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US apparel retailers' December 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 9 Jan 15

Deep discounts, lower fuel prices and an improved employment market all helped to drive better-than-expected comparable store sales gains for US apparel retailers in the crucial month of December.


L Brands Q3 earnings and sales climb Michelle Russell | 20 Nov 14

US apparel retailer L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings and sales but fourth-quarter EPS guidance has missed analyst forecasts.


L Brands emerges as one of few winners in Q3 Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 14

US apparel retailer L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, is one of the few winners this quarter according to analysts, after it raised its third-quarter earnings guidance.


US: L Brands reaps results of strategic investments Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 14

A sustained focus on cost, inventory management, merchandise, and speed-to-market has helped L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, to buck what analysts say is a sluggish consumer environment.


US: L Brands Q2 earnings beat estimates Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 14

L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has reported second-quarter earnings above analyst consensus and a 6% increase in revenues.


US: Kellwood appoints Babins for supply chain role Michelle Russell | 22 Jul 14

US clothing giant Kellwood Company has appointed industry veteran Marc Babins as president of its western region, with responsibility for the group's global supply chain.


UPDATE: US: Sycamore Partners buyout of Express looks likely Michelle Russell | 16 Jun 14

A buy-out of troubled US apparel retailer Express Inc by Sycamore Partners looks likely, analysts believe, after the private equity firm last week acquired a 10% stake and said it wants to craft a formal proposal to acquire the rest of the company.


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: Aeropostale to enjoy better sourcing with new deal Katie Smith | 28 May 14

Retailer Aeropostale could benefit from better sourcing by tapping into the resources of another investment of private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which has just closed a financing deal with the teen apparel chain.


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 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: 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.


WORLD: Gap, Limited Brands, PVH join zero-discharge pact Richard Woodard | 19 Sep 13

Three new signatories and two new associate members have joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme.


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: 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.


HONG KONG: Luen Thai completes $55m Ocean Sky buy Leonie Barrie | 30 Apr 13

Hong Kong listed Luen Thai Holdings, one of the world's leading apparel manufacturing and supply chain services providers, has completed its US$55m acquisition of Singapore-based Ocean Sky Group.


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.


just-style's most read stories this week... Katie Smith | 28 Mar 13

The most read stories on just-style this week include M&S introducing body odour neutralising patches into suits, Bangladesh apparel companies fearing strikes will harm the sector, and the minimum wage rising for garment workers in Cambodia.


US: Limited Brands in temporary name change Richard Woodard | 25 Mar 13

Apparel group Limited Brands has been temporary renamed L Brands while the company decides on a permanent change of name.


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: Robinson to lead Ascena global sourcing initiative Katie Smith | 18 Feb 13

Ascena Retail Group has named Ronnie Robinson president of its new global sourcing initiative, as the women's wear retailer looks to move to a central sourcing base.


US: Ascena Retail names Heasley as Lane Bryant CEO Petah Marian | 14 Feb 13

Ascena Retail Group has named Linda Heasley as president and CEO of plus sized clothing retailer Lane Bryant, which it acquired last year.


2013 off to a strong start for US retailers Petah Marian | 8 Feb 13

2013 got off to a strong start for US clothing and footwear retailers in January, with many reporting their best performance since September 2011.


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.


US: Cache names Margolis CEO as Reinckens resigns Katie Smith | 6 Feb 13

Women's wear retailer Cache has appointed Jay Margolis as its chairman and chief executive officer, replacing Thomas Reinckens who has stepped down.

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