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FRANCE: Warnaco Group puts Lejaby up for sale | 11 Oct 07

Warnaco Group-owned French lingerie business Lejaby has been put up for sale with Goldman Sachs appointed to find a buyer.

US: Phillips-Van Heusen signs new Izod, Van Heusen licenses | 3 Oct 07

Apparel maker Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation has signed four new licensees – three for its fast-growing Izod brand and one for its Van Heusen line.

US: Chivian to head Kellwood's Calvin Klein unit | 24 Sep 07

Apparel maker Kellwood Inc has named Wendy Chivian as president of its Calvin Klein women’s sportswear division.

US: Casual Male steps into top brand footwear with ShoesXL | 20 Sep 07

Casual Male Retail Group is expanding its brand portfolio with the launch of a new website and catalogue business selling top brand shoes for the big and tall man for the first time.

US: Warnaco trims swimwear business with brand sell-off | 19 Sep 07

Apparel maker and marketer The Warnaco Group Inc is to sell nearly all of its swimwear brands and explore strategic options for its Lejaby business as it shifts its focus to labels like Calvin Klein that will deliver sustainable long-term growth.

US: G-III Apparel narrows Q2 loss, raises FY guidance | 11 Sep 07

Outerwear and sportswear maker G-III Apparel Group Ltd yesterday (10 September) said it narrowed its second quarter loss ahead of earlier expectations, and raised its guidance for the full year.

US: Kellwood swings to Q2 loss, trims women's sportswear unit | 7 Sep 07

Apparel maker Kellwood Company late yesterday (6 September) said it swung to a second quarter loss blaming one-time charges and higher markdowns, lowered its full year guidance, and revealed plans to restructure its business.

US: Phillips-Van Heusen Q2 net soars 35% on Calvin Klein growth | 23 Aug 07

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation has raised its 2007 earnings outlook after posting second quarter earnings ahead of expectations helped by strong sales of its namesake brands and continuing growth in its Calvin Klein license portfolio.

US: Warnaco Q2 profit buoyed by CK gains | 7 Aug 07

The Warnaco Group today reported income from continuing operations of US$13.7m for the second quarter ended 30 June, compared to $5.5m in the prior year quarter, with Calvin Klein sales on the gallop.

HONG KONG: Pacific Textiles FY profits jump 21% | 10 Jul 07

Knitted fabrics manufacturer Pacific Textiles Holdings, which raised HK$1.8bn in an initial public offering in May, has posted a 21% jump in full year profits on rising sales of its high margin products.

US: Calvin Klein to open White Label retail stores | 26 Jun 07

Calvin Klein Inc is to open five stores for its better-priced Calvin Klein white label later this year, with further retail expansion due in 2008.

US: Helen McCluskey adds swimwear to Warnaco duties | 13 Jun 07

Helen McCluskey, group president of intimate apparel at The Warnaco Group, has added global management of the company’s swimwear business to her duties.

US: Kellwood to close California distribution centre | 12 Jun 07

Apparel maker Kellwood Company is to close its Chico, California distribution centre as part of plans to consolidate its warehouse operations.

US: Kellwood Q1 profit drops 20%, names new CFO | 11 Jun 07

Apparel maker Kellwood Company has posted a 19.6% drop in first quarter profit on lower sales and higher costs relating to the acquisition of the Vince and Hollywould brands.

US: G-III Apparel cuts Q1 loss to $6.4m | 7 Jun 07

G-III Apparel Group trimmed its first quarter loss, the company said late Wednesday (6 June), as it continued to evolve into a company less dependent on outerwear for sales and profits.

AUSTRALIA: Gazal Corp mulls sale of Mambo surfwear brand | 1 Jun 07

Gazal Corporation, one of the largest branded apparel companies in Australia, is mulling the sale of its Mambo surfwear brand after receiving two approaches from unnamed parties.

US: Phillips-Van Heusen Q1 net booms on Calvin Klein growth | 30 May 07

Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH) late Tuesday (29 May) reported sharply higher first quarter earnings that were bolstered by continuing growth from its Calvin Klein license portfolio.

US: Brioni rated top men's fashion brand in luxury survey | 24 May 07

Brioni has rated the most prestigious luxury men's fashion brand in a new survey carried out among wealthy consumers.

ISRAEL: Restructuring costs widen Delta Galil Q1 loss | 16 May 07

Restructuring costs of $10.8m, coupled with price pressures and increased competition in the US and Europe, have widened first quarter losses at private label apparel maker Delta Galil Industries Ltd.

Star-struck: celebrity culture steers high street fashion | 14 May 07

High street stores are queuing up to get famous faces designing clothes for them, and the Kate Moss collection for Topshop is the latest sign that fashion chains are cashing in on celebrity. Joe Ayling looks at how retailers are turning to the rich and famous in the hope that some of the glamour will rub off on them.

US: Warnaco shares fly as Q1 profit nearly triples | 9 May 07

The Warnaco Group’s first-quarter results far surpassed analysts’ expectations and its stock followed suit, hitting a new 52-week high in midday trading.

ISRAEL: Tefron Q1 profit slips 27% on slow activewear sales | 8 May 07

Higher swimwear and intimate apparel sales were not enough to offset slower demand for activewear at Tefron Ltd, pushing the company to a 26.9% slump in first quarter profit.

US: Chirico to succeed Klatsky as Phillips-Van Heusen chairman | 8 May 07

Bruce Klatsky, the former chief executive officer of Phillips-Van Heusen Corp and most recently its non-executive chairman, will retire from the board at the firm’s upcoming annual meeting, to be held 19 June. At that time, Emanuel Chirico, president and CEO of Phillips-Van Heusen, will be named chairman, subject to his re-election to the board.

UK: Crowds at Topshop for Kate Moss collection | 30 Apr 07

Topshop customers will be asked to form an orderly queue for one of the summer’s most eagerly-awaited high street clothing collections – designed by headline supermodel Kate Moss.

US: PVH Q4 net up on licensing, better sportswear | 27 Mar 07

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp late Monday (26 March) reported double-digit gains in profits and sales for its fourth quarter as its heavier dependence on royalty income lifted margins significantly.

US: Claire’s agrees to $3.1bn Apollo buyout | 21 Mar 07

Claire’s Stores said Tuesday (20 March) that it had agreed to be acquired and taken private for US$3.1bn by private-equity firm Apollo Management following a three-month plus search for “strategic alternatives” for its business.

US: Gemini gets Izod scent license | 20 Mar 07

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp has licensed Gemini Cosmetics to market Izod brand fragrances for men and women in the US.

US: Kellwood’s Q4 profit falls 44% on charges | 19 Mar 07

Kellwood Company’s fourth-quarter profits fell on a series of charges but rose when discontinued operations and special items were excluded.

ISRAEL: Delta Galil swings to Q4 profit, warns of more restructuring | 15 Mar 07

Intimate apparel maker Delta Galil Industries Ltd on Wednesday (14 March) said it swung to a profit in the fourth quarter and full year, but warned that price erosion and increased competition are likely to lead to more restructuring measures.

US: Warnaco Q4 profit nearly triples on CK Jeans buy | 27 Feb 07

Powered by its acquisition of the Calvin Klein Jeans business in Europe and Asia, The Warnaco Group saw its fourth-quarter profits nearly triple.








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