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US: PVH completes US$2.9bn Warnaco aqusition Petah Marian | 14 Feb 13

PVH has completed its US$2.9bn acquisition of Warnaco, as well as closing new senior secured credit facilities to fund the transaction.


just-style's most read stories this week... Katie Smith | 25 Jan 13

The most read stories on just-style this week include Limited Brands making its toxic-free fashion pledge, the European Parliament calling for better factory health and safety measures in Bangladesh, and Uniqlo strengthening its US team with the appointment of a COO.


PVH Corp outlines growth opportunities Katie Smith | 22 Jan 13

Apparel company PVH Corp has outlined further growth opportunities for its Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein apparel businesses following its acquisition of The Warnaco Group last year.


In the money: PVH backs Warnaco turnaround strategy Petah Marian | 29 Nov 12

The CEO of apparel giant PVH has backed Warnaco's plans to turn around the Calvin Klein Jeans and underwear businesses, a company it is set to take over next year in a deal worth US$2.9bn.


US: PVH Q3 profit up on Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger Petah Marian | 28 Nov 12

PVH saw third quarter net income rise as sales of its Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands compensated for a decline in demand for its heritage brands.


US: Warnaco Q3 profit drops on sliding revenue Richard Woodard | 6 Nov 12

Apparel business Warnaco – about to be snapped up by PVH in a US$2.9bn deal – posted lower earnings and revenues during the company’s third quarter ending 29 September.


In the money: PVH's Warnaco buy to drive international growth Petah Marian | 2 Nov 12

PVH's acquisition of Warnaco will have the obvious benefit of uniting the Calvin Klein brand, but PVH chairman and CEO Emanuel Chirico also emphasised the potential to leverage Warnaco's strong platform in Asia and Latin America.


Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 2 Nov 12

Top stories on just-style this week include Sri Lanka feeling the loss of the GSP+ scheme, H&M hitting back at accusations it fails to pay adequate wages to Cambodian workers, and PVH acquiring The Warnaco Group for $2.9bn.


US: PVH unites Calvin Klein with $2.9bn Warnaco buy Leonie Barrie | 31 Oct 12

Clothing maker PVH is to buy rival The Warnaco Group in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $2.9bn that also brings together all Calvin Klein apparel categories in one place for a single vision of the brand.


In the money: Buoyant PVH happy with Hilfiger Richard Woodard | 29 Aug 12

More than two years after its transformational acquisition of the Tommy Hilfiger business, PVH Corp is reaping the rewards of the US$3bn deal around the world.


In the money: Charges impair Warnaco recovery plan Richard Woodard | 7 Aug 12

The revamp of apparel group Warnaco’s operations – in terms of both channels and regions – has been hindered by external factors including one-off charges and currency fluctuations.


US: Warnaco cuts FY guidance as Q2 profit slumps Richard Woodard | 7 Aug 12

Apparel group Warnaco has cut its full-year projections for revenues and earnings after second quarter profit slumped 79%, hit by a $12m charge linked to its 2008 sale of lingerie brand Lejaby.


Speaking with style: Fernando Capellán, founder and president, Grupo M Leonie Barrie | 31 Jul 12

With apparel manufacturing operations bridging the Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti, Grupo M's co-production model is an exemplary example of trade preferences in action. Here company founder and president Fernando Capellán tells just-style about the opportunities that lie ahead.


US: Cherokee appoints Tworecke to board Katie Smith | 19 Jul 12

Brand management company Cherokee has appointed Frank Tworecke to its board of directors, replacing Dave Mullen, who has retired.


Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 13 Jul 12

Among the most-read stories on just-style this week was news that Marks & Spencer's general merchandise executive director Kate Bostock is leaving the company, the latest inter-governmental report on the world's cotton trade, and a look at the challenges M&S's new executives face.


US: Calvin Klein Underwear names Reyes head of global design Katie Smith | 12 Jul 12

Calvin Klein Underwear, a division of the Warnaco Group, has appointed apparel designer Brian Reyes as vice president and head of global design.


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Grupo M and Blue River Denim set up 'Laundry Lab' Leonie Barrie | 10 Jul 12

Dominican Republic apparel maker Grupo M is teaming up with Los Angeles based premium laundry and finisher Blue River Denim to upscale the finishes of denim, twill and knit products coming out of its DR/Haiti co-production model.


US: Warnaco to review European operations Petah Marian | 9 Jul 12

Warnaco today (9 July) announced that it is conducting a comprehensive review of its European business, with the aim of "better positioning the company for future growth and improved profitability.


US: Warnaco Q1 profit drops on weaker sales Petah Marian | 4 May 12

Apparel company The Warnaco Group recorded a drop in first-quarter net income, hurt by the weak economy in Europe and higher markdowns in the US.


US: Calvin Klein to leave Argentina next month Katie Smith | 27 Mar 12

US apparel maker The Warnaco Group has today (27 March) told just-style its Calvin Klein Underwear brand will exit Argentina next month.


US: New Calvin Klein structure from Warnaco Richard Woodard | 23 Mar 12

Warnaco has revealled a new organisational structure for its Calvin Klein business to better support its long-term strategy and growth potential.


Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 16 Mar 12

Top stories on just-style this week included news that a coalition of industry groups is calling for an to end violent unrest in Cambodia, the Indian government's plans to partially roll back its cotton export ban, and Marks & Spencer's launch of a tailoring line in collaboration with Richard James.


CAMBODIA: Apparel coalition calls for end to violent unrest Leonie Barrie | 12 Mar 12

Brands and retailers including Puma, H&M, Gap Inc, Columbia Sportswear, American Eagle Outfitters, The Jones Group, Warnaco Inc and Lululemon Athletica have joined a coalition of industry groups calling for an end to the violent unrest that continues to plague Cambodia's garment sector.


US: PVH to take ck Europe in-house Richard Woodard | 6 Mar 12

Apparel group PVH is to take the European sales and distribution of its ck Calvin Klein brand back in-house, exercising its right to re-acquire the licensing agreement with Warnaco.


FRANCE : Lejaby re-named "La Maison Lejaby" Stuart Todd | 2 Mar 12

French lingerie maker Lejaby has been renamed La Maison Lejaby ahead of its relaunch under new ownership.


US: Charges inflict Q4 loss on Warnaco Richard Woodard | 29 Feb 12

Apparel business Warnaco suffered a net loss in the fourth quarter of 2011, impacted by one-off charges related to restructuring and pensions.


FRANCE: LVMH supplier to acquire Lejaby plant Stuart Todd | 2 Feb 12

A Lejaby production plant, which was set to close under the terms of a takeover bid for the lingerie group accepted by a commercial court last month, has been acquired by Sofama, a company which supplies handbags to LVMH subsidiary Louis Vuitton.


Global news roundup Leonie Barrie | 24 Jan 12

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


FRANCE: Court chooses consortium's takeover bid for Lejaby Stuart Todd | 19 Jan 12

The commercial court in Lyon on Wednesday (17 January) chose the takeover bid for insolvent French lingerie maker Lejaby submitted by a consortium led by Alain Prost, the former CEO of Italy's La Perla and previously managing director of French lingerie brand Chantelle.


FRANCE: Lejaby fate to be decided at court hearing Stuart Todd | 13 Jan 12

The fate of insolvent French lingerie maker Lejaby is set to be decided at a court hearing on 17 January.

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