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US apparel retailers' August 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 5 Sep 14

Against an improving economic backdrop and a highly promotional retail environment, back-to-school shopping helped to push comparable store sales up for most US apparel chains in August.


3D technology: Apparel design and development Lee Adendorff | 2 Sep 14

Three-dimensional (3D) technology - while well established in many other industrial sectors like aerospace, architecture and industrial design - is still relatively new to the fashion industry.


SRI LANKA: Textured Jersey Q1 profit hit by US slowdown Leonie Barrie | 11 Aug 14

A drop in demand from some of its US customers after abnormal weather in the early part of the year kept shoppers away from stores, has weighed on first-quarter profits at knitted fabric manufacturer Textured Jersey Lanka.


US apparel retailers' July 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 8 Aug 14

Aggressive promotions by US apparel retailers in August provided consumers with incentives to shop - leading to better-than-expected comparable store sales growth for the month. The focus is now turning to the upcoming back-to-school shopping season.


US retailers' June 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 11 Jul 14

An improving employment picture, favourable weather for purchases of summer clothing, and heavy promotions fuelled better-than-expected sales for US apparel retailers in June - but analysts have warned that headwinds remain.


US retailers' May 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 6 Jun 14

Improved weather coupled with a slew of promotions helped to drive traffic and sales gains for US apparel retailers in May - with analysts expecting the upward trend to continue into June.


US: L Brands lowers outlook despite Q1 profit growth Katie Smith | 23 May 14

L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has lowered the top end of its full-year earnings guidance, despite booking a increase in first-quarter net profit.


US retailers' April 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 9 May 14

Warmer weather combined with a late Easter, aggressive promotions, and improving employment prospects helped unleash pent-up demand in April - driving strong comparable store sales growth for US apparel retailers.


US retailers' March 2014 sales roundup Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 11 Apr 14

US apparel retailers recorded mixed comparable store sales in March, but overall managed to beat very modest expectations resulting from the Easter holiday shift and continued cool weather.


US: L Brands outlines UK and Middle East expansion plans Michelle Russell | 28 Feb 14

L Brands has outlined plans to grow its Victoria's Secret brand in the UK and Middle East as part of its international growth strategy.


US: L Brands books mixed Q4 results Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 14

L Brands, formerly known as Limited Brands, has booked a mixed fourth-quarter with an increase in earnings but a drop in revenues.


US: Body Central shuffles merchandising team Katie Smith | 8 Jan 14

Value apparel retailer Body Central has announced a series of changes to its management team, including the promotion of Patti Simigran to SVP and general merchandise manager.


Top ten interviews on just-style in 2013... Katie Smith | 23 Dec 13

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.


US: Limited Brands lifts view after 25% Q3 profit hike Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 13

Retailer Limited Brands, operator of the Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath and La Senza stores, has lifted its full-year earnings guidance after booking a 25.3% jump in third-quarter profit.


SRI LANKA: Textured Jersey gears up for future growth Leonie Barrie | 20 Nov 13

Knitted fabric manufacturer Textured Jersey Lanka is gearing up for future growth with a number of new investments to add capacity, reduce energy costs and expand across the region.


US: Langley to oversee Dressbarn merchandising at Ascena Katie Smith | 11 Nov 13

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has appointed Judith Langley as the executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of its Dressbarn brand.


Focus: Middle East and Africa "complex but rewarding" Ashma Kunde | 3 Oct 13

Valued at US$87.0bn, the Middle East and African apparel market accounted for just 5% of total global apparel value sales in 2012. Nonetheless, it was the second fastest growing region globally in 2012, following Latin America, and is a valuable area of consideration for mass and luxury fashion brands alike, according to Euromonitor International.


US: Limited Brands lifts outlook on Q2 profit growth Katie Smith | 22 Aug 13

US retailer Limited Brands (now known as L Brands) has raised its full year earnings guidance after it recorded a 24.5% increase in second quarter profit.


US: Victoria's Secret in trademark battle with Thomas Pink Petah Marian | 31 Jul 13

Victoria's Secret has moved to protect its Pink brand in the US, after shirt maker Thomas Pink sued the company over the use of the word in a UK court.


UK: Ex-M&S lingerie head "seeks GBP1m compensation" Petah Marian | 8 Jul 13

Former Marks & Spencer lingerie director Janie Schaffer is reportedly seeking more than GBP1m (US$1.4m) in compensation from the UK retailer.


UK: Coast managing director heads to Victoria's Secret Katie Smith | 26 Jun 13

Coast managing director Margaret McDonald is to leave the occasionwear retailer later this year to take up the role of president of Victoria's Secret lingerie.


US: Limited Brands lifts outlook on Q1 profit Katie Smith | 23 May 13

Limited Brands (now operating under a new temporary name L Brands) has lifted its full-year earnings guidance after posting a 14.4% increase in first-quarter net profit.


CANADA: L Brands to move La Senza DC to Ohio Katie Smith | 21 May 13

L Brands, the new, temporary name for Limited Brands, is to relocate its La Senza distribution centre operations from Montreal, Canada to its Columbus, Ohio base in the US to "better meet customer demand" worldwide.


US: Victoria's Secret Direct taps Aurora Fashions exec Katie Smith | 23 Apr 13

Apparel group L Brands (the new, temporary name for Limited Brands) has hired former Aurora Fashions executive Ishan Patel to oversee Victoria's Secret digital business.


UK: M&S lingerie boss Schaffer leaves company Petah Marian | 16 Apr 13

Marks & Spencer director of lingerie, Janie Schaffer, has left the retailer after only a few months in the role.


Philippines garment exporters seeking SAVE Act Jonathan Dyson | 27 Mar 13

America's Save Our Industries Act, also known as the SAVE Act, which would give a range of Philippines-made apparel duty-free access to the US, looks increasingly likely to be implemented. And the Filipino clothing and textile sector is happy.


US: Retailers' February 2013 sales roundup Katie Smith | 7 Mar 13

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' February 2013 sales results. It is worth noting that from this month, a number of retailers are no longer reporting their sales results on a month-by-month basis.


HONG KONG: Victoria's Secret plans first stores Katie Smith | 4 Mar 13

US apparel retailer Limited brands has confirmed plans to open its first stores in Hong Kong in the coming months.


US: Victoria's Secret posts Q4 growth Petah Marian | 28 Feb 13

Victoria's Secret owner Limited Brands recorded an increase in fourth quarter net profit as sales and gross margin increased.


US: Retailers' January 2013 sales roundup Katie Smith | 7 Feb 13

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' January 2013 sales results.

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