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Symbol: COH   Chart


October 2013 Summary: Coach, Inc. (Coach) is a marketer of accessories and gifts for women and men. The Company offers a range of modern, fashionable handbags and accessories. Its product offerings include women's and men's bags, accessories, footwear, wearables, jewelry, travel bags, sunwear, watches and fragrance. The Company operates in two segments: North America, which includes sales to North American consumers through Company-operated stores, including the Internet, and sales to wholesale customers and distributors and International, which includes sales to consumers through Company-operated stores in Japan and mainland China, including the Internet, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and Korea and sales to wholesale customers and distributors in 25 countries.
Gildan Activewear (Anvil Holdings)
Symbol: GIL  Chart
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October 2013 Summary: Gildan Activewear Inc. (Gildan) is a marketer and vertically-integrated global manufacturer of basic, non-fashion apparel products for customers. It sells active wear products to screen print markets in North America, Europe and other international markets. Gildan is a supplier of active wear for the screen print channel in the United States and Canada, and also a supplier for this market in Europe and Mexico. It sells socks and underwear, in addition to its active wear products, to mass market and regional retailers in North America. In the United States mass market retail channel, Gildan is a supplier of socks. The Company operates in one business segment non-fashion apparel. On March 31, 2010, the Company completed the acquisition of Shahriyar fabric Industries Limited (Shahriyar), vertically-integrated knitting, dyeing, finishing, cutting and sewing facility for the manufacture of ring-spun T-shirts near in Bangladesh. On May 9, 2012, the Company acquired Anvil Holdings, Inc.


October 2013 Summary: Guess?, Inc. (GUESS?) designs, markets, distributes and licenses apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company operates in five: Europe, North American Retail, Asia, North American Wholesale and Licensing. Its products are sold through retail, wholesale, e-commerce and licensing distribution channels. The lines include full collections of clothing, including jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets, knitwear and intimate apparel. It also grant licenses to manufactures and distributes a range of products, including eyewear, watches, handbags, footwear, kids' and infants' apparel, leather apparel, swimwear, fragrance, jewelry and other fashion accessories. In fiscal 2012, it, along with its distributors and licensees, opened 224 stores in all concepts combined outside of the United States and Canada, which consisted of 120 stores in Europe and the Middle East, 89 stores in Asia and 15 stores in the combined area of Central and South America.
Jaclyn Inc.
Symbol: JCLY (OTC Market)


October 2013 Summary: Jaclyn, Inc., together with its subsidiaries is primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution, and sale of women's and children's apparel, and vinyl, leather and fabric handbags, sport bags, backpacks, cosmetic bags, and related products. The Company's apparel lines include women's loungewear, sleepwear, dresses, sportswear, lingerie, as well as infants and children's clothing. The Company sells its products to retailers, including department and specialty stores, national chains, discounters, and mass volume retailers. The Company's products are manufactured by outside contractors.
Jones Apparel
Going Private


December 2013:  The Jones Group Inc. announced yesterday that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which affiliates of Sycamore Partners will acquire The Jones Group for $15.00 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $1.2 billion. The transaction is valued at approximately $2.2 billion, including net debt. Upon completion of the transaction, The Jones Group will become a privately held company.  The acquisition, which is structured as a one-step merger with The Jones Group as the surviving corporation, is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of shareholder and regulatory approvals. The acquisition requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by the holders of outstanding shares of the Company's stock, which will be sought at a special meeting of shareholders. The transaction is currently expected to close in the second quarter of 2014. 

October 2013 Summary:
The Jones Group Inc. (Jones) is a global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands with products in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags. The Company operates in six segments: domestic wholesale sportswear, domestic wholesale jeanswear, domestic wholesale footwear and accessories, domestic retail, international wholesale and international retail. The Company's internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements include Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, Rachel Roy , Robert Rodriguez, Robbi & Nikki, Stuart Weitzman, Brian Atwood , Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i., Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini, Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit, Mootsies Tootsies, Grane, Erika, Napier, Jessica Simpson , Givenchy , Judith Jack, Albert Nipon, Pappagallo and Rafe.
Liz Claiborne
Symbol :  LIZ   Chart




Symbol: NKE     Chart

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October 2013 Summary: NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories, as well as in the provision of services to men, women, and kids worldwide. The company offers products in seven categories, including running, basketball, football, men's training, women's training, NIKE sportswear, and action sports Under the NIKE and Jordan brand names. It also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as baseball, cricket, golf, lacrosse, outdoor activities, football, tennis, volleyball, walking, and wrestling. The company offers performance equipment, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment under the NIKE brand name for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks; and action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark. It sells its products to footwear stores, sporting goods stores, athletic specialty stores, department stores, skate, tennis and golf shops, and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores; Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations); and a mix of independent distributors and licensees. As of May 31, 2013, the NIKE Brand had 645 DTC stores. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Perry Ellis

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November 2004 Description Perry Ellis International is a leading licensor, designer and marketer of high quality menswear, including sport and dress shirts, golf sports-wear, sweaters, casual and dress pants and shorts to all levels of retail distribution. The Company owns or licenses the brand names under which most of our products are sold. Our portfolio of brand names includes Perry Ellis , John Henry , Axis , Manhattan , PING and Mondo di Marco for dress casual wear, Cubavera , Havanera , Havana Shirt Co. , Natural Issue , Munsingwear , Tricots St. Raphael , and Grand Slam for casual sportswear, Perry Ellis America and Natural Issue for jeans wear, PING, Perry Ellis and Munsingwear for golf sportswear, Pro Player and Perry Ellis America for active wear, NAUTICA for selected product lines for sale to corporate purchasers and Jantzen , Southpoint , Nike and Tommy Hilfiger brands for swimwear and swimwear accessories. Perry Ellis distribution channels include regional, national and international department stores, national and regional chain stores, mass merchants, green grass (i.e., golf related), specialty stores and corporate wear distributors through the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Our largest customers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Mervyn's, Kohl's Corporation, and Sears Roebuck Co. The Company also licenses its proprietary brands to third parties for the manufacture and marketing of various products, some of which Perry Ellis does not sell, including men's and women's footwear, fragrances, underwear, active wear, loungewear, and outerwear. In addition to generating additional sources of revenue, these licensing arrangements raise the overall awareness of the brands. They purchased Tropical Sportswear (another publicly traded company in early 2005)

Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH)

Symbol:  PVH    Chart

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November 2004 Description
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation is one of the world's largest apparel companies. It owns and markets the Calvin Klein brand worldwide. It is the world's largest shirt company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Izod, Bass and G.H. Bass & Co., and its licensed brands Geoffrey Beene, Arrow, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG Attitude, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean Jean and, beginning later this year, Chaps.

Phoenix Footwear Group

Symbol: PXG   Chart

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November 2004 Description
Phoenix Footwear is rising from the ashes of Daniel Green Company. Founded in 1882, the shoemaker changed its name 120 years later, after selling off its Daniel Green and L.B. Evans trademarks in December 2001. The company now focuses on its remaining brands, SoftWalk, Trotters, HS Trask and Royal Robbins. Phoenix Footwear designs all its products and outsources all of its manufacturing primarly from Brazil.

Polo Ralph Lauren

Symbol:  RL    Chart

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November 2004 Description
Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets and distributes lifestyle products. The Company's brand names include Polo, Polo by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Sport, Ralph Lauren, Blue Label, Lauren, Polo Jeans, RL, Chaps and Club Monaco. It offers, along with its licensing partners, broad lifestyle product collections in four categories: apparel, which includes collections of men's, women's and children's clothing; home, which includes coordinated products for the home, such as bedding and bath products, furniture, fabric and wallpaper, paints, broadloom, tabletop and giftware; accessories, which encompass products such as footwear, eyewear, jewelry and leather goods, including handbags and luggage, and fragrance and skin care, of which products are sold under the Glamorous, Romance, Polo, Lauren, Safari and Polo Sport brands. The Company operates in three integrated business segments: wholesale, retail and licensing.
Symbol: ZQK  Chart


Description 11/18/2004
Quiksilver designs, produces and distributes clothing, accessories and related products for young-minded people and develops brands that represent a casual lifestyle
driven from a boardriding heritage. Quiksilver's authenticity is evident in its innovative products, events and retail environments across the globe. Quiksilver's primary focus is apparel, footwear and related accessories for young men and young women under the Quiksilver, Roxy, DC Shoes, Raisins, and Radio Fiji labels. Quiksilver also manufactures apparel, footwear and related accessories for boys (Quiksilver Boys and Hawk Clothing), girls (Roxy Girl, Teenie Wahine and Raisins Girls), men (Quiksilveredition and Fidra) and women (Leilani swimwear), as well as snowboards, snowboard boots and bindings under the Lib Technologies, Gnu, DC Shoes, Roxy and Bent Metal labels. Quiksilver's products are sold throughout the world, primarily in surf shops, skate shops and other specialty stores that provide an authentic retail experience for our customers. 

Reebok International Ltd.

Symbol:  RBK    Chart

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November 2004 Description
Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Canton, MA., is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of sports, fitness and casual footwear, apparel and equipment under the Reebok, Rockport, CCM, JOFA, KOHO and Greg Norman Brands and footwear under the Polo Ralph Lauren Brand. Sales for 2003 totaled approximately $3.5 billion.

Russell Corp.

Symbol:  RML    Chart

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November 2004 Description
Russell Corporation is a branded athletic, active wear and outdoor company. It markets athletic uniforms, apparel, sporting goods, athletic equipment and accessories for a variety of sports, outdoor and fitness activities. The Company's brands include Russell Athletic, Jerzees, Mossy Oak, Cross Creek, Moving Comfort, Discus, Bike, Spalding, Dudley and Sherrin. The Company operates in two segments: the domestic segment, which includes the United States, and the International segment. It markets and distributes its products through mass merchandisers, sporting goods dealers, department and sports specialty stores, college stores, artwear distributors, screen printers and embroiderers. In May 2003, Russell acquired the brands, inventory, contracts and related assets of the sporting goods business of Spalding Sports Worldwide, Inc. The acquired assets include the SPALDING brand name as well as DUDLEY, a brand of softballs, and Sherrin, a brand of Australian Rules football equipment.
Superior Uniform Group Inc.
Symbol: SGC  Chart


Description November 2004
Superior Uniform Group, through its marketing brands Fashion Seal, Fashion Seal Healthcare Martin's, Empire, Fashion Seal Hospitality, Worklon, Universal, Sope Creek
and UniVogue manufactures and sells a wide range of uniforms, corporate I.D., career apparel and accessories for the hospital and healthcare fields; hotels; fast food and other restaurants; and public safety, industrial, transportation and commercial markets, as well as corporate and resort embroidered sportswear.
Symbol: TAGS   Chart


Description November 2004
Founded in 1985, Tarrant is a leading provider of men's, women's and children's casual, private label apparel. The Company has strong relationships with specialty retail, mass merchants and national department stores including Abercrombie and Fitch, Chicos, Federated, Kohl's, The Limited, J.C. Penny, K-Mart, Sears, Target, Mervyn's, and Walmart. In addition, the Company produces finished garments for several international designer brands.  Since August, 2003, they have leased most of our manufacturing facilities in Mexico to a related party and returned to our previous strategy of being solely a trading company with strong design capabilities. We believe our strong design, merchandising and sourcing capabilities give us the competitive advantages that position Tarrant to match trends and grow with our customers.
Tommy Hilfiger 
Symbol:  TOM    Chart


Description November 2004
 Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, through its subsidiaries, designs, sources and markets men's and women's sportswear, jeanswear and childrenswear under the Tommy Hilfiger trademarks. Through a range of strategic licensing agreements, the Company also offers a broad array of related apparel, accessories, footwear, fragrance and home furnishings. The Company's products can be found in leading department and specialty stores throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Central and South America, Japan, Hong Kong and other countries in the Far East, as well as the Company's own network of specialty and outlet stores in the United States, Canada and Europe.
True Religion / Guru Denim Inc.
Symbol: TRLG
March 2006 Description
True Religion Brand Jeans was established in December of 2002 to take denim in a refreshing new direction. The Los Angeles based premium denim company has become known for its intense attention to detail: from the fashion-forward seams, to the remarkable embroidery and innovative hand-sanded vintage washes, True Religion Brand Jeans has distinguished itself as a leader in the high-end denim market for men, women and kids. The line also includes a myriad of colored corduroy pants, skirts, shirts, shorts, jackets, blazers, hoodies, T-shirts and everything in between.  True Religion Apparel, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Guru Denim, Inc., engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of fashion jeans and other apparel. Its products include jeans, skirts, denim jackets, and tops. The company also operated a retail store in Manhattan Beach, California, as of December 5, 2005. True Religion Apparel distributes its products in Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Holland, France, Spain, South Africa, and Scandinavia. The company is based in Los Angeles, California.
VF Corp
Stock:  VFC  Chart


 December 2004 Description:
VF Corporation is the world's largest apparel company. For over 100 years, they have grown by offering consumers high quality, high value branded apparel. Their leading brands in jeanswear, intimate apparel, outdoor and specialty apparel span virtually every channel of distribution. By understanding consumer needs and working in partnership with their retail customers, their goal is to be the world's most responsive apparel company.


Symbol:  WRNC  Chart


Description 11/18/2004
The Warnaco Group, Inc., headquartered in New York, is a leading apparel company engaged in the business of designing, marketing and selling intimate apparel, menswear, jeanswear, swimwear, men's and women's sportswear and accessories under such owned and licensed brands as Warner's(R), Olga(R), Lejaby(R), Body Nancy Ganz(TM), Speedo(R), Anne Cole Collection(R), Cole of California(R) and Catalin (R) as well as Chaps(R) sportswear and denim, JLO by Jennifer Lopez(R) lingerie, Nautica(R) swimwear, Michael Kors(R) swimwear and Calvin Klein(R) men's and women's underwear, men's accessories, men's, women's, junior women's and children's jeans and women's and juniors swimwear.

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