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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

Golyta Publishes Debut Glitter Lingerie Catalog


Golyta, parent to such brands as iCollection, Hauty and Tia Lyn, has finished its catalog for its newest brand, Glitter, and released its first images of the line. Glitter product will be shown at the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas (September 15-17) and will begin shipping in mid-October. » I want to read more and receive info from Golyta

Fantasy To Show Latest Collections At ILS

Two of the latest styles from Fantasy Lingerie.

Fantasy Lingerie will be showing its new Fall/Holiday collection for 2014-2015 at the upcoming International Lingerie Show (ILS, September 15-17), focusing on “rich colors such as burgundy wine, charcoal gray, pale nudes, and sapphire blues,” according to the company’s Primrose Boon. “The silhouettes this season reflect what is out there currently in fashion; from fancy lace fabrications to cutout features in bra sets.” » I want to read more and receive info from Fantasy Lingerie

Britney Spears Intimates Backordered At Bareweb


BareNecessities.com is now showing 20 styles from The Intimate Britney Spears collection, the launch of which was announced in July by the performer and “retail partner Change Lingerie,” the Danish producer and retailer of intimates, swim wear and related apparel. (BODY July 28, 2014) » I want to read more and receive info from Bare Necessities

Jacky’s Collection: New, Cute Bra Travel Cases


Jacky’s Collection is a new, cleverly designed line of bra travel cases that was showing for the first time at Magic in August. The cases have been offered for the past year to consumers in company’s own “kiosks in Las Vegas,” according to owner Mario Mariles, “one in The Fashion Show Mall, the other in Planet Hollywood.” » I want to read more and receive info from Jacky’s Collection

Double Scoop Introduces Fun Bra Inserts At Curve

Annabelle Abba Brownell and partner Betsy Heafitz at the Curve show in Las Vegas.

Double Scoop is a new brand, with a collection of colorful breast enhancing bra inserts, that used the Las Vegas Curvexpo as “our launch party,” declared co-owner Annabelle Abba Brownell, who with partner Betsy Heafitz, met with BODY in August. » I want to read more and receive info from Double Scoop

Natori Line Expands In Specialty Stores, Online

The Natori Yogi sport bra and the Natori Feathers collection.

Natori lingerie is leading the way to a standout year for its New York-based licensee. According to vice president of global sales Rob Gardner of Dana-co (which is home to other intimate apparel brands as well), Natori is finding success in both large stores and small. » I want to read more and receive info from Dana-co

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


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