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Profit Up at Ralph Lauren, Margins Weigh on Shares

Margin pressures are expected to normalize by fall 2012 and the firm’s growth plans for overseas and in the U.S. remain on track.

Warnaco Net Up 7.5% in Third Quarter

Continued progress in Asia and Latin America more than compensated for softness in U.S. and southern Europe.

VF Assumes Control of Indian Operations

Transaction ends five-year association with Arvind.

Under Armour, Columbia Sportswear Earnings Up

Both companies reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and raised their full-year sales guidance.

Puma Sales Rise 7.3 Percent in Quarter

Activewear firm sticks to earnings guidance for 2011.

Domestic Apparel Prices Up 0.7% in September

Overall, the U.S. Labor Department’s Producer Price Index was also up in the month.

Studies See Robust Luxe Sales Growth

Bain and Altagamma predict the luxury goods market will grow by 13 percent in 2011, driven by China as well as ongoing strength in developed markets.

Nike Profits Gain 15.4%

Athletic firm well ahead of first-quarter earning projections.

Tommy Hilfiger Group in Deal for Interest in India Business

Firm to buyout Murjani Group’s license for the Hilfiger trademarks in India and acquire its stake in Arvind Murjani Brands.

Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein Drive PVH Profits

Heritage Brands division sees weakness.

Buckle Inc. Profits Increase 13.5 Percent in Q2

Strong sales helped the retailer turn in a 13.5 percent increase in second-quarter profits, but it wasn’t enough to top analysts’ estimates.

apparel, sales, mens, womens

NPD: Men's Sales Rise, Women's Decline

Men’s apparel dollar volume increased 4.6 percent to $22.6 billion, while women’s apparel dollar volume declined 0.8 percent to $51 billion.

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