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CHINA: Belle International shares fall on FY profit warning Katie Smith | 21 Feb 13

Chinese footwear and sportswear business Belle International has seen its share price fall today (21 February) after admitting its 2012 profit will be at the lower end of analyst expectations.

CHINA: Belle International books third-quarter sales rise Katie Smith | 15 Oct 12

Footwear firm Belle International Holdings has seen its third-quarter same store sales increase 2.8%.

CHINA: Belle International posts first-half growth Petah Marian | 21 Aug 12

Chinese footwear and sportswear group Belle International reported a rise in first-half net income, despite the group seeing a decline in consumer confidence.

CHINA: Belle International to buy sports retailer for $145m Leonie Barrie | 21 Mar 12

Footwear firm Belle International Holdings Ltd is to buy sportswear distributor Big Step Limited for up to CNY920m (US$145.6m) as part of efforts to expand its geographical presence in mainland China.

ITMA 2011: Durst's “new benchmark” in digital printing Leonie Barrie | 23 Sep 11

Industrial inkjet specialist Durst Phototetechnik AG has launched what it describes as “a genuine alternative to flatbed screen printing,” at the ITMA 2011 textile and garment machinery exhibition in Barcelona this week.

FRANCE: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac sold to Korean firm Stuart Todd | 19 Sep 11

French luxury fashion label Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (JCDC) has been bought by South Korean firm EXR, part of the textile division of the Seoha Brand Group.

US: Steve Madden hires Olsen twins for Superga Leonie Barrie | 12 Sep 11

Footwear and accessories maker Steve Madden has signed a deal with Italian fashion firm BasicNet SpA to take on the Superga sneaker license in North America - and has tapped Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen as creative directors for the brand.

ITALY: Basicnet buys 50% of skiwear brand Anzi&Besson | 27 Jan 10

Sportswear company Basicnet has acquired a 50% stake in Anzi&Besson in a deal designed to relaunch and promote the historic skiwear brand.

US: TAG acquires new credit line | 27 Oct 09

Apparel brand distributor Total Apparel Group has secured a line of credit through Hartsko Financial Services that will assist the company in financing purchase orders for Active Apparel and Kappa North America, two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

HONG KONG: Belle International H1 profit up 15% | 26 Aug 09

First-half profit at Belle International Holdings Ltd, China’s largest retailer of women’s footwear, has jumped 14.9% on higher sales.

CHINA: Ex-Adidas designer to create new Kappa collection | 24 Jul 09

Sportswear company China Dongxiang has signed up ex-Adidas designer Michael Michalsky to create a new collection for its Kappa brand.

US: Total Apparel Group in Kappa licensing deal | 30 Apr 09

Apparel and footwear distributor Total Apparel Group Inc (TAG) has secured the master licensing rights for the Kappa and Robe Di Kappa brands in the US and Canada.

HONG KONG: BasicNet, Dongxiang planning shoe R&D venture? | 10 Oct 07

Italian sportswear maker BasicNet SpA, which owns the Kappa brand, plans to set up a sports shoe research and development joint venture with China Dongxiang (Group) Co (3818.HK) in the next 18 months.

US: RG Barry appoints Prather to lead Superga business | 17 Jul 07

Shoe maker RG Barry has named Juliana Prather as brand president for its recently licensed Superga canvas/active fashion footwear business.

US: RG Barry to sell Italian Superga footwear | 19 Jun 07

Footwear marketer RG Barry Corporation has been signed as the exclusive US and Canada licensee for the Superga canvas and active footwear brand.

ITALY: BasicNet purchases Superga brand for EUR23m | 4 Jun 07

Footwear company BasicNet has bought the Superga footwear brand for EUR23m (US$30.9m) from wholesaler Formula Sport Group (FSG).

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