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BREAKING NEWS: Cupid: New “adJUST Perfect” Shapewear Line     Loveday London: Plans Return To NYC Curve     Shapeez: Growing Sales Through Store Education     Many Lingerie Firms To Be At OffPrice Show     Rigby and Peller Has Closed Two More Stores     Leg Apparel Producing Realtree Camouflage     H.U.G. November Gala Will Honor PVH, Target     ILS: Moving Fashion Show To Tuesday Morn     ’Bankruptcy’ Possible As Peekay’s Losses Rise     ‘Oriental Victoria’s Secret’ Seeking Partners     Loveday London: Plans Return To NYC Curve     Delta Bets On Reversing Slide Of Top VF Brands     Wood: Success With Its SS17 Blues Collection     CurveNV Is Moving To Mandalay Bay In August     Starline, Party King, Raveware Now In Texas     Peekay Boutiques Q1 Sales Drop, Losses Rise     Escanté: New Holiday, Valentine’s Catalog     Glamory: Five Hosiery Collections For Men     Vanilla: Polish Night Wear Firm’s First Curve     Wolford: € 6.2 Million Loss As Sales Rise     Some Large Exhibitors Skipping September ILS     Many Lingerie Firms To Be At OffPrice Show     Fashion Forms Running Bra Ads On NYC Buses     Loveday London: Plans Return To NYC Curve     Starline, Party King, Raveware Now In Texas     Danny Miami’s Swim, Underwear At Project     Thalia Sodi Intimates Exclusive to Macy’s     AerieMAN: American Eagle’s April Fools’ Joke     Exes: Bold Lingerie From Canadian Designer     Q-T Expanding Crème Bralée Brand Offerings     Victoria’s Secret Details Expansion Plans     Investor Urges Soma To Open 300 More Stores     Danny Miami’s Swim, Underwear At Project     CurveNV Is Moving To Mandalay Bay In August     Glamory: Five Hosiery Collections For Men     Oh La La Cheri: New Trade Website In July     Energy Exec Will Be New Van de Velde Chief     Thalia Sodi Intimates Exclusive to Macy’s     Some Large Exhibitors Skipping September ILS     ILS: Moving Fashion Show To Tuesday Morn     France-Based Etam Had 4.9% Sales Drop In Q2     Vanilla: Polish Night Wear Firm’s First Curve     Fashion Forms Running Bra Ads On NYC Buses     Texco: Cushion Comfort Hook & Eye Collection     VS, Pink Comp Store Sales Fell 3% In April     Delta Bets On Reversing Slide Of Top VF Brands     Q-T Intimates: High And Low Impact Sports Bras     DSNews Brings Luxury Label Ghiro To U.S.A.     France-Based Etam Had 4.9% Sales Drop In Q2     France-Based Etam Had 4.9% Sales Drop In Q2     Wood Hires Topliss To Lead Global Sales Effort     Silk & Soul Returning To New York Curvexpo     Silk & Soul Returning To New York Curvexpo     Shapeez: Growing Sales Through Store Education     Victoria’s Secret, Pink June Store Sales Up 4%     Silk & Soul Returning To New York Curvexpo     Silk & Soul Returning To New York Curvexpo     EuroSkins, Julie France Parent, Expanding      TrueShapers: Bringing 2 New Lines To Curve     Mapalé Exhibiting At Surf Expo in September     Wolford: € 6.2 Million Loss As Sales Rise     Rigby & Peller Sales Drop 27.7% In First Half     Wood Hires Topliss To Lead Global Sales Effort     Wilderness Dreams: First ILS Was A Success     At Last: Mastectomy Boutique Certification     TrueShapers: Bringing 2 New Lines To Curve     Rigby and Peller Has Closed Two More Stores     Marco Marco Introduces Swimwear At Project     Glamory: Five Hosiery Collections For Men     Shapeez: Growing Sales Through Store Education     DSNews Brings Luxury Label Ghiro To U.S.A.     Rigby & Peller Sales Drop 27.7% In First Half     Yandy.com Sold 15,000 ‘Everyday Sexy’ Bras     Hustler Hollywood: 17th Store Opened In April     ‘Oriental Victoria’s Secret’ Seeking Partners     Some Large Exhibitors Skipping September ILS     Coquette Couture: ’More Mainstream’ Bra Line    

Wood: Success With Its SS17 Blues Collection

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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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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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Escanté: New Holiday, Valentine’s Catalog

Images from Escanté, including the cover of the newest catalog.

Escanté has just completed its latest catalog, focusing on Holiday 2016 and Valentine’s 2017, and is shipping it to customers at the end of July.

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Mapalé Exhibiting At Surf Expo in September

Styles from Mapalé’s new active line.

Mapalé by Espiral announced it will be exhibiting at the Surf Expo Show in Orlando, Florida September 8 through 10, and reiterated that it will not be attending the International Lingerie Show (September 12 through 14) in Las Vegas. The latter information had previously been reported by BODY.

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UI Global Brands: New Name, Expanded Line

Urban Intimates has changed its corporate name to UI Global Brands and its intimates line to Inspire Psyche Terry.

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France-Based Etam Had 4.9% Sales Drop In Q2

Second quarter sales at Etam Developpement, the France-based international lingerie and apparel retailer, fell by 4.9%. Though sales rose by 1.7% in Europe, sales fell by 21.7% in its China stores.

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Texco: Cushion Comfort Hook & Eye Collection

Texco, a leader in premium hook and eye manufacturing, is emphasizing wearability and softness in its new Cushion Comfort Collection.

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Thalia Sodi Intimates Exclusive to Macy’s

Macy’s has expanded its extensive Thalia Sodi apparel and accessories collection to include robes, chemises and pajamas, which are now available from the store.

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Energy Exec Will Be New Van de Velde Chief

Van de Velde has named Erwin Van Laethem, a Belgian executive with about 27 years of experience exclusively in the energy industry, as its new CEO.

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Wolford: € 6.2 Million Loss As Sales Rise

Images from the Wolford annual report.

Wolford AG, the Austria-based hosiery, intimates and apparel firm, reported a loss of 6.189 million euros (about $6.85 million at current exchange rates) on sales of 164.4 million euros (about $182 million) for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2016. In the previous fiscal year the firm reported a profit of 1.033 million euros on sales of 157.4 million euros.

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Q-T Intros ‘Lemonaid’ Pocket Bra Collection

Q-T Intimates has introduced Lemonaid, a new pocket bra collection with an “inner pocket that can be used for a mastectomy prosthesis, keys, credit cards, tissues, or anything you could need a discreet pocket for,” according to a company announcement.

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ILS Has Signed ‘Two Dozen’ New Exhibitors

The International Lingerie Show (ILS) is moving past the loss of eight prominent brands that announced they would not be attending its upcoming event in September, and show owner Jeff Yunis stated he “expects two dozen new exhibitors,” as well as the vast majority of those that usually attend.

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‘Oriental Victoria’s Secret’ Seeking Partners

The Cosmo Lady website.

Cosmo Lady, a large producer and retailer of intimate apparel in China, that referred to itself as the “Oriental version of Victoria’s Secret,” has announced it “will venture to overseas markets to seek global business partners.”

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Details About Lingerie Industry Association

Plans for a trade group, the Lingerie Industry Association [LIA], are moving ahead, according to Eric Ehrens, who was, until recently, the president of sales and major account sales representative for Dreamgirl, and who still works in sales for that and other firms.

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Q-T Expanding Crème Bralée Brand Offerings

Q-T Intimates announced that its Crème Bralée Lingerie division has “now become a part of Q-T Intimates, along with the many other products under the Q-T umbrella,” according to a spokesperson.

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Glamory: Five Hosiery Collections For Men

Glamory Hosiery owner Timothy Gettler made an interesting case for retailers to start selling his product to men, in a message emailed to BODY.

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Many Lingerie Firms To Be At OffPrice Show

The Offprice Show (August 13-16) will again host a large number of intimate apparel, underwear and hosiery exhibitors. The event is held at the Sands Expo at the Venetian Hotel.

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Investor Urges Soma To Open 300 More Stores

An activist investor, Barington Capital Group, has been pushing the retailer Chico’s FAS to make several changes including increasing the number of its Soma lingerie stores by as many as 300 (to total close to 600) over the next five years.

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Rigby & Peller Sales Drop 27.7% In First Half

Sales at Rigby & Peller, formerly the Intimacy chain in the U.S., fell by 27.7% in the first half of 2016, in part because of the closure of “loss making stores.”

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Victoria’s Secret, Pink June Store Sales Up 4%

Victoria’s Secret’s new Twist-front Lounge Bra and Pink’s new Wear Everywhere Push-Up Bra.

Victoria’s Secret and Pink comparable store sales in North America rose by 4% in June, ending a two month slide in which stores sales fell 3% in April and 2% in May. When the direct business for the two brands is combined with the stores, June sales were up 6% over the same month last year.

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Delta Bets On Reversing Slide Of Top VF Brands

Source: VF Corp. and Delta Galil presentation.

Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. signed a “definitive agreement” to purchase the "premium" brands in VF Corporation’s Contemporary Brands Coalition (CBC) for $120 million, according to the companies. The labels include 7 for All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss.

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Silk & Soul Returning To New York Curvexpo

Colombia-based Sourcing y Diseño SAS will return to Curve in New York at the end of July with its women’s intimates label Silk & Soul. The company’s first Curve was in Vegas in February.

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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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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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Yandy.com Sold 15,000 ‘Everyday Sexy’ Bras

Yandy.com has launched a summer follow-up to its successful April “Everyday Sexy Bra Collection.” Bras in the new group retail for $15.95 or three for $33.

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ILS Will Move To New Las Vegas Hotel In 2017

The International Lingerie Show (ILS) is moving its show next spring 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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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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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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Squeem Now Selling All Doors At David’s Bridal

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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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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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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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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