TECHNOLOGY

Roberto Cavalli Uses Optitex CAD to Coordinate Hand-Crafted Details and Tight Turn Times

By Alison A. Nieder | February 26, 2015

Italian luxury brand Roberto Cavalli added the Optitex 2-D Pattern Making and Optitex 3-D Virtual Prototyping CAD Suites.

Lingerie Brand Regina Miracle Adds Centric PLM

Regina Miracle International Ltd., a Hong Kong–based lingerie and shapewear maker, is adding Centric 8 product lifecycle management software to help coordinate collaboration between the lingerie company’s sample-development team and its customers and its internal sample-development team.

Florida Apparel Brand Lord Daniel Taps NGC for ERP

Lord Daniel Sportswear selected NGC’s fashion enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to help the Florida company manage its growing specialty apparel business.

What’s Next for Elyse Walker

What’s Next for Elyse Walker

Retailers do business in a world where every sale counts, but since Elyse Walker started her self-named boutique more than 15 years ago, she tried to take a different sales angle.

Bungalow Clothing Gets Funding by Mixing E-commerce With Old-School Retail

Bungalow Clothing Gets Funding by Mixing E-commerce With Old-School Retail

The executives of online shopping site Bungalow Clothing believe there is a new way of building an e-commerce business, and it means taking a page from one of the oldest playbooks in retail.

Spanish Brand Encuentro Moda Centralizes Operations with YuniquePLM

Barcelona-based fashion label Encuentro Moda is using YuniquePLM to streamline its product lifecycle management and provide a centralized platform for its operations in retail, design and manufacturing.

BM Merchandising Selects Simparel Enterprise Solution

BM Merchandising Co. Ltd., maker of the Royal Blue brand of men’s and juniors denim and knit apparel brands and a private-label producer, is replacing its legacy business system and software tools with Simparel Enterprise Solution.

Petit Bateau Selects Lectra Fashion PLM

To help streamline product development and improve speed-to-market, French label Petit Bateau selected Lectra Fashion PLM.

EarthLink Introduces Secure Storefront to Protect Retailers From Data Breaches

Like the massive data breach at Target in late 2013, the news last fall that a breach may have affected 56 million credit and debit cards at Home Depot made headlines, but according to EarthLink Chief Security Officer Peter Chronis, the number of data breaches in the last year was even higher.

IBM Survey Says Online Shopping Activity Lags Behind Enthusiasm for the Channel

In a survey released during the National Retail Federation’s Big Show and annual conference in New York, the IBM Institute for Business Value found that consumers’ growing enthusiasm for online shopping and “digital interaction with retailers” is not matched by their actual behavior.

2014 Newsmakers: Avery Dennison RBIS Opens Innovation Center in Downtown L.A.

For its third Customer Design and Innovation Center, or CDIC, Glendale, Calif.–based Avery Dennison’s Retail Branding and Information Solutions unit (RBIS) looked to downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District, where the branding, packaging and technology solutions company opened a 15,000-square-foot facility on East Third Street in September.

Surprises and Contrasts

Surprises and Contrasts

From the sale of trade show giant Advanstar to the high-profile federal raid on Los Angeles Fashion District businesses, 2014 was a year of surprises and contrasts.

International Checkout Goes Where Few Shippers Dare

International Checkout Inc., a Van Nuys, Calif.–based shipper, has carved a niche of managing international sales and fulfillment for retailers such as Bebe, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet, Trina Turk, Joe’s Jeans and Kitson. It recently announced that it would be working with high-profile boutique Ron Herman.

QST Introduces Online Waistband Design Tool

QST Introduces Online Waistband Design Tool

The international marketing director for QST Industries has a waistband wall, which is part of the Chicago-based company’s trade show booth. But, inevitably, designers at trade shows will pull off examples of the custom waistband treatments they want to use in their own collections.

Unique Solutions Design to Open California HQ

Unique Solutions Design Ltd., makers of the Me-Ality apparel size-matching service, which has been piloted at select Bloomingdale’s locations, announced the opening of a California headquarters and a new chief executive officer, who will serve at the company’s office in Santa Clara, Calif.

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