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US Q3 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp

6 February 2019 | just-style

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Francesca's Holdings Corporation swung to a third-quarter loss of US$16.2m, PVH Corp posted what CEO Emanuel Chirico called a "strong earnings performance", and Abercrombie booked its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.... read more

Sports Direct lifts stake Iconix Brand Group

13 January 2016 | Katie Smith

UK retailer Sports Direct has has increased its stake in US brand management company Iconix Brand Group and bought a stake in Dick's Sporting Goods as part of its long-term strategy. ... read more

Tips for developing the right apparel sourcing strategy

13 October 2015 | Katie Smith

When it comes to developing or adapting an apparel brand or retailer's production strategy, there are six key factors to consider, according to one industry expert. While flexibility, communication and the right partnerships each have a role to play, it's also important to combine quality, speed and compliance.... read more

Future Group and Amazon collaborate in India

13 October 2014 | Michelle Russell

Indian retail giant Future Group has formed an alliance with global online behemoth Amazon India in a bid to extend the reach of its apparel line in the country.... read more

BANGLADESH: Rana Plaza compensation to begin next month

19 March 2014 | Leonie Barrie

The committee set up to pay compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse aims to distribute US$2m to around 3,600 workers and families before the one-year anniversary of the tragedy on 24 April.... read more

BANGLADESH: Funds fall short as Rana Plaza compensation nears

14 March 2014 | Leonie Barrie

Compensation payments to victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse are due to start next month - but campaigners admit funds still fall far short of the $40m needed to make payments to all workers.... read more

UK: Denim brand Lee Cooper to debut in Colombia

5 March 2014 | Katie Smith

British denim brand Lee Cooper is to continue its expansion in South America by launching in Colombia, as part of an agreement with manufacturer Schontal CI Limitada.... read more

US: Iconix snaps up balance of Latin America business

3 March 2014 | Michelle Russell

Iconix Brand Group has acquired the remaining 50% of its Latin America business from joint venture partner New Brands Group for US$42m.... read more

BANGLADESH: Union urges brand commitment to Rana Plaza fund

24 February 2014 | Michelle Russell

Global unions and labour rights groups are calling for more brands to commit to the Rana Plaza compensation fund as the one year anniversary of the industrial disaster approaches.... read more

UK: TV footage claims new Bangladesh factory abuses

6 February 2014 | Katie Smith

Nearly a year after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, an ITV documentary claims to have evidence of ongoing worker and safety concerns at factories making clothes for UK retailers N Brown and Arcadia.... read more

Top ten interviews on just-style in 2013...

23 December 2013 | Katie Smith

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.... read more

Interview: Andy Dunkley, CEO, Lee Cooper

13 August 2013 | Petah Marian

Andy Dunkley, the CEO of Lee Cooper has set some ambitious targets for the licensed denim brand, with plans for it to double its revenue to US$1bn over the next five years. Dunkley told Petah Marian about the Lee Cooper "family" and its plans at the company's recent licensee conference. ... read more

TURKEY: Calik Denim launches "super-stretch" line

2 July 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Turkish denim specialist Calik Denim has unveiled its new "super-stretch" fabric line at a launch event attended by executives from Bershka, Mavi, Lee Cooper, Diesel, Giorgio Armani and Zara.... read more

US: Iconix raises FY guidance on Lee Cooper buy

20 February 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Iconix Brand Group Inc, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has raised its full-year profit and sales guidance after buying European denim brand Lee Cooper.... read more

US: Iconix buys Lee Cooper brand in $72m deal

20 February 2013 | Leonie Barrie

European denim brand Lee Cooper has been sold to Iconix Brand Group in a $72m deal that will help the New York based firm grow its international presence.... read more

FRANCE: Cacharel appoints d'Halluin as CEO

26 March 2012 | Petah Marian

French clothing, perfume and accessories brand Cacharel has appointed Pascal d'Halluin as CEO of the company. ... read more

FRANCE: Linda Textiles awarded licence for Lee Cooper Kids

29 March 2011 | Stuart Todd

Following its takeover of Lee Cooper France in July 2010, Paris-based Linda Textiles has announced that it has been awarded an exclusive ten year licence in 18 European countries for the development, manufacture and sale of children’s wear range Lee Cooper Kids. ... read more

FRANCE: Court approves takeover of Lee Cooper unit

12 July 2010 | Stuart Todd

Having been under the threat of liquidation last month, a commercial court in Amiens has given the go-ahead for the takeover of Lee Cooper France by Linda Textiles, a company based in Paris’ clothing trade district, Le Sentier. ... read more

FRANCE: Verywear to buy Julie Guerlande business

6 July 2010 | just-style.com

French clothing retailer Verywear Group, which last month pulled out of a deal to buy ailing jeans maker Lee Cooper France, is to buy women’s wear firm Astermod instead.... read more

FRANCE: Lee Cooper unit gets reprieve from liquidation threat

21 June 2010 | Stuart Todd

A commercial court in Amiens has postponed the hearing on Friday (18 June) which would have very likely ordered the winding-up of ailing jeans maker Lee Cooper France, after two new potential takeover candidates emerged.... read more

FRANCE: Lee Cooper unit set for liquidation?

15 June 2010 | Stuart Todd

The French arm of jeans wear group Lee Cooper could be wound up later this week after a potential bidder pulled out.... read more

FRANCE: Two bids submitted for Lee Cooper

18 May 2010 | Stuart Todd

Two takeover bids have been submitted to the judicial administrator for the French arm of jeans wear group Lee Cooper, which was placed under court protection at the end of March after having been declared insolvent.... read more

UK: Lee Cooper launches first kids' wear range

21 April 2010 | just-style.com

Denim brand, Lee Cooper is launching its first kids' wear area range in Europe with its latest licensee TVMania.... read more

FRANCE: Lee Cooper placed under administration

29 March 2010 | Stuart Todd

The French arm of jeans wear group Lee Cooper has been placed under judicial administration by a commercial court in Amiens, in northern France, after being declared insolvent last week.... read more

ROMANIA: Lee Cooper licensee files for administration

25 January 2010 | Joe Ayling

The Romanian licensee for denim brand Lee Cooper, LCR Jeans, will continue trading from a reduced number of stores after reportedly filing for administration in the country, just-style has learnt.... read more

US: Hartmarx sale finally goes through

10 August 2009 | just-style.com

Chicago-based men's suit maker Hartmarx has finally been saved from liquidation after being sold to British private equity firm Emerisque Brands and its partner SKNL North America.... read more

US: Court OKs $119m sale of Hartmarx to Emerisque

26 June 2009 | just-style.com

A federal bankruptcy judge has given the go-ahead for the sale of bankrupt suit maker Hartmarx Corporation to private equity firms Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America.... read more

Spotlight on...Eddie Bauer

19 June 2009 | just-style.com

Eddie Bauer’s bankruptcy filing this week was not unexpected; mounting debts and slumping sales in a difficult economic climate meant its future was simply untenable. But with a sale of the business already agreed, and the possibility of an even better offer in the pipeline, could this mark a fresh start for an iconic brand? Leonie Barrie reports.... read more

US: Bankruptcy judge OKs raised bid for Hartmarx

3 June 2009 | just-style.com

A raised bid from Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America for bankrupt suit maker Hartmarx Corporation was yesterday (2 June) given the go-ahead by a federal bankruptcy judge.... read more

US: Lenders oppose Emerisque's offer for Hartmarx

1 June 2009 | just-style.com

Plans for the sale of bankrupt Chicago-based suit maker Hartmarx seem to be stumbling after its chief lender Wells Fargo says it opposes a US$119m deal reached last week with Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America – a unit of Indian apparel maker S Kumars Nationwide Ltd.... read more

US: Hartmarx accepts $119m offer from Emerisque, SKNL

26 May 2009 | just-style.com

Bankrupt Chicago-based suit maker Hartmarx Corporation has agreed to sell its assets to Emerisque Brands UK Limited and SKNL North America - a unit of Indian apparel maker S Kumars Nationwide Ltd - in a deal worth US$119m.... read more

US: Emerisque makes Hartmarx bid as lawmakers step in

22 May 2009 | just-style.com

London-based private-equity firm Emerisque Brands has tabled a bid for bankrupt Hartmarx as lawmakers add to calls to keep the US suit maker open.... read more

UK: Lee Cooper selects WFX Web PLM

16 April 2009 | just-style.com

Jeans maker Lee Cooper has selected Web PLM from WFX to collaborate with its global supplier base and help manage the brand’s growth.... read more

IMB exhibitor news: PLM - who, what, where, when

15 April 2009 | just-style.com

In just under a week's time the world's fourth largest trade fair venue will open its doors to IMB 2009. The last IMB event in 2006 welcomed some 25,000 visitors to view the latest in apparel and textile technology from around 600 exhibitors.... read more

INDIA: Pantaloon plans to spin off fashion unit

15 April 2009 | just-style.com

Pantaloon Retail India, the country's largest retailer, plans to spin off its fashion and retail divisions into wholly owned subsidiaries in a bid to give it a “more focused approach.”... read more