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Patrice Catanzaro Set To Launch ‘Tome 12’

Patrice Catanzaro and wife Aude interviewed at a fetish event in Montreal

Patrice Catanzaro, the French fetish designer, discussed his new collection, Tome 12, scheduled to launch at the upcoming Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris, January 24 through 26. » I want to read more and receive info from Patrice Catanzaro

Fit Fully Yours Launches New Colors & Styles

Elizabeth and Gloria bras from Fit Fully Yours

Fit Fully Yours, a firm that has grown rapidly by specializing in attractive bras in the fuller cup sizes, has just launched a new group, the Gloria Collection. » I want to read more and receive info from Fit Fully Yours

Knock out! Celebrating 5 Year Anniversary

Knock out!, the company which launched with its patented “Smart Panties,” celebrates a its five year anniversary in December. Since its founding the company has added several new solutions products and placed its intimates in hundreds of stores in the U.S. and around the world. » I want to read more and receive info from Knock out

Soma Says No Violation Of Wink Bra Patents

Soma’s “Oh My Gorgeous Cami Bra” and Wink’s “9to5 Bra”

Chico’s FAS, the firm that owns the Soma lingerie brand and stores, asked a U.S. district court in Florida in mid-November, for a declaratory judgment dismissing claims of patent infringement by Wink Intimates, a Canadian firm. Chico’s also asked the court to prohibit “defendants from making further claims of litigation against Chico’s for patent infringement” and to award “Chico’s its attorneys’ fees and costs.” » I want to read more and receive info from Soma

Coobie’s Catalog: Many New Styles, Colors

Total Stockroom, the maker of the Coobie seamless bras, as well as other intimate apparel and hosiery, has just added several new styles and products, as well as new colors, to its already large assortment. » I want to read more and receive info from Coobie

Clover Group Close To Naming Dyeing Partner

Angie Lau in New York in November

Angie Lau, CEO at Clover Group, a large Asian producer of intimate apparel, told BODY over tea in the lobby of the Pierre Hotel in November that she was close to announcing a U.S. partner for the new Go! Color bra dyeing process announced last summer at the Paris Mode City lingerie show. » I want to read more and receive info from Clover Group

Nasty Gal Opens First Store In Hollywood


Nasty Gal, the online store that offers a wide range of apparel from dresses to coats (as well as an extensive collection of swimwear and lingerie), has just opened its first retail location at 8115 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. » I want to read more and receive info from Nasty Gal

Success With ’Jercho’ Campaign For Fantasy

Fantasy Lingerie reported “tremendous success with its participation in EMG’s nationwide radio promotion for author Ginger Jamison’s new romance novel, Jericho. The campaign, spanned “10 Nielsen Audio rated U.S. markets” and “featured a Fantasy Lingerie shopping spree as its grand prize,” according to the firm. » I want to read more and receive info from Fantasy Lingerie

Oh La La Cheri Names Bartling Brand Director

Oh La La Cheri named Lisa Bartling as its marketing and brand director. Most recently she was the head buyer for intimates at the retailer Romantix, based in the Los Angeles area, and has now moved to Miami. » I want to read more and receive info from Oh La La Cheri

Baci: Store Winners & New ’Dreams Volume 3’

Styles from Baci Lingerie’s “Dreams Volume 3” collection

Baci Lingerie announced the top three winners of its “Dreams Retail Display Contest,” and at the same time released “Volume 3” of its Dreams role playing costumes. » I want to read more and receive info from Baci Lingerie

Joe’s Intimates, Newly Licensed, Now In Stores

In late May, Onis Design Group signed a licensing agreement with Joe’s Jeans to produce a collection of intimates and loungewear under the Joe’s Intimates label. Holiday styles have already been delivered to stores. » I want to read more and receive info from Onis Design Group

Leg Avenue’s Amy Tsai: ‘Best Has Yet To Come’

Amy Tsai now heads Leg Avenue

Over the years, we at BODY, as well as the rest of the industry, watched the Tsai family grow Leg Avenue from a tiny brand to one of the very largest in the lingerie, hosiery and costume arena. Indeed, the Los Angels Times reported sales at the firm had risen to $87 million in 2010. » I want to read more and receive info from Leg Avenue

Hanes Still Hungers For More Acquisitions

HanesBrands is still hungry to devour more companies, even after buying DBApparel for $528 million earlier this year and Maidenform for $583 million in 2013. » I want to read more and receive info from HanesBrands

Sales Must Be Good For $2 Million Brassieres

Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio in the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bras (PRNewsFoto/Victoria’s Secret)

Sales must be good for $2 million bras. Otherwise, why did Victoria’s Secret make two of them for its upcoming televised fashion show December 9th? » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Jerry Leigh To Make Dickies Girl Underwear

Jerry Leigh of California, a firm that produces apparel for a wide range of stores under many licensed labels, has become “the exclusive licensee for Dickies Girl juniors’ apparel,” according to brand owner Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co. Products will include “work and fashion tops, bottoms, and outerwear; plus juniors’ underwear, sleepwear, and loungewear.” » I want to read more and receive info from Jerry Leigh

L Brands: Selling Rest Of MGF To Sycamore

L Brands, parent to Victoria’s Secret, announced that it “and certain of its affiliates have entered into an agreement to sell all of its remaining interest in MGF Sourcing Holdings to Sycamore Partners for $85 million, subject to customary terms and conditions. The sale is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. MGF Sourcing Holdings owns and operates the third-party sourcing business in which [L Brands] sold a majority interest in October of 2011.” » I want to read more and receive info from L Brands

Intimates Sales Slow In Oct. At Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret direct sales in October dropped 7% compared to the same month last year, while Victoria’s Secret North American comp store sales for the month were “flat” compared to last year, indicating something of a slowdown on the lingerie side of parent company L Brands’ overall business. In each of the other nine months this year, Victoria’s Secret’s comp store sales have increased from 1% to 10% over the same month in the prior year; direct sales have been higher than the year before in six out of the 10 months. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Maurice Reznik: CEO, President At Delta Galil

Maurice Reznik, the former CEO of Maidenform and the architect of its sale to Hanes in 2013, was named to top executive positions at Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. Starting January 5, 2015, Reznik will become “CEO of women’s intimate apparel for USA and Great Britain and president of the company’s Delta Galil USA segment,” according to an announcement, made by the company after 5pm November 3rd, moments before the start of the annual H.U.G. Awards, a major industry charity event in Manhattan. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

Maidenform Hires Celeb Stylist Micaela Erlanger

Maidenform has hired celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger as brand “ambassador and spokesperson through March 2015. Erlanger will act as a guide to the Maidenform customer, offering expert tips, product picks and styling insight via the brand’s website and social media platforms,” according to the company announcement. » I want to read more and receive info from Maidenform

Baci’s Seduction:’Value-Priced’ Packaged Line

Baci Lingerie has launched Seduction: “a sub-chapter of our White Label Collection, Seduction is inspired by Baci’s core characteristics – European styling with an edgy, sexy flair,” sales manager Helle Panzieri told BODY. » I want to read more and receive info from Baci Lingerie

Impala Takes Large Stake In Maison Lejaby


In a press release October 17, the French investment group Impala announced that it had made a significant investment in Maison Lejaby and will partner with “existing shareholders” in moving the brand forward. » I want to read more and receive info from Maison Lejaby

DoubleScoop: Planning New Colors, Products


DoubleScoop, the new bra insert brand with an altogether different attitude, has been expanding since its launch at Curvexpo in Las Vegas in August, shipping to additional stores and expanding its product line. » I want to read more and receive info from Double Scoop

Halle Berry & Hop Lun Bring Scandale to Target

Images of Scandale Paris lingerie on the brand website.

Halle Berry has partnered with Hop Lun, the Hong Kong lingerie firm, to launch a Scandale Paris collection that debuted today at certain Target stores in the U.S. as well as at Target.com. Nine styles were offered on the site on October 27th; five bras ranging in retail price from $16 to $18 and four panties each priced at $7. » I want to read more and receive info from Scandale

First L’Agent Lingerie Shop Opening Soon

L’Agent by L’Agent Provocateur styles on the company website.

L’Agent by Agent Provocateur, the lingerie sub-brand designed by Penelope and Monica Cruz, is opening its first boutique, and has chosen to plunk down in a Manhattan neighborhood already full of lingerie shops. L’Agent has plans for additional shops in the near future in Los Angeles, London and Moscow. » I want to read more and receive info from L’Agent Provocateur

Femmy’s Honor Macy’s, Nordstrom & Dana-co

The 2015 Femmy Awards will honor Nordstrom.com, Dana-Co. LLC and the Macy’s Merchandising Group. The Innovation Award will go to 3-D Intimate Apparel Ltd. also known as Clover Group International Ltd. And the Lifetime Achievement Award is going to Kristin Kramer of Victoria’s Secret. » I want to read more and receive info from Femmy Awards

Rise In Fetish-Themed Undergarments For Men

The market for fetish-themed men’s underwear and other apparel is on the rise according to French fetish designer Patrice Catanzaro, who has been designing such product for years. » I want to read more and receive info from Patrice Catanzaro

‘Scandalous’ Fishnet Lace Collection By VS


Scandalous is the latest introduction by Victoria’s Secret, both as the name of a new fragrance and the “Very Sexy Scandalous bra collection.” » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

What Oh La La Cheri Is Doing To Grow In 2015

Plus styles in the Curves by Oh La La Cheri NOS program.

Sales of the branded businesses at Oh La La Cheri, the Miami-based lingerie and swim company, have doubled in 2014 according to vice president sales Tugdual Denis. He explained the reasons why and revealed expansion plans for 2015, including a bigger never-out-of-stock program and a new plus swim collection, in an exclusive interview with BODY. » I want to read more and receive info from Oh La La Cheri

Bendon: Heidi Klum To Replace Macpherson

Days after Elle Macpherson announced she was ending her relationship with Bendon, that company announced “the entire Elle Macpherson Intimates collection will be re-branded as Heidi Klum Intimates and will launch on 1 January, 2015.” » I want to read more and receive info from Bendon

Early ILS Announced: Aug. 31-Sep. 2, 2015

Specialty Trade Shows announced its exhibition dates for 2015, with the only significant change being that the International Lingerie Show (ILS) will start August 31st, 2015, more than two weeks earlier than it did in 2014. » I want to read more and receive info from International Lingerie Show

Early ILS Announced: Aug. 31-Sep. 2, 2015

Specialty Trade Shows announced its exhibition dates for 2015, with the only significant change being that the International Lingerie Show (ILS) will start August 31st, 2015, more than two weeks earlier than it did in 2014. » I want to read more and receive info from International Lingerie Show

Lust: Domestic Lingerie Line From BodyZone


BodyZone recently launched a new lingerie collection, Lust. BODY associate publisher Ted Vayos interviewed the company’s head designer, Aileen Andersen, about the new line.  » I want to read more and receive info from BodyZone

VS Sales Up Again?!? Here Are Reasons Why


September sales rose 4% at Victoria’s Secret stores in the U.S. and Canada, while sales at Victoria’s Secret direct rose 5%. Parent company L Brands, Inc., which also owns Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel, “reported net sales of $853.5 million for the five weeks ended Oct. 4, 2014, an increase of 9 percent, compared to net sales of $786.0 million for the five weeks ended Oct. 5, 2013.” » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Calida, Aubade Brands Profitable In First Half


The Calida Group, the Swiss firm that owns both the Calida and Aubade underwear and intimates brands, seems to have successfully orchestrated its purchase of a controlling interest in a larger, troubled, outdoor sports apparel company, and produced a profitable first half of 2014. At the same time, the firm emphasized the serious challenges it faces in its original lingerie businesses. » I want to read more and receive info from Calida

Blush Lingerie Launches New Online Retail Shop


Blush Lingerie, the Canadian wholesaler, launched a new online store this month, offering an extensive array of its intimate apparel. » I want to read more and receive info from Blush Lingerie

Shapeez & Sympli: The Bra That Sells Apparel

An interesting symbiotic relationship that has developed in recent months between Shapeez, the producer of a revolutionary line of bras, and Sympli, the fast growing Canadian sportswear producer for all body types. The relationship illustrates how any apparel retailer can actually increase apparel sales by adding Shapeez to their inventory, even if they have never sold bras or shapewear before. » I want to read more and receive info from Shapeez

FTC Orders Wacoal To Pay $1.3 Million Fine

Wacoal must pay a fine of $1.3 million, and Norm Thompson Outfitters a fine of $230,000, to settle “Federal Trade Commission charges that slimming claims for their caffeine-infused products were false and not substantiated by scientific evidence” according to the agency. » I want to read more and receive info from Wacoal

The Muse Lingerie Now Expanding Distribution

The Muse Lingerie co-founders Julio Tabares and Marcela Fiol flank a show model.

The Muse Lingerie is a Miami-based producer of better-priced intimates that has been around since 2002, but now is intent on expanding its market in the U.S. BODY interviewed co-founders Marcela Fiol and designer Julio Tabares at the Curve show in August, and received additional answers to questions in an email exchange. » I want to read more and receive info from The Muse Lingerie

Parah, Italian Lingerie & Swim Firm, Hires GM


Parah, the Italian beachwear and lingerie firm, has hired Ferdinando Pandolfi as its new general manager to start in October. Pandolfi, who has a degree in economics, worked previously for La Perla and Armani and will become a member of Parah’s board of directors. » I want to read more and receive info from Parah

QT Shows Crème Bralée Holiday Collection


Intimate apparel designer and producer QT Intimates previewed new holiday styles for its full-bust Crème Bralée collection, which fits cup sizes C to K, to great success at the August CurveNY Expo. » I want to read more and receive info from QT Intimates

Steven Bernstein: Anita & The U.S. Market

Anita U.S. general manager Steven Bernstein with examples from the company’s large collection.

Anita, the German intimates manufacturer, has made great strides in recent years in the U.S. market. And guiding the way for the last several years of that growth here has been Steven Bernstein, general manager. In this interview with BODY Magazine publisher Nick Monjo, he discusses overall market conditions, as well as some of the strategy at Anita. » I want to read more and receive info from Anita

Events Announced For Interfiliere Shanghai

Eurovet, the organizing company for the Interfilière trade shows, has unveiled a slew of events for the 10th edition of Interfilière Shanghai and Shanhai Mode Lingerie, which will be held Oct. 20-21, 2014, at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. » I want to read more and receive info from Interfiliere

Interfiliere New York, One Day Show, 9/23/14

Interfilière show organizer Eurovet has teamed up with Invista, owner of the Lycra fiber brand, to introduce Interfilière New York, a one-day event held from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 82 Mercer St. in Manhattan. » I want to read more and receive info from Interfiliere

VS Fashion Show, From London, To Air Dec. 9


The Victoria’s Secret fashion show will be filmed in London for the first time, and will air on CBS December 9, from 10PM to 11PM according to the retailer. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Bareweb Now Sells 14 Triumph Lingerie Styles


BareNecessities.com announced that it is offering Triumph lingerie on its site, and as we went to press with this story on September 17th, it was exhibiting 14 Triumph styles, eight bras ranging in retail price from $46 to $62, and six panties ranging in price from $18 to $24. » I want to read more and receive info from Bare Necessities

LiviRae Lingerie Adds Virtual Bra Fittings


Georgia boutique LiviRae Lingerie has launched its new Virtual Fit experience, offering women around the globe online access to the company’s expert bra fitting techniques. » I want to read more and receive info from LiviRae Lingerie

OffPrice Celebrates 40th Show in Las Vegas

The OffPrice Show celebrated its history, its attendees and the companies that have been with it for all 40 shows at its latest trade event, held Aug. 16-19, 2014, at the Sands Expo adjacent to the Venetian and Palazzo hotels in Las Vegas. » I want to read more and receive info from OffPrice Show

La Perla’s New Retail Concept In California

Two views of the La Perla shop in Costa Mesa, and a new style.

Luxury lingerie and swimwear company La Perla has revealed a relaunched image in the United States with the reopening of a new-concept boutique in California. » I want to read more and receive info from La Perla

Music Legs: First Look At New Styles For ILS


Music Legs provided BODY a first look at some of the new styles it will have on view at the International Lingerie Show (ILS, September 15-17) next week in Las Vegas. » I want to read more and receive info from Music Legs

Espiral: ‘Fall In Love,’ 2015 Collections At ILS

Images from the new Espiral “Fall in Love” Collection.

Espiral will be showing its 2015 collection, as well as its latest holiday and Valentine’s Day styles, in its new spot on the main aisle in the main room of the International Lingerie Show (ILS, September 15-17). » I want to read more and receive info from Espiral


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