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FRANCE: Court orders liquidation of Lejaby Stuart Todd | 23 Dec 11

The commercial court in Lyon yesterday (22 December) ordered the liquidation of insolvent French lingerie maker Lejaby - but has allowed the company to continue trading until 20 January.


FRANCE: More takeover bids for lingerie maker Lejaby Stuart Todd | 16 Dec 11

A further two takeover bids are reported to have been submitted for insolvent French lingerie maker Lejaby.


US: Warnaco names McCluskey CEO as Gromek retires Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 11

Sportswear, intimate apparel and swimwear maker Warnaco Group Inc has named Helen McCluskey as its next president and chief executive officer, succeeding Joe Gromek who is retiring down after nearly a decade.


FRANCE: Second takeover bid for lingerie maker Lejaby Stuart Todd | 9 Dec 11

A second takeover bid submitted for insolvent French lingerie maker Lejaby comes from a UK-registered company, Pacific Junction Corporation, acting on behalf of an unidentified French firm currently being set up.


Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 9 Dec 11

Top stories this week included the latest UK sales figures, a look at the troubles plaguing Talbots and forecasts suggesting that cotton production is set to decline next season.


FRANCE: Just one bid received for lingerie maker Lejaby Stuart Todd | 5 Dec 11

Just one offer had been received for French lingerie maker Lejaby when the deadline for bids expired last Wednesday (30 November).


ISRAEL: Tefron narrows Q3 loss on surge in seamless sales Leonie Barrie | 24 Nov 11

Manufacturer Tefron Ltd has narrowed its third quarter loss thanks to soaring sales of its seamless intimate apparel and performance activewear lines.


FRANCE: Lingerie maker Lejaby put up for sale Stuart Todd | 14 Nov 11

Having been placed under judicial administration by a commercial court in Lyon for a period of six months at the end of October, insolvent French lingerie maker Lejaby is now the subject of a sale order.


US: Costs contribute to fall in Warnaco Q3 profit Leonie Barrie | 4 Nov 11

Intimate apparel and swimwear maker The Warnaco Group Inc has booked a 3.8% drop in adjusted third quarter profit, despite continuing growth in its Calvin Klein businesses and strong sales in Asia and Latin America.


FRANCE: Lingerie maker Lejaby placed in administration Stuart Todd | 28 Oct 11

Insolvent French lingerie maker Lejaby has been placed under judicial administration by a commercial court in Lyon for a period of six months.


US: Coldwater Creek taps Warnaco's head of sourcing Leonie Barrie | 21 Sep 11

Women's wear and accessories retailer Coldwater Creek Inc has tapped Claudia Runkel from Warnaco as its new senior vice president of sourcing.


US: Warnaco Q2 profit surges on strong revenues Richard Woodard | 2 Aug 11

Apparel company The Warnaco Group has recorded a double-digit rise in adjusted second quarter profit, thanks to a strong revenue surge led by its Calvin Klein brand.


US: Retail planning tools to help Warnaco expansion Leonie Barrie | 26 Jul 11

Apparel giant Warnaco Inc, which operates retail globally under the Calvin Klein Underwear, Calvin Klein Jeans and Ck Calvin Klein brands, has invested in new retail planning tools to support its international expansion and direct to consumer growth.


INDIA: Warnaco eyes growth with new joint venture just-style.com | 12 Jul 11

US apparel maker The Warnaco Group is gearing up for growth in India after signing a joint venture deal to sell its Calvin Klein branded apparel and accessories in the country.


US: Warnaco completes US$200m loan just-style.com | 20 Jun 11

Apparel company Warnaco has closed on a US$200m senior secured term loan, with repayment due in 2018.


US: Gores Group invests in Big Strike just-style.com | 3 Jun 11

Private equity company The Gores Group has made an investment in women’s apparel business Big Strike.


US: Investments dent Warnaco Q1 profit just-style.com | 6 May 11

Sportswear and intimate apparel maker The Warnaco Group Inc has raised its full-year sales and earnings guidance even though the cost of expanding its Calvin Klein business ate into first quarter profits.


US: Warnaco profits surge on strong international sales just-style.com | 1 Mar 11

US apparel company The Warnaco Group has posted improved profits on the back of double-digit fourth quarter sales growth.


The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 28 Feb 11

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is a snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


Wikileaks insights into Egypt’s apparel sector Richard Woodard | 22 Feb 11

The latest batch of Wikileaks documents, revealed in the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, are designed to shed light on the turmoil currently gripping Egypt. But in posing questions about the motives and attitudes of leading figures in the country’s military, the cascade of US diplomatic cables casts a revealing sidelight on Egypt’s apparel sector.


December management briefing: Part II - Manufacturing winners and losers in 2010 Keith Nuthall | 21 Dec 10

Established skills and tradition were not enough to save some apparel makers from layoffs and factory closures in 2010. But acquisitions, an environmental focus and international expansion helped others to build on a solid recovery from the recession.


US: Warnaco upgrades outlook after "powerful" Q3 Joe Ayling | 9 Nov 10

US apparel company The Warnaco Group has boosted its third quarter net income thanks to the continued growth of its Calvin Klein business.


FRANCE: Court halts Lejaby restructuring plan just-style.com | 21 Oct 10

A commercial court in Lyon has decided to annul plans by French lingerie maker Lejaby to restructure its business by closing three of its manufacturing plants in France with the loss of 197 jobs.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 8 Oct 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.


SNAPSHOT: The Italian retail market just-style.com | 7 Oct 10

This week the Warnaco Group acquired 22 Calvin Klein Jeans retail stores and related assets from its largest Italian franchise partner, L'Innominato S.p.A, a part of the Percassi Group. With the help of Euromonitor International, just-style takes a look at the Italian retail market.


Warnaco continues CK spending spree Joe Ayling | 6 Oct 10

US swimwear firm Warnaco Group's decision to snap up a number of Calvin Klein retail operations in Italy should come as no surprise given the company's global strategy of late.


ITALY: Warnaco Group acquires Italian retail network just-style.com | 5 Oct 10

The Warnaco Group, has acquired twenty-two Calvin Klein Jeans retail stores and related assets from its largest Italian franchise partner, L'Innominato S.p.A, a part of the Percassi Group.


FRANCE: Lejaby workers end occupation of HQ Stuart Todd | 29 Sep 10

Workers at French lingerie maker Lejaby are poised to end their occupation of the company’s HQ, in Rillieux-la-Pape, near Lyon, following the signature of a draft agreement between management and union representatives on severance bonuses.


US: Calvin Klein to expand CK One into lifestyle line just-style.com | 28 Sep 10

Calvin Klein’s CK One fragrance brand is to be expanded into a fully-fledged lifestyle line including denim, underwear, and swimwear designed to appeal to younger consumers.


FRANCE: Lejaby staff protest at closures Stuart Todd | 17 Sep 10

Around 100 staff at French lingerie maker Lejaby are protesting at the planned closure of three of its manufacturing plants in France and the potential loss of 197 jobs.

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