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USA: Maxwell Hires Financial Adviser, Legal Counsel just-style.com | 27 Feb 04

Footwear group Maxwell Shoe Co has hired Lehman Bros Inc as its financial adviser to help it evaluate a $300 million unsolicited takeover bid from Jones Apparel Group Inc.


USA: Maxwell Tells Investors To Take No Action On Jones Bid just-style.com | 26 Feb 04

Footwear group Maxwell Shoe Co Inc has advised its shareholders to take no action on a $300 million takeover offer from Jones Apparel Group Inc.


USA: Jones Apparel Offers $300m For Maxwell Shoe just-style.com | 25 Feb 04

Clothing designer and marketer Jones Apparel Group Inc has proposed to buy footwear group Maxwell Shoe Company Inc for about $300 million in stock.


USA: Jones Apparel Q4 Earnings Fall To $41.8m just-style.com | 18 Feb 04

Clothing designer and marketer Jones Apparel Group Inc has reported a fall in fourth quarter earnings to $41.8 million, down from $51.6m in the same period a year prior.


USA: Sears To Launch Jones Apparel Group-Produced Line just-style.com | 10 Feb 04

Department store group Sears, Roebuck and Co is to launch a new women's clothing line in autumn, manufactured by garment maker Jones Apparel Group Inc.


USA: Jones Apparel Group Names Curran Canadian CEO just-style.com | 16 Jan 04

Clothing conglomerate Jones Apparel Group Inc has named Mary Ann Curran as CEO of its Canadian division.


USA: Jones Apparel Names Cote CEO Women's Sportswear just-style.com | 9 Jan 04

Branded clothing conglomerate Jones Apparel Group Inc has named Lynne Cote as group CEO of women's moderate sportswear.


USA: Jones Apparel Group Names Divisional CEOs just-style.com | 11 Dec 03

Clothing and footwear firm Jones Apparel Group Inc has made two high profile appointments in the form of Isaac Dabah and Jack Gross.


SRI LANKA: Gloria Vanderbilt Backs FTA With USA just-style.com | 25 Nov 03

A top team from Gloria Vanderbilt has urged Sri Lanka to press for a Free Trade Agreement with the US if it wants to increase its exports.


USA: Kasper's Q3 Revenue Up Amid Jones' Increased Buy Offer just-style.com | 13 Nov 03

Apparel group Kasper ASL Ltd has enjoyed a third quarter revenue increase of 25.1 per cent on the cusp of an increased purchase offer by the Jones Apparel Group Inc.


USA: Jones Apparel Suffers 28% Slide In Q3 Profit just-style.com | 28 Oct 03

Clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc on Tuesday posted a 28 per cent fall in third quarter profit from last year as it was hurt by exit costs related to the Lauren licensed product line.


USA: Jones Names Heather Pech Polo Jeans President just-style.com | 18 Sep 03

Clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc on Thursday named Heather Pech president of its Polo Jeans Co unit and expanded the roles of two other key executives. The New York-based company, whose brands include Jones New York, Evan-Picone, Gloria Vanderbilt, Erika and lei, said Pech was most recently group president of Jones New York Sport, Jones Jeans, Easy Spirit, Jones Studio and Rena Rowan.


USA: Kasper Files Second Amended Chapter 11 Plan just-style.com | 16 Sep 03

Women's suit and sportswear maker Kasper ASL Ltd on Monday announced it had filed its second amended reorganisation plan as it looks to emerge from bankruptcy protection.


USA: Jones Apparel Loses Two Execs In Reshuffle just-style.com | 22 Aug 03

Leading fashion company Jones Apparel Group Inc has lost two more executives in a management reshuffle, it emerged Thursday.


USA: Jones Axes North Carolina Warehouse, 130 Jobs just-style.com | 20 Aug 03

Up to 130 distribution centre workers are to lose their jobs after clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc announced plans to axe a warehouse in North Carolina.


USA: Kasper Q2 Profit Falls 75% On Charges, Sales Jump just-style.com | 19 Aug 03

Clothing maker and owner of the popular Anne Klein label, Kasper ASL Ltd, on Monday posted a sharp slide in second quarter net income as it was hit by hefty restructuring charges following its filing for bankruptcy protection.


USA: Jones Given Green Light To Buy Kasper For $216m just-style.com | 15 Aug 03

Clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc on Thursday received bankruptcy court approval for its $216.6 million acquisition of garment maker Kasper ASL Ltd. The New York-based firm, which last week fought off competition from rival Kellwood Co at auction, said in a news release it plans to finance the deal with cash on hand and expects it to boost earnings from the second half of 2004.


USA: Jones Wins Race For Kasper With $204m Bid just-style.com | 8 Aug 03

Clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc on Thursday won the battle for women's clothing producer Kasper ASL Ltd with a bid of $204 million.


USA: Jones Apparel Enters Race For Kasper, Q2 Profit Up just-style.com | 29 Jul 03

Clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc on Tuesday posted a slight rise in second quarter profit and announced a multi-million dollar battle for fashion firm Kasper ASL Ltd with rival Kellwood Co.


USA: Kim Roy To Head New Lauren Line just-style.com | 24 Jun 03

Fashion giant Polo Ralph Lauren Corp on Monday named the former president of AnnTaylor Stores Corp, Kim Roy, as president of its Lauren Brands unit as it looks to strengthen its leadership team.


USA: Kellwood To Make CK Women's Sportswear Line just-style.com | 23 Jun 03

Clothing manufacturer Kellwood Co has agreed a major deal with apparel giant Phillips-Van Heusen Corp for a new women's sportswear line to be sold under the world-famous Calvin Klein brand. The new line will be available in department stores in the United States as early as next spring with the deal coming just a few days after the pair signed a long-term licensing agreement to market Izod's women's swimwear line.


USA: Jones Apparel Secures New $700m Credit Line just-style.com | 12 Jun 03

Leading clothing producer Jones Apparel Group Inc on Wednesday said it had obtained a three-year $700 million credit line from a group of financial institutions. The New York-based firm, whose brands include Jones New York, Lauren by Ralph Lauren and Ralph by Ralph Lauren, said it will use the facility for working capital, letters of credit and general corporate purposes.


USA: Jones Files $550m Suit Against Polo In Licence Row just-style.com | 4 Jun 03

Clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc on Tuesday filed a massive $550 million lawsuit against Polo Ralph Lauren Corp after last-ditch talks to resolve a dispute over a lucrative women's clothing licence collapsed.


USA: Jones Apparel Q1 Revenues Climb 9.5% just-style.com | 29 Apr 03

Clothing maker and retailer Jones Apparel Group Inc on Tuesday reported a 9.5 per cent rise in first quarter revenues, boosted by its acquisitions of Gloria Vanderbilt and l.e.i.


USA: Echo Design To Make Gloria Vanderbilt Accessories just-style.com | 10 Apr 03

Jones Apparel Group Inc has signed an exclusive license agreement with The Echo Design Group Inc for the manufacture and distribution of Gloria Vanderbilt scarves and cold weather accessories.


USA: Jones Apparel May Buy Tommy Hilfiger - WSJ just-style.com | 27 Mar 03

Clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc has held talks with Tommy Hilfiger Corp with a view to buying the famous fashion label, although no deal is imminent The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The paper, quoting people familiar with the matter, said the two chief executives have held informal talks over a possible deal.


USA: Jones Apparel, Amerex Sign Gloria Vanderbilt Deal just-style.com | 18 Mar 03

Clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc on Monday signed an exclusive licensing agreement for the production and distribution of women's wool coats, rainwear and outerwear under the Gloria Vanderbilt and GLO brands.


USA: Jones In Talks Over CK Women's Sportswear Line - Paper just-style.com | 5 Mar 03

Clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc has held talks with Phillips-Van Heusen Corp over plans to license a new Calvin Klein women's sportswear line, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.


USA: Jones Apparel Says Q4 Earnings Up, Sees Solid 2003 just-style.com | 6 Feb 03

Clothing firm Jones Apparel Group Inc on Wednesday reported a sharp rise in fourth quarter earnings as it was boosted by acquisitions and its diverse brand portfolio in a weak retail environment.


USA: Jones Apparel, Polo Dispute Could Lead To Licence Loss just-style.com | 5 Feb 03

Clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc on Tuesday claimed Polo Ralph Lauren Corp is threatening to end their Lauren licensing deal at the end of this year if a separate licence agreement also ends. The New York-based company said in a press release talks between both parties have been held for several weeks as its licence to sell Ralph-branded clothing, which generated $37 million in sales last year, will expire at the end of 2003.

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