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US: Joseph Donnalley adds treasurer post at Jones Apparel | 15 Jun 07

Joseph Donnalley, senior vice president of corporate taxation and risk management at Jones Apparel Group, has taken the additional post of treasurer.

US: Jones Apparel stays guarded over Barneys sale | 14 Jun 07

Jones Apparel is keeping its cards close to its chest amid mounting speculation that the company could offload its luxury retailer Barneys New York as soon as this week.

US: Jones getting closer to Barneys sale? | 13 Jun 07

The Jones Apparel Group is reportedly drawing closer towards a deal for its high-end fashion chain Barneys New York.

US: Jay Friedman to lead Jones Apparel retail businesses | 13 Jun 07

Jones Apparel Group Inc has promoted industry veteran Jay Friedman to the position of president, company-owned retail footwear and apparel, effective immediately.

US: Jones Apparel promotes Rieland to new merchandising role | 6 Jun 07

Jones Apparel Group Inc has promoted Susan Rieland to the new position of chief merchandising officer for its bridge and lifestyle sportswear brands, with immediate effect.

ANALYSIS: Private labels go beyond the stodgy stage | 9 May 07

Over half of all apparel sold in the US is either exclusive or private label as more and more retailers realise that the one who gets in the consumer’s face first, fast and most often is going to win market share. But as this sector becomes increasingly crowded, where is growth going to come from next? asks Arnold J Karr.

US: Jones Apparel outlook cautious, to sell some businesses | 2 May 07

Jones Apparel has reported an 85% hike in first quarter profit amid widespread speculation that the apparel firm is set to sell off operations including its Barneys New York chain of luxury stores.

UK: Philip Green back in the race for Barneys? | 2 May 07

British billionaire and Arcadia Group owner Philip Green has apparently indicated that he might be back in the race to buy Barneys, the department store owned by Jones Apparel.

US: Liz Claiborne shares slump as order problems persist | 2 May 07

Shares of Liz Claiborne lost more than one-sixth of their value in New York Stock Exchange trading Tuesday (1 May) after the diversified apparel marketer reported that its first quarter profits dropped two-thirds and issued a glum forecast for full-year results.

US: Peter J Solomon bank hires multi-channel retailing specialist | 1 May 07

Michael P Sherman, founder of Crosstown Traders and former president of Fingerhut Companies, has joined investment bank Peter J Solomon Co as a senior advisor specialising in multi-channel retailing.

US: Barneys sale lures investors - paper | 30 Apr 07

A list of suitors has begun to surface for the Barneys chain, which has been put on the block by Jones Apparel.

US: Former JC Penney CEO Questrom to join Wal-Mart board | 24 Apr 07

Allen Questrom, the man who helped revive JC Penney and brought back Federated Department Stores and Barneys New York from bankruptcy, is slated to join the board of directors of a company that’s larger than those stores put together.

US: Jones talking to Barneys suitors in Dubai? | 16 Apr 07

Jones Apparel Group has reportedly received bids for its Barneys New York chain from a private equity firm owned by the Dubai government.

US: Sotos resigns, Card returns as Jones CFO | 29 Mar 07

Thimio Sotos has resigned as chief financial officer of Jones Apparel Group. Wesley Card, chief operating officer of the firm, has reassumed the dual role of COO and CFO.

CHINA: Top brands look to take control | 27 Mar 07

International apparel retailers are increasing their presence in China, partly as a ploy to fight against counterfeiters in the country, suggests latest research.

US: Jones Apparel swings to $269.5m Q4 loss | 14 Feb 07

Clothing maker Jones Apparel has posted a fourth-quarter loss, which it blamed on unusual expenses and charges plus the exit from Polo Jeans.

US: Jones Apparel taking $322.2m impairment charge | 30 Jan 07

Jones Apparel Group expects to take a US$322.2m non-cash after-tax charge for goodwill and trademark impairment in two of its moderate businesses, which will lead it to report losses for both the fourth quarter and full year of 2006.

US: Jones to sell off Nine West and Barneys? | 19 Jan 07

Industry rumours say Jones Apparel could be about to sell off well known brands Nine West and Barneys New York, a suggestion that analyst Marshal Cohen told just-style was not surprising.

CANADA: Apparel Holdings taken over, renamed | 8 Jan 07

Apparel Holdings Group has been bought by Hilco Consumer Capital and will now be renamed as CJ Apparel Group.

US: Accessories key to new look for Anne Klein New York | 3 Aug 06

Clothing retailer Jones Apparel Group Inc is to unveil what is describes as “a bold new retail identity” for its Anne Klein New York stores this autumn.

US: Polo Ralph Lauren to buy back jeans business for $355m | 23 Jan 06

Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation today said it has agreed to pay Jones Apparel Group Inc US$355m to buy back the Polo Jeans business in the United States, and to settle all outstanding litigation and claims between the two companies.

USA: Julie Gilhart Promoted To Barneys Senior VP | 13 Sep 05

Luxury stores operator Barneys New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jones Apparel Group, Inc, has announced the promotion of Julie Gilhart to senior vice president, fashion director/women's.

USA: Jones Apparel Makes New Appointments | 9 Sep 05

Thimio will assume responsibility for all financial planning, forecasting and budgeting activities and will continue to lead the treasury division.

USA: Clare Cuthbert Joins Jones Apparel Group | 26 Aug 05

Jones Apparel Group Inc has appointed Clare Cuthbert as president of the company’s accessories division, effective today.

FRANCE: LVMH Denies Karan Sale Rumours - Dealers | 23 Aug 05

Luxury goods giant LVMH SA has denied suggestions that it has sold off US fashion label Donna Karan, according to dealers cited media reports.

HONG KONG: Tommy Hilfiger Business To Be Sold? | 18 Aug 05

Hong Kong-based fashion company Tommy Hilfiger Corp is preparing to auction itself off, according to sources cited by The Wall Street Journal.

USA: Jones Apparel Plans Review After Earnings Dip | 2 Aug 05

Branded apparel and footwear company Jones Apparel Group Inc has reported a 29 per cent drop in second-quarter earnings and has launched a strategic review of operations in a push to cut costs and boost profit margins.

MEXICO: Jones Apparel Shuts San Luis Operations | 11 Jul 05

Leading clothing and footwear company Jones Apparel Group Inc says it is closing its laundry, assembly and distribution operations located in San Luis, Mexico, after a comprehensive review of its Mexican denim-manufacturing operations.

USA: HCL & Jones Apparel Launch Ascentua Solutions | 24 May 05

HCL Technologies Retail Business Solutions, a joint venture between HCL Technologies and Jones Apparel Group Inc, is launching Ascentua, a new generation of innovative software solutions designed to meet the challenges facing general merchandise and apparel companies.

USA: Jones Apparel's Q1 Beats Predictions | 5 May 05

Branded clothing company Jones Apparel Group Inc said it saw a better-than-expected first quarter, primarily due to a good performance of its wholesale business.








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