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Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 2011

The new slimmed-down Liz Claiborne Inc, which in recent months has sold several under-performing brands including Mexx and its namesake Liz Claiborne label, has admitted it will also have to trim its corporate costs in line with its smaller footprint - but that an investment in new IT systems is also on the cards.


Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 2011

The new slimmed-down Liz Claiborne Inc, which in recent months has sold several under-performing brands including Mexx and its namesake Liz Claiborne label, has admitted it will also have to trim its corporate costs in line with its smaller footprint - but that an investment in new IT systems is also on the cards.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Oct 2011

Five years after taking the helm at Liz Claiborne Inc, it's hard to see exactly what William McComb has achieved. Sales are down, last year it could only muster a loss of $305.7m, and nearly one-quarter of its heyday brands have gone. But yesterday the company was confident it had finally reached a critical turning point.


Leonie Barrie | 8 Sep 2011

Apparel seller Liz Claiborne Inc has spent the best part of the last four years trying to reduce its long-term debt and bring expenses in line with weak sales and consolidation of its department store customers. Measures have included the axing of thousands of global jobs, and the disposal of at least 14 brands - the most recent of which was its loss-making Mexx business. Here just-style charts its turnaround efforts so far.

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Leonie Barrie | 31 Jul 2012

With apparel manufacturing operations bridging the Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti, Grupo M's co-production model is an exemplary example of trade preferences in action. Here company founder and president Fernando Capellán tells just-style about the opportunities that lie ahead.


just-style.com | 20 Mar 2008

Online fashion retailer Asos seems to be coasting through the retail slump with two main selling points - Internet and celebrity. Joe Ayling interviews Asos CEO Nick Robertson to find out more.

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Hannah Abdulla | 24 Aug 2017

GIII Apparel Group is expanding its DKNY and Donna Karan brands into China following a joint-venture with Fred Gehring's investment fund Amlon Capital.


In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions. 


Beth Wright | 18 Jan 2017

Branded apparel and accessories maker G-III Apparel Group has tapped Ralph Lauren's Barbara Kennedy as its president-wholesale-design, merchandising and sales for Donna Karan, following its US$650m acquisition of Donna Karan International.


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Sears Holdings remained optimistic despite widening its net losses, while Vince Holding blamed challenging conditions and warm weather for a fall in both earnings and sales. Abercrombie & Fitch, meanwhile, revealed a "disastrous" quarter as sales fell and earnings plummeted 80%, while American Eagle Outfitters booked record sales and its 9th consecutive quarter of profit improvement.


Beth Wright | 5 Dec 2016

Branded apparel and accessories maker G-III Apparel Group has completed its US$650m acquisition of Donna Karan International, parent of the Donna Karan and DKNY brands.


In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Tailored Brands showed improvement on Q1 but saw earnings slide, while DSW booked mixed results. Abercrombie & Fitch widened its net losses but remained optimistic, while Destination Maternity revealed improved losses. Express, meanwhile, delivered what it described as a "disappointing" second-quarter, below management expectations, and Macy's saw a "distinct" improvement in its sales and earnings trends for the quarter. 


Beth Wright | 25 Jul 2016

Branded apparel and accessories maker G-III Apparel Group is to buy Donna Karan International, parent of the Donna Karan and DKNY brands, from luxury goods group LVHM for US$650m.


Beth Wright | 22 Jul 2016

Less than a year after Donna Karan stepped down as chief designer at her founding company Donna Karan International (DKI), luxury goods group LVMH is said to be on the lookout for a buyer for both DKI and DKNY.


Michelle Russell | 1 Jul 2015

Donna Karan is to step down as chief designer of her founding company Donna Karan International after 31 years.


Katie Smith | 15 Dec 2014

German fashion brand Escada has appointed Glenn McMahon as its new chief executive officer.


Katie Smith | 11 Nov 2014

Austrian hosiery brand Wolford has appointed designer Grit Seymour as its new creative director to drive the development of the brand.


Katie Smith | 28 Oct 2014

Former Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) president Paula Sutter has been appointed as CEO of TSG Fashion, a unit of investment firm TSG Consumer Partners.


Katie Smith | 28 Oct 2014

Former Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) president Paula Sutter has been appointed as CEO of TSG Fashion, a unit of investment firm TSG Consumer Partners.


Katie Smith | 3 Oct 2014

French luxury goods company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has tapped former Giorgio Armani executive Caroline Brown as CEO of Donna Karan International.


Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 2014

A long-running legal dispute between luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and search engine Google has come to an end after the two companies said they would instead work together to fight fakes on the Internet.


Michelle Russell | 15 Jan 2014

Swedish retailer Gant has appointed industry executive Steven Kelly as head of its wholesale division for UK and Ireland.


Katie Smith | 12 Dec 2013

Lee Jeans, a subsidiary of VF Corporation, has inked an exclusive license agreement with Children Worldwide Fashion Group (CWF) for a new kids' wear collection in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa.


Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2013

Luxury British fashion brand Jaeger has strengthened its creative team with two new appointments.


Poorna Rodrigo | 25 Oct 2013

French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has told the European Commission of the benefits that would flow from its planned merger with Italian cashmere giant Loro Piana.


Katie Smith | 17 Oct 2013

Basic apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands will lay off nearly half of Maidenform Brands' 1,330 staff worldwide as part of its US$583m merger with the rival intimate apparel maker.


Katie Smith | 17 Oct 2013

Basic apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands will lay off nearly half of Maidenform Brands' 1,330 staff worldwide as part of its US$583m merger with the rival intimate apparel maker.


Katie Smith | 16 Oct 2013

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which also owns the Fendi and Céline labels, reported slower sales at its fashion and luxury goods division during the third quarter.

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