Mooks and Target team up

RAGTRADER:  Daniela Aroche PAS GROUP DIVISION Designworks has joined forces with discount department store Target to execute a relaunch of the Mooks lifestyle brand this month. Designworks, which currently manages more than 15 brands, acquired the Mooks licence from Pacific Brands in October 2012.  The tie-up with Target will now see the brand relaunched nationally via…

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November/December 2012 Volume 32 # 6 : atf. Designworks named Target Supplier of the Year The Designworks Clothing Company has been awarded ‘Supplier of the Year’ for Target for childrenswear with some 75 per cent of its design, production and management resources allocated to work for the department store chain. Lynne Vandenberg, business manager childrenswear, said the…

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RAGTRADER:  Daniela Aroche Womenswear label Metalicus has rallied businesses in the sector to form a fashion industry alliance and create an eco-conscious initiative, boosting brand awareness. The “Warming the streets” project, spearheaded by Metalicus production manager Gaylene Langdon, calls to wholesalers and manufacturers to donate fabric scraps and assist in creating quilts from the materials…

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Metalicus makeover

RAGTRADER:  Daniela Aroche MELBOURNE:  Womenswear label Metalicus is headed for expansion and an overall refresh, with a batch of new-look stores to open within the next few months. Despite a recent move over to Myer from David Jones and the launch of its 21st store in Australia, Metalicus is set for more change, with PAS group chief executive…

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The Influencers : Wholesale

RAGTRADER:  Melbourne Special Ragtrader asked its readers to nominate four influential ragtraders for a profle in this special edition.  Erin O’Loughlin kicks things off with PAS Group CEO Eric Morris. He has worked in South Africa, China and Australia for the likes of Reebok and Myer, but it is as CEO of the PAS Group…

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RAGTRADER:  Melinda Oliver Melbourne:  The PAS Group has announced plans to almost double its store network, amid a shake up of women’s fashion brand Review. Chief executive officer Eric Morris said an aggressive rollout will see the company grow overall fro 130 stores to around 250 within two and a half years, with Review and…

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THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW:  Carrie LaFrenz Its star brand achieved double-digit growth in a difficult year and PAS Group has big plans, writes Carrie LaFrenz.   One of the largest apparel wholesaler-retailers in Australia has slowly been increasing its stable of brands and retailing outlets, aiming for a fully integrated retail business. PAS Group has been…

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Women’s chain under review

RAGTRADER:  Assia Benmedjdoub NATIONAL:  Melbourne-headquartered womenswear retailer Review is set for a major revamp. As part of an ongoing three-year business strategy, the PAS-owned and operated brand has announced a host of fresh initiatives including new store openings in the Western Australian and Victorian markets, increased concession stands in Myer and an in-store styling service for…

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PAS Group increases stable

RAGTRADER:  Assia Benmedjdoub SYDNEY: Metalicus is set to ramp up its national retail presence, develop a national concession model and expand into e-commerce following a multi-million dollar shot in the arm. As first reported on Ragtrader Online, the Melbourne-based bodywear label has been acquired by wholesale apparel group PAS after a four-month period of negotiations. Metalicus, which currently…

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