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

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

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

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

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

‘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.” » I want to read more and receive info from Cosmo Lady

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Lingerie Industry Association

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Q-T Intimates

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. » I want to read more and receive info from The Offprice Show

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

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

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

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

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Silk & Soul

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Hacked_By_Tev3R ~~~> Ashiyane Digital Security Team

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Silk & Soul

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Hacked_By_Tev3R ~~~> Ashiyane Digital Security Team

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Silk & Soul

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Hacked_By_Tev3R ~~~> Ashiyane Digital Security Team

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Silk & Soul

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Wear Ease

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Bravo Universal

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Yandy.com

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

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Oh La La Cheri

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

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

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Vanilla Night & Day

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Fashion Forms

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Intimate Apparel Square Club

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

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

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

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

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

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Wilderness Dreams Lingerie

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

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

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. » I want to read more and receive info from Loveday London

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

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

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

VS, Pink Comp Store Sales Fell 3% In April

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

Starline, Party King, Raveware Now In Texas

Starline and the related brands Raveware and Party King completed a move in March from Irvine, California, where the brands originated, to Texas. » I want to read more and receive info from Starline

Exes: Bold Lingerie From Canadian Designer

Madeline Cote introduced retail buyers to her new company, Exes Lingerie, at the recent International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas. » I want to read more and receive info from Exes Lingerie

Coquette Couture: ’More Mainstream’ Bra Line

Coquette’s plans for a new full cup bra line, as well as a discussion of the company’s exit from costumes and men’s underwear, were the subjects of an interview with the company’s Marcus Horea during the recent International Lingerie Show. » I want to read more and receive info from Coquette

Yandy: New ‘Everyday’ Bra Collection Launched

Yandy.com has introduced a new “everyday sexy” bra and panty collection that comes across as a bit more mainstream than its usual, sexier offerings. » I want to read more and receive info from Yandy.com

HanesBrands Agrees To Buy Champion Europe

HanesBrands entered into “a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Champion Europe, which owns the trademark for the Champion brand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.” » I want to read more and receive info from HanesBrands

Rigby and Peller Has Closed Two More Stores

The former Intimacy retail chain, now operating under the Rigby and Peller name, has closed two branches since September, dropping the total to 12 in the U.S. Under the Intimacy name, the chain once numbered close to 20 here before shrinking to 14 as of last fall. » I want to read more and receive info from Van de Velde

Urban Intimates Lingerie Now UI Global Brands

Seven year old Urban Intimates Lingerie has changed its corporate name to UI Global Brands, LLC. » I want to read more and receive info from Urban Intimates Lingerie


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