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Edinburgh Woollen Mill to relaunch Austin Reed Beth Wright | 24 Nov 16

UK clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group is to accelerate new store openings and plans to relaunch the Austin Reed brand on the back of strong sales and record profits last year.


120 Austin Reed stores to close with loss of 1,000 jobs Beth Wright | 31 May 16

Weeks of negotiations to try to save collapsed UK retailer Austin Reed Group have led to the sale of its brands – but will see 120 stores close by the end of June with the loss of around 1,000 jobs.


US: Lenders oppose Emerisque's offer for Hartmarx just-style.com | 1 Jun 09

Plans for the sale of bankrupt Chicago-based suit maker Hartmarx seem to be stumbling after its chief lender Wells Fargo says it opposes a US$119m deal reached last week with Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America – a unit of Indian apparel maker S Kumars Nationwide Ltd.


US: Hartmarx accepts $119m offer from Emerisque, SKNL just-style.com | 26 May 09

Bankrupt Chicago-based suit maker Hartmarx Corporation has agreed to sell its assets to Emerisque Brands UK Limited and SKNL North America - a unit of Indian apparel maker S Kumars Nationwide Ltd - in a deal worth US$119m.


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UK: Austin Reed agrees rescue deal for Viyella just-style.com | 9 Feb 09

The Austin Reed clothing chain has agreed to purchase women's wear firm Viyella from administrators for an undisclosed fee.


In the money: Hartmarx banking on Obama effect Joe Ayling | 29 Jan 09

The timing of Hartmarx' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is unfitting for a suit maker who dressed one of the US' all-time favourite presidents for his inauguration day in Washington DC last week.


US: Hartmax files for Chapter 11 just-style.com | 26 Jan 09

Hartmarx Corporation, the US-based clothing group, has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. The company said that the action had been taken as a result of a decline in discretionary apparel purchases by consumers and by the company's retail customers.


UK: Jaeger owner shows interest in Austin Reed just-style.com | 5 Aug 08

Fashion investor Howard Tillman has expressed an interest in high street chain Austin Reed - amid reports that its owners could sell up.


US: International Women’s Apparel expands e-commerce just-style.com | 27 Jun 08

International Women’s Apparel Inc (IWA), a subsidiary of Hartmarx Corporation, has expanded its e-commerce initiatives to meet growing demand for online sales of its clothing brands.


UK: Austin Reed in FY profit rise – report just-style.com | 9 May 08

Clothing retail group Austin Reed saw improved underlying profitability during its first full year as a private company, according to press reports.


UK: Austin Reed signs Middle East franchise deal just-style.com | 4 Mar 08

UK retailer Austin Reed is planning to roll out at least 10 stores across the Middle East over the next five years after signing a franchise deal with Kuwait based Speciality Fashion Group (SFG).


UK: Austin Reed to open 60 stores in next two years just-style.com | 1 Nov 07

UK retailer Austin Reed Group has revealed plans to open a further 60 stores in the next two years, with the company doubling its original three-year opening plan.


US: Superior Uniform agrees alliance with Hartmarx unit just-style.com | 17 Oct 07

Superior Uniform Group is to market clothing and accessories made by Hartmarx Corp under the Palm Beach, Hart Schaffner Marx, Austin Reed, Perry Ellis and Tommy Hilfiger brands after signing an exclusive alliance with the firm’s International Women's Apparel Inc subsidiary.


US: Hartmarx buys sportswear maker Monarchy just-style.com | 17 Aug 07

Clothing and sportswear firm Hartmarx Corporation has acquired casual clothing maker Monarchy LLC as it tries to reduce its dependence on sales of tailored clothing to mainstream department stores.


US: Hickey-Freeman to steer Hart Schaffner Marx lifestyle effort just-style.com | 18 Apr 07

Hartmarx Corp is going to take its Hart Schaffner Marx label into lifestyle brand territory, and it’s going to lean on its Hickey-Freeman unit to lead the charge.


UK: Alexon receives takeover approach just-style.com | 6 Feb 07

Clothing and shoe firm Alexon Group confirmed it has received a buyout approach but did not disclose who the interested party was.


UK: Austin Reed posts improved H1 just-style.com | 25 Sep 06

Apparel retailer Austin Reed has bounced back into profit after a chain of store refurbishments.


UK: Austin Reed rejects Dawnay Day takeover bid just-style.com | 11 Sep 06

Men's and ladies' wear chain Austin Reed has rejected a takeover bid from financial vehicle Dawnay Day and has reportedly now been approached by Harold Tillman, boss of rival retailer Jaeger.


UK: Recovery continues at Austin Reed just-style.com | 13 Jun 06

Improved margins and stock control have led to a continued recovery at fashion retailer Austin Reed, the company said.


UK: Return to profit for Austin Reed just-style.com | 12 Apr 06

Clothing retail group Austin Reed made a small profit in the year to 28 January 2006, improving margins and reducing debt in the process.


UK: Austin Reed brings Minosa back to CC fascia just-style.com | 27 Jan 06

Retail group Austin Reed is renaming its sub-brand Minosa and adding it back to women's wear stable CC.


UK: Austin Reed sales grow at core clothing chain just-style.com | 19 Jan 06

Clothing retailer Austin Reed has reported improved sales at its namesake chain, but reported less uplifting trading at the CC business.


UK: Austin Reed Posts £1.1m H1 Loss just-style.com | 7 Oct 05

High-street clothing retailer Austin Reed has reported disappointing results for the first half of the year, posting a loss of £1.1 million for the six months ended 13 August.


UK: Austin Reed To Call Country Casuals 'CC' just-style.com | 8 Jun 05

Retail group Austin Reed has revealed plans to abbreviate the name of its Country Casuals division to CC.


UK: Austin Reed's Same-Store Sales Drop 3% just-style.com | 7 Jun 05

Upscale clothing retailer Austin Reed Group Plc has reported a 3 per cent fall in same-store turnover for the 18 weeks ended 4 June.


UK: Austin Reed's Finance Director Quits just-style.com | 27 May 05

Upscale clothing chain Austin Reed Group Plc says finance director Geoff Gibson is to quit his position when his 12-month contract comes to an end.


UK: Austin Reed Fails To Push Up Country Casual Sales just-style.com | 15 Apr 05

High-street retailer Austin Reed is still struggling to turn around its Country Casuals womenswear unit, despite sales at its core namesake chain reporting promising growth.


USA: Hartmarx Doubles Q1 Earnings just-style.com | 31 Mar 05

Business, casual and golf wear producer Hartmarx has posted almost doubled first-quarter earnings on a sales increase and better gross margin rate.


USA: Hartmax Posts Better FY Results just-style.com | 26 Jan 05

Golf apparel company Hartmarx Corporation has reported improved financial results for the fiscal 2004 year, with sales and earnings increases in both its men’s and women’s divisions.

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