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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

Urban Intimates Creating Boutique Collection

As it heads into 2016, Urban Intimates is “creating an entire collection specific for our boutique customers. We are focusing attention to detail and fit and fashion,” according to company executive Vontoba Terry. » I want to read more and receive info from Urban Intimates

Knicker Luxe Expands Its Cotton Collection


Knicker Luxe, the Australian underwear brand, has expanded its collection for 2016 and will return to the Curvexpo show (first appearance, August 2014 in Las Vegas), in February in New York. » I want to read more and receive info from Knicker Luxe

New Bra Color Combos From Fit Fully Yours

There are several new bra color offerings from Fit Fully Yours, as the company prepares to exhibit at the upcoming Curvexpo in February. » I want to read more and receive info from Fit Fully Yours

NightLift: Wins Media Support, Adds Retailers


NightLift, the bra and lingerie collection created by a plastic surgeon to protect the breasts during sleep, has amassed an impressive collection of articles and endorsements from a variety of publications, shows and websites, ranging from Glamour to The Doctors talk show to the Huffington Post. » I want to read more and receive info from NightLift

Juana De Arco: One-Of-A-Kind Lingerie Pieces


Juana De Arco is a casual intimate apparel and clothing company that has been in business since 1998 out of Argentina, but has only been selling in the U.S. since 2014 and is now taking aggressive steps to expand here. » I want to read more and receive info from Juana De Arco

Amandev: New Luxury Sueded Silk Collection


Amandev, a small, new luxury lingerie collection based in New York, will make its “first presentation to the retail world” at the Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris later this month and then at the Curvexpo show in Manhattan in February. » I want to read more and receive info from Amandev

Victoria’s Secret Sales Up 8% In December

Victoria’s Secret website in early January, 2016

Victoria’s Secret and Pink company owned, comparable store sales in the U.S. and Canada rose 8% in December. Year to date those stores were up 6%. Victoria’s Secret direct sales were up 14% in December and 2% year to date. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Chasney Beauty Looking To Enter U.S. Market


Chasney Beauty, a brand based in Hong Kong, is looking to expand its business in this country and will be at the New York Curvexpo show for the first time in February. » I want to read more and receive info from Chasney Beauty

Felix Sulzberger, CEO, Resigns From Calida

Felix Sulzberger, who has served for many years as the CEO of Calida Group (which also includes the Aubade lingerie line) has resigned and is being replaced by Reiner Pichler. » I want to read more and receive info from Calida Group

Delta Galil: License For Columbia Underwear

Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. announced “an exclusive global licensing agreement to develop, produce and distribute performance-based underwear collections for Columbia Sportswear.” » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

Wilderness Dreams: The Appeal Of Camouflage


Wilderness Dreams, the intimates and underwear collection that utilizes camouflage patterns, is adding new styles in 2016 for women and men, and continues to expand both the number and type of retail locations in which it sells. » I want to read more and receive info from Wilderness Dreams Lingerie

Easton International Now Represents Gossard

Easton International, the U.S.-based sales organization, has added the British brand Gossard to the group of luxury brands it represents. » I want to read more and receive info from Easton International

Offprice Names Witnik To Sales & Operations

The Offprice Show has hired Melissa Witnik its sales and operations coordinator. » I want to read more and receive info from The Offprice Show

Sassy Chassis Adding Styles For Curve 2016


After introducing Sassy Chassis at the Curvexpo show in Las Vegas in August, owner Susan Piontek plans to return for the New York shows in Feburary and August. » I want to read more and receive info from Sassy Chassis

Schottenstein To Remain As American Eagle CEO

American Eagle Outfitters, parent company to the Aerie lingerie brand, announced at the start of December that Jay Schottenstein will continue as CEO. He had served as interim CEO since January of 2014. » I want to read more and receive info from American Eagle Outfitters

Aerie Up 21%; In Switch Plans Many More Stores

“Real” images from the Aerie website.

Aerie intimate apparel comparable store sales rose 21% in the third quarter after rising 18% in the second quarter. For the year the brand is up 17%. Now, instead of closing stores it plans to open more. » I want to read more and receive info from Aerie

Innovations Help Grow Sales At Oh La La Cheri


Oh La La Cheri, the lingerie design firm based in Florida, has been growing steadily, but 2015 has been “a record year” according to founder Nicolas Attard. » I want to read more and receive info from Oh La La Cheri

Specialty Trade Works To Boost April Show

Looking to reinvigorate the combined International Lingerie Show and Las Vegas Halloween Show (April 4th through 6th, 2016 at the Rio Hotel), owner Jeff Yunis has made or is considering a variety of changes and improvements. » I want to read more and receive info from Specialty Trade Shows

Fit Fully Yours Adds New Bras, New Sizing

Fit Fully Yours, the company that specializes in full cup bras, has added new styles as well as extending the size ranges of some existing bras. » I want to read more and receive info from Fit Fully Yours

Shapeez : New Photos, POP Items For Demee


Shapeez is expanding its collection of support materials for its new Demee push up bra and will also soon introduce a longer version of its latest creation. » I want to read more and receive info from Shapeez

Mapalé: Strong Positive Reaction To New Brand


Mapalé has enjoyed a strong positive response from retailers since parent company Grupo Espiral made the decision last summer to combine its labels, which also include AM:PM, under the new brand name. » I want to read more and receive info from Espiral

Victoria’s Secret Stores Up 5% In October

Push-up bras featured on Victoria’s Secret site in early November.

Victoria’s Secret comparable store sales were “expected” to be up 5% in October and “total sales at Victoria’s Secret Direct, which are not included in comparable store sales, are estimated to be up about 7%,” according to parent company L Brands, Inc. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Rihanna, Selena Gomez Perform On VS Show


Entertainers Rihanna, Selena Gomez and the artist “The Weeknd” are scheduled to perform on The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which will broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 8 on CBS. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

2(x)ist Adding Women’s Collection In 2016

2(x)ist is adding a women’s collection for spring 2016. At its fashion show in mid-October the company showed about 20 women’s styles. » I want to read more and receive info from 2(x)ist

Broader, Walmart Exec, Named CEO At Chico’s

Chico’s FAS, parent to the Soma lingerie brand and stores, has named Shelley Broader its president and CEO, effective December 1, 2015. She replaces David Dyer, who will become vice chair of the board of directors. » I want to read more and receive info from Chico’s FAS

Leto: Apparel Firm Adds Intimates Collection


Leto, an established apparel producer, launched a new intimates collection in July. And, as the Curvexpo show kicked off its first edition at the back of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Leto was exhibiting the new line at a booth nearby in Magic’s central hall. » I want to read more and receive info from Leto

Yet Another “Challenge” To Victoria’s Secret

According to Bloomberg Television, the prominent Italian lingerie and sock maker Sandro Veronesi “is planning to challenge Victoria’s Secret on its home turf by opening his first U.S. stores,” timing them “in the next couple of years.” » I want to read more and receive info from Calzedonia Group

Heath Golden Leaving Bendon Group Oct. 23

Heath Golden, president of Bendon Group Limited, western hemisphere is leaving the lingerie wholesaler on October 23rd to become president of the neck wear and jewelry division of Randa, the men’s accessories company. » I want to read more and receive info from Bendon Group

Claire Chambers Resigns As CEO of Journelle

Claire Chambers has resigned as the CEO of Journelle, the lingerie retailer she founded in 2007 according to several sources in the company and industry. » I want to read more and receive info from Journelle

Andres: High Quality Silk Intimates Resource


Many specialty lingerie stores have reported they have been searching for a new source of high quality silk intimates ever since the recent closing of a certain well-known label. » I want to read more and receive info from Andres

Anita Begins Selling To Consumers On Website


Anita has finally joined the host of other lingerie wholesalers who are now retailing on their own websites. BODY had reported the company was planning such a move back on July 2. » I want to read more and receive info from Anita

Felina Launching New ’UnVeiled’ In November


’UnVeiled by Felina’ is a new lingerie brand soon to be launched by the California-based firm. The introduction is scheduled for November market week according to party invitations mailed to the industry this week. » I want to read more and receive info from Felina

Undies.com: Retailing Plethora Of Bras, Panties


A new retail lingerie website has launched: Undies.com. Though it only offers moderately priced bras and panties to start, there are hundreds of colors, prints and styles. » I want to read more and receive info from Undies.com

Victoria’s Secret, Pink September Sales Up 9%

New lingerie in the Body By Victoria collection, part of the push in October.

Victoria’s Secret and Pink comparable store sales in North America rose 9% in September. Victoria’s Secret Direct sales were up 3%. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Naked: Spending Big On Sports Star, Plans More


Naked Brand Group, already significantly invested in using NBA star Dwyane Wade to promote its under wares, has now moved in the direction of using additional sports figures in the same effort. » I want to read more and receive info from Naked Brand Group

Body Hush: “A Better Investment” For Stores

Body Hush utilizes a unique colored hanger concept.

In mid 2014 Fersten Worldwide, a leading supplier of decorated women’s and men’s apparel, outerwear and headwear for the promotional market, purchased Body Hush shapewear. Since then, with a strong partner behind it, the brand has be growing in both the U.S. and Canada. For this interview, BODY talked with Jimena Rosas about how her shape wear is, in her words, “a better investment” for retailers. » I want to read more and receive info from Body Hush

Cartigiano: Dreamgirl Director Global Sales

Dreamgirl promoted national sales manager Tiffany Cartigiano to director of global sales. “Concurrent with this move, Eric Ehrens, president of sales and major account sales representative, is transitioning to a new role as executive account representative for major DG Brands accounts.” » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Hanes Hosiery: 2015 Styles Include X-Temp


In late September, Hanes Hosiery launched its fall 2015 collection which includes its new “X-Temp technology and solution based sheers, tights and leggings that compliment women of every age, nationwide.” » I want to read more and receive info from HanesBrands

Intimacy, Now Rigby & Peller, Shrinks To 14


Intimacy stores have been “re-branded as Rigby & Peller as from 15 September,” according to the U.S. retail chain’s parent Van de Velde. In addition, one of the former Intimacy locations in Scottsdale has recently been closed, reducing the chain to 14 (from 15 in early July). » I want to read more and receive info from Van de Velde

Vanity Fair Europe, Perceva Still In Talks

Lingerie shown on the Lou website.

The new manager at Vanity Fair Brands Europe (VFB), a division of Fruit of the Loom and Berkshire Hathaway, reported over the weekend that negotiations are continuing but have not yet concluded in the possible sale to Perceva, a French investment group. » I want to read more and receive info from Fruit of the Loom

Breakout Bras: Talking About The Rixie Clip

Melissa Thomason of Breakout Bras in Greenville South Carolina talked with Ted Vayos, associate publisher, about her experiences selling the Rixie Clip, the bra extending and reducing accessory, in her store. » I want to read more and receive info from Rixie Clip

Sales More Than Double For Naked Brand Group


Naked Brand Group sales more than doubled to $361,043 in its second quarter ended July 31, up from $164,986 in the same period last year. Meanwhile the company reported a net loss for the period of $3.140 million, down from a loss of $29.033 million for the same period last year. » I want to read more and receive info from Naked Brand Group

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show December 8th

Outfits from the 2014 show.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will broadcast Tuesday, December 8th (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. The show debuted in 1995 and has taken place in Cannes, Los Angeles, Miami and, most recently, London. This year it is being produced in New York City. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Nearly 11,000 Attended August Vegas Offprice

The Offprice Show “August attendance was consistent with August 2014, so nearly 11,000 total” at the Sands Expo at Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas, August 15 through 18, according to Todd Fabos of show management. Of that total, 1,056 were international retailers. » I want to read more and receive info from The Offprice Show


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