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Kate Spade will be "dearly missed" Beth Wright | 6 Jun 18

Accessories business Tapestry says Kate Spade, the founder of the eponymous accessories and apparel business that Tapestry purchased last year, will be "dearly missed" following her death yesterday (5 June).


Coach drives Tapestry Q3 sales and profit hike Beth Wright | 1 May 18

Accessories business Tapestry, formerly known as Coach Inc, saw earnings and sales increase in the third quarter as continued growth at Coach drove results in the period. 


Tapestry names Bakst as Kate Spade CEO Beth Wright | 23 Mar 18

Accessories business Tapestry, formerly known as Coach Inc, has named former Michael Kors executive Anna Bakst as CEO and brand president of Kate Spade.


Tapestry knocked by Kate Spade charges, reports Q1 loss Beth Wright | 7 Nov 17

Accessories business Tapestry, formerly known as Coach Inc, swung to a loss in the first quarter as it was hampered by costs related to the acquisition of Kate Spade, but the addition of the brand helped drive net sales by 24% in the period.


Coach to change its name to Tapestry Beth Wright | 12 Oct 17

Accessories business Coach Inc is to change its name to Tapestry Inc at the end of the month as part of its business transformation and bid to expand beyond the namesake brand.


Coach books double-digit Q4 and FY profit hikes Beth Wright | 15 Aug 17

Accessories business Coach Inc has seen its net income soar by more than 86% in the fourth quarter, but shares fell as it reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales.


Coach completes tender offer to acquire Kate Spade Beth Wright | 11 Jul 17

Coach Inc has successfully completed its previously announced tender offer to acquire the accessories and apparel business Kate Spade & Company for US$18.50 per share in cash.


US Q1 in brief – Cherokee, The Finish Line, J Crew Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 


Coach extends tender offer to acquire Kate Spade Beth Wright | 23 Jun 17

Coach Inc today (23 June) extended its tender offer to acquire the accessories and apparel business Kate Spade & Company for $18.50 per share in cash.


Coach launches tender offer to acquire Kate Spade Beth Wright | 26 May 17

Coach Inc today (26 May) made its earlier bid for Kate Spade official by launching a tender offer to acquire the accessories and apparel business for $18.50 per share in cash.


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. 


Coach to acquire Kate Spade for US$2.4bn Beth Wright | 8 May 17

Coach Inc has signed a definitive agreement to acquire accessories and apparel business Kate Spade in a deal worth US$2.4bn.


Kate Spade exploring options amid Q4 growth Michelle Russell | 17 Feb 17

Kate Spade may be up for sale after the apparel and accessories business acknowledged it is exploring options as it revealed higher fourth-quarter earnings and sales.


Kate Spade exploring sale amid insider trading claims? Michelle Russell | 5 Jan 17

Apparel and accessories business Kate Spade has remained silent over reports it is exploring a sale of the company, as allegations surface over potential insider trading.


Kate Spade taps Auerbach to lead digital strategy Michelle Russell | 24 Nov 16

Apparel and accessories business Kate Spade has appointed John Auerbach as senior vice president of digital and e-commerce strategy. 


US Q4 in brief: Cherokee Global Brands, Perry Ellis, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 16

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. 


US Q4 in brief: Cherokee Global Brands, Perry Ellis, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 16

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. 


Macy's and Kohl's to mentor Fashion Tech Lab Michelle Russell | 7 Mar 16

Macy's, Kohl's, and Kate Spade & Co are among a number of top apparel groups that have committed to mentoring at this year's New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFT Lab).


US Q3 in brief: Finish Line, Gymboree, Cherokee Global Brands, Men's Wearhouse Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 7 Jan 16

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers Gymboree, Aeropostale, Sears and New York & Co narrowed their losses, while Oxford Industries, Destination Maternity and J Crew saw theirs widen. Both The Finish Line and Men's Wearhouse swung to a loss. On a positive note, The Children's Place, Express, American Eagle Outfitters, G-III Apparel Group and Abercrombie & Fitch booked higher earnings. 


US Q2 in brief: Finish Line, Zumiez, Cherokee, Gymboree Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 25 Sep 15

Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. The Finish Line posted a small drop in net income, Zumiez saw its profit more than halve, Cherokee Global Brands posted a double-digit decline in net earnings, while Christopher & Banks swung to a loss, and Hudson's Bay was back in the black. 


ITC narrows denim laser abrasion patent probe Leonie Barrie | 2 Sep 15

The US International Trade Commission has narrowed the scope of its ongoing patent infringement investigation of certain laser abraded denim garments by removing five respondents.


Lucky Brand settles denim laser abrasion dispute Leonie Barrie | 27 Jul 15

Lucky Brand Dungarees has become the latest company to reach a settlement and license agreement with laser technology firm RevoLaze over an abrasion technology for denim garments.


Fabricant to head Kate Spade North America Michelle Russell | 24 Jun 15

Apparel and accessories business Kate Spade & Co has appointed former Aeropostale executive Emilia Fabricant as its president for North America.


Kate Spade swings to Q1 loss on wind downs Michelle Russell | 7 May 15

Apparel and accessories business Kate Spade & Company has swung to a loss in its first-quarter amid plans to wind down some businesses, but revealed plans to grow in Latin American.


Kate Spade posts huge Q4 profit gain Richard Woodard | 4 Mar 15

Apparel and accessories business Kate Spade & Company increased its fourth-quarter net profit by nearly US$100m, thanks to 50%-plus revenue hikes for its core divisions.


Transparency mixed in Uzbek cotton supply chain Katie Smith | 5 Feb 15

Transparency among apparel brands and retailers appears to be mixed when it comes to sourcing cotton from Uzbekistan. New research has revealed that while a number of companies have made improvements to address the issue of forced labour within the sector, many are reluctant to disclose the policies they are implementing or detail information about their suppliers.


Kate Spade to shut Saturday and Jack Spade stores Michelle Russell | 30 Jan 15

US retailer Kate Spade & Co. has revealed plans to close its Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade stores as it focuses long-term investment on its flagship Kate Spade New York brand.


Majid Al Futtaim extends Juicy Couture deal Michelle Russell | 23 Jan 15

Hypermarket conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim Group and Authentic Brands have signed a long-term partnership deal for the Juicy Couture brand in the Middle East.


Global Brands subsidiary signs Kate Spade deal Michelle Russell | 20 Jan 15

A subsidiary of Li & Fung spin-off Global Brands Group has signed a licensing deal with Kate Spade.


Wolford in profit as Sensarma named new CEO Katie Smith | 16 Dec 14

Austrian hosiery brand Wolford AG has named Ashish Sensarma as its new CEO, and returned to a profit in the first six months of the year.

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