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Pentland names Georgiades to lead Lacoste Footwear Beth Wright | 4 May 18

UK-based Pentland Brands, one of the world's largest sports, outdoor and fashion companies, has named former Coach executive Gianni Georgiades as CEO of the Lacoste Footwear joint venture (JV).


Thierry Guibert tapped as new Lacoste CEO Stuart Todd | 19 Jan 15

Maus Frères Group (MFG) has appointed Thierry Guibert as the new CEO of Lacoste, succeeding José-Luis Duran, who is stepping down after more than five years at the helm.


Online fashion retailer Boohoo bans angora Katie Smith | 23 Dec 14

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Lacoste joins ban on angora Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Pentland Brands promotes Long in CEO switch Katie Smith | 2 Dec 14

Pentland Brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, has promoted Andy Long as CEO, succeeding Andy Rubin who will take on the newly-created role of chairman.


Body Central hires second CEO in two years Katie Smith | 6 Nov 14

Value apparel retailer Body Central Corp has appointed its second chief executive officer in less than two years, following the retirement of Brian Woolf.


UK: Pentland FY profit up 36% as revenues rise Richard Woodard | 1 Jul 14

JD Sports Fashion majority shareholder Pentland Brands posted an improved full-year profit as revenues rose 10% in the 12 months to 31 December.


US: Zwiers to lead global growth at Wolverine Worldwide Katie Smith | 16 Jun 14

As part of ongoing efforts to accelerate global growth, US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has promoted company veteran James Zwiers to president of its International Group.


FRANCE: Skiwear firm Fusalp sold to Lacoste family members Stuart Todd | 10 Jan 14

French luxury skiwear and clothing firm Fusalp has been acquired by Lacoste family members Philippe and Sophie Lacoste, along with the former executive director Alexandre Fauvet.


UK: Lacoste brand Simister president exits Katie Smith | 20 Nov 13

Andy Simister, brand president at French lifestyle label Lacoste Chaussures, has left the company to explore new opportunities.


US: Calvin Klein names Cancelloni Asia Pacific president Katie Smith | 7 Oct 13

Frank Cancelloni has today (7 October) been named as the president of Calvin Klein's Asia Pacific business, tasked with helping to drive growth in the region.


FRANCE: Lacoste signs underwear deal with Delta Galil Richard Woodard | 4 Oct 13

French fashion brand Lacoste is expanding into men’s underwear by signing a five-year licensing deal with Israel-based manufacturer Delta Galil.


FRANCE: Change at the top for Lacoste Stuart Todd | 11 Jan 13

Lacoste has named Jose Luis Duran as CEO, replacing Christophe Chenut who has held the post for the past five years.


FRANCE: Lacoste licence holder appoints North America CEO Stuart Todd | 9 Jan 13

Lacoste worldwide licence holder, Devanlay, has appointed Francis Pierrel as its new CEO North America, succeeding Steve Birkhold.


US: Bebe Stores names Birkhold as CEO Petah Marian | 3 Jan 13

US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores has named Steve Birkhold as CEO, effective immediately.


Global: Brands accused of "fuelling modern-day slavery" Petah Marian | 20 Nov 12

A number of major clothing brands have been accused of "fuelling modern-day slavery" through their failure to address child and forced labour in their supply chains, according to a report released by the Not For Sale campaign.


FRANCE: Maus Frères increases Lacoste stake Stuart Todd | 7 Nov 12

Swiss distribution group Maus Frères is set to increase its stake in French clothing brand Lacoste to over 90% following the decision by members of the Lacoste founding family to sell their shareholding.


Luxury fibres and fabrics: High-end markets underpin profits Lee Adendorff | 1 Nov 12

Despite the financial storm clouds that have disrupted Europe's economy over the past few years, the continent's luxury apparel sector has proved remarkably resilient, with global demand for their products rising.


FRANCE: Lacoste H1 turnover up 25% says CEO Stuart Todd | 14 Sep 12

The CEO of French fashion brand Lacoste has described the 25% increase in turnover posted by the company in the first half of the year as "doubtless the best growth rate in the market."


FRANCE: Lacoste H1 turnover up 25% says CEO Stuart Todd | 14 Sep 12

The CEO of French fashion brand Lacoste has described the 25% increase in turnover posted by the company in the first half of the year as "doubtless the best growth rate in the market."


just-style management briefing: Brazil and Mexico lead Latin America's luxury sales Ivan Castano Freeman | 1 Aug 12

After more than doubling its growth rates between 2008 and 2012, Brazil is the darling of Latin America's luxury apparel and goods market. Last year, the market for designer clothing and footwear grew 7.3% to $2.6bn, while sales of luxury accessories increased 4.5% to 1.2bn.


VIETNAM: Esquel Group builds US$25m garment plant Ngo Tuan | 23 Jul 12

Esquel Enterprises (Singapore) Pte, a subsidiary of Hong Kong based clothing giant Esquel Group, has begun construction on a US$25m apparel plant at the Luong Son industrial zone in the northern Vietnamese province of Hoa Binh.


FRANCE: Devanlay chooses PLM to boost product development Leonie Barrie | 8 May 12

French textiles major Devanlay, the exclusive worldwide licensee for the Lacoste clothing and accessories brand, has invested in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to help improve its overall efficiency and boost global product development.


CANADA: Coalision in tie-up with Pull-in underwear firm Katie Smith | 10 Apr 12

Canadian-based lifestyle and sports apparel firm Coalision is to merge with French underwear company Pull-in.


FRANCE: Cacharel appoints d'Halluin as CEO Petah Marian | 26 Mar 12

French clothing, perfume and accessories brand Cacharel has appointed Pascal d'Halluin as CEO of the company.


FRANCE: Young line helps Lacoste to record FY sales Stuart Todd | 9 Mar 12

After three difficult years, sales at French fashion brand Lacoste attained record levels in 2011, reaching EUR1.6bn (US$2.1bn), an increase of 11% on the previous year.


FRANCE: Lacoste licensee to recruit 200 production staff Stuart Todd | 23 Feb 12

Lacoste's worldwide licence holder, Devanlay, is hiring more than 200 production staff in France as part of the brand's relaunch.


Global news roundup Petah Marian | 3 Oct 11

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


just-style management briefing: International sizing standards expand Karryn Miller | 1 Sep 11

While the goal for many clothing manufacturers and brands is to gain an international presence, there is a key risk associated with selling the same designs in different global markets - the more far and wide that clothing designs go, the more shapes and sizes they must come in.


GERMANY: Adidas joins Nike and Puma in chemicals pledge Leonie Barrie | 31 Aug 11

Sporting goods giant Adidas has become the latest company to win praise from environmental pressure group Greenpeace for pledging to eliminate the release of hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain.

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