Melanie Kletter

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customer service

In order to help grow their businesses, women’s sportswear firms look for ways to reach out directly to consumers.

clock February 13, 2007Melanie Kletter

A look from Red Carter.

Fashion Features

The Rising Tide

IMG’s Sunglass Hut Swim Shows showcase fashion-forward labels in a fast-growing swim market.

Swim’s march to full-fledged fashion category continues with the second edition of the Sunglass Hut Swim Shows Miami presented by Lycra.

The…

clock August 8, 2006Melanie Kletter

A look from Heatherlynn, a new activewear and contemporary line.

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Heatherlynn’s Twist: Vitamin C Activewear

New activewear brand Heatherlynn is using a fabric infused with vitamin C that is designed to be released into the wearer’s skin.

clock May 18, 2006Melanie Kletter

Activewear and innerwear from the new Victoria's Secret Sexy Sport collection.

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Victoria’s Secret Shows Its Sporty Side

Victoria’s Secret is extending its reach to the gym with Sexy Sport, a sports bra and activewear collection that bows May 15.

clock May 4, 2006Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Telsey Becomes Interactive…Victoria’s Secret Broadens Horizons…

The Telsey Advisory Group, TAG, has created an interactive calendar at its web site, http://www.telseygroup.com… Victoria’s Secret is extending its reach from the boudoir to the gym.

clock May 3, 2006Melanie Kletter and Vicki M. Young

Under Armour has been building its women's offerings.

Financial

Sales, Profits Rise at Under Armour

The company’s stock gained $4.29 to close at $37 Wednesday in New York Stock Exchange trading.

clock April 27, 2006Melanie Kletter

A bikini from H&M's World Cup-inspired collection.

Fashion Features

Brands and Stores Get in Step for World Cup

The World Cup soccer tournament kicks off in June and athletic brands, along with designers and stores, are getting in on the action.

clock April 27, 2006Melanie Kletter and Emilie Marsh

The ball people at Wimbledon will wear these Polo looks.

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Polo Crest Arrives at Wimbledon

The young men and women picking up tennis balls at Wimbledon this summer will sport an oversized, 3-inch Polo Ralph Lauren polo player logo on their new uniform.

clock April 26, 2006Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Under Armour’s 1Q Earnings Surpass Expectations

Propelled by growth in its women’s business, activewear company Under Armour Inc. reported Wednesday that first-quarter earnings soared.

clock April 26, 2006Melanie Kletter

Everything But Water is now owned by Bear Stearns.

Financial

Everything But Water Sold, Founder Exits

Everything But Water, one of the country’s largest specialty swim chains, has been acquired by Bear Growth Capital Partners, a division of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking.

clock April 21, 2006Melanie Kletter

Paiva has just opened in Austin, Tex.

Retail

Women’s Athletic Stores on the Rise

The new Paiva retail concept from Finish Line is part of a growing trend of athletic specialty stores for women.

clock April 20, 2006Melanie Kletter

A spring look from Aaron Chang.

Financial

Norm Zwail Joins Aaron Chang International

Junior swim and surfwear company Aaron Chang has a new operating structure, and has tapped activewear industry veteran Norm Zwail as president.

clock April 20, 2006Melanie Kletter

Financial

Bear Stearns Acquires Swim Retailer

Everything But Water, one of the country’s largest specialty swim chains, has been acquired by Bear Growth Capital Partners, a division of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking.

clock April 20, 2006Melanie Kletter

Mindy Grossman has left the activewear giant.

Financial

Jumping the Nike Ship: Mindy Grossman Exits, Joins Barry Diller’s IAC

In another dramatic management shift at Nike Inc., Mindy Grossman has stepped down as global vice president of apparel to become chief executive officer of retailing at Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp.

clock April 18, 2006Melanie Kletter and Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Nike Global Vice President Resigns

NEW YORK — Mindy Grossman has stepped down as global vice president of apparel at Nike Inc. to become chief executive officer of retailing at IAC/InterActiveCorp, which is headed by Barry Diller, chairman and chief executive…

clock April 17, 2006Melanie Kletter

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