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Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 2014

Brand management company Sequential Brands Group has moved to a profit in its fourth-quarter and announced plans for a major European expansion of its William Rast brand.


Katie Smith | 26 Nov 2013

Brand management company Sequential Brands Group has unveiled expansion plans for its women's fashion brand Ellen Tracy, including distribution into South Korea.


Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2013

Brand management company Sequential Brands Group has seen its third-quarter loss widen, despite reporting record sales during the period thanks to new brand acquisitions.


Leonie Barrie | 23 Sep 2013

Sequential Brands Group, the owner of labels including William Rast and People's Liberation, is to begin trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market from tomorrow (24 September).


Richard Woodard | 1 Aug 2013

Sequential Brands Group posted a US$0.7m profit in the second quarter, with new brand acquisitions boosting revenues for the US business.


Katie Smith | 2 May 2013

Sequential Brands, owner of the William Rast and People's Liberation brands, has seen its first-quarter losses widen after acquisition costs offset higher revenue.


Leonie Barrie | 22 Feb 2013

US department-store retailer JC Penney Company is hoping to ramp up its fashion credentials with a number of new designer collaborations being launched this spring.


Katie Smith | 10 Dec 2012

Sequential Brands, which owns the William Rast and People's Liberation labels, is to acquire wheeled footwear maker Heelys for US$63.2m - a deal that overtakes a separate offer the company was considering.


Katie Smith | 4 Dec 2012

Sequential Brands, which owns the William Rast and People's Liberation brands has poached its second former Iconix executive in a month, appointing Gary Klein as CFO.


Katie Smith | 21 Nov 2012

Apparel firm Sequential Brands Group, which owns the William Rast and People's Liberation brands, has tapped former Iconix COO Yehuda Shmidman as chief executive officer.


Leonie Barrie | 19 Sep 2012

Sequential Brands Group is continuing the expansion of its People's Liberation line by signing a licensing deal with Sunrise Brands covering men's and women's apparel and backpacks.


Katie Smith | 29 Jun 2012

Apparel firm Sequential Brands Group, which owns the William Rast and People's Liberation brands, is making its first move into the action sports sector after agreeing an $8.55m deal to buy the DVS brand from DVS Shoe Company.


Richard Woodard | 10 Feb 2012

Apparel business People’s Liberation is to change its name and business model after raising up to US$14.5m in funding from private equity group Tengram Capital Partners.


Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 2011

Online retailer and auction house eBay has launched a virtual outlet mall in the US that provides shoppers with "anytime, anywhere" access to discounted designer fashion from labels like BCBG, Brooks Brothers, Fila and Timberland.


just-style.com | 11 Feb 2011

William Rast, the US label started by pop star Justin Timberlake, is to focus on denim this year, which it says is coming back into fashion.


just-style.com | 9 Feb 2011

An ongoing lawsuit for breach of contract between high end casual apparel maker People's Liberation Inc and retailer Charlotte Russe Holding Inc has been settled, the companies said today (9 February).


just-style.com | 8 Sep 2010

Fashion group Kellwood has appointed the Swedish fashion designer Johan Lindeberg as creative director of BLK DNM, a New York-based denim brand to launch in the US and Europe in February 2011.


just-style.com | 17 Aug 2010

High-end casual apparel company People’s Liberation posted a narrow second quarter loss after revenues slumped 31.2%, hit by slow sales from its Charlotte Russe distribution and poor wholesale revenues.


just-style.com | 18 May 2010

Higher sales and better gross margins at its J Lindeberg and William Rast stores have helped casual apparel maker People's Liberation Inc narrow its first quarter losses.


just-style.com | 31 Mar 2010

Casual clothing firm People's Liberation Inc has ended its financial year with “record sales results and an improved bottom-line” and says it optimistic about its long-term growth prospects.


just-style.com | 17 Nov 2009

Casual apparel group People's Liberation has returned to profit for the third quarter of 2009, thanks in part to lower operating costs.


just-style.com | 28 Sep 2009

William Rast, the denim brand founded by Trace Ayala and Justin Timberlake, is to roll out its first free-standing stores in the US.


just-style.com | 14 Aug 2009

An exclusive distribution agreement with retailer Charlotte Russe has helped casual wear maker People's Liberation Inc swing to a second quarter profit by boosting both sales and margins.


just-style.com | 18 May 2009

Fashion maker People's Liberation has swung to a first quarter loss after cutting prices of its People’s Liberation line as it shifts North American distribution to Charlotte Russe - but but said it is looking to start a European retail division.


just-style.com | 1 Apr 2009

Investments in its William Rast casual apparel brand led People’s Liberation to a full-year net loss of US$4.5m, despite large-scale revenue hikes.


just-style.com | 17 Nov 2008

Casual apparel maker People's Liberation Inc has swung to a third quarter loss after the cost of re-launching and promoting one of its brands offset a 76% hike in sales.


just-style.com | 14 Aug 2008

Apparel designer People’s Liberation made good progress in the first half of 2008, boosting sales by more than 60% and narrowing the company’s losses.


just-style.com | 22 Jul 2008

Justin Timberlake is playing a starring role in a new advertising campaign for William Rast, the denim and lifestyle brand he co-founded with Trace Ayala.


just-style.com | 9 Jun 2008

Los Angeles-based apparel maker People's Liberation Inc has named Lokat as its exclusive distributor for its William Rast brand in Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.

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