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How Apparel Manufacturers and Retailers Are Coping With the E-Commerce Threat

By Deborah Belgum | April 3, 2014

These are tough times for traditional retailers. Many big store chains and specialty stores are finding their business is being swept away by websites that make it easier for people to shop any time of the day or night without even moving from the couch.

What Buyers Are Looking for in an Apparel Company

This year could be a very good year for apparel companies that have a “For Sale” sign hanging outside their front door.

Kellwood and Meister Split

David Meister had operated under the Kellwood umbrella for 15 years under a licensing agreement that will not be renewed.

New Mart Owner Donates $15 Million to LA Jewish Home

Many know Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer as the force behind The New Mart building, recently made a donation of $15 million to the Los Angeles Jewish Home.

James Campbell Brands Acquired by Hampshire Group

Los Angeles–area menswear maker James Campbell Brands has been acquired by New York–based Hampshire Group Ltd. from Maverick J LLC, a Rick Solomon Co.

Bond Holders Pressure American Apparel to Repay Hundreds of Millions

According to press reports, American Apparel has hired lawyers Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP to provide restructuring advice on $206 million it owes bondholders.

Swimwear Label Bleu/Rod Beattie Sold to Amerex Group

Bleu/Rod Beattie has been sold by New York swimwear manufacturer A.H. Schreiber Co. to Amerex Group.

California Economy Predicted to Improve Next Year and Grow Modestly

California’s economy next year should be on a positive path, growing slightly more than the U.S. economy as the housing market and other industries forge ahead and grow, according to a recent economic forecast released by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

Bebe Going Private? Not So Fast, Analyst Says

Bebe Stores Inc. is just a year into its turnaround campaign, but media reports indicate that the publicly traded contemporary retailer is investigating a sale and going private.

Apparel Finance Experts Give Advice on How to Weather the Economy

Financial experts weigh in on how apparel manufacturers will fare in 2014 and what challenges to expect in the months ahead.

Tough January Showed Bright Spots

Extreme weather made the traditionally low sales month of January even tougher for retailers. However, businesses rallied, said the International Council of Shopping Centers, and sales increased 3.5 percent, according to its tally of comparable-store sales.

Economists Say a Tough Year Can Only Lead to a Much Better 2014

Economists Say a Tough Year Can Only Lead to a Much Better 2014

Apparel manufacturers and clothing stores are taking stock of 2013 and shaking their heads.

Cherokee Acquires Tony Hawk Brands

Cherokee, the Sherman Oaks, Calif., company that has a stable of brands that include Cherokee, Carole Little, Liz Lange and Sideout, bought skateboard-centric brands Tony Hawk and Hawk from Quiksilver in a deal that closed on Jan. 10.

Finance Resources

Finance Resources

Shareholders Group Seeks to Take Wet Seal Private

After more than two decades of being a public company, The Wet Seal Inc., based in Foothill Ranch, Calif., might go private.

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