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Sports Direct lifts stake Iconix Brand Group Katie Smith | 13 Jan 16

UK retailer Sports Direct has has increased its stake in US brand management company Iconix Brand Group and bought a stake in Dick's Sporting Goods as part of its long-term strategy. 


Tips for developing the right apparel sourcing strategy Katie Smith | 13 Oct 15

When it comes to developing or adapting an apparel brand or retailer's production strategy, there are six key factors to consider, according to one industry expert. While flexibility, communication and the right partnerships each have a role to play, it's also important to combine quality, speed and compliance.


Future Group and Amazon collaborate in India Michelle Russell | 13 Oct 14

Indian retail giant Future Group has formed an alliance with global online behemoth Amazon India in a bid to extend the reach of its apparel line in the country.


BANGLADESH: Rana Plaza compensation to begin next month Leonie Barrie | 19 Mar 14

The committee set up to pay compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse aims to distribute US$2m to around 3,600 workers and families before the one-year anniversary of the tragedy on 24 April.


BANGLADESH: Funds fall short as Rana Plaza compensation nears Leonie Barrie | 14 Mar 14

Compensation payments to victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse are due to start next month - but campaigners admit funds still fall far short of the $40m needed to make payments to all workers.


US: Iconix snaps up balance of Latin America business Michelle Russell | 3 Mar 14

Iconix Brand Group has acquired the remaining 50% of its Latin America business from joint venture partner New Brands Group for US$42m.


BANGLADESH: Union urges brand commitment to Rana Plaza fund Michelle Russell | 24 Feb 14

Global unions and labour rights groups are calling for more brands to commit to the Rana Plaza compensation fund as the one year anniversary of the industrial disaster approaches.


UK: TV footage claims new Bangladesh factory abuses Katie Smith | 6 Feb 14

Nearly a year after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, an ITV documentary claims to have evidence of ongoing worker and safety concerns at factories making clothes for UK retailers N Brown and Arcadia.


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.


TURKEY: Calik Denim launches "super-stretch" line Leonie Barrie | 2 Jul 13

Turkish denim specialist Calik Denim has unveiled its new "super-stretch" fabric line at a launch event attended by executives from Bershka, Mavi, Lee Cooper, Diesel, Giorgio Armani and Zara.


US: Iconix raises FY guidance on Lee Cooper buy Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 13

Iconix Brand Group Inc, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has raised its full-year profit and sales guidance after buying European denim brand Lee Cooper.


US: Iconix buys Lee Cooper brand in $72m deal Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 13

European denim brand Lee Cooper has been sold to Iconix Brand Group in a $72m deal that will help the New York based firm grow its international presence.


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: Linda Textiles awarded licence for Lee Cooper Kids Stuart Todd | 29 Mar 11

Following its takeover of Lee Cooper France in July 2010, Paris-based Linda Textiles has announced that it has been awarded an exclusive ten year licence in 18 European countries for the development, manufacture and sale of children’s wear range Lee Cooper Kids.


FRANCE: Court approves takeover of Lee Cooper unit Stuart Todd | 12 Jul 10

Having been under the threat of liquidation last month, a commercial court in Amiens has given the go-ahead for the takeover of Lee Cooper France by Linda Textiles, a company based in Paris’ clothing trade district, Le Sentier.


FRANCE: Verywear to buy Julie Guerlande business just-style.com | 6 Jul 10

French clothing retailer Verywear Group, which last month pulled out of a deal to buy ailing jeans maker Lee Cooper France, is to buy women’s wear firm Astermod instead.


FRANCE: Lee Cooper unit gets reprieve from liquidation threat Stuart Todd | 21 Jun 10

A commercial court in Amiens has postponed the hearing on Friday (18 June) which would have very likely ordered the winding-up of ailing jeans maker Lee Cooper France, after two new potential takeover candidates emerged.


FRANCE: Lee Cooper unit set for liquidation? Stuart Todd | 15 Jun 10

The French arm of jeans wear group Lee Cooper could be wound up later this week after a potential bidder pulled out.


FRANCE: Two bids submitted for Lee Cooper Stuart Todd | 18 May 10

Two takeover bids have been submitted to the judicial administrator for the French arm of jeans wear group Lee Cooper, which was placed under court protection at the end of March after having been declared insolvent.


UK: Lee Cooper launches first kids' wear range just-style.com | 21 Apr 10

Denim brand, Lee Cooper is launching its first kids' wear area range in Europe with its latest licensee TVMania.


FRANCE: Lee Cooper placed under administration Stuart Todd | 29 Mar 10

The French arm of jeans wear group Lee Cooper has been placed under judicial administration by a commercial court in Amiens, in northern France, after being declared insolvent last week.


ROMANIA: Lee Cooper licensee files for administration Joe Ayling | 25 Jan 10

The Romanian licensee for denim brand Lee Cooper, LCR Jeans, will continue trading from a reduced number of stores after reportedly filing for administration in the country, just-style has learnt.


US: Hartmarx sale finally goes through just-style.com | 10 Aug 09

Chicago-based men's suit maker Hartmarx has finally been saved from liquidation after being sold to British private equity firm Emerisque Brands and its partner SKNL North America.


US: Court OKs $119m sale of Hartmarx to Emerisque just-style.com | 26 Jun 09

A federal bankruptcy judge has given the go-ahead for the sale of bankrupt suit maker Hartmarx Corporation to private equity firms Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America.


Spotlight on...Eddie Bauer just-style.com | 19 Jun 09

Eddie Bauer’s bankruptcy filing this week was not unexpected; mounting debts and slumping sales in a difficult economic climate meant its future was simply untenable. But with a sale of the business already agreed, and the possibility of an even better offer in the pipeline, could this mark a fresh start for an iconic brand? Leonie Barrie reports.


US: Bankruptcy judge OKs raised bid for Hartmarx just-style.com | 3 Jun 09

A raised bid from Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America for bankrupt suit maker Hartmarx Corporation was yesterday (2 June) given the go-ahead by a federal bankruptcy judge.


US: Lenders oppose Emerisque's offer for Hartmarx just-style.com | 1 Jun 09

Plans for the sale of bankrupt Chicago-based suit maker Hartmarx seem to be stumbling after its chief lender Wells Fargo says it opposes a US$119m deal reached last week with Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America – a unit of Indian apparel maker S Kumars Nationwide Ltd.


US: Hartmarx accepts $119m offer from Emerisque, SKNL just-style.com | 26 May 09

Bankrupt Chicago-based suit maker Hartmarx Corporation has agreed to sell its assets to Emerisque Brands UK Limited and SKNL North America - a unit of Indian apparel maker S Kumars Nationwide Ltd - in a deal worth US$119m.


US: Emerisque makes Hartmarx bid as lawmakers step in just-style.com | 22 May 09

London-based private-equity firm Emerisque Brands has tabled a bid for bankrupt Hartmarx as lawmakers add to calls to keep the US suit maker open.


UK: Lee Cooper selects WFX Web PLM just-style.com | 16 Apr 09

Jeans maker Lee Cooper has selected Web PLM from WFX to collaborate with its global supplier base and help manage the brand’s growth.

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