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October 15, 2013
Issue # 347
Hits Retail Spending
Concerns over the government shutdown have prompted consumers to tighten their purse strings a bit just as retailers head into the key holiday shopping season.
A hefty 40% of consumers have scaled back spending as a result of the direct or indirect effects of the shutdown that began in early October, in a study out Tuesday by ORC International for the International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs.
The demographically representative survey, conducted between Oct. 10 and Oct. 13, found that the two-week shutdown has impacted lower-income households more than the high-end consumer. Consumers with annual income of $35,000 or less were more likely to be scaling back than those with incomes of $100,000 or more.
Most, or 70%, of consumers who were scaling back spending said they were cutting a "little," while the remainder said the reduction is "considerable," the poll shows.
Consumers will likely pick up the spending pace again once the impasse is resolved: "As congressional leaders optimistically predict a budget deal may soon be reached, it is clear that the fallout of the past two-week impasse in Congress has affected consumers willingness and maybe their ability to spend," said Michael Niemira, chief economist at the ICSC, in a statement. "Hopefully, if the end of the government shutdown truly is in sight, this is likely to restore consumer confidence quickly and well ahead of the holiday season."
That would be welcome news to retailers, which have been seeing some softness of late.
Retailers ended a weak back-to-school shopping season with modest September sales gains in data out last Thursday.
Stagnant wage growth, waning consumer confidence, and worries over a pending government shutdown and potential default prompted consumers to keep their budgets tight, raising concerns over prospects for the upcoming holiday shopping season.
Tia Lyn's NY Fashion Show with beautiful models of ALL SIZES!
A Magical Night for
Manhattan has never seen anything like it.
The Skyroom at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott stands 34 floors above the neon lights and excitement of Times Square. But the hottest action was inside the club’s panoramic glass walls on the night of September 17th, as Magic Silk held its first ever fashion show before a capacity crowd.
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Coquette To Show SS14
LA Fashion Week
Canadian lingerie manufacturer Coquette International is scheduled to show their spring summer 2014 line on the runways at LA Fashion Week October 17.
During one of the final runway events next week in Los Angeles, Coquette prepares to dazzle the expected press and international buyers when they walk the catwalk as the finale show during, Fashion Minga, held at Exchange LA.
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Already successful with a wide range of products, Lacoste
announces the expansion of its activities to include men’s underwear.
In order to develop this new line, Lacoste Group has signed a 5-year global licensing agreement with Delta Galil Industries Ltd., including the design, production and distribution of Lacoste's men’s underwear collections. The new men’s underwear collection from the Crocodile brand will combine elegance and comfort with quality and innovation.
"It was essential that we choose a licensed partner with a profound respect for our strong heritage and the sporting spirit of the Lacoste brand. Delta Galil team has a perfect understanding of what our brand vision means", explains Jose Luis Duran, CEO of Lacoste.
Available in spring 2015, the collection will include men’s underwear, sleepwear and loungewear.
"This choice reflects a desire on the part of Lacoste to benefit from the expertise of a specialist brand with the aim of developing an underwear line that meets high quality standards", explains Jose Luis Duran.
"Becoming a partner of Lacoste for the purposes of creating a collection that embodies both the values and the style of this iconic brand is a true honour. It is also a major initiative in our strategy for expanding our brand's operations, increasing our portfolio of licenses and strengthening our presence in the global market ", explains Isaac Dabah, CEO of Delta
The First Designer Inspired Sensuous
Collection of Lingerie for Breast Cancer
Amoena, the world's leading breast care brand, knows that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. For more than 35 years Amoena has been innovating comfortable pocketed lingerie, swimsuits and active wear for breast cancer survivors. This fall, in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Company is rolling out its newest offering, Seduction, an exclusive collection of lingerie that allows all women to be gorgeous and feel sexy regardless of their specialty lingerie needs. The new Seduction collection complements Amoena's popular Everyday lingerie that includes a large variety of stylish bras and undergarments, as well as Amoena swimwear, leisure wear and active wear.
Seduction includes delicate lace embellished lingerie in a variety of flirty styles and colors. Created by top fashion designers in France, Seduction, celebrates a woman's sensuality and beauty. To preview the Seduction collection and see a full line of Amoena lingerie visit:
"Like all women, breast cancer survivors want to feel beautiful and show their femininity," said Marcie Peters, President and General Manager of Amoena USA. "Amoena's new Seduction lingerie is in direct response to our customers who have told us they want and deserve beautiful choices! Seduction is simply gorgeous, flattering, and inspires a woman's playful side."
Peters adds, "Although we may not yet have the cure for breast cancer, we do have the science and medicine so that millions of women survive the disease. Amoena's goal is to support these wonderful women throughout their lives with the quality, comfort and beauty they desire."
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Amoena's Seduction collection is available in specialty lingerie shops and department stores throughout the U.S. During the month of October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women wanting to experience the new Seduction collection can visit
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Amoena is the world leader in breast care featuring patented and innovative breast forms and symmetry products that are designed to meet a full range of post-operative needs from mastectomy, to lumpectomy, to reconstructive surgery. The Company combines cutting edge technology with the best in performance fabrics such as Supplex, Naturexx and Xtra Life Lycra, to provide a total comfort experience with exceptional style. Amoena also offers fashion merchandise that includes specialty lingerie, swimwear, leisurewear and accessories.
Established in 1975, by Cornelius Rechenberg, in Germany, Amoena is the originator of the silicone breast form, with unrivalled expertise in adapting technology to enhance the lives of today's women. Amoena's mission is to improve a woman's quality of life after breast surgery and to be a companion throughout her life's journey.
Amoena's U.S. headquarters is in Kennesaw, GA (suburban Atlanta). Its worldwide headquarters is in Raubling, Germany. The Company has 16 subsidiaries and over 40 distributors in more than 60 countries. In the U.S., Amoena's products are readily available at boutiques and large retailers where Amoena-trained sales associates will assist customers, assuring the perfect fit. Amoena may also be purchased at hospitals and clinics, or via mail order, and online in some countries.
Amoena supports a vibrant community for breast cancer survivors with its magazine Amoena Life that is distributed free to women who have had breast surgery The magazine has a regular readership of more than 400,000 people in ten countries. Amoena also maintains an informational website:
www.TheBreastCareSite.com , as well as blogs and information exchange on its site
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by Mandie Mutchie
We are halfway through breast cancer awareness month!
In my last column, I reached out to find what brands and boutiques were doing to raise funds and awareness for a cause so dear to our hearts, and had a great response!
Here are some ways that you can help fight breast cancer while supporting your lingerie habit!
Brazen Bras Boutique is donating 100% profit of the sales of these cute little change purses. They are a great way to "support" Susan G. Komen for the Cure!
Contours Lingerie (Madison, WI) is donating $1 to their local UW Carbone Cancer Center for every Bra Fitting, no purchase necessary.
Cosabella Italia has their windows decorated to to support Breast Cancer Awareness! They will donate $1 to Bra-ha-ha for every photo of our Flagship store windows posted on Instagram with the hashtag #GlowForACure this month and will donate 20% from the sale of sweetie and bootie set to Bra-ha-ha! You can get your social media on for the cause!
Curvy Couture will donate 10% of sales from any pink bra available at
CurvyCouture.com in support of Pink Heals Tour during October!
Ellie Shoes is donating 100% of the wholesale proceeds from these 2 styles (Maryellen and Curissa) directly to the NBCC ♥ (National Breast Cancer Coalition) to beat cancer by 2020!
Esty Lingerie is donating £5 from every purchase of this black satin choker bra strap with pink crystal skull to Breakthrough Breast Cancer -
Eureka Payments is contributing $20 for every business owner in the intimate apparel space who faxes Steve Kimberling their current credit card processing statement for analysis! Business owners save money and the
Breast Health Project gains support! www.EurekaPayments.com
Knitty Kitty is donating 100% of the sales from all "Jolly Roger" themed knits to the National Breast Cancer Coalition AND giving consumers 20% of the same merchandise for entering the code "jollyroger" at checkout!
Magnifique Intimates has a Think Pink section to support The American Cancer Society.
Q-T Intimates has a limited edition bra for the month, and for each one purchased, $5 will be donated to the iGoPink campaign.
As you can see, there are lots of great deals - even more, I'm sure, that were not submitted! I know I have my eye on a couple of those deals, and will likely be treating myself to a post-walk treat!
That's right - post-walk! Baci Lingerie donated all proceeds from 3rd Semi-Annual
ILS: The International Lingerie Show dinner to
*The Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund at Fox Chase Cancer
Center* Plus they just did tWEtny for Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure @ Six Flags Great Adventure this past
Sunday!#BaciBoobTalk... I am sure they treated themselves to something - they deserved it!
This past August, I completed my FIFTH Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, which meant I logged my 300th official mile (60 per walk!). It was an honor to be a part of such an amazing event! Very soon, we will be selecting our dates and location for the 2014 walk, but in the meantime, here's a peak at what my 2013 walk was like!
We will definitely be walking next year, and I will definitely be making another video, so if you are interested in sponsoring us, we are open to that for sure! Just send me a message!
Thank you SO much for all of the participation this month! I loved seeing the contributions different brands and stores made to a cause that truly affects all of us, and more than that, I loved knowing that there were so many kind people working to make a difference!
We're all one day closer to a world without breast cancer!
Amanda Mutchie began her professional modeling career nearly ten years
ago, and has appeared in many national and international publications, and
commercials. Over the course of her modeling career, she worked with many
acclaimed makeup artists, learning from them along the way. She eventually
became a makeup artist herself and started FaceScape Artistry. Now she
works with incredible photographers, models, brides, and other clients to
create glamorous as well as natural makeup looks. She also channels her
passion for fitness and nutrition and desire to help others into her work
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Sportsheets Brings Sex Education With Sense of Humor to CatalystCon
Manufacturer joins biggest names in the sex-health movement at bi-annual sex-ed conference
Attendees of last weekend's CatalystCon West strapped in for an extra-special sex-education conference with seminars, special events, and one-on-one demos from Sportsheets®. The team, helmed by company founder and CEO Tom Stewart, put a fun twist on an already unconventional conference and helped "inspire exceptional conversations" with this unique community of sex educators, researchers, activists and more.
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The Screaming O at OSU River Jam Tailgate Event
The Screaming O teamed up with the Association of Safe Fun Sex (ASFX.org) and joined forces with Lion’s Den Adult Superstore at the renowned Ohio State University
(OSU) River Jam tailgate event. The three organizations hosted an interactive booth alongside some of the nation’s biggest brands and inspired thousands of Buckeye football fans to make practicing safe, fun sex a sport of their own.
Representatives from Lion’s Den and the ever-sexy Scream Team (wo)maned a massive booth co-sponsored with
ASFX.org and Lion’s Den to help spread a sex-positive message worth screaming about. Together the three
powerhouse brands equipped OSU home game attendees with complementary sex toys, discount cards, and free T-shirts
that make it fun to proclaim their love for safe sex all season long.
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