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EGYPT: Arafa to reopen factories on deal with strikers just-style.com | 17 Feb 11

Arafa Holding, Egypt's biggest garment exporter, is to reopen its factories at the weekend after reaching a deal with striking workers.


UPDATE: EGYPT: Strikes force Arafa to close factories just-style.com | 16 Feb 11

The spread of workers' strikes across Egypt has forced Arafa Holding, the country's biggest garment exporter, to close some of its factories, although it hopes to open them again by the weekend.


US: Macy's designer series launches with Kinder Aggugini just-style.com | 15 Feb 11

Department store retailer Macy's today (15 February) launches its first designer collaboration with London-based Kinder Aggugini, who has worked with fashion icons and design houses including John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Calvin Klein, Costume National and Versace.


EGYPT: Arafa production back on track following unrest Leonie Barrie | 8 Feb 11

Arafa Holding, Egypt's biggest garment exporter, is shrugging off the impact of two weeks of political unrest in its home country, and says production is back to full capacity and that none of its orders have been cancelled.


THE FLANARANT: Is RFID in apparel finally coming of age? Mike Flanagan | 8 Feb 11

With apparel retailers and brands looking for new ways to bring down their buying-in prices, could now be the time for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to finally come into its own? Mike Flanagan certainly thinks so, pointing out that costs are coming down, suppliers are beginning to collaborate, and benefits could include better management in garment factories.


US: Retailers' December 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 6 Jan 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' August 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


Egypt's clothing industry starting to bloom just-style.com | 17 Dec 10

Over the past five years Egypt has cemented its position as a fashion hub for European and American high street brands, with average annual garment exports earning the country US$2bn. Yet domestic labels are generally not exported and high-end clothing manufacturing is still very niche.


US: Madonna's clothing range expands into Canada Katie Smith | 17 Dec 10

Madonna and Iconix Brand Group has entered into its first international partnership with Hudson's Bay Company (HBC or the 'Bay') to manufacture and distribute its junior brand of 'Material Girl'.


US: Macy's to build centre amid online growth Katie Smith | 15 Dec 10

Department store chain Macy's will build a major new fulfillment near Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia, to support continued growth of its online business.


US: Macy's tops tourist trail Katie Smith | 9 Dec 10

Macy's has being rated the most popular US retailer for tourists by a research study.


November retail sales jump-start the holidays Leonie Barrie | 3 Dec 10

Holiday hopes continue to remain high after major US retailers saw a strong surge in November sales, with a Black Friday boost helping accelerate momentum already gained so far this year.


Will Black Friday bargains generate rosy sales? Leonie Barrie | 26 Nov 10

The unofficial start of the US Christmas shopping season kicks off with 'Black Friday' today (26 November) - and retailers across the country have left little to chance to try to ensure the recent momentum in top-line sales will continue through the weekend and into the holiday period.


US: Major retailers lead in supply chain compliance just-style.com | 25 Nov 10

Levi Strauss, Wal-Mart Stores, Gap Inc, Hanesbrands, Gildan Activewear and Nordstrom are leading the apparel industry when it comes to global supply chain compliance programmes, a new survey has revealed.


COMMENT: Fashion consumers demand entertainment just-style.com | 23 Nov 10

There has been a seismic shift in the way people shop for fashion over the last few years. And as technology continues to innovate, brands need to keep pace with trends in marketing in the same way they do hemlines, writes Giles Fitzgerald, from entertainment marketing agency FRUKT.


US: Hampshire Group swings to Q3 profit just-style.com | 15 Nov 10

New York based sweater maker Hampshire Group Limited has swung to a third quarter profit, helped by higher sales and an income tax gain.


Holiday hopes high despite softer October sales Leonie Barrie | 5 Nov 10

Sitting between the back-to-school spending rush and the all-important holiday shopping season, it's perhaps not surprising that October sales growth at US retailers came in at just 1.6% - the slowest year-on-year gain since April.


US: Industry players join RFID push into apparel just-style.com | 2 Nov 10

Leading retailers, brands and suppliers - including The Jones Group, Macy's, Walmart, VF Corporation and Li & Fung - have joined an industry-wide push to drive the uptake of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology across the apparel supply chain.


US: Jones launches 'smart store' in New York Joe Ayling | 9 Sep 10

Jones New York, a division of Jones Apparel Group, is opening a new in-store experience at its Macy's Herald Square store in New York City, whereby shoppers' smart-phones will be served up fashion content.


US: Retailers' August 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 2 Sep 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' August 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Greg Norman tees it up with Macy's golf line just-style.com | 1 Sep 10

Iconic golf brand Greg Norman Collection is teaming up with Macy's to design a performance-based, golf-inspired sportswear collection for men under the department store retailer's Tasso Elba line.


Spotlight on...Teen stores and back-to-school spending Leonie Barrie | 17 Aug 10

Traditionally an early barometer of the key back-to-school selling season, teen retailers are being watched closely for first signs of what the market can expect as this all-important period looms into view.


US: Ex-KSA exec Bob Copeland joins TradeCard just-style.com | 12 Aug 10

Trade finance, supply chain collaboration and vendor compliance platform TradeCard Inc today (12 August) named former Kurt Salmon Associates executive Bob Copeland as its new senior vice president of product strategy and business development.


US retail sales growth levels off in tepid July Leonie Barrie | 9 Aug 10

US retail growth seems to be flattening after the latest figures show shoppers continued to tread water in July, despite the lure of deep discounts as stores cleared their summer merchandise. Hot weather during the month is also thought to have dampened demand for autumn clothing.


US: Destination Maternity's rating boosted by Moody's Joe Ayling | 5 Aug 10

Moody's Investors Service has today revised Destination Maternity Corporation's ratings outlook to positive from stable, after strong Q3 results last month.


US: MG Icon launches campaign for Madonna clothing brand just-style.com | 29 Jul 10

MG Icon, the joint venture between singer Madonna and Iconix Brand Group, has unveiled details of its autumn 2010 marketing campaign for its newly created junior brand Material Girl.


July 2010 management briefing: Growth in the US plus-size market just-style.com | 28 Jul 10

To have plus-size clothing lines to sell, you need plus-size consumers, so it is maybe not a surprise that the American market for these garments is of critical importance.


US: Fur labelling law takes a step forward just-style.com | 19 Jul 10

A new bill that requires all fur-trimmed fashions to be labelled with the type of animal and the country of origin, regardless of the value of the fur, has been unanimously passed by the House Energy & Commerce Committee.


US: Macy's extends Destination Maternity apparel deal just-style.com | 28 Jun 10

Department store retailer Macy's Inc is extending its exclusive maternity wear deal with Destination Maternity in a move that will see its brands carried in over 615 Macy's locations by the end of February 2011.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 4 Jun 10

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


US: Retailers' May 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 3 Jun 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' May 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.

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