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Patrice Catanzaro: New Dress Collection At ILS

French fetish designer Patrice Catanzaro has launched Les P’tites Folies 4, the latest in a series of affordable apparel groups. And the designer’s team is bringing the new styles, as well as new lingerie and costume designs, to the upcoming International Lingerie Show which opens at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas on September 15th. » I want to read more and receive info from Patrice Catanzaro

Triumph Lingerie Opens Manhattan Pop-Up Store

In early August, intimate apparel giant Triumph Lingerie launched “House of Triumph,” a monthlong pop-up in New York City with spa events and a sample sale. » I want to read more and receive info from Triumph Lingerie

iCollection: 2014 Holiday, Bridal Catalog

Sexy intimate apparel company iCollection has releasted its latest catalog for the 2014 holiday season, featuring high-quality, hard-to-resist special occasion styles, including a 47-page bridal section. » I want to read more and receive info from iCollection

Baci Lingerie Reports Successful NY Curve

Baci Lingerie International reported a “successful exhibition” at the CurveNY tradeshow at New York City’s Javits Center on Aug. 3-5, citing productive appointments with retailers and media outlets and a positive response to its new collections. » I want to read more and receive info from Baci Lingerie

Curvexpo: 2700 Buyers Attended NYC Event

Curvexpo’s New York lingerie and swimwear trade show reported strong results for its early August event at the Javits Center North in New York City, with more than 300 brands exhibiting, and with the number of buyers — more than 2,700 according to management — holding steady to last year’s edition. » I want to read more and receive info from Curvexpo

’BIOFIT x Playboy’ Is New Lingerie Collection

Illustration of the BIOFIT x Playboy padding technology on the brand website.

Bendon Group, using a bra padding system it first introduced seven years ago, has created a collection of intimates in an agreement with Playboy Enterprises: “BIOFIT x Playboy.” » I want to read more and receive info from Bendon Group

Stock Price Soars At Hochman’s New Venture

It’s been a wild ride for shareholder of Naked Brand Group, the company that is now controlled by sleepwear expert Carole Hochman, the company’s new largest shareholder and CEO. Shares of the publicly traded firm (traded on the OTC market under the name NAKD) were selling for 12 cents at the end of May, just before Hochman officially joined the firm in early June, and soared almost 300% to close at 35 cents on August 11th. » I want to read more and receive info from Naked Bran Group

Agent Provocateur Said To Be Seeking A Buyer


Agent Provocateur may be looking for a buyer. According to several news sources, 3i, the investment company that bought a controlling interest in the U.K. based lingerie firm in 2007, has hired Goldman Sachs to explore the possibility of a sale, and some press reports suggested that the price could go as high as 200 million pounds (approximately $336 million). » I want to read more and receive info from Agent Provocateur

ILS Makes Free Booth Offer To New Exhibitors

The president of the International Lingerie Show (ILS) is looking to continue the expansion of the number and types of exhibitors at his event (September 15th through the 17th at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas), and is backing it up with a generous offer to certain newcomers. » I want to read more and receive info from International Lingerie Show

Silk Lingerie Specialist Mary Green Closes


Mary Green discontinued the “day to day operations” of both its own online retail sales as well as its extensive wholesale business on July 31st according to Lili Varbanova a long time sales executive for the company. » I want to read more and receive info from Mary Green

Happy Socks: Women’s, Men’s Underwear Line


Starting today, August 1, Happy Socks has begun selling men’s and women’s underwear to add to the large collection of colorful hosiery the Swedish firm has been offering since 2008. » I want to read more and receive info from Happy Socks

Curvexpo Opens Sunday In NYC’s Javits Center

The Curvexpo show opens this Sunday at the Javits Center North in Manhattan with a huge collection of intimates brands on display, including several newcomers, some of them already profiled by BODY. The show runs for three days, closing on Tuesday, August 5th. » I want to read more and receive info from Curvexpo

J’attire: Hypoallergenic, Comfortable Lingerie


Exhibiting at Curvexpo marks the first important step by J’attire, a Canadian firm, to enter the U.S. market. What sets the the brand apart are the hypoallergenic properties and comfort of its lingerie, according to its founder. » I want to read more and receive info from J’attire

Wilderness Dreams Sells Camouflage Intimates


Already into its second decade, but new to the upcoming August Curvexpo show and perhaps many lingerie specialty stores, is Wilderness Dreams intimate apparel, a collection of bras, panties, sleepwear, mens underwear, loungewear, activewear, swimwear and casual apparel all utilizing different camouflage patterns. » I want to read more and receive info from Wilderness Dreams

CMK Will Launch Ghiro During August Market


CMK Distinctive Brands recently began working with Ghiro, the Italian producer of sleepwear and underwear for men and women. Cynthia Kelly, managing partner of CMK, discussed Ghiro and her new relationship with the brand in this interview with BODY publisher Nick Monjo. » I want to read more and receive info from CMK

Change To Start Selling Britney Spears Line

While it has been know for several months that Change Lingerie, the Danish producer and retailer of intimate apparel, swim wear and related apparel, had signed a license to produce a Britney Spears collection, the company has now announced it will begin retailing the line September 9th. » I want to read more and receive info from Change

Canadian Retailer Plans Big Vegas Warehouse

Pink Cherry, a large online retailer of lingerie and adult toys, heretofore focused on the Canadian market, will open in September a 40,000 square foot warehouse in Las Vegas. Owner Daniel Freedman told BODY his aim is to dramatically expand his sales in the U.S. by creating here a more efficient inventory and delivery operation. » I want to read more and receive info from Pink Cherry

Vandale Hires Parnes To Handle Warner’s License

Maurice Setton, CEO of Vandale Industries, told BODY he had just hired Michael Parnes, an industry veteran, as the president of a new division that will produce and market a variety of intimate apparel products under the licensed Warner’s and Olga brands. » I want to read more and receive info from Vandale

Bare Necessities Now Offering Dita Von Teese


Bare Necessities has just added the Dita Von Teese lingerie line, noting in an announcement that it “provides accessible glamour for women of all shapes and sizes. Her lingerie tells a story of beauty for women of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities, and this message, for those who are familiar, is projected through Von Teese’s live revue “Burlesque: Strip, Strip, Hooray!” which features a full spectrum of beauty and body types.” » I want to read more and receive info from Dita Von Teese

Glitter: New Packaged Lingerie From Golyta

Golyta International, the parent company to iCollection, Tia Lyn, and HAUTY, just launched a new packaged lingerie line, Glitter, Justin Lam told BODY. The collection can be seen at the upcoming International Lingerie Show, and will be ready to ship by the end of September. » I want to read more and receive info from Golyta

Fit Fully Yours: New ’Felicia’ Strapless Bras


Fit Fully Yours has introduced its new “Felicia Strapless Collection,” a spokesperson told BODY. » I want to read more and receive info from Fit Fully Yours

Elila: New Leopard Lace Bra And Control Shaper


Elila is introducing at the upcoming Curvexpo show in New York, a new “Leopard Lace Underwire Bra” and a matching “Leopard Lace and Microfiber Control Shaper” owner Ellen Jacobson told BODY. » I want to read more and receive info from Elila

Maison Lejaby Names Nonnis To Manage U.S.

Maison Lejaby has hired Ivana Nonnis as manager of its U.S. operations. Previously she had operated her own showroom, representing Marlies Dekkers and other brands, and prior to that she was CEO of La Perla North America. » I want to read more and receive info from Maison Lejaby

Ana Grant Introduces ’Symphony’ Collection


Ana Grant has just introduced a new lingerie collection, Symphony. » I want to read more and receive info from Ana Grant

French Fetish Designer Catanzaro Seeks Reps

A design from Patrice Catanzaro’s latest fetish Halloween collection

An interesting opportunity is emerging for manufacturer’s representatives in the U.S., in the form of Patrice Catanzaro, a French fetish designer who has recently created both lingerie and Halloween collections and is highly interested in expanding in this country. The company does not have any reps in America and its collections are so different they may well fit into the product assortments at many sales firms. » I want to read more and receive info from Patrice Catanzaro

UpBra Permits Easy Adjustment Of Cleavage

Model using adjustment straps on the UpBra to control the amount of lift and cleavage.

“The UpBra represents a huge jump in the evolution of the push up bra,” explained Mark Redenius, the inventor of its patented lifting ability. “Now with a simple pull of the adjustment straps, women can control how much — or how little — cleavage they are showing.” » I want to read more and receive info from UpBra

Hochman Ready To Take On Industry Challengers

Carole Hochman, one of the country’s most successful designers of women’s sleepwear, is poised, as the CEO and largest shareholder of a newly reconfigured public company, to take on all challengers — including Komar, Inc., the company that bought her old company, the Carole Hochman Design Group, in 2010. She had continued working at Komar until resigning less than a year ago. » I want to read more and receive info from Naked

Tim Regan Has Departed Delta Management Team

Tim Regan and Maurice Reznik, former CEO of Maidenform, at the 2010 Femmy awards.

Tim Regan is no longer at Delta Galil. He had served in different top level positions at the company since June, 2008 and had been a member of the executive management team, prior to his departure in mid-July. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

2014: Sales Decline Accelerates at Intimacy

Van de Velde promotes its Marie Jo Brand on Intimacy’s main web page.

Sales (when measured in U.S. dollars) fell 14.1% at the retail chain Intimacy in the first half of 2014, while at the international parent company, Van de Velde, sales rose 10.3%. The Belgium-based lingerie wholesaler and retailer added, in a financial release, that at Intimacy “Due to the weakening of the U.S. dollar against the euro the fall in euro is a little larger.” 22.7%, in fact. » I want to read more and receive info from Intimacy

Julia Allison Promotes Coobie Seamless Bras


Writer and onetime television host Julia Allison has signed on as a spokesperson for Coobie Seamless Bras, the comfortable stretch-fabric sports bra introduced just over a year ago. » I want to read more and receive info from coobie

Black Fuchsia’s Strappy ’Cage Back’ Collection


Executives at Black Fuchsia are reporting strong sales for its strappy “cage back bras” and matching panties, a collection that it launched several months ago and is now rapidly expanding. » I want to read more and receive info from Black Fuchsia

Prym: Bra Components With Ergonomic Design

Bra components shown in Prym’s Ergo collection brochure.

Prym Intimates, a leading maker of bra components, has introduced its Ergo Range, a collection that emphasizes ergonomical design. By redesigning bra closures, straps and wires it has come up with a collection that it says is not only more comfortable, but promotes better posture and health for the wearer. » I want to read more and receive info from Prym Intimates

BL: U.S. Distribution For Exquisite Form Bras

Exquisite Form bras on the BL Intimates website.

Exquisite Form, a brand owned by Vanity Fair, has been given a boost in the U.S. with the takeover of its marketing and distribution by BL Intimates. » I want to read more and receive info from BL Intimates

Vandale: License For Warner’s, Olga Intimates

PVH Corp. announced it has “licensed Vandale Industries, Inc., to design, produce and market women’s shapewear, sleepwear, loungewear, robes, sports bras, and other specified athletic wear for the U.S. and Canadian markets under the Warner’s (including the sub-labels Simply Perfect by Warner’s, Blissful Benefits by Warner’s, and Body Heaven by Warner’s) and Olga brands.” » I want to read more and receive info from Vandale

Delta Galil: Dabah Still Seeking Big Acquisition

Isaac Dabah, CEO of Delta Galil, declared in an article, re-printed on the his company’s website this week, his intentions to eventually acquire a company with sales in the $1.5 to $2 billion range. He also discussed plans to use the Delta’s recently licensed Lacoste brand to spearhead initiatives into the Chinese market and other strategies. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

Strong Registration Seen For September ILS

Jeff Yunis, owner of the International Lingerie Show (ILS), reported that buyer registration for his upcoming show September 15 to 17 is already running “Surprisingly strong. Normally buyers wait until the last minute to tell us they are coming but for this show, they are registering early.” » I want to read more and receive info from International Lingerie Show

Electric EEL: Unfairly Barred From Exhibiting?

Electric EEL Inc., a maker of intimates and adult novelties, distributed a press release earlier this month accusing the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo (ANME) of a “targeted attack and attempt to stifle competition” because the show has barred it from exhibiting at an upcoming trade show in Burbank, July 12-14. » I want to read more and receive info from Electric EEL

Oh La La Cheri: Never Out Of Stock Program


After a dramatic series of expansions in recent months into clubwear, swimwear and many more plus size styles, Oh La La Cheri will soon bolster the position of its core product, regular size intimates, with the launch of a “Never Out Of Stock” program. » I want to read more and receive info from Oh La La Cheri

René Rofé: Strategy For International Intimates

René Rofé, right, with wife Lori.

In a wide ranging discussion René Rofé, owner of International Intimates, presented his view of overall market conditions and shared news and strategy from his own company. » I want to read more and receive info from International Intimates

Shibue Couture Returns To Mode City Paris

Shibue Couture will be seen at three important trade events over the next few months. The company’s best known product is the adhesive, “no line strapless panty.” » I want to read more and receive info from Shibue

Leg Avenue’s Mike Tsai Reviews 2014 Strategy

Mike Tsai, COO at Leg Avenue, recently discussed new initiatives at the firm, ranging from a new corporate slogan, a push to provide retailers with a broader array of Leg Avenue point of sale promotional materials, and a commitment to enforce MAP (minimum advertised price) polices. » I want to read more and receive info from Leg Avenue

Yummie Begins Selling Six Bra Styles In June

Ava Low Back Plunge Bra, Audrey Day Bra and Rita Full Coverage Surplice Bra

Yummie by Heather Thomson has just introduced Yummie Bras, a collection of six styles with two different fits, Simply Modern Fit and Comfortable Fit. A wide variety of coverages and supports are offered in the group of closure-free bras which, on the Yummie website, are retailing from $34 to $38. » I want to read more and receive info from Yummie

Shibue Couture: Intros Non-Slip Camis, Tanks


Shibue Couture, known for its strapless, stick-on panties and pasties, has introduced an extra-long tank top as well as a camisole dress designed not to ride or roll up at the bottom. » I want to read more and receive info from Shibue

Fit Fully Yours Expands ’Crystal Smooth’ Line


Canada-based Fit Fully Yours, specializing in comfortable, attractive lingerie with a wide array of cup sizes, is expanding its Crystal Smooth collection for everyday wear with a new lime green colorway. » I want to read more and receive info from Fit Fully Yours

French Fetish Lingerie Expanding Across U.S.


Patrice Catanzaro, the French designer who focuses of fetish themed apparel and lingerie, continues to add new styles and collections, just as his impact on the U.S. market gradually expands. » I want to read more and receive info from Patrice Catanzaro

Black Fuchsia’s Success With Corsets, Bustiers


Black Fuchsia reported that is is currently finding success with its collection of corsets and bustiers — and shared some of the secrets with BODY. The collection, which wholesales in the $7 to $10 range, can retail in department stores for $30 to $36 it says. » I want to read more and receive info from Black Fuchsia

Bracli: Pearl Babydoll Joins Paris Collection

Bracli Satin Pearl Babydoll and pearl culotte.

Bracli has added a “Satin Pearl Babydoll” to its Paris Collection which has been “upgraded with luxuriously soft French Chantilly lace and satin panels” while retaining the “genuine Mallorcan pearls Bracli is known for.” » I want to read more and receive info from Bracli

Calida, Aubade In 2014: "Tough Year Ahead"

Using words such as “shrinking,” “tough,” “tense,” “deteriorated,” “struggle” and “flat or negative development,” to describe market conditions and its efforts to overcome them, Calida Group’s 2013 annual report, promises a challenging, if not uncertain, future for that brand and Aubade (which it acquired in 2005). » I want to read more and receive info from Calida

Savoie Out, Panzieri New Baci Sales Director

The new sales director at Baci Lingerie is Helle Panzieri. Christian Savoie, who had been director of global sales and business development, is no longer with the company. » I want to read more and receive info from Baci Lingerie

New Barely There Bra Puts Wires On Outside


Barely There, one of the many Hanes brands, last month launched a new all-seamless bra called “Simply the One.” It was first available in “Kohl’s and Belk department stores nationwide and select J.C. Penney stores, with a suggested retail price of $38,” according to the company. » I want to read more and receive info from Barely There


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