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Contents issue week 42-2015

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ISSN 1994-2419

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Issue Week 42-2015 

Summary of news published in Week 41-2015

jpa4Sibil220THE PUBLICATION of a new report on erotic lingerie reflects the broader acceptance of the concept by women consumers, the efforts of independent retailers to overcome competition from chains as well as e-tailers and the search by manufacturers of new categories to develop. In the US, and to a growing extent in Europe, window displays and advertisements in trade publications suggest that erotic styles and labels account for a considerable proportion of the wholesale business and that chains, department stores and e-tailers have largely taken over the distribution of more traditional styles. The introduction by middle-of-the-road brands of so-called Boudoir lines also reflects growing demand for more mildly erotic styles. It could well be that an increasing number of women take pleasure in assuming a femme fatale personality when choosing lingerie, yet continue to wear more demure outer garments.

 

Jean-Pierre Adeline

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BACKGROUND – developments to bear in mind

 

SAUDI ARABIA: problems found with female staff

EROTIC LINGERIE: report predicts strong growth

SPAIN: clothing sales continue to increase

KOREA: imports provide keener competition

BEACHWEAR: report focuses on Chinese scene

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SUPPLIERS – information from the upstream sector

 

NILIT: 2015 trade fair presence updated

EUROJERSEY: five themes proposed for swimwear

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THE APPAREL SCENE – news of brands and labels

 

FUNKITA: Australian label launched in US

BOSOM GALORE: collection now re-branded

HANESBRANDS: leg-shaping hosiery proposed                         

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DISTRIBUTION – evolution of chains and channels

 

GLAMUSE: new owner plans major expansion

HUNKEMOELLER: bidders invited to tweak offers

MARKS & SPENCER: Indian growth focuses on lingerie

BRAVISSIMO: live video assistance boosts sales

AMERICAN APPAREL: Chapter 11 filing reported

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 PEOPLE – corporate personalities

IVAN LAGO: made sales manager of Meryl Yarns

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FINISHING TOUCH – the smile for this week

 

ECONOMY: free fuel offered to bikini wearers

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