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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.


Kate Spade & Co Q3 loss narrows to $9.1m Katie Smith | 7 Nov 14

A double-digit sales increase and improved margins have helped US retailer Kate Spade & Co to narrow its loss during the third-quarter.


Kate Spade confirms Linko CFO appointment Michelle Russell | 15 Oct 14

Apparel giant Kate Spade & Company, formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies, has confirmed the appointment of Thomas Linko as chief executive officer.


Juicy Couture to launch in India with Reliance Michelle Russell | 13 Oct 14

Authentic Brands Group has signed an agreement with Reliance Brands to launch Juicy Couture in India late next year.


ABG to launch Juicy Couture in India Katie Smith | 1 Oct 14

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has entered into an agreement with Reliance Brands Ltd to open Juicy Couture stores in India as part of ongoing expansion plans.


AUSTRALIA: Billabong reveals supply chain appointments Katie Smith | 1 Sep 14

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has tapped two industry veterans to drive its global supply chain strategy.


IN THE MONEY: More licensing and less M&A for Global Brands Michelle Russell | 27 Aug 14

Following its spin-off from Li & Fung last month, fashion apparel, footwear and accessories business Global Brands Group has outlined the firm's strategy as it heads into the second half. Its focus will include more licensing deals and fewer acquisitions.


HONG KONG: Global Brands H1 net loss widens on costs Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 14

Fashion apparel, footwear, and accessories business Global Brands Group has widened its net loss in the first half as a result of increased investment in new brand additions.


IN THE MONEY: JC Penney emphasises new merchandising strategy Michelle Russell | 15 Aug 14

JC Penney has emphasised its commitment to moving back to a merchandising model marked by narrow and deep assortments, as it looks to build on the momentum created to date from its turnaround strategy.


US: Kate Spade upbeat as Q2 loss narrows Michelle Russell | 12 Aug 14

Kate Spade, formerly Fifth & Pacific, has narrowed its net loss in the second quarter thanks to strong performances from its North America and international divisions.


US: Authentic buys footwear brands from Payless Katie Smith | 31 Jul 14

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is adding to its growing portfolio by acquiring the Collective Licensing International footwear brands from Payless ShoeSource for an undisclosed sum.


HONG KONG/CHINA: Juicy Couture to accelerate growth in Asia Katie Smith | 10 Jul 14

Authentic Brands Group is looking to accelerate the growth of its Juicy Couture brand in Asia as part of a long-term franchise partnership with ImagineX Group.


US: Juicy Couture axes all US stores in revamp Richard Woodard | 25 Jun 14

Juicy Couture owner Authentic Brands Group is to shutter all of the apparel brand’s US stores as it plans an overhaul of the business.


IN THE MONEY: Kohl's "greatness agenda" to drive growth Katie Smith | 19 May 14

US department store retailer Kohl's has outlined a new strategic initiative designed to generate sales growth, after booking a drop in earnings and revenue in the first quarter. The plan, dubbed "Greatness Agenda", focuses on giving customers what they want, when they want it - and however they want it.


US: Kate Spade swings to Q1 profit on sales growth Katie Smith | 15 May 14

US apparel giant Kate Spade & Company has returned to profit during the first quarter, driven by strong sales growth at its namesake brand.


GREECE: Folli Follie eyes internationalisation with Authentic Brands deal Michelle Russell | 25 Apr 14

Greek fashion company Folli Follie is looking to internationalise its portfolio as part of plans to expand Juicy Couture in Europe, following the agreement of a wholesale and distribution deal with Authentic Brands in the region.


US: Perry Ellis division president Petruzello exits Katie Smith | 4 Apr 14

Carmine Petruzello, president of Perry Ellis International's namesake division, has left the apparel business to pursue other opportunities.


UK: Foster joins Jacques Vert Group in multi-channel role Michelle Russell | 27 Mar 14

UK women's wear group Jacques Vert has appointed former Animal and La Senza executive Rose Foster as its multi-channel director.


In the money: Fifth & Pacific eyes initiatives to grow top line Michelle Russell | 26 Feb 14

Fifth & Pacific Companies, which today (26 February) begins trading as Kate Spade & Co, says it has a number of operational initiatives in place that it hopes will accelerate margin expansion and top line growth in 2014.


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: Fifth & Pacific happy with trends as profit climbs Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 14

Apparel giant Fifth & Pacific Companies has said it is happy with the business trends in its first-quarter as it booked an increase in end of year earnings.

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