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RG Barry Becomes a Private Company

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Pickerington, OH—The acquisition of footwear and accessories maker RG Barry Corporation for $215 million by private equity firm Mill Road Capital has closed. The deal, which was announced in May, will mean RG Barry is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of a newly-formed corporation controlled by Mill Road. Mill Road Capital …

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Executive Moves: Ross Stores, Deckers, Vera Bradley, RG Barry

In What's New, People by Accessories Staff

Ross Stores Appoints Michael Hartshorn Chief Financial Officer Dublin, CA—Ross Stores Inc. announced that Michael Hartshorn, 46, is being promoted to chief financial officer, retaining his senior vice president title, effective Feb. 2. Hartshorn will be responsible for the accounting, treasury, financial planning, tax, risk management and investor relations functions. …

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RG Barry a Step Closer to Being Sold?

In What's New, Industry News by Jeff Prine

Pickerington, OH—Is RG Barry Corp., owners of Dearfoams, baggallini and Foot Petals brands, closer to going private? Could be. The company announced today it had entered into a non-disclosure standstill agreement with Mill Road Capital Management for the purchase of the company. Mill Road Capital, which already owns an 8.57% …

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Week in Review: 10 Must-Reads

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York—Just because it was a shorter week for many of us—between Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah—there was no shortage of interesting fashion and retail news. Of course, the start of New York Fashion Week takes top billing this week—and next. The 10th annual Style Awards on Wednesday launched fashion …