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BREAKING NEWS: VS, Pink Comp Store Sales Fell 3% In April     Some Large Exhibitors Skipping September ILS     Coquette Couture: ’More Mainstream’ Bra Line     Urban Intimates Lingerie Now UI Global Brands     Rigby and Peller Has Closed Two More Stores     New Bra Color Combos From Fit Fully Yours     Catanzaro Returning To April ILS In Vegas     Wear Ease: Success With Compression T, #915     Patrice Catanzaro Claims Strong Showing At ILS     VS, Pink Comp Store Sales Fell 3% In April     Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Turney Resigns     Urban Intimates Lingerie Now UI Global Brands     Conzelmann: First U.S. Trade Show In Years     Urban Intimates Creating Boutique Collection     Many Lingerie Firms At Off-Price Show In Vegas     Many Lingerie Firms At Off-Price Show In Vegas     Affinitas: Fall/Winter 2016 Lingerie Groups     La Vie en Orange: Panties From Old Shirts     Hanes: Gerald Evans To Succeed Richard Noll     Many Lingerie Firms At Off-Price Show In Vegas     Von Maur Gives Top Marks To Shapeez Styles     Glamory: ‘Thigh Highs Whenever You Want’     Urban Intimates Lingerie Now UI Global Brands     Danny Miami’s Swim, Underwear At Project     Loveday London: Plans Return To NYC Curve     Urban Intimates Lingerie Now UI Global Brands     Rigby and Peller Has Closed Two More Stores     Some Large Exhibitors Skipping September ILS     At Last: Mastectomy Boutique Certification     Badines: New French Brand At Curvexpo N.Y.     Peekay Boutiques Q1 Sales Drop, Losses Rise     Glamory: ‘Thigh Highs Whenever You Want’     AerieMAN: American Eagle’s April Fools’ Joke     Conzelmann: First U.S. Trade Show In Years     TrueShapers: Bringing 2 New Lines To Curve     Leg Apparel Producing Realtree Camouflage     Pyknic: New Macaroni, French Fries Swimwear     Victoria’s Secret Details Expansion Plans     ILS: Moving Fashion Show To Tuesday Morn     Tender Fit: Post Surgery Bras For Cancer Patients     Q-T Intimates: High And Low Impact Sports Bras     New Bra Color Combos From Fit Fully Yours     AerieMAN: American Eagle’s April Fools’ Joke     Badines: New French Brand At Curvexpo N.Y.     Exquisite Form: Several New U.S. Sales Reps     H.U.G. November Gala Will Honor PVH, Target     Curvation Hosiery Now Sold To Specialty Stores     Wilderness Dreams: New Camouflage Pattern     ILS: Moving Fashion Show To Tuesday Morn     Victoria’s Secret, Pink Sales Up 4% In February     Exquisite Form: Several New U.S. Sales Reps     Woven Pear: Las Vegas Colorful Sock Standout     Woven Pear: Las Vegas Colorful Sock Standout     Sock It To Me: Men’s Boxers, Women’s Panties     Exquisite Form: Several New U.S. Sales Reps     Glamory: Hosiery Ideas For The Wedding Day     Bravo Universal Looks To Expand U.S. Market     Triumph: Bra Cartoon Aimed At New Mothers     ILS Will Move To New Las Vegas Hotel In 2017     Bravo Universal Looks To Expand U.S. Market     Oh La La Cheri: New Trade Website In July     Many Lingerie Firms At Off-Price Show In Vegas     Glamory: Hosiery Ideas For The Wedding Day     Urban Intimates Lingerie Now UI Global Brands     Rigby and Peller Has Closed Two More Stores     Exes: Bold Lingerie From Canadian Designer     NightLift: Wins Media Support, Adds Retailers     HanesBrands Agrees To Buy Champion Europe     Glamory: Hosiery Ideas For The Wedding Day     Marena, Home Of Vera Vasi, Finds Investor     Victoria’s Secret, Pink Stores Up 7.2% For Year     Glamory: Hosiery Ideas For The Wedding Day     VS, Pink Comp Store Sales Fell 3% In April     Wear Ease: Success With Compression T, #915     Escanté Explains Its Busy April ILS Booth    

Squeem Now Selling All Doors At David’s Bridal

Squeem’s Perfect Waist on the David’s Bridal website.

Squeem’s Perfect Waist on the David’s Bridal website.

Squeem reported it now has two of its shapewear pieces in all of the David’s Bridal stores in North America, as well as online.

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ILS Will Move To New Las Vegas Hotel In 2017

The International Lingerie Show (ILS) is moving its next spring show to a new hotel, and it has also changed the dates from late March to April 3-5, 2017. The name of the new hotel has not been officially announced.

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Oh La La Cheri: New Trade Website In July

Oh La La Cheri, the Miami-based lingerie firm, is in the midst of an ambitious revamping of both its internal business management software as well as several aspects of the web platform that retailers use to interact with the company.

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Wear Ease: Success With Compression T, #915

Wear Ease has reported increasing success with its Compression T, style 915, designed for those who need to manage swelling in their torso caused by lymphedema, edema or surgery.

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Naked: Revenue Up But Canadian Sales Vanish

Sales at Naked Brand Group rose 72.6% in the first quarter, but losses also rose by 40.3%.

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CurveNV Is Moving To Mandalay Bay In August

Curvexpo is moving in August to the women’s section of Project at the Mandalay Bay Hotel convention center according to several exhibitors who have been promised booths at the upcoming show.

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Bravo Universal Looks To Expand U.S. Market

Bravo Universal’s patented Angel Wing adhesive bra.

Bravo Universal, a solutions products firm BODY first interviewed at Curvexpo in New York in early 2014, and which is already selling in the U.S. as well as internationally, has announced plans to aggressively expand in this country.

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Vanilla: Polish Night Wear Firm’s First Curve

Vanilla Night & Day is a ten year old Polish intimates firm that will be making its first appearance at the upcoming Curvexpo show in New York (July 31-August 2). The firm specializes in nightdresses, chemises, pajamas, robes and dressing gowns.

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Fashion Forms Running Bra Ads On NYC Buses

Fashion Forms, the intimate apparel solutions products expert, is running ads on 75 New York City buses in the “trendy” and “shopping areas” of Manhattan during the month of June, according to Erika Defibaugh, an account executive at OUTFRONT media, who arranged the advertising.

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H.U.G. November Gala Will Honor PVH, Target

The Intimate Apparel Square Club will honor PVH Corp. and Target at its 61st anniversary H.U.G. gala Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the 230 Fifth Penthouse event space in Manhattan. Accepting on behalf of PVH will be Les Hall, president core intimates.

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Hanes: Gerald Evans To Succeed Richard Noll

HanesBrands will elevate Gerald Evans Jr. to CEO with current CEO and chairman Richard Noll assuming the new role of executive chairman, both moves effective October 1, 2016.

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Some Large Exhibitors Skipping September ILS

An important group of 10 intimates companies will not be exhibiting at the September International Lingerie Show (ILS), including Dreamgirl, Coquette, Escanté, Mapalé (formerly Espiral), Fantasy, Elegant Moments, Hoss, Allure, Roma Costume and J. Valentine.

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Soma Comparable Store Quarterly Sales Up 0.5%

Soma’s new “Enticing Lift” unlined full coverage bra.

Comparable store sales at Soma rose half a percent in the first quarter, while sales dropped 4.2% for parent company Chico’s FAS (which also includes the brands Chico’s and White House Black Market).

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Victoria’s Secret and Pink May Sales Fell 2%

May focus: Pink’s floral lace halter and Victoria’s Secret’s Dream Angels collection.

Victoria’s Secret and Pink May comparable store sales in North America fell by 2%. When combined with those stores’ direct business the May decline was only 1%.

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TrueShapers: Bringing 2 New Lines To Curve

TrueShapers, a shapewear leader with presence in more than 10 countries, is adding two new collections called Seamless Tech: “Truly Invisible Look” and “Bodysuits, Body Slimmers & Firm Control.”

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Glamory: Hosiery Ideas For The Wedding Day

With the June wedding season upon us, Glamory Hosiery has some legwear suggestions for brides.

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Escanté Explains Its Busy April ILS Booth

“We want to bring the excitement back to ILS [the International Lingerie Show] and we feel very fortunate and appreciate the acceptance by our customers,” declared Deborah Herrera, president of sales at Escanté, when asked about her particularly busy booth at the most recent show in early April.

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Wilderness Dreams: First ILS Was A Success

Wilderness Dreams reported a successful experience at its first International Lingerie Show in April, and revealed plans for new and expanding lingerie collections to be introduced later this year.

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Curvation Hosiery Now Sold To Specialty Stores

BL Intimates, the distributor of intimate apparel products in North America, has recently begun offering the Curvation line of hosiery to specialty stores in the U.S.

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Peekay Boutiques Q1 Sales Drop, Losses Rise

First quarter sales at Peekay Boutiques, the chain that sells adult products and lingerie, dropped by $436,000, while its losses for the period rose from $486,000 last year to $889,000 for the first three months of this year.

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Wood Hires Topliss To Lead Global Sales Effort

Wood Underwear hired Michael Topliss as its head of global sales. Previously Topliss has worked at several men’s underwear firms including UFM; Saxx, where he was general manager; and Pullin, where he led North American sales.

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Shapeez: Growing Sales Through Store Education

Suzanne Barillari and Shapeez co-founder Staci Berner

Shapeez is expanding its multi-pronged effort to educate retailers about how to sell its shaping and slimming products as well as the larger issues of how to survive and grow in today’s rapidly changing retail environment.

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Loveday London: Plans Return To NYC Curve

Luisa Loveday of Loveday London is returning to the Curvexpo show in New York (July 31 through August 2), and told BODY, in answer to emailed questions, that she is already selling to several retailers here and that the majority of her web traffic is from the U.S.

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ILS: Moving Fashion Show To Tuesday Morn

The International Lingerie Show is planning a change in the fashion show portion of its next event, September 12 through 14, at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

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Glamory: ‘Thigh Highs Whenever You Want’

In a world where pantyhose seem to dominate, one company argues that thigh high stockings deserve to be worn any time.

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Victoria’s Secret Details Expansion Plans

In its 2015 annual report, as well as in a recent investor handout, L Brands, parent company to Victoria’s Secret, Pink and La Senza, revealed how it plans to grow its lingerie brands over the next year.

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’Bankruptcy’ Possible As Peekay’s Losses Rise

Peekay Boutiques, Inc. posted a huge loss for 2015, following smaller losses in 2014 and 2013. While much of last year’s loss was due to a massive goodwill impairment charge, the company’s annual report also included mentions of the possibility of a bankruptcy filing as well as the recent closing of one of its stores.

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VS, Pink Comp Store Sales Fell 3% In April

Comparable store sales in April at Victoria’s Secret and Pink shops in the U.S. and Canada declined 3%. For the combination of its comparable North American lingerie stores and its direct business, the decline in April was 1%.

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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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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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Marco Marco Introduces Swimwear 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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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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Sales, Income Up For PVH In First Quarter

Sales and income rose dramatically at PVH Corp. in its first fiscal quarter of 2015. The company is parent to such brands ad Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger and four years ago purchased Warnaco.
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Aerie Lingerie Up 32% In Fiscal First Quarter

Aerie, the intimate apparel brand, reported a sales increase of 32% over the same quarter last year. Meanwhile, parent company American Eagle Outfitters, the retailer of men’s and women’s apparel, reported a combined sales increase of 7%.
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Delta Galil Q1 Sales Up 2%, Income Down 12%

Delta Galil sales rose 2% while net income fell 12% in the first quarter.
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Wacoal America Annual Sales Rose, Income Fell

Wacoal America sales in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016 “exceeded” the previous year, while “operating income on a local currency basis fell” because of “an increase in selling, general and administrative expenses which resulted from increased labor costs, while we controlled PR related costs.”
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Hanes Acquiring Pacific Brands Of Australia

HanesBrands has “entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pacific Brands Limited, the leading underwear and intimate apparel company in Australia.”
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March Sales Flat At VS North American Stores

March sales were flat at Victoria’s Secret and Pink company-owned stores in the U.S. and Canada, while the combined North American store and direct business rose 2% for the month.
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Naked Reports Big Loss As Sales Rise 149%

Naked Brand Group sales rose to $1,389,414 for the year ended January 31, 2016, a 149% increase from $557,212 the year before.
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Naked Brand CFO, COO Michael Flanagan Exits

Naked Brand Group Inc. announced that Michael Flanagan, its chief financial officer and chief operating officer, had “retired” in March.
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Sales, Earnings Fall At Calida, Aubade Parent

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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Hanes Q1 Innerwear Up Reversing Q4 Decline

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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PVH Q4 Sales Up 2% As Full Year Profits Soar

Sales at PVH Corp. rose 2% in the fiscal fourth quarter ended January 31, 2016, but declined for the full year by 3.1%. Meanwhile net income rose substantially for both the final quarter and full year.
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Delta Galil Sales Up 5%, Net Income Down 7%

Sales at Delta Galil rose 5% in 2015 to reach $1.08 billion, but net income fell by 7% to $43.9 million.
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Texco Offers New Fittings, Fabrics In 2016

Shake off winter doldrums with Texco’s “Sunrise Frost” collection of hook and eye bra closures -an innovative array of products designed to wake up your senses and stir your creativity.
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Soma Sales Up 3.1%; Planning 15 New Stores

Sales at Soma intimates rose 2.1% for the fourth quarter ended January 30, 2016 and were up 3.1% for the year prompting plans to expand the chain to about 300 stores by year’s end.
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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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