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Victoria’s Secret, Pink October Sales Dip 1%

Two new bras in the “Beautiful by Victoria’s Secret” collection.

Two new bras in the “Beautiful by Victoria’s Secret” collection.


Victoria’s Secret and Pink comparable store sales in North America fell 1% in October and 2% in the fiscal third quarter ended October 29, 2016. When the direct business for both brands was added in, sales fell 2% in October and 1% in the third quarter.

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Victoria’s Secret, Pink November Comps +4%

Victoria’s Secret “Dream Angels Wicked” metallic lace bodysuit and metallic high-neck bra, part of the focus for December.

Victoria’s Secret and Pink North American and U.K. comparable company-owned store sales rose 4% in November. When the direct business is added in for those areas, the increase was 5%.

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Peekay: Cancels IPO, Announces Resignations

Peekay Boutiques, in multiple filings with the SEC before Thanksgiving, reported that it was not going forward with a public offering of its stock, that it might undertake a private sale, that the person who had served as its CFO, treasurer and secretary was resigning, that its accounting firm had resigned and that it had terminated its VP of marketing and visual merchandising.

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Soma Store Comps Up 0.4% In Third Quarter

Comparable store sales at Soma rose 0.4% in the three months ended October 29th, the 29th increase in the last 30 quarters for the lingerie division of Chico’s FAS. The retailer also confirmed it still plans to open eight or nine new lingerie stores this year.

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Lady Gaga Will Perform On VS Fashion Show

Lady Gaga, as well as Bruno Mars and The Weeknd will all perform on The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, filming for the first time in Paris, to be broadcast Monday, December 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

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Texco Intros Extensive New Sports Collection

Texco, the intimate apparel component specialist, has introduced “its largest, most extensive sports collection to-date! Every product is a knockout for sports and exercise bras, but also pretty and on-trend to deliver a sure win in a wide variety of other applications.”

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Daisy Corsets Halloween Costume Sales Triple

Costumes from Daisy Corsets

Halloween costume sales “tripled” at Daisy Corsets this past fall, leading to plans to expand its collection from 165 outfits to 200 for 2017.

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Operating Income At Victoria’s Secret -22%

Victoria’s Secret and Pink North American operating income fell 22% in the third quarter to $163.9 million (down from $210.9 million in the same period last year), as sales rose to $1.584 billion, compared to $1.568 billion.

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Undie Couture: Growing Its Bralettes Collection

Two styles of Undie Couture bralettes

Total Stockroom, parent company to Coobie bras, has been finding success with its new collection of Undie Couture lace bralettes. It already offers three styles and will be “adding more in the near future.”

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Peekay: More Losses, Actively Seeks Buyer

Peekay Boutiques, the adult novelties and intimates retailer, lost $1.624 million on sales of $9.548 million during the three months ended September 30, considerably less than the $2.266 million it lost in the same period last year on slightly higher sales of $9.684 million.

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’Altitude’ Lists April Show Rates, Schedule

The new Altitude Intimates show, presented by the Lingerie Industry Association (LIA), will feature both $2000 (5’ x 10’) and $4000 (10’ x 10’) booths, as well as hard walls included in the package. Significantly, the simple booth layout will mean “no drayage fee” for exhibitors, according to management.

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Nasty Gal Bankruptcy Hits Intimates Firms

For Love And Lemons for sale on the Nasty Gal website.

When Nasty Gal, the prominent fashion retailer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, more than two dozen firms involved in intimate apparel were affected.

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Adore Me Selling At Lord & Taylor 5th Ave.

Adore Me, the online lingerie retailer, has begun selling its brand at Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue Manhattan location as well as on LordandTaylor.com. Styles are priced at $39 to $49 for a bra and $11 for a panty.

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Adore Me Introduces First Activewear Group

Adore Me, the internet intimates retailer, launched its first activewear collection in October.

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Made In Paris

“The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” will be created this year in Paris for the first time, and will be broadcast December 5th (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

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Body Hush Launches ’Magnifique’ Shapewear

Body Hush has just launched a new collection: Magnifique, calling it “a materialized fantasy, a symbol of genuine luxury, elegance and taste” and the “next evolution in shapewear.”

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Exquisite Form: Success With Posture Bras

BL Intimates reported success with the “posture bras” contained in the Exquisite Form collection it offers in the U.S. and Canada.

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ILS Expects Two Dozen New Brands In April ’17

“We are very happy at this stage,” declared Jeff Yunis, owner of the International Lingerie Show (ILS), as he discussed the upcoming, April 3-5, 2017 edition of his event in Las Vegas. “We know the companies who are coming back, and we have already signed eight new exhibitors.”

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Mapalé Mailing Bigger Holiday/2017 Catalog

New catalog cover, left, and a style from the Nude Touch collection.

Mapalé is about to mail to the industry a greatly expanded fall, Christmas 2016 and Valentine’s 2017 catalog supplement. It is up from about 30 pages last year to about 125 this year.

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Wilderness Dreams: New Aqua Line, Catalog

Wilderness Dreams, the lingerie and swim brand that utilizes authentic camouflage patterns in its styles, has just begun shipping a new collection: Mossy Oak Break-Up COUNTRY/Aqua lingerie.

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Pink, Victoria’s Secret Store Sales Drop 2%

Two of the new Pink active bras, a focus for the brand in October.

September sales dropped 2% at comparable Victoria’s Secret and Pink stores in North America. When the direct business for the two brands is added in, the results were flat to the same month last year.

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New Las Vegas Lingerie Trade Show Announced

Altitude Intimates is a new Las Vegas lingerie trade show, launching April 3 and 4, 2017, sponsored by the newly formed Lingerie Industry Association (LIA). The event will be held in the Celebrity Ballroom of the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

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Survey Says Highest Ever Costume Spending

Consumers plan to spend $3.1 billion on Halloween costumes this year according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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Exquisite Form Expands Across Puerto Rico

Examples of the new Exquisite Form billboards seen in Puerto Rico.

BL Intimates has been successfully expanding its Exquisite Form business in Puerto Rico in recent years, and now hopes to be able to soon double its sales on the island.

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New Oksana Padded Bra From Fit Fully Yours

Fit Fully Yours has a new, bra, Oksana Padded, that features a three part padded cup with under-wire. The Canadian firm focuses on “exceptional fit and quality at a fair price,” offering a wide range of sizes from 30A to 46J.

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Parfait’s New Marketing: # morepowHERful

Parfait, the sister brand to Affinitas, has launched a number of interesting marketing campaigns recently, all focused on the theme: #morepowHERful. The latest release had extensive impact.

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PVH: Q2 Sales Up 4.5%, Income Down 11.4%

Calvin Klein seamless logo underwear.

PVH second quarter sales rose 4.5% while net income fell 11.4%. Emanuel Chirico, chairman and CEO complained, “we continue to be pressured by weakness in traffic and consumer spending trends at our Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein U.S. stores located in international tourist locations.”

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Fashion Forms Videos Expected To Boost Sales

Fashion Forms New York City bus ads from earlier this summer.

The launch of a series of instructional videos on how to use about 30 of its intimate apparel solutions products, as well as a bold new advertising program for the streets and subways of New York City, are some up the latest news items from Fashion Forms.

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Victoria’s Secret, Pink August Comps Drop 2%

September focus: Victoria’s Secret bralettes and Pink yoga attire.

Victoria’s Secret and Pink comparable store sales in North America fell by 2% in August. When the direct business is added in, the numbers were flat compared to last August.

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L Brands Execs Explain New Lingerie Strategies

L Brands executives faced extensive questioning from analysts about plans for the company’s lingerie brands during the conference call to discuss its second quarter results. Far less attention was given to the company’s other main business, Bath & Beauty Works.

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Four La Senza Stores Opening Soon In U.S.

The opening of at least the first four La Senza lingerie stores in the U.S. is close at hand, with two located in seperate malls in Columbus, Ohio and one each in malls in Merrillville, Indiana and Orland Park, Illinois.

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Aerie Q2 Sales Up 24%; Plans Even More Stores

While it has become fashionable for many brands and retailers to complain about how tough the intimate apparel business is today, one company is making it seem way to easy.

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Peekay Q2 Sales Fell 3%, Losses Jumped 14%

Peekay Boutiques second quarter sales fell 3% to $9.22 million while its loss for the period rose by 14% to $2.04 million.

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ILS Moving To Westgate In Vegas April 2017

The International Lingerie Show is moving to the Westgate Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) for its April 3-5, 2017 event.

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Naked Brand Group Names New Sales Execs

Naked Brand Group announced a new sales team in the wake of the departure, at the end of July, of Carlos Serra, vice president of sales and merchandising. He had been with the company since its relaunch in mid-2014.

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Elle Mcpherson: New Lingerie Arriving Soon

A whole new collection of Elle Macpherson lingerie is finally about to hit the market in the U.S., with a promotional campaign expected shortly after the summer Olympics end.

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Gildan Buying Peds Legwear For $55 Million

Montreal-based Gildan Activewear announced at the end of July it signed a “definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the equity interest of Peds Legwear Inc. (Peds) for a total cash consideration of $55 million.”

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BODY Interview: What’s Going On At Yummie?

Yummie by Heather Thomson. Even though the former “Real Housewives of New York” star is no longer working at the company, her name is still on the brand — and will be for the forseable future according to this interview between the firms long time manager, Eric Rothfeld, and BODY publisher, Nick Monjo.

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Victoria’s Secret, Pink July Store Sales Dip 1%

July sales dropped 1% for Victoria’s Secret and Pink comparable stores in North America. When the direct business for two brands is added in, combined sales were about the same as last July.

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Naked: Serra Exiting As VP Sales, Merchandising

Serra (far right, next to Carole Hochman) in a team photo from the Naked website.

Carlos Serra is exiting his position as vice president of sales and merchandising at Naked Brand Group, the company reported in filings with the SEC. His departure is effective as of July 31.

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EuroSkins, Julie France Parent, Expanding

Examples from the new EuroSkins Power, Active and Noir collections.

Julie France, the seamless, microfiber shapewear collection, is now a part of EuroSkins, the luxury intimates and shapewear brand according to company executives. Several new lines and labels under the EuroSkins name will launch at trade shows in July, August and September.

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Wood: Success With Its SS17 Blues Collection

New styles from Wood Underwear

Wood, the men’s underwear brand, is reporting success with its SS17 Blues Collection. The line includes “Carolina Blue solid and Wet Wood and Warped Wood prints,” according to founder Terresa Zimmerman.

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Escanté: New Holiday, Valentine’s Catalog

Images from Escanté, including the cover of the newest catalog.

Escanté has just completed its latest catalog, focusing on Holiday 2016 and Valentine’s 2017, and is shipping it to customers at the end of July.

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Mapalé Exhibiting At Surf Expo in September

Styles from Mapalé’s new active line.

Mapalé by Espiral announced it will be exhibiting at the Surf Expo Show in Orlando, Florida September 8 through 10, and reiterated that it will not be attending the International Lingerie Show (September 12 through 14) in Las Vegas. The latter information had previously been reported by BODY.

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UI Global Brands: New Name, Expanded Line

Urban Intimates has changed its corporate name to UI Global Brands and its intimates line to Inspire Psyche Terry.

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France-Based Etam Had 4.9% Sales Drop In Q2

Second quarter sales at Etam Developpement, the France-based international lingerie and apparel retailer, fell by 4.9%. Though sales rose by 1.7% in Europe, sales fell by 21.7% in its China stores.

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Texco: Cushion Comfort Hook & Eye Collection

Texco, a leader in premium hook and eye manufacturing, is emphasizing wearability and softness in its new Cushion Comfort Collection.

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Thalia Sodi Intimates Exclusive to Macy’s

Macy’s has expanded its extensive Thalia Sodi apparel and accessories collection to include robes, chemises and pajamas, which are now available from the store.

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Energy Exec Will Be New Van de Velde Chief

Van de Velde has named Erwin Van Laethem, a Belgian executive with about 27 years of experience exclusively in the energy industry, as its new CEO.

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ILS Has Signed ‘Two Dozen’ New Exhibitors

The International Lingerie Show (ILS) is moving past the loss of eight prominent brands that announced they would not be attending its upcoming event in September, and show owner Jeff Yunis stated he “expects two dozen new exhibitors,” as well as the vast majority of those that usually attend.

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‘Oriental Victoria’s Secret’ Seeking Partners

The Cosmo Lady website.

Cosmo Lady, a large producer and retailer of intimate apparel in China, that referred to itself as the “Oriental version of Victoria’s Secret,” has announced it “will venture to overseas markets to seek global business partners.”

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Delta Q3 Sales Up 6%, Net Income Drops 2%

Delta Galil third quarter sales rose 6% while net income dropped 2%. For the first nine months of 2015, sales were up 5% but income was down 4%.
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Q2 aerie Sales Rise 18%; Big Future Predicted

Sales at aerie, the intimate apparel division of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., rose 18% in its second quarter ended August 1, compared to the same quarter last year. aerie’s rapid growth prompted the company’s CEO to predict sales at the division to approach half a billion in the coming years.
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Tefron Received $5.525 Million From Investors

Tefron Ltd. reported a loss of $1.299 million on sales of $47.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to a loss of $977,000 on sales of $46.6 million in the same period in 2014. It also reported it had received $5.525 million from a private placement.
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Sales, Profits Decline at Calida & Aubade

First half sales and profits declined at both Calida and Aubade, the intimates and underwear divisions of Swiss parent Calida Group (which now also has divisions that produce furniture, mountain equipment and apparel and surfwear).
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Currency Woes Impact PVH Q2 Sales & Profits

PVH Corp. net income in the quarter ended August 2, 2015 dropped to $102.2 million on total revenue of $1.864 billion compared to $126.5 million on revenue of $1.976 billion in the quarter ended August 3, 2014.
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Sycamore Talking Again With Soma’s Parent

Chico’s FAS Inc., the apparel chain that is parent to the Soma intimates stores, is again considering a sale to Sycamore Partners. The company has also been approached by other potential private equity buyers according to a report by Bloomberg.
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Jeff Yunis Sells WWIN To Urban Expositions

Jeff Yunis sold the Women’s Wear in Nevada (WWIN) to Urban Expositions, the deal closing on August 19. No sale price was disclosed, but a source close to the deal told BODY “it was a very big number” and “well over $10 million.”
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Hanes Sales Rise, But Says Intimates Decline

While HanesBrands net sales rose over 13% for the quarter and six months ended July 4th, net income for the periods dropped 36.6% and 24.8% respectively.
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Naked Receives $2.34 Million From Investors

Naked Brand Group investors holding warrants, including Carole Hochman, chairwoman and son David Hochman, vice-chairman, have exercised those warrants with the company receiving approximately $2.34 million in new funds.
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Texco To Show Fabrics, Closures At Interfiliere

Texco, a leading manufacturer of hook and eye closures for the intimate apparel industry since 1969, is also “an experienced manufacturer of warp knit fabrics, producing high quality nylon, polyester, and half and double tricot,” according Claudia Poppe, director of sales and marketing for the U.S.
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Naked: Q1 Sales Double But Losses Also Grow

Sales at Naked Brand Group more than doubled in the first quarter of 2015, but losses also rose dramatically, rising to $1.8 million compared to a loss of $1.2 million in the same period last year.
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Q2 Sales Rise At Delta Galil, Profit Drops 5%

Sales rose at Delta Galil in the second quarter and first half of 2015, while net income dropped by 5% in both periods. With the release of results, CEO Isaac Dabah pointed out “the volatile currency exchange environment posed headwinds to profit growth.”
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Delta Galil Announces Purchase of P.J. Salvage

Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. has announced the acquisition of the P.J. Salvage brand and other assets of parent company Loomworks Apparel, Inc.
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Soma: Closing In On A Million Bras Donated

Soma will conclude its 11th bi-annual “Giving is Beautiful Soma Bra Donation” campaign on August 5th.
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American Apparel: Store Closings & Cost Cuts

In early July, American Apparel announced “the next phase of its strategic turnaround plan, including a redesigned fall merchandise line, approximately $30 million in cost-cutting initiatives, and key additions to its leadership team.”
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Tefron Ltd., Clover Group In Joint Venture

Scant details have emerged about a joint venture that Tefron Ltd. and Clover Group International Limited agreed to back in June, 2014. Shortly after the signing, both companies had declined to answer questions from BODY about the alliance.
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