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BANGLADESH: US importers urge end to labour disputes just-style.com | 8 Sep 10

A group of US apparel and footwear makers and importers is urging the Bangladesh government to step in to resolve the on-going wage issue in the country’s ready-made garment industry, amid worries that the dispute may damage their reputations.


US: Brian Atwood to launch Jones Apparel footwear line just-style.com | 2 Sep 10

Shoe designer Brian Atwood has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Jones Apparel Group.


US: Jones Apparel nearly doubles Q2 profit just-style.com | 29 Jul 10

Jones Apparel Group nearly doubled its second quarter profit, thanks to a 7% revenue rise and despite charges of $22m linked to acquisitions and restructuring.


US: Jones Apparel extends credit facility just-style.com | 30 Jun 10

US clothing firm Jones Apparel Group has completed an amendment and extension of its existing US$650m senior credit facility.


US: Jones Apparel completes Stuart Weitzman buy just-style.com | 3 Jun 10

Jones Apparel Group Inc has completed the first stage of its acquisition of women's footwear and accessories maker Stuart Weitzman Holdings.


US: Jones Apparel inks first men's jeanswear license just-style.com | 21 May 10

Jones Apparel Group Inc is taking its first steps into the men's jeanswear market after inking a new licensing deal with G-III Apparel Group for its Andrew Marc brand.


US: Jones Apparel to acquire Stuart Weitzman just-style.com | 6 May 10

Jones Apparel Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Stuart Weitzman Holdings, a privately-held designer and manufacturer of women's salon footwear and accessories


US: Jones Apparel lifts profit on stronger sales just-style.com | 28 Apr 10

Jones Apparel Group boosted its profit during the first quarter of the year, with sales above its expectations.


US: Nine West launches Joss Stone footwear just-style.com | 27 Apr 10

Jones Apparel Group brand Nine West is collaborating with singer Joss Stone on a new vintage-styled footwear collection slated for an autumn launch.


The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 26 Apr 10

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is news editor Joe Ayling's snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


ANALYSIS: Colombia's clothing industry in crisis? Jozef De Coster | 23 Feb 10

From short-term extensions of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) to stalled free trade talks with the US and deteriorating relations with neighbouring Venezuela, Colombia's textile and clothing industry is struggling through tough times. It has now set its sights on the production of higher added value products, reports Jozef De Coster.


US: Narciso Rodriguez launches Ebay collection just-style.com | 12 Feb 10

US fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez will next week launch a much-anticipated collection on Internet auction site Ebay.


INSIGHT: Jones Apparel shows M&A appetite Joe Ayling | 10 Feb 10

US apparel company Jones Apparel Group continues to shutter stores in a bid to focus on core brands, but is not ruling out further acquisitions after the purchase of Robert Rodriguez Collection this month.


US: Jones Apparel narrows loss as margins improve just-style.com | 10 Feb 10

US clothing and footwear firm Jones Apparel Group has narrowed its full-year losses as improved efficiencies offset lower consumer spending.


US: J Brand sale adds Peter Boneparth as chairman just-style.com | 5 Feb 10

Private equity firm Star Avenue Capital LLC has bought a majority stake in upmarket denim label J Brand, in a move that will enable the jeans maker to expand into new categories and international markets.


US: Jones Apparel snaps up Moda Nicola for US$28m just-style.com | 5 Feb 10

Jones Apparel Group has acquired Moda Nicola International, owner of women's wear line the Robert Rodriguez Collection, for US$28m.


US: Jones Apparel names branded business president just-style.com | 1 Feb 10

Jones Apparel Group has named Richard Dickson as the new president and chief executive officer of its branded businesses.


US: Jones Apparel warns FY profit may miss just-style.com | 29 Jan 10

Jones Apparel Group Inc has warned that its full-year profit is likely to below analysts’ expectations after being dragged down by impairment and restructuring charges.


US: Jones and Camuto to launch Jessica Simpson jeans just-style.com | 20 Jan 10

Jones Apparel Group and Camuto Group have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to design, develop, produce and distribute Jessica Simpson Jeanswear under the Jessica Simpson Collection.


US: Jones Apparel to launch GLO jeans at Kmart just-style.com | 13 Jan 10

Department store retailer Kmart is to carry the GLO jeans line exclusively from this month as part of a licensing deal with Jones Apparel Group Inc.


US: Jones Apparel names Lastrina chief marketing officer just-style.com | 16 Dec 09

Apparel and footwear maker Jones Apparel Group Inc has promoted Stacy Lastrina to the post of chief marketing officer.


JORDAN: Apparel industry backs international labour project just-style.com | 16 Nov 09

The Jordan labour ministry wants all companies at the country's Qualifying Industrial Zones (QIZ) to join a pioneer project launched by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to assess the sector’s compliance with international and local labour laws and treaties.


US: Hampshire restructuring on track despite Q3 loss just-style.com | 6 Nov 09

Despite swinging to a third quarter loss on a 37% slump in sales, US apparel maker Hampshire Group Limited says it is on track to complete its restructuring plan by the end of the year after streamlining its costs and realigning its operations.


US: Jones Apparel boosts Q3 profit despite sales dip just-style.com | 28 Oct 09

Branded apparel and footwear firm Jones Apparel Group has improved its third quarter net income, thanks to inventory and cost control.


US: Stein Mart adds Mettler to board just-style.com | 18 Aug 09

Department store chain Stein Mart has announced the appointment of Robert L Mettler to the company's board of directors.


UK: Kurt Geiger full-year earnings jump 21% just-style.com | 10 Aug 09

Kurt Geiger Ltd, Europe's largest luxury footwear retailer, has reported a 21% rise in full-year earnings, and says it is well-placed to grow market share this year.


US: Jones Apparel Q2 profit rises 20% just-style.com | 30 Jul 09

Rising sales from its wholesale jeans division helped Jones Apparel Group to record a 20% hike in second quarter profit to US$12.6m.


US: Hampshire Group appoints new CEO just-style.com | 30 Jul 09

Apparel company Hampshire Group has named Heath Golden as its president and chief executive officer and Howard Zwilling as president of its women’s division.


US: Jones Apparel taps Tangoren for new jeanswear role just-style.com | 23 Jul 09

Jones Apparel Group has appointed Mehmet Tangoren as senior VP of product development for its Jeanswear Division.


US: Jones Apparel lifts stake in Asian licensee just-style.com | 25 Jun 09

Jones Apparel Group Inc has bought an extra 15% stake in GRI Group Limited, the exclusive licensee of several of its brands in Asia and Europe, for $15m.

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