The fit, size and visualisation concerns of the online apparel industry came one step nearer to finding a solution yesterday when it was announced that My Virtual Model Inc (MVM) has acquired New York City based EZsize, a leading provider of fit and size technology. MVM will immediately integrate EZsize's "Best-Fit" technology into its suite of online apparel shopping applications, creating a powerhouse solution for catalogue and online apparel retailers.


Economy checks US retail sales growth just-style.com | 9 May 01

April brought sunny and warm weather to many parts of the United States, but the stumbling economy and a corresponding slowdown in consumer spending will likely chill same-store sales growth for many US retailers in the month, analysts said.


CANADA: American Eagle Opens First Canadian Store just-style.com | 8 May 01

US-based American Eagle Outfitters has finally moved out of the United States and into the Canadian market with the opening of a new store at Limeridge Mall in Hamilton. Last week the youth-focused retail chain opened the first of 46 shops that will occupy the former Braemar outlets it acquired from Dylex Ltd last year in a $115-million deal. The remaining 45 stores are all expected to be open by the autumn - including its 8,000-square-foot flagship store at Toronto's Eaton's Centre.


E-apparel: transforming bricks into clicks Bobbin Publishing Group | 17 Apr 01

Plunging head-on into the seas of electronic commerce, the E-Apparel show, which was held earlier this year in New York, NY, USA, featured solutions to help companies make a splash on the web - whether through virtual fitting room technology, data mining and analysis software, colour correction or website construction and integration services.


USA: Sears Nominates New Member For The Board just-style.com | 27 Mar 01

The board of directors of Sears, Roebuck and Co has nominated Donald J Carty, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AMR Corporation and American Airlines Inc, to become a member of the board. The nominee will be voted in by shareholders at the company's May 10 annual meeting, and would increase the number of Sears directors to 10.


Tapping into a virtual world Bobbin Publishing Group | 26 Mar 01

They're talking about avatars, 3-D imaging and data-capture capabilities the industry only dreamed of not so long ago. Here's the story straight from the visionaries and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the virtual try-on technology craze.


The dynamics of customisation - part II just-style.com | 9 Mar 01

The competition between providers of apparel customisation tools may appear great, but a closer look reveals that each one is actually a little different from the next. By Mona Frastaci.


USA: American Eagle Outfitters Upgrades Online just-style.com | 5 Mar 01

American Eagle Outfitters has announced that it has upgraded its online retail site with user registration, customised purchase suggestions, express checkout, gift wrapping, and the ability to accept multiple tenders. The company hopes that the new system will provide a faster, more user-friendly experience for customers.


IT investment slows down just-style.com | 2 Mar 01

A cutback in spending - particularly on investments such as information technology - is a natural accompaniment to economic slowdown. Apparel and retail companies are no exception, and the changes that have taken place in this sector over recent months are now showing up in reduced computer and software purchases. By Bob Shallow, MBA.


Made In Mauritius just-style.com | 23 Jan 01

In part two of her series on the Mauritian textile and apparel trade, Niki Tait takes an in depth look at the island's economy, government incentives and local textile companies.


USA: American Eagle Outfitters Announces Stock Split just-style.com | 22 Jan 01

American Eagle Outfitters Inc has announced that its board of directors has approved a three for two stock split of the company's common stock. The additional shares will be distributed on February 23, 2001, to shareholders of record on February 2, 2001. Jay Schottenstein, chairman and CEO, said: "This represents the fourth consecutive fiscal year in which American Eagle Outfitters has declared a stock split. We appreciate the support of our stockholders and the trust they have placed in the efforts of our hardworking associates."


USA: American Eagle Outfitters Reports December Total Sales Increase just-style.com | 4 Jan 01

American Eagle Outfitters Inc (Nasdaq: AEOS), the specialty retailer of casual apparel, accessories, and footwear for men and women, has announced an increase of 45.1 per cent in total sales for the five weeks ended December 30, 2000. The company recorded a record $231.8m in total sales compared to$159.8m for same period last year.


USA: Teen Market Hots Up Despite Downturn just-style.com | 20 Dec 00

Currently the fastest-growing segment of the US population and with an estimated spending power of $155bn, the teen sector is bringing in profits for a new breed of retailer, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Mainstream major publicly held players include American Eagle Outfitters Inc, Abercrombie & Fitch Co, and Pacific Sunwear of California Inc, all of which feature a preppy or sporty look. Farther out on the fashion fringe are Hot Topic Inc, Gadzooks Inc, Buckle Inc, delia*'s Corp, and Too Inc, operator of the Limited Too stores.


USA: American Eagle Outfitters Announce New Chief Operating Officer just-style.com | 7 Dec 00

Jay Schottenstein, chairman and chief executive officer of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc (Nasdaq: AEOS) announced the appointment of James O'Donnell as chief operating officer. Mr O'Donnell joined the Pittsburgh-based retailer on December 4, 2000. He will also serve as a member of the company's board of directors.


USA: American Eagle Outfitters Completes Canadian Acquisition just-style.com | 4 Dec 00

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc (Nasdaq: AEOS ) today announced the successful completion of the purchase of Thriftys/Bluenotes, Braemar, and National Logistics Services from Dylex Limited of Canada. With this acquisition, American Eagle Outfitters will operate 116 Thriftys/Bluenotes stores and will commence the conversion of approximately 47 Braemar locations to American Eagle Outfitters stores.


USA: American Eagle And Talbots Report Higher Earnings just-style.com | 17 Nov 00

Apparel retailers American Eagle Outfitters Inc and Talbots Inc both reported higher third-quarter earnings on Thursday boosted by what analysts said is each company's ability to appeal to its core customers and drive sales.Many major US retailers have found themselves faced with a slowing economy and more frugal spending habits from consumers over the past several months, and apparel retailers have tended to be the hardest hit as warm weather has reigned throughout most of the country."The slower pace of overall spending by the consumer has hurt a lot of the retail industry, and ultimately it seemed to come up on a lot of retailers faster than they had expected," said Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi economist Michael Niemira."Consequently some got stuck with more inventory than they wanted, and ultimately that created a situation where they were discounting more heavily, which tied into their earnings," Niemira said.Despite all this, however, youth-oriented apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters managed to post better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter, with a net income of $29.2 million, or 61 cents a diluted share, compared to a profit of $24.3 million, or 52 cents a diluted share, a year ago.Wall Street analysts had been expecting the retailer to post a profit of 54 cents a share, according to research firm First Call/Thomson Financial.


USA: PacSun Website Wins Back-to-School Survey Company Press Release | 8 Sep 00

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc (NASDAQ:PSUN) -- "PacSun is taking e-commerce to a new level and peers should view PacSun.com as the prototype."So says a recently completed Back To School 2000 website survey by First Union Securities, which conducted an in-depth study of 11 youth-oriented websites to determine which traditional retailers offer the best online customer experience. PacSun.com ranked number one as the most proficient web commerce business targeting teens.The sites were ranked on their merits of functionality, customer service, shopping, and content. The other sites included: The Gap, The Buckle, delia's, Urban Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters, Wet Seal, Hot Topic, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bebe Stores, and Claire's Stores. Collectively, they represent the public universe of stocks that First Union Securities looks at for evaluation purposes."


USA: American Eagle Reports July Sales Increase of 18.1 Per Cent Company Press Release | 3 Aug 00

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc (Nasdaq: AEOS) today announced total sales for the four weeks ended July 29, 2000 increased 18.1 per cent to $66.6m from $56.4m for the four-week period ended July 31, 1999. Same store sales for the 2000 period decreased 1.5 per cent compared to the corresponding four-week period last year. This compares to a 13.5 per cent same store increase in July 1999.Sales for the twenty-six week period ended July 29, 2000 increased 19.4 per cent to $387m from $324m for the twenty-six week period ended July 31, 1999. Same store sales for the 2000 period rose 0.2 per cent compared to the corresponding twenty-six week period last year.American Eagle Outfitters, Inc is a specialty retailer of all-American, casual apparel, accessories, and footwear for men and women between the ages of 16 and 34. The cCompany designs, markets, and sells its own brand of versatile, relaxed, and timeless classics like AE jeans, cargos, and T-shirts, providing high quality merchandise at affordable prices. The Company currently operates 515 stores in 46 states and the District of Columbia.


USA: American Eagle Outfitters Moves Into New Dimension Company Press Release | 24 Jul 00

Dimension Films, the genre film division of Miramax Films, and American Eagle Outfitters (AE), the lifestyle retailer, today announced that they have formed a strategic marketing alliance that promises to join fashion and film in innovative ways.AE will become the first official clothing outfitter for Dimension, providing merchandise for at least four upcoming Dimension productions, targeting the key demographic of 16 to 34-year-olds, in exchange for significant brand exposure. "Boys and Girls," starring Freddie Prinze, Jr, Claire Forlani, Jason Biggs, and Amanda Detmer was the first of these films.AE will promote future Dimension releases and its roster of talent by supporting them online at


USA: Dimension Films And American Eagle Announce Marketing Alliance Company Press Release | 21 Jul 00

Dimension Films, the genre film division of Miramax Films, and American Eagle Outfitters (AE), one of the fastest growing lifestyle retailers nationwide, today announced that they have formed a strategic marketing alliance that promises to join fashion and film in new, innovative ways.In a ground-breaking deal, AE will become the first official clothing outfitter for Dimension, providing merchandise for at least four upcoming Dimension productions, targeting the key demographic of 16 to 34 year olds, in exchange for significant brand exposure. "Boys and Girls," starring Freddie Prinze Jr, Claire Forlani, Jason Biggs, and Amanda Detmer was the first of these films.AE will promote future Dimension releases and its roster of talent by supporting them on-line at


USA: American Eagle Outfitters Reports Sales Increase Of 14.6% Company Press Release | 6 Jul 00

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc (Nasdaq: AEOS) today announced total sales for the five weeks ended July 1, 2000 increased 14.6% to $80.3 million from $70.0 million for the five-week period ended July 3, 1999. Same store sales for the 2000 period decreased 5.3% compared to the corresponding five-week period last year. This compares to a same store sales increase of 26.3% in June 1999.Sales for the twenty-two week period ended July 1, 2000 increased 19.7% to $320.4 million from $267.6 million for the twenty-two week period ended July 3, 1999. Same store sales for the 2000 period rose 0.6% compared to the corresponding twenty-two week period last year.American Eagle Outfitters, Inc is a specialty retailer of all-American, casual apparel, accessories, and footwear for men and women between the ages of 14 and 34. The company designs, markets, and sells its own brand of versatile, relaxed, and timeless classics like AE jeans, cargos, and T-shirts, providing high quality merchandise at affordable prices. The company currently operates 505 stores in 46 states and the District of Columbia.


USA: People Want to Look Rich and Hot, According to the Zandl Group just-style.com | 18 Apr 00

Gap is down, Gucci is up because consumers are "pimpin' out" according to the Zandl Group, a New York-based trends research firm. Bored with the basics, they are following the lead of style masters like Lil Kim and fashion designers like Donatella Versace favored by the entertainment world. Its often over-the-top with a ghetto fabulous attitude (e.g. fake fur trim on everything from jeans to car seats). Several underlying trends are fueling this extravagance.

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