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US: Sequential moves to Q4 net profit Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 14

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.


US: Sequential Brands plots Ellen Tracy expansion Katie Smith | 26 Nov 13

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


US: Sequential Brands Q3 loss widens as sales jump Katie Smith | 5 Nov 13

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.


US: Sequential Brands up-lists to Nasdaq exchange Leonie Barrie | 23 Sep 13

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).


US: Sequential Brands takes shape with Q2 profit Richard Woodard | 1 Aug 13

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


US: Sequential Brands Q1 loss widens on acquisition costs Katie Smith | 2 May 13

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.


US: JC Penney rolling out new designer collaborations Leonie Barrie | 22 Feb 13

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.


US: Sequential Brands to acquire Heelys for $63.2m Katie Smith | 10 Dec 12

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.


US: Sequential Brands names former Iconix exec CFO Katie Smith | 4 Dec 12

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.


US: Sequential Brands inks new People's Liberation license Leonie Barrie | 19 Sep 12

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.


US: Sequential Brands buys DVS in $8.55m deal Katie Smith | 29 Jun 12

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.


US: People’s Liberation changes name, business model Richard Woodard | 10 Feb 12

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.


US: eBay opens Fashion Outlet virtual mall Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 11

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.


US: William Rast banks on denim just-style.com | 11 Feb 11

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.


US: People's Liberation and Charlotte Russe settle suit just-style.com | 9 Feb 11

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).


US: Kellwood to launch Lindeberg denim range just-style.com | 8 Sep 10

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.


US: People’s Liberation sinks to Q2 loss just-style.com | 17 Aug 10

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.


US: People's Liberation narrows Q1 loss just-style.com | 18 May 10

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.


US: People’s Liberation hails Q4, FY “progress” just-style.com | 31 Mar 10

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.


US: People’s Liberation swings to Q3 profit just-style.com | 17 Nov 09

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


US: William Rast brand to roll out first retail stores just-style.com | 28 Sep 09

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


US: People’s Liberation swings to Q2 profit just-style.com | 14 Aug 09

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.


US: People’s Liberation posts Q1 loss, plans Europe unit just-style.com | 18 May 09

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.


US: Investments swell People’s Liberation FY loss just-style.com | 1 Apr 09

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.


US: People’s Liberation swings to Q3 loss as sales soar just-style.com | 17 Nov 08

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.


US: H1 losses narrow at People’s Liberation just-style.com | 14 Aug 08

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.


US: Timberlake stars in new William Rast ads just-style.com | 22 Jul 08

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.


CROATIA: People's Liberation signs Lokat as new distributor just-style.com | 9 Jun 08

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.


US: People’s Liberation to explore licensing opportunities just-style.com | 23 May 08

High-end casual apparel company People’s Liberation is set to explore the licensing opportunities of its denim brands with the appointment of Andrea Sobel as executive vice president of branding and licensing.


US: Q1 revenue surge pushes People’s Liberation into profit just-style.com | 14 May 08

An 81% surge in sales helped high-end casual apparel designer People’s Liberation to convert last year’s first quarter loss into a narrow profit this time around.

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