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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. » 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

Mapalé: Lingerie Price Drop Boosts 2016 Sales


Mapalé, which is now the new name for the Espiral and AM:PM brands, is off to a strong start in 2016, the first year of its re-branding. » I want to read more and receive info from Mapale

DSNews Brings Luxury Label Ghiro To U.S.A.


DSNews, the new marketing and distribution company headed by Russ Kelly, has just signed an agreement with the Italian luxury underwear firm, Trucco Tessile, to launch its Ghiro brand in the U.S. » I want to read more and receive info from DSNews

Leg Apparel Producing Realtree Camouflage

Arthur Lavitt with some of the Realtree items.

Leg Apparel has a just added a new Realtree licensed collection of camouflage men’s underwear, women’s leggings, thermal fleece base layer underwear for both men and women, as well as accessories, jewelry, hats, and scarves. » I want to read more and receive info from Leg Apparel

La Vie en Orange: Panties From Old Shirts

Kori Jock at the Pool trade show in Vegas.

La Vie en Orange, which launched in 2011, produces men’s and women’s underwear made from second-hand T-shirts.     » I want to read more and receive info from La Vie en Orange

Sock It To Me: Men’s Boxers, Women’s Panties

Eli Smith and Meggan Cole-Sisto with the new underwear.

Sock It To Me, a company we have written about before, was at the Pool show as well as Magic in February with a new collection of men’s and women’s underwear with patterns that come from its large, existing collection of socks. » I want to read more and receive info from Sock It To Me

Victoria’s Secret, Pink Sales Up 4% In February

Pink’s new push-up bralettes launched in March.

Victoria’s Secret and Pink comparable store sales in the U.S. and Canada rose 4% in February. Meanwhile during the month, the company opened two new locations, raising the total in the U.S. to 992. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Catanzaro Returning To April ILS In Vegas


French fetish designer Patrice Catanzaro will be back at the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas (April 4-6) with several new apparel and lingerie collections. » I want to read more and receive info from Patrice Catanzaro

Aerie Sales Up 26%; Opening 35 New Stores

Sales of Aerie intimate apparel rose 26% in its fiscal fourth quarter, and rose 20% for the full year ended January 30, 2016. » I want to read more and receive info from Aerie

Wilderness Dreams: New Camouflage Pattern


Wilderness Dreams has added 14 new lingerie and swimwear styles in a new camouflage pattern called Mossy Oak Break-Up Country. » I want to read more and receive info from Wilderness Dreams Lingerie

Exquisite Form: Several New U.S. Sales Reps

BL Intimates, the company that distributes the Exquisite Form line of bras, has recently added several new independent sales representatives. » I want to read more and receive info from BL Intimates

Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Turney Resigns

Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Jester Turney has resigned and Leslie Wexner, chairman and CEO of parent company L Brands, “will assume leadership of Victoria’s Secret.” » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Parfait: Fall/Winter 2016 Collection At Curve

Aline and Estelle styles in the new Parfait collection.

Parfait, the full bust sister division to Affinitas, will be at Curvexpo with its Fall/Winter 2016 collection that includes “two brand new groups, four recolors and expanded sizing.” » I want to read more and receive info from Parfait

ILS: ‘Sit Down Plated Dinner’ April 4, 2016

The International Lingerie Show (April 4 through 6, 2016) will feature a new format for the traditional fashion show that is held on Monday night, at the end of the first day of the event. » I want to read more and receive info from The International Lingerie Show

Conzelmann: First U.S. Trade Show In Years


After an absence from U.S. lingerie trade shows for more than a decade, German-based Karl Conzelmann GmbH & Co KG and its brands, Nina Von C and Like it!, will return to Curvexpo in New York later this month. » I want to read more and receive info from Karl Conzelmann

Affinitas: Fall/Winter 2016 Lingerie Groups

Examples from the new Claire and Milly collections by Affinitas.

The Affinitas Intimates Fall/Winter 2016 collection brings to mind “crisp Autumn days and romantic evenings in,” according to a company spokesperson who noted the additions include “Three new groups and two re-colors.” » I want to read more and receive info from Affinitas

Victoria’s Secret, Pink Stores Up 7.2% For Year

Victoria’s Secret focusing on Valentine’s Day and fundamentals in February.

Total sales at Victoria’s Secret and Pink stores in the U.S. and Canada were up 6.9% in the fourth quarter and 7.2% for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016. Victoria’s Secret’s direct sales were up 15.2% in the last quarter and 3.5% for the year. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Bankruptcy Of Canadian Retailer Hits U.S. Firms

The recent bankruptcy in Canada of a Halloween and costume retailer, Enterprise André Cloutier, Inc. and Party V.I.P., hit several North American costume and intimates wholesalers and distributors. They are included on a list of creditors filed with the Canadian government. » I want to read more and receive info from Enterprise André Cloutier

Badines: New French Brand At Curvexpo N.Y.


Badines is a new French brand that will be exhibiting at the New York Curvexpo show later this month. » I want to read more and receive info from Badines

Many Lingerie Firms At Off-Price Show In Vegas

As usual, there will be a large number of intimate apparel, underwear and hosiery firms exhibiting at the upcoming Off-Price Show at the Sands Expo February 14 - 17, 2016, in Las Vegas. » I want to read more and receive info from Off-Price Show

Zoë Ayla: New Swim, Active, Intimates Label


Zoë Ayla is a new swimwear, activewear, intimates and dress label from E-Retail Society Ventures. “All our products are designed in Montreal and Hong Kong and manufactured in China,” according to Quinn Roukema, » I want to read more and receive info from Zoë Ayla


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