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Playboy Reveals Losses As It Seeks To Go Public

Playboy face mask for sale on Yandy.com.

Playboy Enterprises Inc. revealed it lost $6.203 million in the first six months of 2020 on revenue of $66.3 million. The figures were included in an SEC filing by Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp., the public company with which Playboy is planning to merge. » I want to read more and receive info from Playboy

New From Charlotte Catanzaro: "L’Insolente"


Charlotte Catanzaro, the designer behind Impudique, has a new intimates collection, L’Insolente (The Insolent). In it she offers lingerie, and, for the first time, shapewear. » I want to read more and receive info from Impudique

Dreamgirl Now Shipping By Air As Sales Surge


Better than anticipated sales volume at Dreamgirl has caused the company to switch from shipping by freighter to jet for some styles. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Yandy.com Parent Playboy Going Public

Yandy.com’s parent, Playboy Enterprises, announced today a deal that will return the famous brand to the public market, trading on the Nasdaq. » I want to read more and receive info from Yandy.com

Rigby & Peller Now Down To Six U.S. Shops


Yet another Rigby & Peller store has permanently closed, this one at the King of Prussia mall in Pennsylvania. This reduces the chain to just six stores in the U.S. » I want to read more and receive info from Van de Velde

Dreamgirl: Prominent Fashion Trends For 2021


Dreamgirl revealed many of the fashion trends that will lead the brand during the upcoming season. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Maurice Reznik Starts New Face Mask Firm


Maurice Reznik has just launched a new company: The Only Facemask, offering five distinctly different styles, ranging in price from $4 to $19. » I want to read more and receive info from The Only Facemask

WSJ Suggests Bras Are Dead, Then Backtracks


In late September the Wall Street Journal ran an article posing a question in the headline, “Will Working From Home Kill the Bra Forever?” » I want to read more and receive info from Wall Street Journal

Monique Morin Adds Plus Sizes To Collection


Monique Morin, the designer behind the eponymous lingerie collection designed to flatter a variety of different body types, while at the same time looking good from all angles (not just the front), has just added plus sizes. » I want to read more and receive info from Monique Morin

PVH Q2: Revenue -33%, Loss of $51.7 Million


PVH second quarter revenue decreased 33% to $1.581 billion, as the company reported a net loss of $51.7 million. Last year the company made $193.1 million on revenue of $2.249 billion in the three months ended August 4, 2019. » I want to read more and receive info from PVH

Corin’s Virginia 21871 And 20871 Bras Profiled

The wireless Virginia 21871 bra.

Corin, the Polish bra brand distributed in the U.S. by Valens Lingerie, now offers two version of its popular Virginia bra, model 21871, a wireless bra designed for everyday wear or exercising; and model 20871, an ultra-lightweight nursing bra. » I want to read more and receive info from Valens Lingerie

Stores Around The U.S. Recommend Shapeez

Shapeez “Tankee” and “The Ultimate”

A key determining factor for a retailer contemplating the addition of a new bra to their store is the experience other stores have had with that brand. » I want to read more and receive info from Shapeez

Mapalé Adds Sustainable Capsule To Collection

Mapalé lingerie made with Repreve lace.

Mapalé has taken steps to make a portion of its lingerie more sustainable by adding a capsule collection that uses Repreve lace made from recycled fibers. » I want to read more and receive info from Mapale

Aerie’s Q2 Sales Jump 32% To $250 Million

Offline “Goals Sports Bra” and “High Waisted Legging.”

Aerie sales jumped 32% to $250 million in the quarter ended August 1, “despite the impact of stores closures as nearly 70% of the revenue” was generated online, according to Jay Schottenstein, CEO of parent company American Eagle Outfitters (AEO). Aerie’s orders placed on its e-commerce channels rose 113% in the period. » I want to read more and receive info from Aerie

Rigby & Peller in VA Closes, Chain Dips To 7

Lingerie from the Marie Jo summer 2020 collection.

The Rigby & Peller store at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia has permanently closed, dropping the chain to just seven stores in the U.S. » I want to read more and receive info from Van de Velde

Bare Necessities Team Will Remain In Place


Delta Galil’s CEO, Isaac Dabah, confirmed to BODY that the Bare Necessities current team will remain in place now that it is under his company’s control. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

Soma Q2 Sales Fell 15.3% To $84.3 Million


Second quarter sales at Soma fell 15.3% to $84.337 million, down from $99.623 million in the three months ended August 3, 2019. » I want to read more and receive info from Soma

Bare Necessities Now Moving To Delta Galil

Screen shot from August 26 on the Bare Necessitives site.

Bare Necessities, the online intimates retailer, is changing hands again. Delta Galil announced on August 25 it had signed a deal to acquire the store, which had just been bought by Walmart in October, 2018. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

Victoria’s Secret: Has It Begun To Stabilize?


Victoria’s Secret and Pink second quarter sales in the United States and Canada fell 39% to $977.5 million, compared to $1.606 billion in the three months ended August 3, 2019. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Delta Galil Q2: Loss of $53.3M, Sales Fall 27%


Delta Galil reported a loss of $53.3 million in the three months ending June 20, as sales fell 27% to $270.9 million. In the same period last year the company had net income of $5.1 million on sales of $373.9 million. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

Dreamgirl Acquired By Revzen And Partners


Dreamgirl has been acquired by Barry Revzen, who has been CEO/president for almost three years, along with Alma Canjura and Fernando Garcia (long time employees) who are now partners in the company. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Reviews Are In For The New Comfeez Bralettes


Now that the new Comfeez bralettes from Shapeez have been sold for a while, consumer reviews have started coming in — and they are running strongly positive. » I want to read more and receive info from Shapeez

Valens Distributing Ewa Bien Across The U.S.


Polish fashion brand Ewa Bien is now selling in a growing number of American stores, after its debut here at a recent trade show. » I want to read more and receive info from Valens Lingerie

Sales ‘Almost Back To Normal’ At In The Mood

Karen Esposito

Retailers have reported a variety of experiences during the current pandemic. Karen Esposito of In The Mood Intimates located in Fairfield, Connecticut was interviewed by BODY associate publisher Ted Vayos. » I want to read more and receive info from In The Mood

Bra La La: “Very Busy” Since Shop Reopened


Coping during the Covid19 shutdown and related restrictions has taken many different forms. In this interview, BODY associate publisher Ted Vayos interviewed Mary Jordan of Bra La La, an intimates store in Fulton, Maryland. » I want to read more and receive info from Bra La La

Wonderform: Selling Lingerie For 50+ Years

 Gerry Petriello and daughter Amanda

Wonderform Intimates, a brand launched in Montreal in 1949, continues to prosper by focusing on “affordable lingerie for women,” according to the company’s Amanda Petriello. » I want to read more and receive info from Wonderform

Hanes: Net +7.8% Aided By Gown & Mask Sales


Hanes second quarter net income jumped 7.8%, as sales only dipped slightly. Earnings rose because of its “ability to pivot to production and sales of personal protective garments (face masks and medical gowns) combined with relatively strong apparel performance in pandemic conditions, including 68% sales growth in the online channel.” » I want to read more and receive info from Hanes

NuBra: Then And Now, Made In The U.S.A


NuBra, a leading adhesive bra producer, made what many might consider an unusual decision when it began manufacturing its patented bras almost 20 years ago: it decided to make them in the U.S. And it still does so today. » I want to read more and receive info from NuBra

Q2 VS, Pink Sales Are Expected To Fall 40%


Second quarter sales for Victoria’s Secret and Pink are expected to be down about 40% due to pandemic-forced store closures, while direct channel sales “are up significantly versus last year,” according to parent company L Brands. Results will be announced in mid August. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Calida: $10.8 Million Loss, Sales Fall 18.8%

Lingerie on the Calida website.

Swiss-based Calida Group reported a loss of 9.8 million Swiss francs (about $10.8 million at current exchange rates) in the first half, as sales fell 18.8% to 146.2 million Swiss francs (about $160.4 million) compared to 180.0 million Swiss francs (about $199.9 million) during the same period in 2019. » I want to read more and receive info from Calida Group

Dreamgirl Debuts Fall, Holiday And Valentines


“Dreamgirl launched its Fall/Holiday 2020/2021 Collection, this month to a fantastic response,” according to a company spokesperson. “The orders have been so strong that we immediately sold out of certain items and rushed to reorder…. something we didn’t think would happen during these difficult times.” » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

La Senza Shrinks From 130 To 75 Locations


La Senza has apparently permanently closed all but 74 of its company-owned stores in Canada, and all but one in the U.S., according to a review of locations listed on its website at the end of July. » I want to read more and receive info from La Senza

Monique Morin: Doing Well Despite Challenges


BODY associate publisher Ted Vayos interviewed lingerie designer Monique Morin about her collection and how she is coping with the pandemic. » I want to read more and receive info from Monique Morin

Wolford Annual Loss Jumps To $31.8 Million

Taylor Cup Bra ($250), String ($90) and Om String Body ($230) on the Wolford site.

The annual loss (fiscal year May 2019 to April 2020) at Wolford jumped to €27.42 million (about $31.8 million at current exchange rates) up from €11.10 million (about $12.9 million) for the previous year (2018/19). » I want to read more and receive info from Wolford

Shapeez: Consistently A Five-Star-Review Brand

The Ultimate and The Silkee Tankee

Recommendations from actual customers are an important part of the buying process for consumers. And for store owners, offering products that achieve the highest praise are a key element in establishing and maintaining a loyal consumer base. » I want to read more and receive info from Shapeez

Delta Galil Q1: Loses $30.5 Million, Sales -9%

In the first quarter, Delta Galil lost $30.509 million on sales of $332.683 million compared to a profit of $3.029 million on sales of $365.375 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2019. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

HanesBrands Names Stephen Bratspies CEO

HanesBrands named Stephen Bratspies its new CEO and board member, effective August 3, 2020. Most recently, he was chief merchandising officer at Walmart. » I want to read more and receive info from HanesBrands

Interacting In New Ways With Staff And Clients


(The effects of the pandemic have been widespread. An interesting article provide by Dreamgirl describes some of the new ways in which the company is interacting with staff, suppliers, customers and even its photographers and models). » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Valens: Challenges Of Internet Merchandising


(With the forced temporary closure of thousands of intimate apparel brick and mortar stores this year, retailers have realized the need to upgrade their online presence. One industry executive who is ideally positioned to provide advice in this area is Tatyana Ponomareva, founder and owner of the lingerie distributor, Valens Capital Group, as well as the Bra Spectrum lingerie shop in Pennsylvania. In the article below she provides her take on the online environment. Her company also offers web development services, specifically adapted to the needs of the independent lingerie retailer. Contact: Info@ValensLingerie.com or (610) 400-8460). » I want to read more and receive info from Valens Lingerie

Babydolls Now Popular For Ann Nahari Factory


As stores re-open and consumer demand builds across the country, “we have seen a very large increase in domestic private label business,” declared Sumiyyah Rasheed of Ann Nahari. The firm operates a production facility in Georgia. » I want to read more and receive info from Ann Nahari

Revzen: Importance Of Sustainable Packaging


Dreamgirl has just converted all of its packaging to a sustainable format. BODY Publisher Nick Monjo interviewed president Barry Revzen. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

PVH Q1 Sales -43%, Online Revenue +47%

Examples from the CK One underwear collection.

PVH lost $1.097 billion as pandemic-impacted revenue declined 43% to $1.344 billion in the 13 weeks ended May 3, 2020. That’s compared to a profit of $81.6 million on revenue of $2.356 billion during the same period last year. » I want to read more and receive info from PVH

Obsessive: Coordinating Perfumes, Bath Bombs


Obsessive, the Polish intimates brand, has recently added a collection of bath and body products designed to coordinate with its lingerie. » I want to read more and receive info from Obsessive

Comfeez Racerback: New Style By Shapeez


With stores reopening across North America, and shoppers looking for something new, Shapeez is ready with the latest addition to its collection of back-smoothing bras: the Comfeez Racerback bralette. » I want to read more and receive info from Shapeez

iFabric Reports Q2 Loss On Declining Sales


iFabric lost Can$479,436 (about $353,000 at current exchange rates) on sales of Can$2,252,090 (about $1,660,000) in the quarter ended March 31, 2020, compared to a loss of Can$386,944 on sales of Can$2,503,793 in the same quarter last year. » I want to read more and receive info from iFabric

Victoria’s Secret UK Division In Bankruptcy


L Brands placed Victoria’s Secret’s U.K. division into a form of bankruptcy. The move did not warrant a press release or even an SEC filing by the parent company. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Soma’s Online Sales Strong During Quarter


With stores closed for much of the period, Soma’s sales fell 19% to $64,907,000 for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, down from $80,081,000 in the same three months last year. Meanwhile, online sales stayed strong. » I want to read more and receive info from Soma

Aerie Q1 Sales Slip Only 2% Despite Pandemic


Despite the pandemic, Aerie’s revenue decreased just 2% in the 13 weeks ended May 2, 2020. Meanwhile, “digital demand, as measured by ordered sales,” rose 75% for the lingerie division of American Eagle Outfitters. » I want to read more and receive info from Aerie

TLC: Customers Back In “Droves” After Opening

BODY associate publisher Ted Vayos interviewed Tanya Re, who owns the TLC lingerie shop in Montana with partner Lisa Cetrone, about her retail experiences during the early days of the pandemic. The shop has been in Billings for over 27 years and at the current location for 12. » I want to read more and receive info from TLC

Youmita: Affordable Sleep, Lounge, Robes

“Chill in comfort,” is the message from Youmita to all those women still under quarantine looking for affordable sleepwear, loungewear and robes. » I want to read more and receive info from Youmita


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