Colin’s Column | Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, Fashion Catalyst

Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou | Source: Courtesy

On the eve of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, held for the first time in London, Colin McDowell sits down with the multi-tasking Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, the show’s creative director, and owner and editor-in-chief of 10 Magazine.

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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

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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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