SIXTY SIGNS: Italian accessories firm Coccinelle has inked a deal with Miss Sixty to produce and distribute a handbag and small leather goods line for the denim brand. The line will bow for the fall season. Coccinelle said its goal is to reach a sales volume of 16 million euros in the arc of the first three years, or $20.6 million at current exchange rates. Giampiero Cartia, who has worked at Gucci, Trussardi and Dolce & Gabbana, will oversee the creative direction of the collection, which will be distributed in Miss Sixty stores around the world as well as multibrand and department stores in Europe and Japan. A Coccinelle spokeswoman said the line will target teenagers and retail prices will range from about 50 euros, or $64.37, to 120 euros, or $154.48.

DAN RIVER EMERGES: Fabric maker Dan River Inc. emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings Monday after more than 10 months of operating under court protection. Barry Shea, who took on the role of president and chief executive officer when the Danville, Va.-based company exited bankruptcy, said in a statement, “The reorganization process has allowed us to emerge from Chapter 11 with a greatly deleveraged balance sheet and an improved expense structure.” The firm also canceled its publicly traded shares, which had traded recently on the Pink Sheets.

This story first appeared in the February 15, 2005 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.