Athletic


HanesBrands Buys Knights Apparel for $200 Million

Among other things, Knights Apparel produces college logo apparel

Winston-Salem, NC--HanesBrands Inc. said today that it intends to buy Knights Apparel for $200 million from Merit Capital … [Read more...]

NPD: “Athleisure” Lifestyle Drives Fashion Sales Growth in 2014

Debuting at NYFW: "adidas yeezy made by Kanye West"

Port Washington, NY—Total U.S. apparel, footwear and accessories sales in 2014 were up1% due primarily to growth in activewear, … [Read more...]

Under Armour Scores Better-Than-Expected Q4, Buys MyFitnessPal App

Most decorated woman downhill skier of all time, Lindsey Vonn, decked out in Under Armour

Baltimore—Under Armour continued its upward stride as a force to be reckoned with in athletic wear. The upwardly-mobile brand … [Read more...]

Iconix Scores Rights to PONY Brand in North America

Iconix Acquires PONY

New York—The upswing in athleisure trends continues to be felt, even in acquisitions. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. today announced … [Read more...]

Controversial Lululemon Founder Steps Down from Board

Former Lululemon Chairman Chip Wilson

Vancouver--Chip Wilson, the controversial executive who led yoga brand Lululemon from its founding in 1998 until 2012, has … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Zoinx Sunglasses

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Those of you lucky enough to be lounging poolside in St. Bart’s or St. Kitts with your umbrella drinks surely must be donning the … [Read more...]

Adidas to sell Rockport for $280M to Berkshire Partners, New Balance

Rockport's Winter Street Tall Boot

Herzogenaurach, Germany / Canton, MA—The Adidas Group announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its … [Read more...]

PUMA, United Legwear Form New Kids Apparel Joint Venture in North America

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Westford, MA—Global sport brand PUMA and United Legwear & Apparel Co. LLC (ULAC), today announced that they are entering into … [Read more...]

Nike Q2 Earnings Exceptional—Except Future Orders Downturn

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Beaverton, OR—Nike reported Thursday night that its second quarter profit rose 23% while its revenue increased 15% to $7.4 … [Read more...]

‘Tis the Season for Premium Basketball Footwear

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Port Washington, NY–-Higher-priced athletic footwear has become an early favorite among holiday shoppers. Athletic footwear sales … [Read more...]

Puma Taps Rihanna as New Creative Director

RiRi partners with Puma

Herzogenaurach, Germany—Puma, which has been struggling to regain its foothold in athleisure wear, just inked a coup: the athletic … [Read more...]

2015’s Business Climate and New Opportunities Forecast

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Irvine, CA—2015 is less than a month away but prognosticators are already predicting what’s going to be the most important trends … [Read more...]