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Contents issue week 42-2015


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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


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


SUPPLIERS – information from the upstream sector


NILIT: 2015 trade fair presence updated

EUROJERSEY: five themes proposed for swimwear



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                         


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



 PEOPLE – corporate personalities

IVAN LAGO: made sales manager of Meryl Yarns



FINISHING TOUCH – the smile for this week


ECONOMY: free fuel offered to bikini wearers



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