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Naked Now A Car Firm, Exits FOH Lingerie

Naked Brand Group has changed its name to Cenntro Electric Group Limited (CAG) after joining with the electric vehicle company just before the new year, and “has divested its FOH Online business,” which offered Frederick’s of Hollywood lingerie. » I want to read more and receive info from Naked Brand Group

The Rezniks Launch Comfortable Morph Bra

The Morph Bra; Maurice and Joanie Reznik.

Joanie Reznik and her husband Maurice recently founded The Morphing Company, as well as launching a new website, Morphbra.com, in a mission to provide women with more comfortable intimates and other apparel. » I want to read more and receive info from Morphbra.com

VS Reaffirmed Strong Q4; Repurchased Shares

Website image from the VS semi-annual sale.

Victoria’s Secret reported on December 29 that it has accelerated plans to repurchase $250 million shares of its stock, and noted strong sales growth over the holiday season. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Naked Shareholders Approve EV Acquisition


Shareholders at Naked Brand Group Limited “overwhelmingly approved” the acquisition of the Cenntro electric vehicle company in late December, as part of an abrupt shift that is expected to lead to the company’s exit from the lingerie business. » I want to read more and receive info from Naked Brand Group

Sales, Income Soar For Wacoal Division

Wacoal’s Lively brand.

First half sales jumped over 65%, and an operating loss from last year turned to a profit for Wacoal International Corp., the division which includes all of North and South America. » I want to read more and receive info from Wacoal

Dreamgirl Introduces Simply Sexy Collection


Dreamgirl has revealed highlights from its 2022 Simply Sexy collection which will be available in early spring. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Calida To Sell Mountain Sports Gear Division

The changes at Calida reflected in the covers of the 2013 and 2014 annual reports.

Calida Group, which includes both the Aubade and Calida intimates divisions, reported at the end of December that it had received a “binding offer for sale of Millet Mountain Group,” a sports equipment firm which it had gradually taken over starting in 2013. » I want to read more and receive info from Calida

Andie Raises $18.5M; Opens Shop In Florida


Andie, the direct to consumer swim and intimates brand founded in 2017, announced a new $18.5 million funding round, this on top of “more than $9 million in venture financing,” it had previously raised. » I want to read more and receive info from Andie

Soma Q3 Sales Up Sharply Over ‘20, ‘19

Soma’s “Enbliss Luxe Front-Close Lace-Back Bra, $59; and its Lightest Lift Flocked Animal Demi Bra, $59.

Soma reported a 30.2% comparable sales increase over last year’s third quarter as well as a 43.5% comparable sales increase over the third quarter of fiscal 2019. » I want to read more and receive info from Soma

Aerie Q3: Sales $315M, Operating Income $52M

An image from the Aerie website.

Aerie net revenue increased 28% and operating income rose 46% in the third quarter. » I want to read more and receive info from Aerie

Dreamgirl’s Festive Holiday Suggestions


“The holidays are here and Dreamgirl is pulling out all of the bells and whistles to cater to a festive season after many have spent the last year in a half in isolation,” declared a company spokesperson. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Victoria’s Secret: Profit $75.2M, Sales $1.44B

Push up bra on the VS website.

Victoria’s Secret, which includes Pink, earned $75.213 million on sales of $1.441 billion in the quarter ended October 30, compared to a profit of $143.383 million on sales of $1.353 billion during the same thirteen weeks last year. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

Playboy Q3: Lost $7.7M On Sales of $58.4M

The Honey Birdette website.

Playboy lost $7.699 million on sales of $58.356 million in the third quarter, compared with a profit of $1.266 million on sales of $35.004 million in the same three months last year, as recent acquisitions boosted sales, while profits remain elusive. » I want to read more and receive info from Playboy

NuBra: New Panties Get Enthusiastic Response


NuBra’s recently launched seamless panty collection has received enthusiastic response from retailers and consumers alike, demonstrated by strong sales and glowing store reviews. » I want to read more and receive info from NuBra

Naked To Exit Lingerie, Join With Car Firm


Naked Brand Group plans to join with a Hong Kong electric car company and exit the lingerie business. » I want to read more and receive info from Naked Brand Group

For Sale: Profitable, Online Fitnesswear Shop

A highly profitable fitnesswear retailer, in business for 20 years, is for sale. Contact Nick Monjo at (917) 602-9430 or at Nick@fmmg.com. » I want to read more and receive info from Body Magazine

Hanes U.S. Innerwear Sales Up 25% In Quarter

Hanes Ultimate Ultra Light Comfort V-Neck Wirefree Bra, $18.99; and the Ultimate Ultra Light SmoothTec Wirefree Bra, $17.99.

Hanes U.S. Innerwear sales jumped 25% in the quarter ended October 2, “driven by momentum in shapewear and innovation in bras and men’s underwear.” » I want to read more and receive info from Hanes

Parade Underwear: New Funding, SoHo Shop


Parade Underwear, which recently landed a new, $20 million investment round, is scheduled to open a retail shop in SoHo this month. » I want to read more and receive info from Parade Underwear

La Perla blue bra and brief in stretch tulle (about $345); pink leavers lace bra, thong and garter belt (about $1,140); and blue rayon slip (about $295).

La Perla lost 23.60 million euros (about $27.4 million at current exchange rates) on sales of 34.241 million euros (about $39.7 million) in the first half of 2021, compared to a loss of 41.30 million euros (about $47.9 million) on sales of 27.531 million euros (about $31.9 million) in the same period last year. » I want to read more and receive info from La Perla

MINDD Bras Now Sold On VictoriasSecret.com

MINDD bra, panty and bodysuit.

MINDD, an online bra company launched in early 2020 and catering to the “D+ customer, announced a new partnership in which its products will be sold exclusively “on www.VictoriasSecret.com within the “Brands We Love” platform” as well as continuing to be sold on the MINDD website. » I want to read more and receive info from MINDD

Maurices: New Lingerie, Sleepwear Collections

One of the bras in the new Maurices collection.

Maurices launched a new intimate apparel collection in its over 900 stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as on maurices.com. The retailer also added a new sleepwear collection to its website. » I want to read more and receive info from Maurices

Dreamgirl Lingerie’s Holiday Gift Suggestions


“The happiest season of the year is here…Tis the season for gifting!” rejoiced a Dreamgirl representative. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Valens Delivers Higher Profits For Its Retailers

Three of the Valens’ brands: Sermija, Corin, Ewa Bien.

Valens Lingerie is a distributor of luxury intimate apparel with a business strategy designed to increase the profitability of better, independent lingerie retailers in the U.S. BODY publisher Nick Monjo interviewed the company’s Tatyana Ponomareva on her unique approach. » I want to read more and receive info from Valens Lingerie

Blackstone Buying Majority Stake In Spanx


Investment bank Blackstone is buying a majority interest in Spanx, with Sara Blakely continuing to own “a significant equity stake,” and remaining to oversea operations along with her “existing senior management team.” » I want to read more and receive info from Spanx

Playboy Buying Dream Social Content Site


PLBY Group is buying Dream, “a social content platform that provides creators with tools to interact directly with their fans,” and which will become the home for “Centerfold,” a new Playboy venture which, apparently, will also provide opportunities for commerce. » I want to read more and receive info from Playboy

Panty Promise: Organic, Clean, Seamless Cotton


Panty Promise is a collection of seamless, organic cotton panties launched a year ago promising “zero panty lines with a focus on feminine health & hygiene,” according to founder and designer Jessica Krupa. » I want to read more and receive info from Panty Promise

The Shapeez Secret: 360 Degree Shaping


“You have never heard a bra company bragging about how great they make your back look,” declared David Berner, CFO and co-owner of Shapeez. “But that is a key element of our patented bra design, and a component to the success of our brand.” » I want to read more and receive info from Shapeez

Rigby & Peller Might Shrink To Three Shops

The U.S. retail chain Rigby & Peller is currently down to just four locations and could soon close one of those stores according to a company executive at parent company Belgium-based Van de Velde. » I want to read more and receive info from Rigby & Peller

Successful NILS Hosted ‘Over 450 Buyers’

The New International Lingerie Show reported “over 450 buyers” from “183 accounts” attended the event September 12 and 13 at the Tuscany Hotel in Las Vegas, according to co-owner Tim McNamara. » I want to read more and receive info from New International Lingerie Show

Naked Stock Up After It Teased New M&A Deal


Naked’s stock has been higher since company CEO and chairman Justin Davis-Rice announced August 20 that the company had reached a tentative agreement to partner with another “substantial” firm and was in the process of due diligence on the deal. » I want to read more and receive info from Naked Brand Group

5 Star Reviews Drive Growth Of Comfeez


Customers continue to submit five star reviews for the Comfeez bralettes that Shapeez recently introduced, as the company prepares to expand the line with a specially designed plus size collection. » I want to read more and receive info from Shapeez

Aerie Q2 Income +132%, Sales +34%


Aerie operating income soared 132% to $70,646,000 in the quarter ended July 31, “reflecting a 21.0% operating margin.” Total net revenue rose 34% to $335,795,000 for the intimates division of American Eagle Outfitters (AEO). » I want to read more and receive info from Aerie

Second Quarter Sales At Soma Jump 52.5%

Lingerie on the Soma website.

Sales at Soma, the lingerie division of Chico’s FAS, jumped 52.5% in the second quarter to $128,627,000, compared to $84,337,000 in the three months ended August 1, 2020. » I want to read more and receive info from Soma

Van de Velde Sales, Profits Leap In First Half


Van de Velde profit in the first half of 2021 rose 266.5% to m€ 18.2 (million euros, about $21.5 million at today’s exchange rates), as sales rose 32.1% to m€ 97.6 (about $115.5 million). » I want to read more and receive info from Van de Velde

Rigby & Peller Drops To Four U.S. Locations

An image from the Rigby & Peller website.

Rigby & Peller recently “permanently closed” its lingerie shop at 104 5th Avenue, between 15th and 16th Street in Manhattan, leaving the chain with just four locations in the U.S. » I want to read more and receive info from Van de Velde

Chantelle Moving Out Of Lingerie District


Chantelle is moving its U.S. headquarters out of the lingerie district at 34th Street and Madison Avenue to a location close to Grand Central Terminal. » I want to read more and receive info from Chantelle

VS Earned $151.1M On Sales Of $1.61B In Q2


Victoria’s Secret & Co., which includes Pink, and has now separated from Bath & Body Works, earned $151.08 million on sales of $1.614 billion in the quarter ended July 31, 2021. » I want to read more and receive info from Victoria’s Secret

David’s Bridal Adds To New Galina Lingerie


David’s Bridal has expanded the “newly launched lingerie” collection under its own Galina Signature private label brand. The group of 15 designs includes bustiers, thongs, garters, a teddy bodysuit, a push-up nightie, babydolls, chemises and slips. » I want to read more and receive info from David’s Bridal

Sales For Hanes Basics +48%, Intimates +150%


Hanes Innerwear sales, excluding personal protection equipment (PPE), rose dramatically in the second quarter over the same periods in both 2020 and 2019. » I want to read more and receive info from Hanes

Sales, Earnings, Margins Rise At Delta Galil

Sale event at barenecessities.com.

Delta Galil earned $27.27 million on sales of $455.77 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2021, compared to a loss of $53.29 million on sales of $270.95 million in the same period a year ago. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

Splendies Subscription Service Expanding


Splendies is an eight year old subscription underwear business that, according to founder Anthony Coombs, will bring in up to $18 million this year. BODY publisher Nick Monjo asked about the company’s start, its expansion into new categories and the addition of a new online shop. » I want to read more and receive info from Splendies

Wacoal U.S. Q1 Sales, Operating Income Jump

Multicolored bras at wearlively.com.

Sales at Wacoal International Corp., the Wacoal division that covers the U.S. and all of the Americas, jumped to 7,435 million yen (roughly $67.4 million at current exchange rates) in the quarter ended June 30, 2021, up from 3,404 million yen (about $30.9 million) in the same period last year. » I want to read more and receive info from Wacoal

Lingerie on the Playboy website.

Playboy lost $8.915 million on sales of $49.851 million in its second quarter ended June 30, compared to a loss of $3.616 million on sales of $34.557 million in the same period last year. » I want to read more and receive info from Playboy

Kaye Larcky Coming To August Curve Show


Kaye Larcky is coming to the August Curve show in New York with a variety of bras focused on minimizers, sport bras,“Mammawear,” and everyday essentials. » I want to read more and receive info from Kaye Larcky

Embrago: Apparel That Lets You Forgo A Bra


Embrago, a new apparel brand that allows women to forgo wearing a bra, will be showing at Curve in August, its first trade show and “national debut.” » I want to read more and receive info from Embrago

GemBra Launches Successfully On QVC


The GemBra had a dramatically successful launch on QVC, bringing in over $80,000 in sales from an initial eight minute, late night presentation in July. » I want to read more and receive info from GemBra

Noir: Recent North American Sales Growth


Noir Handmade, a higher-priced fetish, lingerie and clubwear brand, headquartered in Wroclaw, Poland, reported strong, recent growth on this side of the Atlantic. » I want to read more and receive info from Noir Handmade

Biota: “Ecofriendly” Brand Coming To Curve


Biota is a Colombia-based “ecofriendly” producer of a small collection of basics, scheduled to show at Curve in New York in August, its first ever trade show. » I want to read more and receive info from Biota

Dreamgirl’s Fall Holiday Valentine’s Day Offering


Dreamgirl has introduced its 2021/2022 Fall Holiday Valentine’s Day Collection » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

NILS: Now With 50+ Companies Signed For Vegas

Roland Timney, Tim McNamara of the New ILS.

The New International Lingerie Show continues to grow, now with over 50 exhibitors signed for its event September 13 and 14 in Las Vegas, with more expected in the coming weeks. » I want to read more and receive info from The International Lingerie Show


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