Victoria’s Secret Loses Trademark Battle Against Thomas Pink

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show | Source: Victoria's Secret

LONDON, United Kingdom — Victoria’s Secret lost a trademark dispute with a chain of shirt stores when a London judge said the lingerie brand’s “Pink” clothing line could confuse customers with its “sexy, mass-market appeal.”

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Victoria’s Secret Sports Bras Selling Slower Than Expected

Victoria's Secret Sports Bra Promotion | Source: Victoria's Secret

NEW YORK, United States — The lingerie chain, part of L Brands Inc., last year rolled out a new line of sports bras, including push-up varieties that let women show off their cleavage at the gym. The move was part of an increasing focus on activewear clothes, such as butt- enhancing workout pants and training shorts.

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Retailers’ Sales Chilled by Weather, Low Consumer Confidence

Source: Reuters

NEW YORK, United States — Shoppers last month continued to pinch their pennies, seeking out bargains and paying fewer visits to stores. They also were unnerved by slumping stock markets and impeded from shopping by an unusually cold and snowy January that, because of high heating bills, could hurt retail sales well into the spring, analysts said.

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L Brands Key January Revenue Metric Up 9 Percent

Victoria's Secret Swimwear Campaign | Source: Victoria's Secret

COLUMBUS, United States — L Brands, the owner of Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works and other retailers, said Thursday its January revenue at stores open at least a year rose 9 percent, easily beating Wall Street predictions.

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The China Edit | Asian Catwalk Queens, Furla Accelerates Store Openings, Cute Gives Way to Cool, Animal Testing Complicates L’Oréal Expansion

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The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.

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Victoria’s Secret Parent Revenue Figure up in July

Victoria's Secret Flawless Line Campaign | Source: Victoria's Secret

COLUMBUS, United States — L Brands, which owns Victoria's Secret as well as Bath and Body Works, said that revenue at stores open at least a year rose 3 percent in July, better than expected, and the company raised its earnings guidance for the second quarter.

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On Fleeting Hong Kong Trips, Chinese Make Frugal Fashionable

Source: Reuters

HONG KONG, China — Armed with empty suitcases and same-day return tickets, an army of mainland Chinese is descending on suburban outlet shopping malls and international fashion chains in Hong Kong, turning cheap into the new chic as luxury falls out of favour.

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Week in Review | Against Fast Fashion Collaborations, Joe Fresh’s approach, Leutton Postle

Week in Review November 12-16

Op-Ed | Making The Case Against Fast Fashion Collaborations (Opinion) “These underlying commercial motives are often obscured, however, by a ubiquitous but pernicious phrase: ‘the democratisation of fashion.’ Whoever coined the term is surely the marketing genius of the 21st century. On the face of it, who can argue that ‘the democratisation of fashion’ isn’t a good thing?” Joseph Mimran’s Fresh Approach (Intelligence)

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Victoria’s not so secret, Holt’s youth click, Klimt legacy, UK textile resurgence, Working fashionista

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012 | Source: Global Beauties

Victoria’s Secret Channels Mad Men Into Hottest Limited (BusinessWeek) “Limited Brands Inc. Victoria’s Secret is thriving using a marketing strategy that seems more Mad Men-era than from the age of Twitter. While other big brand retailers try to hone their social- media skills, the intimate-apparel chain is creating excitement with a network TV holiday fashion show featuring young women wearing Swarovski crystal-decorated

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