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US: Vida Shoes acquires Andre Assous Footwear Katie Smith | 9 Jan 13

Vida Shoes International, a licensee of fashion footwear brands including Baby Phat, Phat Farm, Esprit and Osh Kosh, has acquired the Andre Assous company.

US: Kellwood names Jill Granoff as CEO Katie Smith | 8 May 12

US clothing manufacturer Kellwood Co has appointed former Kenneth Cole Productions executive Jill Granoff as chief executive officer.

US: Timberland inks kids' wear license with Parigi Katie Smith | 11 Aug 11

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Timberland has inked a licensing deal with Parigi Group to expand its children's clothing to the US.

US: Kellwood buys Zobha yoga wear firm Leonie Barrie | 28 Jul 11

US clothing giant Kellwood Inc is on the acquisition trail again, after adding the first activewear business to its growing portfolio.

US: Kellwood to buy Scotch & Soda fashion brand | 12 Jul 11

Amsterdam-based fashion brand Scotch & Soda has been snapped up by clothing giant Kellwood Inc and an affiliate of private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, who say they plan to focus on the label's global growth.

US: Kellwood buys Rebecca Taylor brand | 5 Jan 11

Fashion firm Kellwood today (5 January) revealed it has bought the Rebecca Taylor contemporary sportswear brand, which will join a line-up that already includes labels like Vince, Adam, Phat Farm and Sag Harbor.

US: California steps closer to a fur labelling law | 7 Apr 10

California is on its way to becoming the sixth US state with a fur labelling law after adopting legislation earlier this week that requires garments made of animal fur to say so on the label.

US: Dickies announces licensing deal with Strategic Partners | 19 Mar 10

Work and lifestyle apparel brand Dickies has unveiled a new licensing agreement with Strategic Partners for the design, production and distribution of medical channel products.

US: Kellwood buys outdoor apparel firm Isis | 12 Jan 10

Apparel maker Kellwood Company has bought outdoor clothing company Isis in a move that adds to a brand line-up which already includes Vince, Baby Phat and SAG Harbor.

US: Quiksilver taps Nistl to head DC Shoes' Americas | 14 Sep 09

Outdoor sports and boardwear maker Quiksilver Inc has named Anton Nistl as the new president of its DC Shoes business in the Americas after abandoning plans to sell the unit earlier this year.

US: Kellwood avoids bankruptcy as bond deal agreed | 24 Jul 09

Lenders to Kellwood Company have agreed an eleventh-hour deal to defer payment on $140m in bonds, in a move which means the apparel maker avoids having to file for bankruptcy.

US: Phat Fashions “not affected” by Kellwood saga | 22 Jul 09

Designer Kimora Lee Simmons has moved to reassure customers that Phat Fashions products will not be affected by doubts over the future of parent company Kellwood.

US: Kellwood explores options as bond talks fail | 17 Jul 09

Kellwood Company missed a Wednesday (15 July) deadline to renegotiate a $140m bond issue – but has voted to give its largest bondholder Deutsche Bank until midnight tonight (17 July) to try to strike a deal that would avoid it having to file for bankruptcy.

US: Kellwood “business as usual” despite bankruptcy fears | 14 Jul 09

Kellwood Company, one of the largest apparel makers in the US, says it is “business as usual” despite being locked in talks to stave off a bankruptcy filing.

US: Finish Line to exit unprofitable Man Alive chain | 22 Jun 09

Athletic shoe and apparel retailer The Finish Line Inc is to exit its unprofitable Man Alive business and focus instead on its core operations – and said it expects to swing to a first quarter loss on the urban apparel chain’s poor performance.

US: Kellwood names Bob Ross VP of retail | 21 Oct 08

Bob Ross has been appointed to the position of vice president of retail for women's apparel firm Kellwood Company.

US: Steven Madden inks Fabulosity shoe license | 7 Aug 08

Shoe maker Steven Madden Ltd has signed a new licensing deal with Kimora Lee Simmons' KLSI and Phat Fashions to design, manufacture, market and distribute a collection of footwear and accessories for the Fabulosity brand.

US: Kellwood names Kramer CEO as Skinner steps down | 25 Jul 08

Branded apparel maker Kellwood Company has named Michael W Kramer as its new president and CEO, replacing Robert C Skinner Jr who is resigning “to pursue other interests.”

US: JC Penney rolls out Kimora Lee Simmons line | 31 Mar 08

JC Penney Company and Kellwood Company today announced the launch of Fabulosity, a sportswear line designed by Kimora Lee Simmons and to be sold exclusively at JCPenney.

US: Sun Capital completes $767m Kellwood buyout | 21 Feb 08

Private equity firm Sun Capital Partners Inc has finally completed its buyout of apparel maker Kellwood Company.

US: Sun Capital completes Kellwood offer | 19 Feb 08

Private investment firm Sun Capital Securities Group has successfully completed its cash tender offer for all outstanding shares in Kellwood Company – sealing its buyout of the apparel maker.

US: Sun Capital completes Kellwood tender offer | 13 Feb 08

Private investment firm Sun Capital Securities Group has successfully completed its cash tender offer for the outstanding shares of Kellwood Company – paving the way for its buyout of the apparel maker.

US: Kellwood agrees to $542m Sun Capital buyout | 11 Feb 08

Apparel maker Kellwood Company has finally agreed to a US$542m takeover by private equity firm Sun Capital Partners Inc, putting an end to months of wrangling between the two companies.

US: Kellwood to let shareholders decide on Sun Capital bid | 28 Jan 08

Branded apparel maker Kellwood Company has decided to remove all obstacles to the hostile takeover bid by private equity firm Sun Capital Securities Group, allowing a deal to be done if a majority of the shares are tendered.

UK: Jockey, Kellwood sign children’s wear licensing deal | 11 Dec 07

Jockey International and Gerber Childrenswear have inked a deal that will see Jockey’s children's apparel business grow into new categories.

US: Kellwood swings to Q3 loss on restructuring costs | 7 Dec 07

Apparel maker Kellwood Company has swung to a third quarter loss as it was hit by lower women's sportswear sales and steep restructuring costs as it tries to refocus on its higher-end lifestyle brands.

US: Kellwood to sell Smart Shirts to focus on brands | 7 Nov 07

Apparel maker Kellwood Company is selling its Smart Shirts manufacturing operations and related real estate assets for $161m as it seeks to reduce its exposure to private labels and reposition the company to build on its higher-end lifestyle brands.

CANADA: Algo Group names new president and CEO | 22 Oct 07

Apparel importer Algo Group has appointed Isaac Mimran as the company's president and CEO.

US: Parigi Group selects NGC for end-to-end visibility | 18 Oct 07

Kids’ and tweens’ clothing maker Parigi Group is implementing New Generation Computing’s e-PLM and e-SPS software to manage its worldwide product development and supply chain operations.

US: Kellwood rejects Sun Capital’s $543.7m buyout bid | 17 Oct 07

Apparel maker Kellwood Company has rejected a $543.7m unsolicited buyout bid from private investment firm Sun Capital, saying it is “not in the best long-term interests” of the company or its shareholders.


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