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Lucy Introduces Extended Size Range

Manufacturing

Lucy, the Alameda, Calif.–based activewear brand, is launching a new extended-size range.

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Football Pro Terrell Owens Launched Prototype 81

Prototype 81

Former NFL player Terrell Owens launched a new luxury activewear collection during the recent run of the MRket trade show at the Javits Center in New York.

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Slippers for the Sophisticated Set

Kevyn Wynn wants you to slip into something glamorous—ideally a pair of her “cocktail slippers.”

Off-Price at Majors Show to Bow at CMC in September

Trade Shows

The California Market Center is launching a new trade show focused on the off-price market.

Active Collective Expands to NY, Swim Collective Shifts Dates

Trade Shows

Activewear trade show Active Collective will expand to the East Coast in January.

Obituary: Showroom Owner Terry Ventre, 62

Trade Shows

Terese Virginia Ventre—known to her friends, familiar and colleagues as Terr—died on June 23 after a short battle with lung cancer. She was 62 years old.

Coolibar Acquired by California Company

Manufacturing

Minneapolis-based sun-protective apparel and accessories maker Coolibar Inc. has been acquired by Olivarius Hospitality California, a Santa Barbara, Calif.–based company owned by Olivier Leclercq.

Andrew Richard Named VP Regional Sales for ASICS America

Manufacturing

Irvine, Calif.–based ASICS America Corp., the U.S. headquarters of Japanese footwear and athletic apparel brand ASICS, has named sportswear industry veteran Andrew Richard vice president of regional sales for the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

Silicon Valley–Based EFI Acquires Optitex

Technology

Electronics For Imaging Inc., a printing technology firm based in Fremont, Calif., has acquired Israel-based design software firm Optitex Ltd. for approximately $52.8 million.

FMNC Draws Retailers from Pacific Northwest—and Beyond

Trade Shows

Fashion Market Northern California, the apparel and accessories trade show in San Mateo, Calif., typically draws retailers from across Northern California as well as a few from neighboring states. But during the show’s recent June 26–28 run at the San Mateo Event Center, exhibitors reported seeing buyers from as far away as Pennsylvania and Georgia.

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