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Curve NY Plans 2 Day Show At Spring Studios

One of the locations pictured on the Spring Studios website.

Curve New York is planning an in-person show, August 1 and 2, at Spring Studios in lower Manhattan. The location is normally used for photo shoots. More information to follow. » I want to read more and receive info from Curve

Owner Looking To Sell Brooklyn Fox Lingerie


Brooklyn Fox, the famous lingerie store in the heart of that neighborhood, is for sale. But it’s not what you think. » I want to read more and receive info from Brooklyn Fox

NuBra To Introduce A New Panty Collection


NuBra, a leading adhesive bra producer, is about to add the NuBra Seamless Panty in three styles: Bikini, Tanga, and Hipster Brief, according to the company’s Dennis Chen. » I want to read more and receive info from NuBra

Bra Expert Jené Luciani Launching New GemBra


Jené Luciani, a widely known industry author and expert on bras, who has advised on and helped sell a wide array of intimates for various companies, is about to launch a new bra of her own: the GemBra. » I want to read more and receive info from GemBra

Corin’s Virginia 871 Now Offered In Pecan


Corin’s best selling Virginia 871 collection is now available in a new color: Pecan. » I want to read more and receive info from Corin

Playboy: Sales +118%, Loss Shrinks To $512K

Playboy sales in 2020 included Yandy.com.

Playboy Enterprises sales in the fourth quarter, jumped to $46,327,000, up from $21,239,000 in the same quarter in 2019. Significantly, sales in 2020 included revenue from Yandy.com, which Playboy acquired on the last day of 2019. » I want to read more and receive info from Playboy

Naked: ‘$270 Million In Cash And No Debt’


Naked Brand Group has recently moved closer to transforming itself into a “pure-play e-commerce platform,” while at the same time completing “multiple strategic capital financings resulting in cash proceeds of $270 million and the elimination of all previous debt servicing obligations.” » I want to read more and receive info from Naked Brand Group

Eric Ehrens, Industry Executive, Passed At 71

Eric Ehrens and his daughter Crystin at a trade show in 2016.

Eric Ehrens, a fixture in the intimate apparel and costume industries, passed away on March 25th at the age of 71 after a long illness. » I want to read more and receive info from Eric Ehrens

Interview: Barry Revzen On China Price Increases


BODY publisher Nick Monjo interviewed Dreamgirl owner Barry Revzen on the subject of rising lingerie producer prices. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Dreamgirl Expands Boxed Line For 2021

Dreamgirl saw a surge in lingerie sales as people worked from home this past year, according to a spokesperson. “Specifically sexy lingerie and hosiery.” » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Mapalé: New Lingerie Vol. 2 2021 Collection


Mapalé has just introduced its Lingerie Vol. 2 2021 Collection, including “two-piece sets, baby dolls, three-piece garter sets, teddies,” with retail prices averaging from $19.95 to $39.95. » I want to read more and receive info from Mapale

Intimissimi Is Now Distributing From U.S.

Intimissimi lingerie on its website.

In signing a contract with a U.S. based distribution service, the Calzedonia Group has taken another significant step in its expansion across the U.S. Since launching here in 2017, the company has already opened almost 50 stores, selling Intimissimi lingerie and knitwear, and Calzedonia legwear and swimwear. » I want to read more and receive info from Intimissimi

2020 Sales: Calida -3.5%, Aubade -11.9%

Examples of Aubade and Calida lingerie.

Calida underwear sales fell 3.5% in 2020, while Aubade sales dropped 11.9%. Both brands are part of Switzerland-headquartered Calida Group. » I want to read more and receive info from Calida Group

NuBra Recently Added NuORDER Portal

Screenshot of the NuBra portal.

NuBra has recently launched a new business to business portal that makes it easier for its customers and representatives to manage their interactions with the company. » I want to read more and receive info from NuBra

Post: VS Could Now Be Worth Over $4 Billion

Screenshot of the Victoria’s Secret website.

The New York Post recently published an article entitled “Victoria’s Secret Has Soared In Value During The Pandemic,” quoting two stock analysts that say the business could be valued at over $4 billion. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

AEO To Open 50 Aerie, 30 Offline Shops In ‘21


Aerie, as it announced another sales and income jump in the fourth quarter, reported it is planning to open 50 new Aerie intimates stores and 30 Offline activewear shops this year. » I want to read more and receive info from Aerie

Soma Fourth Quarter Sales Jumped 12.5%

Soma bras.

“Soma sales for the back half of fiscal 2020 were the highest in the history of the brand,” according to Molly Langenstein, CEO of parent company Chico’s FAS, speaking during the fourth quarter conference call with analysts. » I want to read more and receive info from Soma

Playboy Bought Yandy For $13.1M In 2019


Playboy acquired Yandy for $13.1 million on December 31, 2019. The deal included “substantially all of the assets and liabilities, excluding outstanding borrowings.” » I want to read more and receive info from Playboy

Aerie: 550 Stores, Sales of $2 Billion In 2023


Aerie sales for fiscal 2020 will hit $1 billion, and the brand plans to invest heavily in new stores and digital growth, projecting fiscal 2023 sales of $2 billion and operating income of $310 million. » I want to read more and receive info from Aerie

Victoria’s Secret To Be Separate Firm In August


L Brands revealed that it is expecting its Victoria’s Secret and Pink lingerie division will be sold or spun off as a separate company in August 2021. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

iFabric Extends Its Maidenform License

A portion of iFabric’s “Maidenform Collection.”

iFabric’s Coconut Grove Pads Inc. subsidiary has extended, through the end of 2021, its license and distribution agreement for the use of the Maidenform label on “intimate apparel accessories and specialty bra solutions.” » I want to read more and receive info from iFabric

Dreamgirl Owner Barry Revzen Talks Hosiery


BODY publisher Nick Monjo interviewed Dreamgirl owner Barry Revzen about the company’s growing hosiery collection. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

VS, Pink Comp Sales -3% In Fourth Quarter

Victoria’s Secret panty promotion.

Victoria’s Secret and Pink comparable store and direct sales fell 3% in the three months ended January 30, 2021. The results included company-operated stores in the U.S., Canada, Greater China and the U.K. (before a joint venture in which a U.K. retailer took a majority stake in operations there). » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Van de Velde 2020 Sales -22.1%, Profit -30.6%

Marie Jo, PrimaDonna, Andres Sarda.

Van de Velde earnings in 2020 fell 30.6% while sales dropped 22.1%. » I want to read more and receive info from Van de Velde

Valens: New Corin Push-Up Bra, Panties, T-Shirts

Corin’s ‘Dolly’ push up bra; right ‘Kylie’ panties.

Valens Lingerie, the U.S. distributor of Corin, a leading Polish brand, discussed several recent introductions to the line. » I want to read more and receive info from Corin

Figleaves.com, Early Lingerie Site, Closes


Figleaves.com, the U.K. based site, launched in 1998, closed permanently at the end of February. It was one of the first online stores that focused on intimate apparel and underwear. » I want to read more and receive info from Figleaves

Interview: NuBra Introduces The Nu Cami

Image used in advertisements for the Nu Cami.

NuBra recently launched a new addition to its adhesive bra and solutions products collection, the Nu Cami. In this interview, BODY publisher Nick Monjo talks with the company’s Dennis Chen about the product, which combines an adhesive bra with a removable lace covering. » I want to read more and receive info from NuBra

Interview: Dreamgirl’s Barry Revzen Reports


Barry Revzen, president of Dreamgirl, recently acquired the company from the Chinese owner. In this interview, conducted in late December, BODY publisher Nick Monjo asked about the transition, the pandemic, and Halloween. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Corin’s Margaret 718 Bras: A Blaze Of Colors

For Spring 2021, Corin offers “a blaze of colors” with its Margaret 718 fashion collection.

“Fashion draws from nature, which is why the charming Margaret 718 collection includes not only floral motifs, but also an energetic and bold color reminiscent of fuchsia,” according to a spokesperson. “This is one of the most feminine of colors.” » I want to read more and receive info from Valens Lingerie

Interview: FinallyBra Founder Elizabeth Wang

Elizabeth Wang and FinallyBra styles.

FinallyBra, a long established bra producer with strong sales, is looking to expand its wholesale business in the U.S. in 2021. In this interview, BODY associate publisher Ted Vayos discussed plans with founder Elizabeth Wang, an IT-engineer-turned CPA, who found her “ultimate passion in bra design and engineering.” » I want to read more and receive info from FinallyBra

Texco: Eco-Friendly Hook And Eye Line


Texco, a leading global manufacturer of hook and eye tape, has developed a new eco-friendly hook and eye line to meet the needs of their customers worldwide. » I want to read more and receive info from Texco

Rigby & Peller Down To Just Five U.S. Shops

The Rigby & Peller store in the Oakbrook Center mall in Illinois has closed, dropping the chain to five stores in the U.S. At one time the chain, formerly known as Intimacy, had almost 20 locations here. » I want to read more and receive info from Van de Velde

No Femmy Gala; Virtual February NY Market

The 2021 Femmy Gala has been canceled, and the February New York market “will be conducted with virtual appointments being scheduled around the previously established dates of Sunday, January 31st to Friday, February 5th,” according to the Underfashion Club.” » I want to read more and receive info from Underfashion Club

Famous Atlanta Shop ’Necessities’ Is For Sale


Necessities by Sherrie, a profitable and well known lingerie shop in the Atlanta area is for sale. No, the pandemic is not prompting the sale, but rather a recent change of jobs to Texas, on the part of the husband of shop owner, Sherrie Strong. » I want to read more and receive info from Necessities by Sherrie

Cindy Kelly: President Of Sales At Dayleen

Cindy Kelly and Michael Chernoff.

Cindy Kelly was named president of sales at Dayleen Intimate Apparel, the company which owns the Dominique brand. She joined the company as of December 1. » I want to read more and receive info from Dayleen Intimate Apparel

Many Companies For Sale Heading Into 2021

FMMG Advisors is working with a number of companies that are for sale or are looking for equity partners. Several of these clients have patented or patent-pending inventions they are looking to sell or license. Find descriptions below. Contact Nick Monjo at Nick@FMMG.com or (917) 602-9340 for more information. » I want to read more and receive info from FMMG, Inc.

Aerie Q3 Sales +34%, Digital Portion +83%

A bralette in Aerie’s Gingerbread Lace collection.

In the third quarter, “Aerie’s revenue increased 34%, following a 26% increase last year,” according to parent company American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), driven by 83% growth in digital revenue. Annual sales for the lingerie division should hit $1 billion this year. » I want to read more and receive info from Aerie

Playboy Reports Q3 Net Income Of $1.27 Million


Playboy Enterprises, benefiting, in part, from its 2019 acquisition of Yandy.com, reported net income of $1.266 million on sales of $35.004 million in the three months ended September 30, compared to a loss of $3.361 million on sales of $18.782 million in the same three months last year. » I want to read more and receive info from Playboy

Dreamgirl: Valentine’s Day Recommendations


“At Dreamgirl, one of our favorite holidays is Valentine’s Day, where all you need is your significant other to make it a very special day,” declared a company spokesperson. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Comfeez Bralettes: Perfect In Many Ways


As sales for the new Comfeez bralettes from Shapeez have taken off, since it was introduced a little over a year ago, so has the number of ways customers are wearing them. » I want to read more and receive info from Shapeez

John Mehas Out As CEO Of Victoria’s Secret


John Mehas, CEO of Victoria’s Secret Lingerie, has been replaced by Martin Waters. Waters joined parent company L Brands in 2008 as head of its international division. Mehas had served as CEO since February, 2019. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

La Perla Lost €41.3M On Sales Of €27.5M


In the six months ended June 30, La Perla lost €41.3 million (about $48.8 million at current exchange rates) on sales of €27.5 (about $32.5 million), compared to a loss of €44.5 on sales of €40.3 in the six months ended June 30, 2019. » I want to read more and receive info from La Perla

Lady Emprezz Lingerie Adds New High Brief


Lady Emprezz has introduced a new panty with matching bra. » I want to read more and receive info from Lady Emprezz

Triumph Closing North American Division 12/31


Triumph Holding AG, the international lingerie giant, announced yesterday that it “will discontinue operating its North American division,” which will entail the “closure of its headquarters in New York City, as well as its own retail stores and warehouse in Canada, by the end of 2020.” » I want to read more and receive info from Triumph

Pandemic Fuels Greater Interest In Acquisitions

Despite the pandemic, many apparel companies are prospering. And many are looking to acquire or partner with other firms to expand. Contact Nick Monjo in confidence at FMMG Advisors at Nick@FMMG.com, or (917) 602-9430. » I want to read more and receive info from FMMG Advisors

Hanes Innerwear Sales Up 8.4% Worldwide


Hanes Innerwear sales, worldwide in the third quarter, were “up 8.4% over last year,” (excluding protective garments which, as a result of the pandemic, now make up a significant portion of sales for the division). Innerwear sales in the U.S., however, declined slightly in the three months ending September 26, 2020. » I want to read more and receive info from Hanes

Lively Sales Were $17.8 Million In First Half


Six month sales at Wacoal International Corp., the division that covers all of the Americas, fell 16.8% to 8,511 million Japanese yen (about $82 million at current exchange rates) as the division posted an operating loss of 915 million Japanese yen (about $8.8 million). » I want to read more and receive info from Wacoal

Comfeez: New Review, New Toronto Office


Comfeez bralettes, the latest introduction from Shapeez, are not only getting great reviews from consumers, as we noted in an article in BODY in August, but also now from retail store owners. » I want to read more and receive info from Shapeez

Oh La La Cheri: Adding New Loungewear Line

Oh La La Cheri is working on something new: a loungewear collection that will launch in the next couple of months for late spring delivery. » I want to read more and receive info from Oh La La Cheri

Daisy Corsets: Highly Successful Mask Line


Daisy Corsets has “become a very established face mask company in the seven months that we have been in this market,” according to co-owner Jennifer Reynolds. “With one of the largest collections of wholesale face masks on the market.” » I want to read more and receive info from Daisy Corsets


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