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US Q1 in brief – VF Corp, J.Jill, Francesca's just-style | 31 Jul 20

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic and widespread store closures can be clearly seen. VF Corp has reported a net loss of US$285.6m, while Francesca's has seen a 50% drop in net sales. Elsewhere, Macy's, Inc said its net loss totalled $3.58bn and PVH Corp has posted an "unprecedented" decline in revenue and earnings.

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.

US: Life Fitness moves into activewear with Amiee Lynn Leonie Barrie | 26 Feb 14

Exercise equipment specialist Life Fitness is expanding into activewear after agreeing a new licensing deal with apparel maker Amiee Lynn Inc.

US: Sequential Brands plots Ellen Tracy expansion Katie Smith | 26 Nov 13

Brand management company Sequential Brands Group has unveiled expansion plans for its women's fashion brand Ellen Tracy, including distribution into South Korea.

US: Sequential Brands up-lists to Nasdaq exchange Leonie Barrie | 23 Sep 13

Sequential Brands Group, the owner of labels including William Rast and People's Liberation, is to begin trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market from tomorrow (24 September).

US: Sequential Brands takes shape with Q2 profit Richard Woodard | 1 Aug 13

Sequential Brands Group posted a US$0.7m profit in the second quarter, with new brand acquisitions boosting revenues for the US business.

US: Sequential Brands Q1 loss widens on acquisition costs Katie Smith | 2 May 13

Sequential Brands, owner of the William Rast and People's Liberation brands, has seen its first-quarter losses widen after acquisition costs offset higher revenue.

GERMANY: Karstadt names Bibra head of e-commerce Katie Smith | 27 Mar 13

German department store retailer Karstadt has appointed Terry von Bibra as its head of e-commerce as it continues to build on its online capabilities.

GERMANY: Karstadt announces executive appointments Petah Marian | 24 Aug 12

German department store operator Karstadt has made a number of new appointments in its fashion and merchandising department as part of its turnaround plans.

US: Jones Group appoints Sharp as design EVP Petah Marian | 26 Jun 12

The Jones Group has appointed George Sharp to the newly created position of executive vice president of design.

US: Vena Cava brand teams up with LF USA Katie Smith | 10 Apr 12

Women's fashion brand Vena Cava has signed a multi-year licensing and design agreement with LF USA, a subsidiary of Hong Kong based consumer goods sourcing giant Li & Fung.

Ten steps taken to turnaround Liz Claiborne Leonie Barrie | 8 Sep 11

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.

US: Brand Matter in business development hire Leonie Barrie | 24 Aug 11

Licensing company Brand Matter LLC, owner of the Caribbean Joe and Ellen Tracy brands, has hired Colin Hagen as its new VP of licensing and business development.

US: Snow Phipps buys "significant" stake in Velvet just-style.com | 5 Apr 11

Private equity firm Snow Phipps Group has made a first foray into the apparel industry after buying a "significant" stake in the Velvet contemporary clothing label.

US: Macy's in exclusive Sean John sportswear deal just-style.com | 17 May 10

Macy's Inc has signed a deal with the trendy Sean John line to be the exclusive US department store retailer of its men's sportswear collection beginning in spring 2011.

COMMENT: Retailers weather the storms in February Leonie Barrie | 5 Mar 10

Despite fears that heavy snowstorms on the east coast of the United States would hurt February sales, the latest retail results released yesterday (4 March) suggest apparel shoppers refused to be put off by wintry weather.

US: Macy’s adds new exclusive brands to line-up just-style.com | 4 Mar 10

Department store retailer Macy’s Inc is rolling out four new fashion brands this spring as it continues to focus on attracting shoppers with product lines that are exclusive to its stores.

US: Windsong buys Cloudveil apparel brand from Spyder just-style.com | 18 Feb 10

Private equity firm Windsong Brands LLC has bought the Cloudveil Mountain Works outdoor apparel brand for an undisclosed sum from Spyder Active Sports Inc.

US: Macy’s to launch exclusive new men’s wear line just-style.com | 29 Oct 09

Department store retailer Macy’s is adding a new men’s fashion brand to its line-up from next spring as part of its ongoing strategy to sell exclusive collections in its shops.

US: Macy’s inks deal for Ellen Tracy sportswear just-style.com | 5 Oct 09

Macy’s has signed a deal to be the exclusive department store retailer of Ellen Tracy branded women’s sportswear, beginning in spring 2010.

US: Susan Kellogg to head VF's contemporary brands just-style.com | 29 Sep 09

Apparel maker VF Corporation has named apparel industry veteran Susan Kellogg, the former CEO of Elie Tahari Inc, as president of its Contemporary Brands coalition.

US: Asian creditors seek Ellen Tracy bankruptcy just-style.com | 17 Aug 09

Women’s apparel brand Ellen Tracy Ellen LLC is facing an involuntary bank bankruptcy petition from three Asian manufacturers who claim the company owes them $3.8m.

US: Investors plan expansion of Carlos Falchi brand just-style.com | 14 May 09

An investment group has set up a new company to acquire the Carlos Falchi brand, and plans to extend it beyond luxury handbags into products including footwear and apparel.

US: Liz Claiborne cuts forecast after US$23m Q2 loss just-style.com | 13 Aug 08

Clothing company Liz Claiborne has narrowed its fiscal 2008 earnings guidance after slipping to a second quarter loss of US$23m.

US: Accessories firm Amiee Lynn in legwear acquisition just-style.com | 11 Aug 08

Amiee Lynn Accessories, a supplier of belts, handbags, jewellery and hats, has bought women’s leg wear and underwear provider JBT Group/Design Studio International.

US: NexCen nearing sale of two brands? just-style.com | 3 Jul 08

NexCen Brands Inc is reported to be nearing the sale of its Bill Blass apparel line and Waverly home furnishings unit as it seeks to streamline operations and boost liquidity.

US: Ellen Tracy to improve assortments with Vision Suite just-style.com | 23 May 08

Women’s wear brand Ellen Tracy is to implement Jesta IS’ Vision Suite business solution for both its retail and wholesale operations.

US: Fashionology names Mendelson as Ellen Tracy president just-style.com | 12 May 08

Fashionology Group has named Mark Mendelson as president of its newly acquired Ellen Tracy unit.

US: Liz Claiborne completes sale of Ellen Tracy just-style.com | 11 Apr 08

Liz Claiborne Inc yesterday (10 April) confirmed it has completed the sale of the Ellen Tracy brand.

US: Fashionology adds CJ Apparel to Ellen Tracy buy just-style.com | 10 Apr 08

The consortium which agreed to buy Ellen Tracy from Liz Claiborne has established a new company to manage the brand – along with another new acquisition.


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