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A Squad of Female Executives Takes Over at Manhattan Beachwear

By Deborah Belgum | March 28, 2019

Inside the two-story industrial office building that houses the vast Manhattan Beachwear operations in Cypress, Cal­if., a mini revolution is going on.

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Manhattan Beachwear Adds New Swim Labels

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One Round of Surf M&A, Round Two Begins

Billabong International’s last day of trading on the Australian Securities Exchange was April 9, bringing an end to a major round of acquisitions in the surfwear market.

Boardriders Names New CEO to Replace Pierre Agnes

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Search Called Off for Boardriders CEO Missing at Sea

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What’s Next for Boardriders?

With the announcement of Boardriders Inc.’s purchase of Billabong International, the surf business’s two biggest rivals are now on the same team, which means people in the surf industry are asking whether the deal is going to be a wave that lifts all boats or if it is going to be a wipeout.

Boardriders Acquires Billabong

Two big surfwear companies will be riding the waves together.

First-Time Designer Makes a Splash with Paradise Ranch Designs

Kristyn Goddard, the designer and owner of Paradise Ranch Designs, dreamed of buying swimwear that could be as alluring as a Hollywood starlet’s portrait from the 1940s and 1950s yet not reveal too much of a woman’s body.

B.Swim Charts a New Course

When Sunsets Inc. wanted to take its B.Swim brand in a different direction, it hired Stephanie Graves to set the course for the label.

Free Bella: Sustainable Swimwear at a Reasonable Price Point

Francesca Lagudi was still in fashion school when she launched her swimwear line, called Free Bella, two years ago.

Lolli Swim: All Things Gidget and More

As a kid growing up in Upland, Calif., Vy Nguyen swam practically every day. If she wasn’t in a swimming pool, she was at the beach. “I was just obsessed with swimming and the beach,” said the founder of Lolli Swim.

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