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Marco Marco Introduces Swimwear At Project

The booth at Project.

The booth at Project.

Marco Morante, a costume designer, started Marco Marco as a men’s underwear brand two years ago, and at Project in February added swimwear retailing for $65 to $75.

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At Last: Mastectomy Boutique Certification

At Last Bra and Lingerie of Sacramento, California has been officially certified as a Mastectomy Boutique by the Board for Certification/Accreditation, an organization that insures compliance with standards set by the government and medical organizations.

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Starline, Party King, Raveware Now In Texas

Starline and the related brands Raveware and Party King completed a move in March from Irvine, California, where the brands originated, to Texas.

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The Pink Room: Success Selling TrueShapers

The Pink Room, a shapewear specialty retailer based in Union, New Jersey, reported success with the waist slimming garments by TrueShapers that it recently began selling.

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Tender Fit: Post Surgery Bras For Cancer Patients

Tender Fit produces three post surgery bras for breast cancer patients that “are constructed of unique fabrics that offer gentle compression and expansion where needed. All styles are equipped with removable drain pockets.”

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Exes: Bold Lingerie From Canadian Designer

Madeline Cote introduced retail buyers to her new company, Exes Lingerie, at the recent International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas.

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Coquette Couture: ’More Mainstream’ Bra Line

Coquette’s plans for a new full cup bra line, as well as a discussion of the company’s exit from costumes and men’s underwear, were the subjects of an interview with the company’s Marcus Horea during the recent International Lingerie Show.

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Julie France: Innovations To Wholesale Webite

Julie France, the shapewear brand, as well as its parent, Eurotard, a large provider of ballet dance gear and other apparel, have updated many aspects of their wholesale websites.

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AerieMAN: American Eagle’s April Fools’ Joke

American Eagle Outfitters has “pledged” to “forgo retouching its male models in its underwear and swim images beginning Holiday 2016.”

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Yandy: New ‘Everyday’ Bra Collection Launched

Yandy.com has introduced a new “everyday sexy” bra and panty collection that comes across as a bit more mainstream than its usual, sexier offerings.

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Triumph: Bra Cartoon Aimed At New Mothers

A frame from the most recent Triumph cartoon.

Triumph, the giant Switzerland-based lingerie wholesaler and retailer has released another Disneyfied, animated short advertising film, this one aimed at recent mothers. The ad depicts a woman who reclaims her figure using one of the company’s bras.

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Hustler Hollywood: 17th Store Opened In April

Hustler Hollywood opened its 17th retail store in April, this one at 6540 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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HanesBrands Agrees To Buy Champion Europe

HanesBrands entered into “a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Champion Europe, which owns the trademark for the Champion brand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”

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Rigby and Peller Has Closed Two More Stores

The former Intimacy retail chain, now operating under the Rigby and Peller name, has closed two branches since September, dropping the total to 12 in the U.S. Under the Intimacy name, the chain once numbered close to 20 here before shrinking to 14 as of last fall.

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Patrice Catanzaro Claims Strong Showing At ILS

Patrice Catanzaro desgin. Photo by Yann Malotti.

Patrice Catanzaro reported a successful April International Lingerie Show (April 4, 5, 6), with orders from existing customers as well as sales to several new stores.

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Q-T Intimates: High And Low Impact Sports Bras

“Super Mom” sports nursing bra from Q-T’s La Leche League International Intimates division.

In its latest collections, Q-T Intimates offers two types of sport bras: low impact and high impact.

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Urban Intimates Lingerie Now UI Global Brands

Seven year old Urban Intimates Lingerie has changed its corporate name to UI Global Brands, LLC.

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Mapalé: Lingerie Price Drop Boosts 2016 Sales

Mapalé, which is now the new name for the Espiral and AM:PM brands, is off to a strong start in 2016, the first year of its re-branding.

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DSNews Brings Luxury Label Ghiro To U.S.A.

DSNews, the new marketing and distribution company headed by Russ Kelly, has just signed an agreement with the Italian luxury underwear firm, Trucco Tessile, to launch its Ghiro brand in the U.S.

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Leg Apparel Producing Realtree Camouflage

Arthur Lavitt with some of the Realtree items.

Leg Apparel has a just added a new Realtree licensed collection of camouflage men’s underwear, women’s leggings, thermal fleece base layer underwear for both men and women, as well as accessories, jewelry, hats, and scarves.

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Danny Miami’s Swim, Underwear At Project

Danny Miami is a new men’s underwear and swimwear brand that was exhibiting at the Project show in February. The brand, which launched last year in July, sells off its own website and was at the show looking to add stores.

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La Vie en Orange: Panties From Old Shirts

Kori Jock at the Pool trade show in Vegas.

La Vie en Orange, which launched in 2011, produces men’s and women’s underwear made from second-hand T-shirts.    

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Pyknic: New Macaroni, French Fries Swimwear

 French fries adorn Pyknic’s new bikini.

Pyknic, a T-shirt, sock and bikini brand was showing two new printed string bikinis: one with an all-over photo print of French fries, the other with an all-over print of macaroni and cheese. The new styles, which were introduced just before Pool, are offered with matching socks.

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Sock It To Me: Men’s Boxers, Women’s Panties

Eli Smith and Meggan Cole-Sisto with the new underwear.

Sock It To Me, a company we have written about before, was at the Pool show as well as Magic in February with a new collection of men’s and women’s underwear with patterns that come from its large, existing collection of socks.

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Woven Pear: Las Vegas Colorful Sock Standout

Woven Pear was at Pool for the first time with its bright, colorful collection of women’s crew socks. The company launched last February and offers over 50 patterns, wholesaling at $6 and designed to retail for $14.99.

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Victoria’s Secret, Pink Sales Up 4% In February

Pink’s new push-up bralettes launched in March.

Victoria’s Secret and Pink comparable store sales in the U.S. and Canada rose 4% in February. Meanwhile during the month, the company opened two new locations, raising the total in the U.S. to 992.

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Catanzaro Returning To April ILS In Vegas

French fetish designer Patrice Catanzaro will be back at the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas (April 4-6) with several new apparel and lingerie collections.

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Yandy.com Expands Plus Size Swim Collection

Online retailer Yandy.com has expanded its offerings of plus size swimwear, noting in a statement that it “saw a hole in the market and rightly introduced” a collection to serve “curvy, full-figured shoppers” who have “limited options.”

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Aerie Sales Up 26%; Opening 35 New Stores

Sales of Aerie intimate apparel rose 26% in its fiscal fourth quarter, and rose 20% for the full year ended January 30, 2016.

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Wilderness Dreams: New Camouflage Pattern

Wilderness Dreams has added 14 new lingerie and swimwear styles in a new camouflage pattern called Mossy Oak Break-Up Country.

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Exquisite Form: Several New U.S. Sales Reps

BL Intimates, the company that distributes the Exquisite Form line of bras, has recently added several new independent sales representatives.

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Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Turney Resigns

Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Jester Turney has resigned and Leslie Wexner, chairman and CEO of parent company L Brands, “will assume leadership of Victoria’s Secret.”

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Parfait: Fall/Winter 2016 Collection At Curve

Aline and Estelle styles in the new Parfait collection.

Parfait, the full bust sister division to Affinitas, will be at Curvexpo with its Fall/Winter 2016 collection that includes “two brand new groups, four recolors and expanded sizing.”

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ILS: ‘Sit Down Plated Dinner’ April 4, 2016

The International Lingerie Show (April 4 through 6, 2016) will feature a new format for the traditional fashion show that is held on Monday night, at the end of the first day of the event.

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Jewel Toned Coming To First Curve In New York

Jewel Toned is a new shapewear and underwear brand that will be at its first Curvexpo show in New York later this month. As the name suggests, brightly colored shapewear sets this brand apart.

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Conzelmann: First U.S. Trade Show In Years

After an absence from U.S. lingerie trade shows for more than a decade, German-based Karl Conzelmann GmbH & Co KG and its brands, Nina Von C and Like it!, will return to Curvexpo in New York later this month.

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Affinitas: Fall/Winter 2016 Lingerie Groups

Examples from the new Claire and Milly collections by Affinitas.

The Affinitas Intimates Fall/Winter 2016 collection brings to mind “crisp Autumn days and romantic evenings in,” according to a company spokesperson who noted the additions include “Three new groups and two re-colors.”

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Von Maur Gives Top Marks To Shapeez Styles

New Shapeez Demee Long and Demee Short.

Shapeez has received high marks from Von Maur, the 30-location department store that started with some of the company’s bras over five years ago, and has continued to add new styles as they became available.

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Victoria’s Secret, Pink Stores Up 7.2% For Year

Victoria’s Secret focusing on Valentine’s Day and fundamentals in February.

Total sales at Victoria’s Secret and Pink stores in the U.S. and Canada were up 6.9% in the fourth quarter and 7.2% for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016. Victoria’s Secret’s direct sales were up 15.2% in the last quarter and 3.5% for the year.

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Marena, Home Of Vera Vasi, Finds Investor

The Riverside Company “has invested in The Marena Group, a manufacturer of medical-grade compression garments, shapewear, and activewear sold to plastic surgery centers, hospitals, medical providers, patients, and consumers,” according to the private equity firm.

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Bankruptcy Of Canadian Retailer Hits U.S. Firms

The recent bankruptcy in Canada of a Halloween and costume retailer, Enterprise André Cloutier, Inc. and Party V.I.P., hit several North American costume and intimates wholesalers and distributors. They are included on a list of creditors filed with the Canadian government.

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Badines: New French Brand At Curvexpo N.Y.

Badines is a new French brand that will be exhibiting at the New York Curvexpo show later this month.

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Many Lingerie Firms At Off-Price Show In Vegas

As usual, there will be a large number of intimate apparel, underwear and hosiery firms exhibiting at the upcoming Off-Price Show at the Sands Expo February 14 - 17, 2016, in Las Vegas.

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Zoë Ayla: New Swim, Active, Intimates Label

Zoë Ayla is a new swimwear, activewear, intimates and dress label from E-Retail Society Ventures. “All our products are designed in Montreal and Hong Kong and manufactured in China,” according to Quinn Roukema,

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Urban Intimates Creating Boutique Collection

As it heads into 2016, Urban Intimates is “creating an entire collection specific for our boutique customers. We are focusing attention to detail and fit and fashion,” according to company executive Vontoba Terry.

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Knicker Luxe Expands Its Cotton Collection

Knicker Luxe, the Australian underwear brand, has expanded its collection for 2016 and will return to the Curvexpo show (first appearance, August 2014 in Las Vegas), in February in New York.

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New Bra Color Combos From Fit Fully Yours

There are several new bra color offerings from Fit Fully Yours, as the company prepares to exhibit at the upcoming Curvexpo in February.

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NightLift: Wins Media Support, Adds Retailers

NightLift, the bra and lingerie collection created by a plastic surgeon to protect the breasts during sleep, has amassed an impressive collection of articles and endorsements from a variety of publications, shows and websites, ranging from Glamour to The Doctors talk show to the Huffington Post.

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Juana De Arco: One-Of-A-Kind Lingerie Pieces

Juana De Arco is a casual intimate apparel and clothing company that has been in business since 1998 out of Argentina, but has only been selling in the U.S. since 2014 and is now taking aggressive steps to expand here.

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Amandev: New Luxury Sueded Silk Collection

Amandev, a small, new luxury lingerie collection based in New York, will make its “first presentation to the retail world” at the Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris later this month and then at the Curvexpo show in Manhattan in February.

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Montelle Emphasizing Its Branded Business

Examples of new Montelle slips and base layer pieces.

Montelle, the Canadian lingerie producer, has been growing rapidly with an emphasis on building its brand, introducing new product categories and adding additional brands to its portfolio. Recently it also hired a new sales representative.

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Sales and earnings dropped at Switzerland-based Calida Holding AG, parent to both the Calida and Aubade underwear brands (as well as other apparel, sports equipment, surf wear and garden furniture lines).
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Sales, Profits Rose At French Lingerie Giant

The Etam Group, the France-based international retailer of women’s lingerie, cosmetics, apparel and accessories, reported a 6.2% growth in sales and a 7.0% growth in profits in 2015. Its brands include Etam, Undiz and 1.2.3.
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HanesBrands first quarter “Innerwear” category sales increased 1.3%, reversing direction from the four quarter 2015 when sales in that category had dropped 5.9%. The company had blamed its overall 7.4% sales decline in the fourth quarter on “historic warm weather” in the eastern two-thirds of the U.S.
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Soma Sales Up 3.1%; Planning 15 New Stores

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HanesBrands Intimates Sales Up 9% In Quarter

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Sales, Profits Decline at Calida & Aubade

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Soma will conclude its 11th bi-annual “Giving is Beautiful Soma Bra Donation” campaign on August 5th.
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American Apparel: Store Closings & Cost Cuts

In early July, American Apparel announced “the next phase of its strategic turnaround plan, including a redesigned fall merchandise line, approximately $30 million in cost-cutting initiatives, and key additions to its leadership team.”
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Tefron Ltd., Clover Group In Joint Venture

Scant details have emerged about a joint venture that Tefron Ltd. and Clover Group International Limited agreed to back in June, 2014. Shortly after the signing, both companies had declined to answer questions from BODY about the alliance.
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Tefron: Losses Slow In Q1 As Sales Rise

Tefron Ltd., reported a first quarter 2015 loss of $262,000 on rising sales of $24,669,000, which compares with a loss of $789,000 on sales of $22,029,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2014.
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Peekay: Bigger Losses As Chain Plans Offering

Peekay Boutiques, Inc. has registered with the SEC to sell shares to the public in an effort to reduce the enormous debt that has been a prominent factor in the company’s recurring losses. The filing in early May was in a preliminary form, with the share price and several other key figures and names left blank. And as of May 15 no underwriter had been found to handle the offering.
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Bendon Has Frederick’s Lingerie, Swim Licenses

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) completed its purchase of Frederick’s of Hollywood in early June, and revealed it had licensed the brand to Bendon Group for intimate apparel and swimwear. Meanwhile, additional creditor claims were filed.
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Authentic Brands Likely Buyer Of Frederick’s

It is now likely that the online operations of Frederick’s of Hollywood, as well as inventory and shared revenue from future licensing and marketing opportunities, will be sold to Authentic Brands Group (ABG) early next month.
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