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Undie Couture: Growing Its Bralettes Collection

Two styles of Undie Couture bralettes

Two styles of Undie Couture bralettes

Total Stockroom, parent company to Coobie bras, has been finding success with its new collection of Undie Couture lace bralettes. It already offers three styles and will be “adding more in the near future.”

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Victoria’s Secret, Pink November Comps +4%

Victoria’s Secret “Dream Angels Wicked” metallic lace bodysuit and metallic high-neck bra, part of the focus for December.

Victoria’s Secret and Pink North American and U.K. comparable company-owned store sales rose 4% in November. When the direct business is added in for those areas, the increase was 5%.

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Peekay: Cancels IPO, Announces Resignations

Peekay Boutiques, in multiple filings with the SEC before Thanksgiving, reported that it was not going forward with a public offering of its stock, that it might undertake a private sale, that the person who had served as its CFO, treasurer and secretary was resigning, that its accounting firm had resigned and that it had terminated its VP of marketing and visual merchandising.

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Soma Store Comps Up 0.4% In Third Quarter

Comparable store sales at Soma rose 0.4% in the three months ended October 29th, the 29th increase in the last 30 quarters for the lingerie division of Chico’s FAS. The retailer also confirmed it still plans to open eight or nine new lingerie stores this year.

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Lady Gaga Will Perform On VS Fashion Show

Lady Gaga, as well as Bruno Mars and The Weeknd will all perform on The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, filming for the first time in Paris, to be broadcast Monday, December 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

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‘Beth’ Is Most Popular Post-Surgical Camisole

The Beth is the most popular post-surgical camisole, designed for wearing after surgery, in the Wear Ease collection, and has proven to be a successful entry point for resellers looking to try the company’s products.

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Texco Intros Extensive New Sports Collection

Texco, the intimate apparel component specialist, has introduced “its largest, most extensive sports collection to-date! Every product is a knockout for sports and exercise bras, but also pretty and on-trend to deliver a sure win in a wide variety of other applications.”

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Daisy Corsets Halloween Costume Sales Triple

Costumes from Daisy Corsets

Halloween costume sales “tripled” at Daisy Corsets this past fall, leading to plans to expand its collection from 165 outfits to 200 for 2017.

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Operating Income At Victoria’s Secret -22%

Victoria’s Secret and Pink North American operating income fell 22% in the third quarter to $163.9 million (down from $210.9 million in the same period last year), as sales rose to $1.584 billion, compared to $1.568 billion.

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Peekay: More Losses, Actively Seeks Buyer

Peekay Boutiques, the adult novelties and intimates retailer, lost $1.624 million on sales of $9.548 million during the three months ended September 30, considerably less than the $2.266 million it lost in the same period last year on slightly higher sales of $9.684 million.

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’Altitude’ Lists April Show Rates, Schedule

The new Altitude Intimates show, presented by the Lingerie Industry Association (LIA), will feature both $2000 (5’ x 10’) and $4000 (10’ x 10’) booths, as well as hard walls included in the package. Significantly, the simple booth layout will mean “no drayage fee” for exhibitors, according to management.

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Nasty Gal Bankruptcy Hits Intimates Firms

For Love And Lemons for sale on the Nasty Gal website.

When Nasty Gal, the prominent fashion retailer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, more than two dozen firms involved in intimate apparel were affected.

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Victoria’s Secret, Pink October Sales Dip 1%

Two new bras in the “Beautiful by Victoria’s Secret” collection.

Victoria’s Secret and Pink comparable store sales in North America fell 1% in October and 2% in the fiscal third quarter ended October 29, 2016. When the direct business for both brands was added in, sales fell 2% in October and 1% in the third quarter.

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Adore Me Selling At Lord & Taylor 5th Ave.

Adore Me, the online lingerie retailer, has begun selling its brand at Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue Manhattan location as well as on LordandTaylor.com. Styles are priced at $39 to $49 for a bra and $11 for a panty.

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Adore Me Introduces First Activewear Group

Adore Me, the internet intimates retailer, launched its first activewear collection in October.

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Lela Rose Intimates Line Debuts At Lane Bryant

Lela Rose, the American ready-to-wear and bridal designer has just debuted “her first-ever intimate apparel collection in select Lane Bryant stores and on the brand’s website,” according to the retailer

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Made In Paris

“The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” will be created this year in Paris for the first time, and will be broadcast December 5th (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

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Secrets To NightLift’s Growing Following

Since its creation a short time ago by a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, as the “first and only sleepwear collection specifically designed to protect the breasts and décolletage during sleep,” the NightLift sleep bra has been gaining a growing and enthusiastic following.

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‘Impact Free’: New Sports Bra From Royce

Royce has introduced its new Impact Free, wireless sports bra, emphasizing that it is “perfect for larger cup sizes.”

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Body Hush Launches ’Magnifique’ Shapewear

Body Hush has just launched a new collection: Magnifique, calling it “a materialized fantasy, a symbol of genuine luxury, elegance and taste” and the “next evolution in shapewear.”

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Jammin’ Jammies: New By The Kersheh Group

The Kersheh Group has launched Jammin’ Jammies, a collection of “matching family pajama sets,” which marketing manager Linda Del Percio told BODY, “make a great gift for the whole family!” Styles for men, women, kids and pets are included.

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Exquisite Form: Success With Posture Bras

BL Intimates reported success with the “posture bras” contained in the Exquisite Form collection it offers in the U.S. and Canada.

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ILS Expects Two Dozen New Brands In April ’17

“We are very happy at this stage,” declared Jeff Yunis, owner of the International Lingerie Show (ILS), as he discussed the upcoming, April 3-5, 2017 edition of his event in Las Vegas. “We know the companies who are coming back, and we have already signed eight new exhibitors.”

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Mapalé Mailing Bigger Holiday/2017 Catalog

New catalog cover, left, and a style from the Nude Touch collection.

Mapalé is about to mail to the industry a greatly expanded fall, Christmas 2016 and Valentine’s 2017 catalog supplement. It is up from about 30 pages last year to about 125 this year.

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Wilderness Dreams: New Aqua Line, Catalog

Wilderness Dreams, the lingerie and swim brand that utilizes authentic camouflage patterns in its styles, has just begun shipping a new collection: Mossy Oak Break-Up COUNTRY/Aqua lingerie.

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Pink, Victoria’s Secret Store Sales Drop 2%

Two of the new Pink active bras, a focus for the brand in October.

September sales dropped 2% at comparable Victoria’s Secret and Pink stores in North America. When the direct business for the two brands is added in, the results were flat to the same month last year.

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New Las Vegas Lingerie Trade Show Announced

Altitude Intimates is a new Las Vegas lingerie trade show, launching April 3 and 4, 2017, sponsored by the newly formed Lingerie Industry Association (LIA). The event will be held in the Celebrity Ballroom of the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

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Survey Says Highest Ever Costume Spending

Consumers plan to spend $3.1 billion on Halloween costumes this year according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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Exquisite Form Expands Across Puerto Rico

Examples of the new Exquisite Form billboards seen in Puerto Rico.

BL Intimates has been successfully expanding its Exquisite Form business in Puerto Rico in recent years, and now hopes to be able to soon double its sales on the island.

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New Oksana Padded Bra From Fit Fully Yours

Fit Fully Yours has a new, bra, Oksana Padded, that features a three part padded cup with under-wire. The Canadian firm focuses on “exceptional fit and quality at a fair price,” offering a wide range of sizes from 30A to 46J.

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Parfait’s New Marketing: # morepowHERful

Parfait, the sister brand to Affinitas, has launched a number of interesting marketing campaigns recently, all focused on the theme: #morepowHERful. The latest release had extensive impact.

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Royce Adds New Post-Op Style: English Rose

Royce Lingerie has added a new post operative mastectomy bra for autumn/winter 2016, English Rose. It joins an extensive collection of post-op and other wire-free bras from the company.

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PVH: Q2 Sales Up 4.5%, Income Down 11.4%

Calvin Klein seamless logo underwear.

PVH second quarter sales rose 4.5% while net income fell 11.4%. Emanuel Chirico, chairman and CEO complained, “we continue to be pressured by weakness in traffic and consumer spending trends at our Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein U.S. stores located in international tourist locations.”

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Rigby & Peller Closes 2 Shops, Only 10 Remain

Rigby & Peller says it will put more focus on its online sales in the U.S.

Rigby & Peller has closed two more stores, one in The Galleria mall in Houston, Texas, the other in the South Coast Plaza mall in Costa Mesa, California, dropping to just 10 locations in the U.S.

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Fashion Forms Videos Expected To Boost Sales

Fashion Forms New York City bus ads from earlier this summer.

The launch of a series of instructional videos on how to use about 30 of its intimate apparel solutions products, as well as a bold new advertising program for the streets and subways of New York City, are some up the latest news items from Fashion Forms.

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Victoria’s Secret, Pink August Comps Drop 2%

September focus: Victoria’s Secret bralettes and Pink yoga attire.

Victoria’s Secret and Pink comparable store sales in North America fell by 2% in August. When the direct business is added in, the numbers were flat compared to last August.

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Soma: Sales Rise, More Stores To Open Soon

The Enticing Lift balconet bra was a successful launch for Soma in the second quarter.

Soma, the intimate apparel chain, reported a 0.7% comparable store sales gain for the 13 weeks ended July 30, 2016.

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L Brands Execs Explain New Lingerie Strategies

L Brands executives faced extensive questioning from analysts about plans for the company’s lingerie brands during the conference call to discuss its second quarter results. Far less attention was given to the company’s other main business, Bath & Beauty Works.

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Four La Senza Stores Opening Soon In U.S.

The opening of at least the first four La Senza lingerie stores in the U.S. is close at hand, with two located in seperate malls in Columbus, Ohio and one each in malls in Merrillville, Indiana and Orland Park, Illinois.

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Aerie Q2 Sales Up 24%; Plans Even More Stores

While it has become fashionable for many brands and retailers to complain about how tough the intimate apparel business is today, one company is making it seem way to easy.

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Peekay Q2 Sales Fell 3%, Losses Jumped 14%

Peekay Boutiques second quarter sales fell 3% to $9.22 million while its loss for the period rose by 14% to $2.04 million.

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ILS Moving To Westgate In Vegas April 2017

The International Lingerie Show is moving to the Westgate Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) for its April 3-5, 2017 event.

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Naked Brand Group Names New Sales Execs

Naked Brand Group announced a new sales team in the wake of the departure, at the end of July, of Carlos Serra, vice president of sales and merchandising. He had been with the company since its relaunch in mid-2014.

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Elle Mcpherson: New Lingerie Arriving Soon

A whole new collection of Elle Macpherson lingerie is finally about to hit the market in the U.S., with a promotional campaign expected shortly after the summer Olympics end.

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Gildan Buying Peds Legwear For $55 Million

Montreal-based Gildan Activewear announced at the end of July it signed a “definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the equity interest of Peds Legwear Inc. (Peds) for a total cash consideration of $55 million.”

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BODY Interview: What’s Going On At Yummie?

Yummie by Heather Thomson. Even though the former “Real Housewives of New York” star is no longer working at the company, her name is still on the brand — and will be for the forseable future according to this interview between the firms long time manager, Eric Rothfeld, and BODY publisher, Nick Monjo.

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Victoria’s Secret, Pink July Store Sales Dip 1%

July sales dropped 1% for Victoria’s Secret and Pink comparable stores in North America. When the direct business for two brands is added in, combined sales were about the same as last July.

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Naked: Serra Exiting As VP Sales, Merchandising

Serra (far right, next to Carole Hochman) in a team photo from the Naked website.

Carlos Serra is exiting his position as vice president of sales and merchandising at Naked Brand Group, the company reported in filings with the SEC. His departure is effective as of July 31.

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EuroSkins, Julie France Parent, Expanding

Examples from the new EuroSkins Power, Active and Noir collections.

Julie France, the seamless, microfiber shapewear collection, is now a part of EuroSkins, the luxury intimates and shapewear brand according to company executives. Several new lines and labels under the EuroSkins name will launch at trade shows in July, August and September.

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Cupid: New “adJUST Perfect” Shapewear Line

Samples of the new TC shapewear tags.

TC, the shapewear brand from Cupid Foundations, is introducing a new shaping concept: “adJUST Perfect.”

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Wood: Success With Its SS17 Blues Collection

New styles from Wood Underwear

Wood, the men’s underwear brand, is reporting success with its SS17 Blues Collection. The line includes “Carolina Blue solid and Wet Wood and Warped Wood prints,” according to founder Terresa Zimmerman.

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Delta Galil Q3 Income Jumped 31%, Sales 4%

Delta Galil sales in the third quarter rose 4% while net income rocketed 31% as the company completed the acquisition, from VF, of the three brands 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss.
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Wacoal U.S. Sales, Income Up In First Half

For the six months ended September 30, at Wacoal International Corp., the U.S. division, “overall sales” as well as operating income “on a local currency basis” both exceeded results for the same period last year.
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Q3 Innerwear Sales Rose 2% At Hanesbrands

Innerwear sales, the largest segment within Hanesbrands, Inc., rose 2.0% in the third quarter, while Activewear sales shrank by 2.1%. Overall, company sales rose 10.7%, net income 7.2%.
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Under Armour Sales Up 22%, Income Up 28%

Under Armour third quarter net revenues increased 22% to $1.47 billion, while net income increased 28% to $128 million.
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VF Q3 Income Up 8%, Total Revenues Drop 1%

VF Corporation earnings rose 8% to $498.5 million on total revenue that declined 1% to $3.488 billion for the three months ended September 30th.
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Naked: Listing Warning, New Offering Planned

Naked Brand Group has registered with the SEC to raise additional funds through the sale of various financial instruments, including stock, with “an aggregate initial offering price not to exceed $7,500,000.”
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Etam Group First Half Sales, Profits Decline

First half sales and income fell at Etam Développement, the France-based international lingerie and apparel producer and retailer.
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Tefron Swings Profitable As Sales Jump Sharply

Tefron Ltd. reversed course in its second quarter, reporting income of $1.275 million, compared to a loss of $1.037 million in the same quarter last year.
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Naked Sales Drop 18.8% Led By Nordstrom Slide

Naked Brand Group second quarter sales fell 18.8% to $293,011, while losses in the three months ended July 31, 2016 grew by 5.2% to $3,301,780.
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Wolford: $9.22 Million Loss As Sales Drop 18%

Wolford AG reported a first quarter loss of 8.22 million euros (about $9.22 million at current exchange rates), compared to a loss of 2.55 million euros in the same period last year, as sales dropped 18% to 27.74 million euros (about $31.1 million).
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Delta Galil: Q2 Sales Fall 2.4%, Profit 16.1%

Second quarter sales at Delta Galil fell 2.4%, while profits dropped by 16.1%.
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Q2 Gildan Sales Fell 3.5%, Net Income 4.7%

Q2 sales at Gildan Activewear fell by 3.5% to $688.0 million, down from $714.2 million in the same period last year. Net income fell 4.7% to $94.7 million, down from $99.4 million in 2015.
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Q2 Innerwear Sales Fell 5% At Hanesbrands

Innerwear segment sales at Hanesbrands fell by 5% in the second quarter, to $749.2 million from $786.4 million a year ago. Sales for the category are down for the first six months of the year, $1.31 billion compared to $1.34 billion in 2015.
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Tefron: Losses Continue Into First Quarter 2016

Tefron Ltd., the intimate apparel producer, reported a loss of $1.184 million on sales of $26.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.
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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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