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Pop Star’s La Perla Sells for Nearly $8K

A La Perla lingerie set belonging to Australian-born global pop star Kylie Minogue sold at auction for £5,000, or nearly $8,000. » I want to read more and receive info from La Perla

Victoria’s Secret Holds Annual Fashion Show

Styles from the 16th annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

The 16th annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show —a celebrity-studded, $12 million music and fashion event — was held Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City. » I want to read more and receive info from Victorias Secret

Pink Pepper Boutique Celebrates Opening

Pink Pepper Boutique, a lifestyle shop featuring apparel, intimate apparel, accessories and home goods, is celebrating its opening in the trendy Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. » I want to read more and receive info from Pink Pepper Boutique

Material Girl Announces Model Search

Iconix Brand Group’s Material Girl, an innerwear and outerwear brand designed by pop star Madonna and her daughter Lola, announced a nationwide casting call for models as part of its spring 2012 marketing initiatives. » I want to read more and receive info from Iconix

Lip Service Premieres Steampunk Collection

Steampunk looks from Lip Service’s Black Steam collection.

Alternative lifestyle clothing company Lip Service has unveiled Black Steam, a steampunk-inspired collection of apparel and accessories for fall/holiday 2011-2012. » I want to read more and receive info from Lip Service

Designer Maxine Wattam Recognized

English-Swiss designer Maxine Wattam was awarded the Special Lingerie Prize at the 18th International Festival of Young Fashion Designers in Dinard, France. » I want to read more and receive info from Maxine Wattam

Infinity Classics Completes Move

A Hosiery Style from MeMoi.

Infinity Classics, the parent company to the Levante, MeMoi and SlimMe labels, has just completed a move of its corporate offices from Brooklyn to the site of its recently-purchased warehouse in Linden, NJ. » I want to read more and receive info from Infinity Classics

Iconix Acquires Ed Hardy for $55 Mill.

Iconix has acquired the worldwide master license for the Ed Hardy Brand from Nervous Tattoo, the company announced Wednesday. » I want to read more and receive info from Iconix

Kimmelman Leaves Age Group

Mark Kimmelman

Mark Kimmelman, formally vice president of sales for Age Group Ltd., is no longer with the company, BODY has learned. » I want to read more and receive info from Age Group

Peekay Hires Walker for Marketing

This winter, Washington-based Peekay Inc. hired Martin Walker as director of marketing and visual merchandising. » I want to read more and receive info from Peekay

Bare Necessities Funds BCRF Charity

Bill Richardson and Noah Wrubel, the co-founders of Bare Necessities, at the 2010 FEMMY Awards.

Bare Necessities has re-entered into a partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), and has agreed to donate at least $10,000 to the nonprofit by the end of this year in support of breast cancer research. » I want to read more and receive info from Bare Necessities

Punto Blanco Opens in Portugal

The inside of the Punto Blanco store in Lisbon, Portugal.

Spanish intimate apparel maker Punto Blanco has opened its first store outside of Spain as part of a larger international expansion plan. » I want to read more and receive info from Punto Blanco

Julie France’s Cano Forms Retailer Protection Society

Rodrigo Cano.

Rodrigo Cano of Julie France is the self-proclaimed first and founding member of the Retailer Protection Society of America, "dedicated to the protection and promotion of independent apparel retailers across America." » I want to read more and receive info from Julie France

Nordstrom to Relocate Glendale Store

La Blanca Swimwear, available at Nordstrom.

Nordstrom Inc. is partnering with Caruso Affiliated to open a three-level, 135,000-square-foot store at the Americana at Brand mall in Glendale, Calif, which is owned by Caruso. The full-line location is expected to open in 2013. » I want to read more and receive info from Nordstrom

Raveware Names Case Sales Manager

Richard Case, national sales manager of Raveware.

California-based Raveware Lingerie has hired Richard Case, the former general manager of BodyZone Apparel, as national sales manager, the company announced Thursday. » I want to read more and receive info from Raveware

Don Browne Leaves OffPrice

David Lapidos, vice president of the OffPrice Specialist Show, confirmed with BODY that marketing director Don Browne has left the company. His last day of employment was Friday, March 4. » I want to read more and receive info from OffPrice

Susan Feldman Talks Dreamgirl Plans

Susan Feldman

Susan Feldman, Dreamgirl’s senior vice president of merchandising and design since November 2010, is thrilled to be working with such a successful company. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Adam & Eve Breaks Sales Record

An Adam & Eve store in St. Augustine, Florida.

Adam & Eve reported that its website, AdamandEve.com, experienced the company’s highest sales ever during the week ended February 7. » I want to read more and receive info from Adam & Eve

Eve Bastug Now SVP for Gelmart

Eve Bastug of Gelmart at the February 2011 FEMMY Awards.

Eve Bastug, formally of René Rofé Lingerie, is now the senior vice president of merchandising for Gelmart Industries Inc. » I want to read more and receive info from Gelmart

Pink Pussycat Opens Third Store in China

Elan Rofé kicked off the new year by opening his third Pink Pussycat store in Guangzhou, China on January 1 at 1,600 square feet. » I want to read more and receive info from Pink Pussycat

Peekay Donates to Planned Parenthood

A Lovers store, owned by Peekay Inc.

Peekay Inc. is partnering once again with local branches of Planned Parenthood to promote National Condom week, which begins today and ends of February 21. » I want to read more and receive info from Peekay

Steve Marsili, BodyZone Rep, Goes West

Steve Marsili with his wife.

Steve Marsili, a lingerie and dancewear sales representative who has worked in the Midwest and New England for the past 12 years, will move to the California territory on March 1. » I want to read more and receive info from BodyZone

Gap Restructures, Names Peck President

Gap Inc. is implementing several immediate changes aimed at addressing its flagship brand’s lagging sales, including appointing Art Peck president of Gap North America to replace Marka Hansen. Hansen’s last day of employment is Friday, February 4. » I want to read more and receive info from Gap

Vanessa Hudgens New Face of Candie’s

Candie’s marketing materials featuring Vanessa Hudgens.

Iconix Brand Group Inc. has named actress Vanessa Hudgens the face of its Candie’s juniors brand, which is exclusive to Kohl’s. » I want to read more and receive info from Iconix

Nolan Williams Retires from Adam & Eve

Nolan and Debbie Williams.

Nolan Williams, director of franchise store development for Adam & Eve, has retired after over 11 years with the company and 27 years working in the sexy market. His last day of employment was January 21. » I want to read more and receive info from Adam & Eve

Jockey Hires Cohn as Marketing Exec.

Dustin Cohn, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Jockey.

Jockey International Inc. announced Tuesday that it has hired Dustin Cohn as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. » I want to read more and receive info from Jockey

JCPenney To Close Six Stores

A JCPenney department store.

J.C. Penney Company Inc. plans to close six underperforming stores, wind down catalog and outlet operations, and streamline its call center and custom decorating businesses, the company announced Monday. » I want to read more and receive info from JCPenney

Yossi Nasser New President of Gelmart

Yossi Nasser, Camille Block, designer for Gelmart and Jim Mogan.

Yossi Nasser has been named the president of New York City-based Gelmart Industries. » I want to read more and receive info from Gelmart

Playboy Enterprises Goes Private

A licensed Playboy costume by Rubie’s.

Playboy Enterprises Inc., whose licensing business now generates over $900 million in global retail sales, announced Monday that it is going private with the goal of transitioning into a brand management company. » I want to read more and receive info from Playboy

Stage Stores Hires Shein

Discount department store company Stage Stores, Inc. announced Monday that it has hired Oded Shein, most recently of Belk Inc., as executive vice president and C.F.O. » I want to read more and receive info from Stage Stores

McAllen Adam & Eve Closes, To Relocate

The interior of the McAllen, Tex. store.

The Adam & Eve store at 5001 N. 10th St. in McAllen, Tex. closed at the end of the year but plans to reopen at a new location, according to Nolan Williams, director of franchise store development for Adam & Eve Stores. » I want to read more and receive info from Adam & Eve

Macy’s Grows E-Commerce Jobs

A Macy’s store in Cincinnati.

As retailers like Gap Inc., American Eagle and Iconix expand internationally, Macy’s Inc. is focusing on the web. » I want to read more and receive info from Macys

Saks To Close Denver Store

The Saks Fifth Avenue flagship in New York City.

Saks Inc. announced Wednesday that it plans to close its Saks Fifth Avenue store in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver, Colo. on March 19, which will mark its seventh store closure since last July. » I want to read more and receive info from Saks

RadiciSpandex To Sell Building

RadiciSpandex Corp., maker of RadElast spandex fiber, announced in late December that it is selling one of the two buildings adjacent to its Gastonia, N.C. headquarters in an effort to improve cost efficiencies. » I want to read more and receive info from RadiciSpandex

“Material Girl” Enters Canadian Market

MG Icon, the joint venture between Madonna and Iconix Brand Group Inc., announced Monday that it has signed a licensing agreement with Hudson Bay Company in Canada for its Material Girl junior line. » I want to read more and receive info from Iconix

Komar Inc. Acquires St. Eve

Komar Inc. announced Friday that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire the St. Eve division of RN-SE Holdings LLC (Russell-Newman-St. Eve Holdings LLC). » I want to read more and receive info from Komar

Sylvie Cachay, Designer, Found Dead

Sylvie Cachay

According to several reports, Sylvie Cachay, the 33-year-old designer for Anne Cole Swimwear and founder of Syla, was found dead Thursday morning at the Soho House in New York City’s meatpacking district. » I want to read more and receive info from Anne Cole

A Healthier Adam & Eve Lowers Rates

Adam and Eve

Adam & Eve’s healthy focus has paid off. » I want to read more and receive info from Adam & Eve

Kohl’s Renews Simply Vera License

Kohl’s Corporation announced Tuesday that it is renewing its long-term licensing agreement for Simply Vera by Vera Wang, exclusive to the retailer since 2006. » I want to read more and receive info from Kohls

Kohl’s Promotes Four Executives

As part of its ongoing executive planning process, Kohl’s Corporation has promoted the following executives: Don Brennan, John Worthington, Peggy Eskanasi and Wes McDonald. » I want to read more and receive info from Kohls

Juicy Couture Store Reopens Following Bedbug Scare

The Juicy Couture store at 650 Fifth Avenue reopened Friday. » I want to read more and receive info from Juicy Couture

New Dates for CurveNV

CurvExpo has announced that CurveNV will be held from Monday, February 14 through Wednesday, February 16, 2011, rather than the previously announced dates of February 15 through 17. » I want to read more and receive info from CurvExpo

Herman Komar Passes Away

Herman Komar, former president and co-chairman of Komar Co., died in his Shrewsbury, N.J. home last Thursday at the age of 99. » I want to read more and receive info from Komar

Juicy Couture Temporarily Closed by Bedbugs

New York City’s bedbug problem continues to impact retailers. » I want to read more and receive info from Juicy Couture

Century 21 Slated for Upper West Side

The entrance to Century 21 in Rego Park, Queens.

Come next spring, Upper Manhattan residents will no longer have to trek downtown for discount designer wares. » I want to read more and receive info from Century 21

Gap Opens First Stores in China

On November 12, Gap Inc. opened a 1,140-square-foot store in Shanghai’s Hong Kong Plaza; the retailer’s first location in China, followed by the opening of two stores in Beijing on November 15. Gap plans to open a second location in Shanghai over the next several weeks. It has also launched Gap.cn, an e-commerce website for Chinese consumers. » I want to read more and receive info from Gap

Eurovet Predicts Steady Traffic at Interfiliere

Eurovet is predicting that over 11,000 visitors will attend next January’s Interfiliere, a similar number to last January’s show, which attracted 11,120. » I want to read more and receive info from Interfiliere

Hot Topic Rolls Out Harry Potter Concept

The “Harry Potter” world of owls, wands and a magic school called Hogwarts hit Hot Topic stores on November 4 in celebration of Warner Brother’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 1” film, which hit theaters on November 19. In collaboration with Warner Brothers, Hot Topic transformed select stores into Harry Potter boutiques, with all products inspired by the fantasy book and now film series. The stores will carry junior and young men and women’s apparel, bags, jewelry and more. » I want to read more and receive info from Hot Topic

Shear To Consolidate & Grow

A Shear Enterprises style.

Shear Enterprises’ constantly increasing product line has outgrown its St. Petersburg, Fla. office. » I want to read more and receive info from Shear Enterprises

Hanesbrands Acquires Gear For Sports

Hanesbrands Inc. announced yesterday that it has completed the acquisition of licensed logo apparel company GearCo Inc., known on the market as Gear For Sports, for $55 million and the retirement of approximately $172 million of debt. » I want to read more and receive info from Hanes Brands


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