Lululemon opened about 20 brick-and-mortar units in the last year.


Lululemon Is Taking on the Whole World

Future plans include an international expansion in men’s wear, fashion, footwear and self-care products.

clock April 24, 2019Kellie Ell

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Burlington Looks to Bolster Women’s, Active Sales

But the off-price retailer plans to make a comeback with activewear.

clock March 8, 2019Kellie Ell

From left: Happy Socks’ sock under Stance’s santa cat sock; Happy Socks’ socks; Express’ sock under Stance’s sock; Happy Socks’ socks, and Calzedonia tights (worn under throughout).


Sock Market Finds Its Footing With Novelty Styles

Socks offer consumers the chance to show off their personality without too much of a fashion risk.

clock December 24, 2018Kellie Ell

Miuccia Prada’s collection gave several strong accessory proposals for fall. There were glowing fluorescent bags, white rubber boots, lady bags with cartoon robots, small sci-fi sunglasses and heels with bungee-cord details. The range might have been a wink to iconic pieces of past collections, but these were supercharged and about the now, as in the return of the flame shoe done in a neon pink flame sandal style this time. Another key piece, reworked from the Prada lexicon, was a variety of socks, some with the iconic Prada sport red label, others with a knit version of the triangle logo plaque. — Thomas Waller

Business Features

Consumers Are Warming to Statement Socks

Sales of novelty socks continue to rise and shoppers grow bored with plain-old tube socks.

clock December 24, 2018Kellie Ell

Looks from the Nick Graham hosiery collection.


Gildan’s Expected $125M Sock Sales Drop Points to a Bigger Trend

Cute socks are in.

clock November 5, 2018Kellie Ell

Mens Clothing Furnishings

Peter Hunsinger’s Latest Chapter: Socks Sized Like Shoes

Called Kane 11, the direct-to-consumer site will launch on Nov. 11.

clock October 22, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Street style at Pairs Fashion Week Spring 2018.

Accessory Trends

What to Watch: Socks Category Growing as Fashion Go-to

Socks that make a statement are growing in the market.

clock August 27, 2018Thomas Waller


Fashion Scoops

Fun Socks, Fiorucci Collaborate on Capsule Line

The collaboration will be available this fall.

clock August 8, 2018Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Einstein Fans Can Dress, and Smell, Like a Genius

Along with his mass energy equivalence formula, the theoretical physicist created his own fashion sense with favorite pieces and an unmistakable mop of hair.

clock February 27, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Human Resources

Renfro Names Former VF Corp. Exec as CEO, President

The move follows the retirement of Bud Kilby after a 26-year career at the sock-maker.

clock July 3, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Fashion Scoops

Bombas Partners With Authentic Brands to Launch Muhammad Ali-Inspired Socks

Built on the policy that one pair of socks is donated to an underserved person for every pair purchased, Bombas has donated more than two million pairs of socks to date across the U.S.

clock March 1, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

Mergers and Acquisitions

Happy Socks Acquired by Palamon Capital Partners for $81.2M

Founders Mikael Söderlindh and Viktor Tell will remain involved with the company.

clock January 16, 2017Vicki M. Young

Item M6 Black Collection Sven Marquardt

Fashion Scoops

Legwear Label Item M6 Taps Photographer Sven Marquardt to Shoot Lookbook and Campaign

The Berghain bouncer shot the look book and campaign imagery in a Berlin-based boxing ring using analog photography.

clock October 17, 2016Lorelei Marfil

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DeFeet Teams With Unifi As New Fiber Supplier

DeFeet will incorporate Unifi’s Repreve, Sorbtek and XS Dynamic Tunable Cross-Section technology into a variety of its products.

clock September 30, 2016Arthur Friedman

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Gildan Buys Peds Legwear Amid Disappointing Earnings

Gildan Activewear acquired Peds Legwear for $55 million and delivered disappointing second-quarter results.

clock July 27, 2016Debra Borchardt

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