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USA: Steven Madden Ltd Plans New Retail Store Openings Company Press Release | 21 Jul 00

Steven Madden Ltd (Nasdaq: SHOO), a leading designer, wholesaler and marketer of fashion footwear for women and children, announced it plans to open two retail stores, one in Texas and one in Colorado. The new stores in San Antonio, TX and Broomfield, CO represent the openings of the Company's sixty-fourth and sixty-fifth retail stores nationwide.


USA: Chelsea Interactive Chooses PeopleSupport Platform Company Press Release | 20 Jul 00

PeopleSupport® Inc, the unified Internet customer care and customer intelligence provider, today announced details of its plans to host live text chat, e-mail response and voice communications for Chelsea Interactive ( www.chelseai.com ), a highly-scalable e-commerce platform for top brands including Elisabeth by Liz Claiborne, Cole Haan and Maidenform. Chelsea Interactive's technology platform enables brands to create customized storefronts in an effort to maximize consumer sales over the Internet. PeopleSupport's customer care representatives (eReps(TM)) will further enhance the online shopping experience for high-end consumers through personalized multi-channel customer service interaction. Designers from Liz Claiborne and other brands work closely with PeopleSupport to create an eRep training curriculum. "Chelsea Interactive understands that if an e-commerce business doesn't please its customers quickly and completely, they may never return for a second chance," said Steven Grasso, vice president, business development of Chelsea Interactive. "PeopleSupport is one of the many reasons that Chelsea Interactive's comprehensive e-commerce platform will be successful." "Chelsea Interactive has developed an incredible network of high-end consumer stores that will help drive growth in the projected $142 billion online retailing industry," said Lance Rosenzweig, PeopleSupport's CEO. "PeopleSupport's customer care platform is an ideal solution for brands that are dedicated to extending the traditions of personable and attentive off-line customer service to the online shopper."


USA: Manugistics Wins K-Swiss Supply Chain Deal Company Press Release | 18 Jul 00

K-Swiss, Inc (Nasdaq: KSWS - news), the athletic footwear and branded apparel company, has chosen Manugistics' eBusiness solutions to improve its asset utilization, it was announced at Manugistics' enVISION2000 conference today."K-Swiss joins a growing roster of leading apparel, footwear and textiles (AFT) clients turning to Manugistics for competitive advantage," said Greg Owens, Manugistics' president and CEO. "Manugistics' intelligent eBusiness solutions are designed to manage the complex challenges of the AFT industry, helping companies increase velocity, improve visibility and potentially decrease costs."Manugistics NetWORKS will simultaneously balance materials, capacity, inventory, transportation and distribution constraints across K-Swiss' global supplier network of independent contractors to produce a more effective manufacturing plan. Additionally, NetWORKS will enable K-Swiss to more accurately predict customer demand by using life-cycle management, market events and retail point-of-sale data."After a very rigorous selection process involving best-of-breed supply chain providers, we concluded that Manugistics was the best choice," said Steven Nichols, CEO of K-Swiss, Inc. Edward Flora, vice president of operations at K-Swiss, continued: "Manugistics will help enable us to execute proactive planning solutions and exception management rather than searching for and reacting to problems. Their constraint-based optimization engines are key to realizing our global competitiveness. Additionally, we will become better partners with our contracted factories, and provide more timely and reliable information to our third-party suppliers."


USA: Sport Supply Appointed Exclusive Distributor Of Antigua Apparel Company Press Release | 29 Jun 00

Sport Supply Group, Inc (NYSE:GYM) today announced that it has signed an agreement with The Antigua Group, Inc ("Antigua") to become the exclusive distributor of Antigua branded products to institutions. The Antigua brand of golf and outer apparel is worn by professional golfers on the LPGA and PGA tour, and is the official brand of the NBC golf telecast team. Antigua is an official licensee of the NBA, NFL, NHL and Major League baseball. Antigua has been a manufacturer of authentic golf apparel and casual lifestyle apparel for twenty years. John P. Walker, president, stated: "The distribution agreement with Antigua allows us to market this product line exclusively to high school and collegiate golf teams as well as other team sports. In addition, Antigua's line of logo shirts allows us to market to institutional and premium organizations that procure these products for special or promotional events. This is a niche business we intend to capitalize on. Antigua is one of the most well known names in golf and their confidence in our abilities to exclusively market their products through our company speaks highly of SSG's reach into the institutional marketplace." "The strategic appointment of SSG as our exclusive distributor to high schools and municipal institutions gives us instant access to a huge market. SSG's dominant position in the market will help to grow our brand and get our product on the backs of the next generation of consumers," said L. Steven Haynes, CEO of Antigua Enterprises Inc (CDNX:ANE). Sport Supply Group is a leading direct marketer of sporting goods equipment to the institutional marketplace. The company's products and proprietary brands are used by amateur and professional athletes in schools, colleges, universities, governmental agencies, camps and youth organizations across the county. For more information about Sport Supply Group visit


USA: Abbey, Gardy & Squitieri, LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Steven Madden- Ltd Company Press Release | 28 Jun 00

The following statement was issued today by the law firm of Abbey, Gardy & Squitieri, LLP:You are hereby notified that a Class Action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of all purchasers of Steven Madden, Ltd ("SML" or the "Company") common stock between June 21, 1997 and June 20, 2000 (the "Class Period").The Complaint charges the defendants with various securities laws violations, in that the defendants failed to disclose material adverse information about the Company and defendant Steven Madden.Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of himself and all other purchasers of SML common stock during the Class Period, excluding defendants and their affiliates. Plaintiff is represented by Abbey, Gardy & Squitieri, LLP, a law firm with extensive experience in prosecuting class actions, and significant experience in prosecuting securities fraud. Visit Abbey, Gardy & Squitieri, LLP at


USA: CloseOutNow.com Expands Merchandise Listings Company Press Release | 9 Jun 00

CloseOutNow.com(TM), a cutting edge, one-stop, B2B auction servicing the estimated $100 billion plus market of excess fashion inventories announced today that it has added fine jewelry and watches to its merchandise listings for auction on the site. Robert Sherman, a jewelry industry veteran for nearly three decades, has been appointed director of CloseOutNow.


USA: CloseOutNow.com Acquires Brains of Bricks and Mortar Firm to Help Shape Future of e-Commerce Fashion Market just-style.com | 26 May 00

R&R Imports to Serve as Manufacturer, Retailer Liaison for B2B Online Auction CloseOutNow.com(TM), a cutting edge, one-stop, B2B auction servicing the $100 billion plus market of excess fashion inventories, announced today that it has acquired R & R Imports, a licensee firm that has specialized in the distribution of surplus inventories of numerous, well-known apparel firms for the past seven years.


USA: The Children's Place Boosts Email Results Tenfold With Net Perceptions Solution just-style.com | 24 May 00

Targeted one-to-one email campaign shows dramatic gains in click-through and conversion rates over industry average Net Perceptions, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETP) announced today that The Children's Place (Nasdaq: PLCE), a specialty retailer of apparel and accessories for children from newborn to 12 years of age, with 344 retail outlets and an expanding e-Commerce presence, was able to demonstrate dramatic click-through and conversion rates in a targeted email campaign using Net Perceptions' one-to-one personalized email application.


USA: Hampton Industries Reports Earnings just-style.com | 15 May 00

Hampton Industries, Inc. (Amex: HAI) reported an increase in net sales for the quarter ended April 1, 2000. Net sales were $42,930,000 as compared to $36,914,000 during the comparable period in 1999. The net loss for the quarter was $1,171,000 or $.21 per diluted share for the quarter as compared to a net loss of $507,000 or $.


USA: CloseOutNow.com-TM- Becomes First Fashion Web Site Member of National Accessories Council just-style.com | 12 May 00

The Accessories Council, a not-for-profit national advocacy organization designed to stimulate awareness and demand for fashion accessory products, announced today that CloseOutNow.com(TM), the global B2B on-line auction servicing the $100 billion market of excess fashion inventories, has become a member of the organization.


USA: Payless ShoeSource to Market Wolverine World Wide's New Stanley Footwear Brand just-style.com | 9 May 00

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) and The Stanley Works (NYSE:SWK) today announced a global licensing agreement to manufacture and market Stanley® branded footwear. In a related move, Wolverine also reached agreement with Payless ShoeSource, Inc. (NYSE:PSS) to market this new brand of work boots and shoes in its stores throughout the United States.


USA: Maidenform Streamlines Business Processes with Essentus' Sourcing and Demand Management Applications just-style.com | 9 May 00

Essentus, formerly Richter Systems, has announced that Maidenform, Inc., the popular seventy-five year old lingerie company, went live with Essentus Sourcing and Essentus Demand Management on January 2, 2000. Maidenform's selection of Essentus represents its commitment to a completely revamped and revitalized information infrastructure.


USA: CloseOutNow.com Opens European Office and Announces $100 Million in Contracts just-style.com | 10 Apr 00

CloseOutNow.com(TM), a cutting edge, one-stop, total solution B2B auction servicing the $100 billion market of excess fashion inventories, announced yesterday evening at its official launch event that it has secured $100 million in contracts and has opened a European office in Florence, Italy. "We have exceeded our own expectations," said Steven R. Lubinski, Chairman and CEO of CloseOutNow.com. "Our technology staff has worked long days and many nights to have our site ready for launch. But our sales and marketing staff has worked equally hard and I'm thrilled that as we go live with our site we are able to also celebrate considerable success on the business side. $100 million in contracts as we launch is a tremendous achievement that validates this idea." The company's new office in Florence, Italy will allow it to build important relationships with manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in the region. "We are more than a cyber company. We are a full-service, total solution and it is important for us to be close to our customers. The European market is particularly important to us," said Lubinski. Lubinski made the milestone announcements at a gala party and charity auction held in Manhattan's trendy West Village. The event was hosted by CloseOutNow.com spokesperson Wendie Malick, star of NBC's hit sitcom "Just Shoot Me." Attendees included CloseOutNow.com staff, investors, strategic partners, fashion industry executives and members of the media. A charity fashion show of "close out" apparel and a silent auction were also held. Proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.


ORCA Reports Dip In Outdoor Apparel Sales just-style.com | 12 Apr 99

Is the outdoor look losing its appeal?Market research data in ORCA’s Top-Line Report, a bimonthly measurement of retailsales of outdoor products, reveals a 21-percent decline in specialty store apparel salesbetween 1997 and 1998. Apparel sales for September/October 1997 were $156.6 million, and ayear later the same sales were measured at $124.4 million, or $32 million less.

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