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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.” » I want to read more and receive info from Hanesbrands

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Wacoal

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Tefron

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%.” » I want to read more and receive info from Van de Velde

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). » I want to read more and receive info from Naked Brand Group

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Curvexpo

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. » I want to read more and receive info from PVH Corp.

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%. » I want to read more and receive info from L Brands

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Peekay Boutiques

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

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%. » I want to read more and receive info from Soma Intimates

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Eurovet

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. » I want to read more and receive info from HanesBrands

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Peekay Boutiques

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Wacoal

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Knock out!

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%. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Aerie

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Tefron

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). » I want to read more and receive info from Calida Group

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. » I want to read more and receive info from PVH Corp.

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Soma Intimates

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.” » I want to read more and receive info from International Lingerie Show

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. » I want to read more and receive info from HanesBrands

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Naked Brand Group

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Texco

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Naked Brand Group

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.” » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

Soma: Closing In On A Million Bras Donated

Soma will conclude its 11th bi-annual “Giving is Beautiful Soma Bra Donation” campaign on August 5th. » I want to read more and receive info from Soma Intimates

American Apparel: Store Closings & Cost Cuts

In early July, American Apparel announced “the next phase of its strategic turnaround plan, including a redesigned fall merchandise line, approximately $30 million in cost-cutting initiatives, and key additions to its leadership team.” » I want to read more and receive info from American Apparel

Tefron Ltd., Clover Group In Joint Venture

Scant details have emerged about a joint venture that Tefron Ltd. and Clover Group International Limited agreed to back in June, 2014. Shortly after the signing, both companies had declined to answer questions from BODY about the alliance. » I want to read more and receive info from Tefron

Tefron: Losses Slow In Q1 As Sales Rise

Tefron Ltd., reported a first quarter 2015 loss of $262,000 on rising sales of $24,669,000, which compares with a loss of $789,000 on sales of $22,029,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2014. » I want to read more and receive info from Tefron

Peekay: Bigger Losses As Chain Plans Offering

Peekay Boutiques, Inc. has registered with the SEC to sell shares to the public in an effort to reduce the enormous debt that has been a prominent factor in the company’s recurring losses. The filing in early May was in a preliminary form, with the share price and several other key figures and names left blank. And as of May 15 no underwriter had been found to handle the offering. » I want to read more and receive info from Peekay

Bendon Has Frederick’s Lingerie, Swim Licenses

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) completed its purchase of Frederick’s of Hollywood in early June, and revealed it had licensed the brand to Bendon Group for intimate apparel and swimwear. Meanwhile, additional creditor claims were filed. » I want to read more and receive info from Bendon Group

Authentic Brands Likely Buyer Of Frederick’s

It is now likely that the online operations of Frederick’s of Hollywood, as well as inventory and shared revenue from future licensing and marketing opportunities, will be sold to Authentic Brands Group (ABG) early next month. » I want to read more and receive info from Frederick’s of Hollywood

ILS: Hotel Discounts, Some Free Room Nights

Specialty Trade Shows is offering a discounted room rate as well as some free hotel room nights to boost the number of buyers at their end-of-summer International Lingerie Show (this year running August 31 through September 2). » I want to read more and receive info from International Lingerie Show

Defending Your Images Against Copyright Theft

Over the years, many apparel makers have complained that images from their ad campaigns have been stolen by unscrupulous wholesalers, often overseas, for use in their own promotions. » I want to read more and receive info from Ted H. Luymes

Wacoal: Sales Drop 1%, Profits 16.4% For Year

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

Delta Galil: Sales Rise 6%, Income Drops 4%

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

Frederick’s Creditor List: 40 Lingerie Firms

When Frederick’s of Hollywood filed for bankruptcy in mid April it listed at least 40 creditors from the intimate apparel industry among its total 6500 or so creditors. Others owed money range from shopping mall operators to banks and former employees. » I want to read more and receive info from Frederick’s of Hollywood

Hanes Innerwear Sales Drop 4%, Profits Rise

Sales in the “innerwear” segment at HanesBrands, Inc. declined 4.4% for the quarter ended April 4, 2015 but operating profit for that segment actually rose 13%. Meanwhile, at the parent company, overall sales rose 14.1% and net income rose 26.7% over the same period last year. » I want to read more and receive info from HanesBrands

2 Former Calvin Klein Execs To Naked’s Board

Naked Brand Group Inc., added two key former Calvin Klein executives to is board of directors earlier this year. One is Martha Olson, former group president of Calvin Klein Underwear Global; the other is Paul Hayes, a CPA who served as CFO for the Europe region of The Warnaco Group. There Hayes led “the commercial finance and accounting team for the $500 million Calvin Klein brand business.” » I want to read more and receive info from Naked Brand Group

Sales At Soma Intimates Up 13.7% In Q4 2014

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

Peekay, With 47 Stores, Now Public Company

Peekay Boutiques, Inc., a prominent retailer of intimate apparel and sexual wellness products, became “a public reporting company with its securities quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board,” in mid February. » I want to read more and receive info from Peekay

Sycamore Drops Plan To Acquire Soma’s Parent

Sycamore Partners has abandoned its attempt to buy Chico’s FAS, parent to Soma Intimates, according to the Wall Street Journal. » I want to read more and receive info from Sycamore Partners

HanesBrands Agrees To Acquire Knight Apparel

HanesBrands has “entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Knights Apparel, a leading seller of licensed collegiate logo apparel in the mass retail channel.” » I want to read more and receive info from HanesBrands

Victoria’s Secret Sales Up In January & 2014

Comparable sales at Victoria’s Secret stores (including PINK) in the U.S. and Canada rose 4% in January, while Victoria’s Secret direct sales dropped the same amount. Meanwhile, parent company L Brands reported an overall increase in sales for the quarter and year, as well as a several other pieces of encouraging news. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Intimacy ’14 Sales Drop, Rest Of Van de Velde Up

The Intimacy chain of lingerie shops in the U.S. continue to be a drag on the otherwise positive results for Belgian parent company Van de Velde. In reporting its company-wide 2014 results it acknowledged “A fall in retail turnover at Intimacy by 16.7% (12.0% on a like-for-like basis) in local currency.” » I want to read more and receive info from Van de Velde


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