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US Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 18 May 18

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination Maternity narrowed its net loss, Sears was boosted by the new US tax law, Caleres returned to profit, Dick's Sporting Goods achieved growth across key businesses, and Urban Outfitters produced record fourth-quarter sales.


Donna Karan and DKNY to go fur-free Beth Wright | 23 Mar 18

Branded apparel and accessories maker G-III Apparel Group has announced its Donna Karan and DKNY brand will no longer use animal fur in its products.


US Q3 in brief – Deckers Brands, Boot Barn Holdings just-style | 6 Feb 18

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Deckers Brands exceeded expectations, while Boot Barn Holdings saw earnings nearly double. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.


US Q2 in brief – Finish Line, Zumiez, Tailored Brands, Vince Holding just-style | 22 Sep 17

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH upped its full-year guidance based on strong second-quarter results, while Guess saw its results boosted by solid growth in both Europe and Asia. Oxford Industries, meanwhile, saw mixed results as earnings fell but sales edged up.


GIII and Gehring fund ink joint venture for DKNY in China Hannah Abdulla | 24 Aug 17

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.


US Q4 in brief – Cherokee, Vince Holding, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 15 May 17

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. 


G-III Apparel taps Kennedy for Donna Karan Beth Wright | 18 Jan 17

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.


US Q3 in brief – The Finish Line, Destination Maternity, Cherokee, Sears Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 9 Dec 16

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.


G-III Apparel completes US$650m Donna Karan acquisition Beth Wright | 5 Dec 16

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.


US Q2 in brief - The Finish Line, Cherokee, Zumiez, Vince Holding, Tailored Brands Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 9 Sep 16

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. 


LVMH to sell Donna Karan to G-III for US$650m Beth Wright | 25 Jul 16

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.


LVMH targeting buyer for DKNY? Beth Wright | 22 Jul 16

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.


Donna Karan steps down as chief designer Michelle Russell | 1 Jul 15

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


Escada hires McMahon to take helm Katie Smith | 15 Dec 14

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


Wolford taps Seymour as creative director Katie Smith | 11 Nov 14

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


Ex-DVF president Sutter named TSG Fashion CEO Katie Smith | 28 Oct 14

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


Ex-DVF president Sutter named TSG Fashion CEO Katie Smith | 28 Oct 14

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


LVMH taps Brown as Donna Karan International CEO Katie Smith | 3 Oct 14

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


FRANCE: LVMH and Google join forces to fight online fakes Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 14

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.


SWEDEN: Gant appoints Kelly to head up wholesale Michelle Russell | 15 Jan 14

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


FRANCE: Lee Jeans inks apparel license with CWF Katie Smith | 12 Dec 13

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.


UK: Jaeger strengthens creative team with two hires Katie Smith | 5 Nov 13

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


FRANCE: LVMH outlines benefits of Loro Piana deal Poorna Rodrigo | 25 Oct 13

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.


FRANCE: LVMH Q3 fashion and leather sales growth slows Katie Smith | 16 Oct 13

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.


US: HanesBrands completes US$583m Maidenform buy Leonie Barrie | 7 Oct 13

T-shirt and underwear manufacturer Hanesbrands has completed its acquisition of rival intimate apparel maker Maidenform Brands in a deal worth US$583m.


US: HanesBrands completes US$583m Maidenform buy Leonie Barrie | 7 Oct 13

T-shirt and underwear manufacturer Hanesbrands has completed its acquisition of rival intimate apparel maker Maidenform Brands in a deal worth US$583m.


US: Hanesbrands acquires lingerie maker Maidenform Katie Smith | 24 Jul 13

T-shirt and underwear manufacturer Hanesbrands is to acquire rival intimate apparel maker Maidenform Brands for US$575m, as it looks to drive growth and create increased scale to serve retailers.


US: Hanesbrands acquires lingerie maker Maidenform Katie Smith | 24 Jul 13

T-shirt and underwear manufacturer Hanesbrands is to acquire rival intimate apparel maker Maidenform Brands for US$575m, as it looks to drive growth and create increased scale to serve retailers.


FRANCE: Children Worldwide Fashion selects Centric PLM Leonie Barrie | 29 May 13

Paris-based Children Worldwide Fashion Group (CWF) has selected Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) system to help streamline its product development process.


US: Maidenform Brands posts Q1 loss on sales decline Katie Smith | 9 May 13

Intimate apparel maker Maidenform Brands has posted a first-quarter loss in line with expectations, hurt by a double-digit-percentage sales decline its wholesale division.

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