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UK: Sir Philip Green to sell Bhs, focus on Topshop? just-style.com | 30 May 07

Arcadia Group chief executive Sir Philip Green wants to make Topshop the focus of his fashion empire through international store expansion, prompting rumours he could sell the group’s Bhs chain.


UK: Topshop’s American launch unconfirmed just-style.com | 16 May 07

High street fashion retailer Topshop is not ready to embellish upon reports that it could soon cash in on the hype surrounding its Kate Moss launch in the US by launching three stores in the country.


US: Topshop to open three Manhattan stores? just-style.com | 15 May 07

High street fashion retailer Topshop is cashing in on the hype surrounding its Kate Moss launch in the US.


US: IC Isaacs logs Q1 loss on steep sales decline just-style.com | 10 May 07

IC Isaacs Wednesday (9 May) reported a US$2.1m first-quarter loss as its sales dropped by a third.


US: Liz Claiborne acquires half of Narciso Rodriguez just-style.com | 8 May 07

A week after reporting sharply lower profits resulting principally from weakness in its moderate brands, Liz Claiborne Monday (7 May) took its first tentative steps into the luxury market by buying a 50% stake in the name and trademark of Narciso Rodriguez.


US: Jones Apparel outlook cautious, to sell some businesses just-style.com | 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? just-style.com | 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: Peter J Solomon bank hires multi-channel retailing specialist just-style.com | 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 just-style.com | 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 just-style.com | 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? just-style.com | 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: Rizzo out, Stec in as Isaacs CEO just-style.com | 10 Apr 07

Peter Rizzo resigned Thursday (5 April) as chairman, chief executive officer and a director of IC Isaacs & Co. Robert Stec, a director of the company since 2002, has been appointed interim CEO of the firm, which designs and markets François & Marithé Girbaud jeanswear and sportswear in the US and Puerto Rico.


UK: Topshop crosses the Atlantic with Barneys just-style.com | 2 Apr 07

Arcadia-owned high street chain Topshop has brokered a deal with 16 Barneys stores in the US to stock the company’s new collection designed by fashion model Kate Moss.


US: Sotos resigns, Card returns as Jones CFO just-style.com | 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.


US: Karl Lagerfeld exec joins True Religion as head merchant just-style.com | 6 Mar 07

Rodney Hutton has joined True Religion Apparel in the new post of senior vice president of merchandising, a new post at the Los Angeles, California-based denim-based lifestyle brand.


US: Jones Apparel swings to $269.5m Q4 loss just-style.com | 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 just-style.com | 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? just-style.com | 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.


US: Nine West appoints Tobi Snyder as senior VP, merchandising just-style.com | 6 Dec 06

Jones Apparel Group’s Nine West Accessories business has named Tobi Snyder as its senior VP of merchandising, a newly created position.


US: Frits D van Paasschen joins Jones board of directors just-style.com | 28 Nov 06

Jones Apparel Group has appointed Frits D van Paasschen to its board of directors.


US: Kellwood completes Vince brand buy just-style.com | 1 Nov 06

Apparel marketer Kellwood Company announced it has completed the purchase of the assets of CRL Group, owner of the Vince brand and trademark.


Are retailers out of touch with fashion? just-style.com | 23 Oct 06

Apparel retailers saw a general pick-up in September sales, helped by falling petrol prices, cool weather, back-to-school demand – and a hefty dose of early autumn promotions. But what about the lure of the merchandise? Shopping the stores like any garment professional would on a recent trip to New York, David Birnbaum believes buyers have a lot to answer for.


US: Kellwood buys Vince sportswear brand just-style.com | 28 Sep 06

Apparel and soft goods marketer Kellwood Company has agreed to buy the assets of CRL Group, which owns the Vince women’s sportswear brand and trademark.


US: Steven Madden nets Tracy Reese license just-style.com | 15 Sep 06

Shoe and accessories marketer Steven Madden has announced a licensing deal with Tracy Reese granting it the exclusive right to make and distribute handbags, belts and related accessories under the Tracy Reese and Plenty by Tracy Reese brands.


US: Jones appoints new international president just-style.com | 1 Sep 06

Jones Apparel Group has appointed Anliza Mak as president of Jones International, effective 27 October.


US: Jones to focus on remodelling after failed auction just-style.com | 18 Aug 06

Jones Apparel's CEO is shrugging off suggestions he will quit after failing to find a buyer for the business and is instead concentrating on plans to remodel the group.


New strategies to cope with retail consolidation just-style.com | 10 Aug 06

Retail consolidation in the US has been squeezing the apparel industry for several years, but after a succession of disastrous financial results wholesalers appear to be adapting to the new environment. David Robertson reports.


US: Barneys New York to open San Francisco flagship just-style.com | 28 Jun 06

The Jones Apparel Group subsidiary Barneys New York has announced the opening of a Barneys New York flagship store at 48 Stockton Street in the Union Square section of San Francisco.


US: Private equity firms mulling bid for Jones Apparel? just-style.com | 22 May 06

Private equity firms Bain Capital, Texas Pacific Group and The Blackstone Group are the top bidders for shoe and apparel maker Jones Apparel according to a media report on Friday (19 May).


US: Barneys plans two new CO-OP openings just-style.com | 9 May 06

Jones Apparel subsidiary Barneys New York plans to open Barneys New York CO-OP stores at Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan and The Westchester in White Plains, New York this autumn.

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