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BREAKING NEWS: Specialty Trade Works To Boost April Show     New Bra Color Combos From Fit Fully Yours     NightLift: Wins Media Support, Adds Retailers     Lahco Acquires Fogal Preserving ‘Swissness’     Hanes Hosiery: 2015 Styles Include X-Temp     Parfait: Fall/Winter 2016 Collection At Curve     Fit Fully Yours Adds New Bras, New Sizing     Squeem Launches Two Shapers At Lane Bryant     Naked Now At Dillard’s, Bloomingdale’s Stores     Bankruptcy Of Canadian Retailer Hits U.S. Firms     Lahco Acquires Fogal Preserving ‘Swissness’     Schottenstein To Remain As American Eagle CEO     Felix Sulzberger, CEO, Resigns From Calida     Marena, Home Of Vera Vasi, Finds Investor     Parfait: Fall/Winter 2016 Collection At Curve     New Bra Color Combos From Fit Fully Yours     Von Maur Gives Top Marks To Shapeez Styles     Mapalé: Strong Positive Reaction To New Brand     Juana De Arco: One-Of-A-Kind Lingerie Pieces     Heath Golden Leaving Bendon Group Oct. 23     Chasney Beauty Looking To Enter U.S. Market     Shapeez : New Photos, POP Items For Demee     2(x)ist Adding Women’s Collection In 2016     Undies.com: Retailing Plethora Of Bras, Panties     Offprice Names Witnik To Sales & Operations     Schottenstein To Remain As American Eagle CEO     Underwear For Men: New Colors And Sizing     Underwear For Men: New Colors And Sizing     Offprice Names Witnik To Sales & Operations     Anita Begins Selling To Consumers On Website     Knicker Luxe Expands Its Cotton Collection     Wood Adds 2 Henley Shirts, 4 Heather Shades     Victoria’s Secret Sales Up 8% In December     Parfait: Fall/Winter 2016 Collection At Curve     Innovations Help Grow Sales At Oh La La Cheri     Felina Launching New ’UnVeiled’ In November     Squeem Launches Two Shapers At Lane Bryant     Andres: High Quality Silk Intimates Resource     Interview: Staci Berner, Shapeez Co-Founder     Lahco Acquires Fogal Preserving ‘Swissness’     Jewel Toned Coming To First Curve In New York     NightLift: Wins Media Support, Adds Retailers     Bankruptcy Of Canadian Retailer Hits U.S. Firms     Undies.com: Retailing Plethora Of Bras, Panties     Zoë Ayla: New Swim, Active, Intimates Label     Barola: Compression Mastectomy Sports Bras     Heather Thomson Intros Yummie Loungewear      Specialty Trade Works To Boost April Show     Conzelmann: First U.S. Trade Show In Years     Chasney Beauty Looking To Enter U.S. Market     Many Lingerie Firms At Off-Price Show In Vegas     Shapeez : New Photos, POP Items For Demee     Interview: Staci Berner, Shapeez Co-Founder     Undies.com: Retailing Plethora Of Bras, Panties     Claire Chambers Resigns As CEO of Journelle     Chasney Beauty Looking To Enter U.S. Market     Undies.com: Retailing Plethora Of Bras, Panties     Intimacy, Now Rigby & Peller, Shrinks To 14     TrueShapers 1052: High-Tech Waist Cincher     Conzelmann: First U.S. Trade Show In Years     Mapalé: Strong Positive Reaction To New Brand     Underwear For Men: New Colors And Sizing     Undies.com: Retailing Plethora Of Bras, Panties     New Bra Color Combos From Fit Fully Yours     Interview: Staci Berner, Shapeez Co-Founder     Amandev: New Luxury Sueded Silk Collection     Felina Launching New ’UnVeiled’ In November     TrueShapers 1052: High-Tech Waist Cincher     Socksmith Design Adds New Bamboo Collection     Montelle Emphasizing Its Branded Business     La Perla Joins Agent At Miami’s Brickell Mall     Socksmith Design Adds New Bamboo Collection     Affinitas: Fall/Winter 2016 Lingerie Groups     Glamory: Plus Hosiery Available In America     Victoria’s Secret Stores Up 5% In October    

Von Maur Gives Top Marks To Shapeez Styles

New Shapeez Demee Long and Demee Short.

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 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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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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Interview: Staci Berner, Shapeez Co-Founder

The newest Shapeez bras: the Demee Long and Demee Short push ups.

In 2005, Staci Berner created a unique bra that provided full support while at the same time eliminated the look of bra bulges and back fat. It also offered slimming and shaping benefits.

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Victoria’s Secret Sales Up 8% In December

Victoria’s Secret website in early January, 2016

Victoria’s Secret and Pink company owned, comparable store sales in the U.S. and Canada rose 8% in December. Year to date those stores were up 6%. Victoria’s Secret direct sales were up 14% in December and 2% year to date.

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Chasney Beauty Looking To Enter U.S. Market

Chasney Beauty, a brand based in Hong Kong, is looking to expand its business in this country and will be at the New York Curvexpo show for the first time in February.

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New, Feminine Nursing Bras From Q-T Intimates

Nursing bras: Love Dot, Femme Fatale with boy short and Mama Rose

Q-T Intimates has introduced three new nursing bras with an emphasis on feminine styling. The designs are included in both the company’s Q-T and licensed La Leche League International Intimates collections.

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Felix Sulzberger, CEO, Resigns From Calida

Felix Sulzberger, who has served for many years as the CEO of Calida Group (which also includes the Aubade lingerie line) has resigned and is being replaced by Reiner Pichler.

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TrueShapers 1052: High-Tech Waist Cincher

TrueShapers style 1052, the “Curvaceous Advanced Hourglass Waist Training Cincher”

TrueShapers, the new shapewear firm from Colombia that exhibited for the first time in August at Curvexpo, plans to return to that show in 2016 and is expanding sales across the U.S.

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Fajas Salome: Resource For Colombian Shapers

Fajas Salome USA is a resource for a range of shapewear garments from Colombia, all created with Powernet.

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Delta Galil: License For Columbia Underwear

Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. announced “an exclusive global licensing agreement to develop, produce and distribute performance-based underwear collections for Columbia Sportswear.”

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Verox: Specializing In Wide Variety Of Colors

Verox Wholesale USA specializes in shapewear and waist trainers in a vast array of colors and prints. The company offers its 100% latex styles at the “best prices without jeopardizing the quality,” according to Charisse Mills at the company.

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Sol Lusso: Luxury Scarves, Natural Fibers

Sol Lusso, specializing in scarves, pareos, cover-ups (and soon, swimwear), has refined, upgraded and expanded its offerings for 2016, its second year in business.

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Wilderness Dreams: The Appeal Of Camouflage

Wilderness Dreams, the intimates and underwear collection that utilizes camouflage patterns, is adding new styles in 2016 for women and men, and continues to expand both the number and type of retail locations in which it sells.

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Easton International Now Represents Gossard

Easton International, the U.S.-based sales organization, has added the British brand Gossard to the group of luxury brands it represents.

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Red Fern Mastectomy: Flowery, Femine Line

Red Fern Lingerie is a new Australian mastectomy brand that will introduce its products to American retailers at the upcoming Curexpo show in February in New York.

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Offprice Names Witnik To Sales & Operations

The Offprice Show has hired Melissa Witnik its sales and operations coordinator.

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Sassy Chassis Adding Styles For Curve 2016

After introducing Sassy Chassis at the Curvexpo show in Las Vegas in August, owner Susan Piontek plans to return for the New York shows in Feburary and August.

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Schottenstein To Remain As American Eagle CEO

American Eagle Outfitters, parent company to the Aerie lingerie brand, announced at the start of December that Jay Schottenstein will continue as CEO. He had served as interim CEO since January of 2014.

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Aerie Up 21%; In Switch Plans Many More Stores

“Real” images from the Aerie website.

Aerie intimate apparel comparable store sales rose 21% in the third quarter after rising 18% in the second quarter. For the year the brand is up 17%. Now, instead of closing stores it plans to open more.

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Innovations Help Grow Sales At Oh La La Cheri

Oh La La Cheri, the lingerie design firm based in Florida, has been growing steadily, but 2015 has been “a record year” according to founder Nicolas Attard.

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Specialty Trade Works To Boost April Show

Looking to reinvigorate the combined International Lingerie Show and Las Vegas Halloween Show (April 4th through 6th, 2016 at the Rio Hotel), owner Jeff Yunis has made or is considering a variety of changes and improvements.

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Naked Now At Dillard’s, Bloomingdale’s Stores

Naked Brand Group, Inc., the underwear, lingerie and apparel firm headed by Carole Hochman, announced that its men’s underwear collections are now available at “select” Dillard’s and Bloomingdale’s department stores as well as at Dillards.com and Bloomingdales.com.

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Fit Fully Yours Adds New Bras, New Sizing

Fit Fully Yours, the company that specializes in full cup bras, has added new styles as well as extending the size ranges of some existing bras.

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Shapeez : New Photos, POP Items For Demee

Shapeez is expanding its collection of support materials for its new Demee push up bra and will also soon introduce a longer version of its latest creation.

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Underwear For Men: New Colors And Sizing

UFM Underwear for Men is expanding. The company, which features a unique drawstring pouch, has added new colors, a 9 inch boxer brief style and additional sizing for big and tall customers.

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Mapalé: Strong Positive Reaction To New Brand

Mapalé has enjoyed a strong positive response from retailers since parent company Grupo Espiral made the decision last summer to combine its labels, which also include AM:PM, under the new brand name.

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Wood Adds 2 Henley Shirts, 4 Heather Shades

For SS16 Wood Underwear has introduced two new Henley shirts, long and short sleeve versions, in a variety of colors, including four new heather color fabrics.

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Lahco Acquires Fogal Preserving ‘Swissness’

Renate Millauer-Lang, CEO of Lahco, the new owner of Fogal hosiery.

Lahco, a Swiss swim and beachwear producer, has acquired Fogal, the Swiss hosiery and leggings firm.

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C&C California Lounge, Sleepwear By Gelmart

Gelmart International, best known as a bra and panty producer, has just acquired the C&C California license in the sleep, lounge and thermal categories.

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Victoria’s Secret Stores Up 5% In October

Push-up bras featured on Victoria’s Secret site in early November.

Victoria’s Secret comparable store sales were “expected” to be up 5% in October and “total sales at Victoria’s Secret Direct, which are not included in comparable store sales, are estimated to be up about 7%,” according to parent company L Brands, Inc.

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Rihanna, Selena Gomez Perform On VS Show

Entertainers Rihanna, Selena Gomez and the artist “The Weeknd” are scheduled to perform on The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which will broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 8 on CBS.

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2(x)ist Adding Women’s Collection In 2016

2(x)ist is adding a women’s collection for spring 2016. At its fashion show in mid-October the company showed about 20 women’s styles.

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Broader, Walmart Exec, Named CEO At Chico’s

Chico’s FAS, parent to the Soma lingerie brand and stores, has named Shelley Broader its president and CEO, effective December 1, 2015. She replaces David Dyer, who will become vice chair of the board of directors.

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Hanes Blames 7.4% Q4 Sales Drop On Weather

While Hanesbrands fourth quarter net income rose 33.2%, overall sales dropped 7.4% and “innerwear” sales dropped 5.9%. The company complained “domestic retail traffic declined significantly as historic warm weather enveloped the eastern two-thirds of the United States in November and December.”
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Wacoal 9 Mo. Sales Up 7%, Profits Up 78.1%

Japan-based Wacoal’s sales for the nine months ending December 31, 2015 rose 7% while net income rose 78.1%. Meanwhile the company reported mixed results from its operations in the U.S. and Europe.
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Tefron Posts Loss of $1.2 Million In Quarter

For the three months ended September 30, 2015 Tefron reported a loss of $1,216,000 compared with a loss of just $26,000 during the same period last year. Sales in the quarter were $20.8 million compared to $21.5 million in the quarter in 2014.
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Sales Fell 9.8% In 2015 At Rigby & Peller U.S.

Sales in 2015 at the U.S. Rigby & Peller stores (formerly this was the Intimacy chain) fell by “9.7% (9.8% on a like-for-like basis)” as measured in dollars, according to parent company Van de Velde. “Due to the strengthening of the American dollar against the euro the retail turnover in euro was up 8.1%.”
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Naked Brand Q3 Sales Double, Losses Halve

At Naked Brand Group, the intimates and underwear company headed by Carole Hochman, sales in the third quarter more than doubled to $317, 748, while its net loss dropped to $3.533 million from $7.228 million in the same quarter last year (on just $145,790 in sales).
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Curvexpo: Changes And Improvements In 2016

Curvexpo announced a variety of changes and improvements to their upcoming shows in 2016, including a modest location shift for the February show at the Las Vegas Convention Center and, at the New York events, the addition of models wearing fashions while standing “on various platforms” on the show floor at the Javits Center.
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PVH Revenue, Earnings Down In Third Quarter

PVH sales and earnings were down in the third quarter, primarily related to foreign currency exchange rate issues according to the company.
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Victoria’s Secret Stores Up 6%, Direct up 12%

Victoria’s Secret and Pink November comparable store sales in North America were up 6%, while Victoria’s Secret’s direct online and catalog businesses rose by 12%.
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Peekay: Underwriter For Stock Offering Named

Peekay Boutiques’ plan to sell stock to the public took a significant step forward with the naming of an underwriter, Lake Street Capital Markets. Filings with the SEC in late November contained that announcement as well as details of the sale.
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Delta Galil’s New Office, Showroom: 2 Park Ave.

Delta Galil has opened a new office and showroom space at 2 Park Avenue in Manhattan. Previously the firm had occupied offices in two nearby locations, one at 6 East 32nd. According to published reports the firm signed a lease on the space earlier this year , with rents starting in the mid-$40s per square foot.
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Soma Q3 Sales Down 0.9%, Reversing A Trend

After 25 consecutive quarters of growth, sales at the Soma chain of lingerie stores were down 0.9% for the three months ended October 31. Meanwhile, at parent company Chico’s FAS as a whole (which also includes the Chico’s and White House | Black Market stores), sales dropped 3.3%.
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Victoria’s Secret Sales Up 7% In Q3, 5% YTD

Sales for Victoria’s Secret and Pink comparable stores in the U.S. and Canada rose 7% in the third quarter, and were up 5% year to date.
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Mode City Returns To Lyon July 9-11, 2016

The Mode City lingerie show, which has been held in July in Paris in recent years, will return, along with the textile Interfilière show, to Lyon, the city located further south in France, where it originated. The trade fairs will be held on July 9 through 11, 2016.
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HanesBrands Intimates Sales Up 9% In Quarter

HanesBrands’ intimates business “increased 9% over last year” in its third quarter, according to Rich Noll, chairman and CEO. Meanwhile the company as a whole reported a 13.6% increase in sales and a 36.3% increase in profits for the period ending October 3.
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Q3 Losses Rise Sharply At Peekay Boutiques

Peekay Boutiques lost $2.27 million on sales of $9.68 million in its third quarter. Last year the company lost $1.29 million on sales of $9.34 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2014.
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Wacoal Holdings Profit Up 14.6%, Sales 9.9%

Wacoal Holdings Corp. of Japan recorded a 9.9% increase in sales and a 14.6% in net income for the six months ending September 30, 2015.
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Knock Out!: Benefits Of Using Healthier Fabric

Knock out!, the maker of “Smart Panties” and Mighty Nighties sleepwear, believes that health concerns among U.S. consumers is helping it grow its business here.
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Delta Q3 Sales Up 6%, Net Income Drops 2%

Delta Galil third quarter sales rose 6% while net income dropped 2%. For the first nine months of 2015, sales were up 5% but income was down 4%.
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Q2 aerie Sales Rise 18%; Big Future Predicted

Sales at aerie, the intimate apparel division of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., rose 18% in its second quarter ended August 1, compared to the same quarter last year. aerie’s rapid growth prompted the company’s CEO to predict sales at the division to approach half a billion in the coming years.
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Tefron Received $5.525 Million From Investors

Tefron Ltd. reported a loss of $1.299 million on sales of $47.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to a loss of $977,000 on sales of $46.6 million in the same period in 2014. It also reported it had received $5.525 million from a private placement.
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Sales, Profits Decline at Calida & Aubade

First half sales and profits declined at both Calida and Aubade, the intimates and underwear divisions of Swiss parent Calida Group (which now also has divisions that produce furniture, mountain equipment and apparel and surfwear).
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Currency Woes Impact PVH Q2 Sales & Profits

PVH Corp. net income in the quarter ended August 2, 2015 dropped to $102.2 million on total revenue of $1.864 billion compared to $126.5 million on revenue of $1.976 billion in the quarter ended August 3, 2014.
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Sycamore Talking Again With Soma’s Parent

Chico’s FAS Inc., the apparel chain that is parent to the Soma intimates stores, is again considering a sale to Sycamore Partners. The company has also been approached by other potential private equity buyers according to a report by Bloomberg.
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Jeff Yunis Sells WWIN To Urban Expositions

Jeff Yunis sold the Women’s Wear in Nevada (WWIN) to Urban Expositions, the deal closing on August 19. No sale price was disclosed, but a source close to the deal told BODY “it was a very big number” and “well over $10 million.”
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Hanes Sales Rise, But Says Intimates Decline

While HanesBrands net sales rose over 13% for the quarter and six months ended July 4th, net income for the periods dropped 36.6% and 24.8% respectively.
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Naked Receives $2.34 Million From Investors

Naked Brand Group investors holding warrants, including Carole Hochman, chairwoman and son David Hochman, vice-chairman, have exercised those warrants with the company receiving approximately $2.34 million in new funds.
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Texco To Show Fabrics, Closures At Interfiliere

Texco, a leading manufacturer of hook and eye closures for the intimate apparel industry since 1969, is also “an experienced manufacturer of warp knit fabrics, producing high quality nylon, polyester, and half and double tricot,” according Claudia Poppe, director of sales and marketing for the U.S.
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Naked: Q1 Sales Double But Losses Also Grow

Sales at Naked Brand Group more than doubled in the first quarter of 2015, but losses also rose dramatically, rising to $1.8 million compared to a loss of $1.2 million in the same period last year.
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Q2 Sales Rise At Delta Galil, Profit Drops 5%

Sales rose at Delta Galil in the second quarter and first half of 2015, while net income dropped by 5% in both periods. With the release of results, CEO Isaac Dabah pointed out “the volatile currency exchange environment posed headwinds to profit growth.”
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Delta Galil Announces Purchase of P.J. Salvage

Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. has announced the acquisition of the P.J. Salvage brand and other assets of parent company Loomworks Apparel, Inc.
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Soma: Closing In On A Million Bras Donated

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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ILS: Hotel Discounts, Some Free Room Nights

Specialty Trade Shows is offering a discounted room rate as well as some free hotel room nights to boost the number of buyers at their end-of-summer International Lingerie Show (this year running August 31 through September 2).
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Defending Your Images Against Copyright Theft

Over the years, many apparel makers have complained that images from their ad campaigns have been stolen by unscrupulous wholesalers, often overseas, for use in their own promotions.
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Wacoal: Sales Drop 1%, Profits 16.4% For Year

Sales at Wacoal dipped 1% for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, but net income attributable to Wacoal Holdings Corporation plummeted 16.4%. The company said the sharp decline in income was do to the decrease in sales and the “impact of impairment charges of 6,021 million yen [about $50.28 million] as a result of the reassessment of the fair value of our Peach John” catalog and online retail business.
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Delta Galil: Sales Rise 6%, Income Drops 4%

Sales at Delta Galil rose 6% for the three months ended March 31st but net income fell 4%. “Sales increased to $252.8 million in the 2015 first quarter, an increase of 13% in original currency,” the Israel-based intimate apparel giant pointed out, noting the effect of currency exchange rates on its net sales results. It added, “Operating income was $15.3 million in the 2015 first quarter, growing 3% from the comparable period a year ago.”
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Frederick’s Creditor List: 40 Lingerie Firms

When Frederick’s of Hollywood filed for bankruptcy in mid April it listed at least 40 creditors from the intimate apparel industry among its total 6500 or so creditors. Others owed money range from shopping mall operators to banks and former employees.
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Hanes Innerwear Sales Drop 4%, Profits Rise

Sales in the “innerwear” segment at HanesBrands, Inc. declined 4.4% for the quarter ended April 4, 2015 but operating profit for that segment actually rose 13%. Meanwhile, at the parent company, overall sales rose 14.1% and net income rose 26.7% over the same period last year.
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2 Former Calvin Klein Execs To Naked’s Board

Naked Brand Group Inc., added two key former Calvin Klein executives to is board of directors earlier this year. One is Martha Olson, former group president of Calvin Klein Underwear Global; the other is Paul Hayes, a CPA who served as CFO for the Europe region of The Warnaco Group. There Hayes led “the commercial finance and accounting team for the $500 million Calvin Klein brand business.”
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Sales At Soma Intimates Up 13.7% In Q4 2014

Sales at Soma Intimates were up 13.7% for the fourth quarter of 2014 and 8% for the 52 weeks ended January 31, 2015, rising to a record total of $311.2 million for the year.
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