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Help spread warmth with the Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive


Burlington, a national off-price retailer offering designer merchandise at everyday low prices, will launch its seventh annual Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive on Friday, November 1, 2013.  The coat drive benefits Fashion Delivers, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing apparel and other products donated by manufacturers and retailers to community charities across the U.S. and throughout the world.  To date, more than 1.2 million coats have been distributed through the Warm Coats and Warm Hearts program.

District Court of Stockholm, Sweden awards damages and sentences defendants to serve time in prison

Canada Goose, one of the world's leading manufacturers of extreme weather outerwear, today welcomed a recent decision from the District Court of Stockholm in one of the most significant counterfeit cases in Sweden, which found five individuals jointly and severally guilty of felony fraud, trademark infringement and customs offenses. The Court sentenced two of the defendants to serve time in prison and also awarded Canada Goose damages for a total judgment of 701 000 SEK.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: SX and QH Boys' Zip-front Hooded Jackets
Units: About 720
Importer: Bonded Apparel Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Expansion in Korea marks another significant growth opportunity for Canada Goose

Canada Goose, Canada's leading manufacturer of extreme weather outerwear, today announced Connex Solution Inc. as its exclusive distributor in Korea. This partnership signifies Canada Goose's commitment to global expansion and international growth, enabling the company to meet growing consumer demand in Korea for its Made in Canada products.

Eddie Bauer, the Original Outdoor Outfitter®, is proud to announce the launch of its new Sport Shop Collection, the next generation of hunting, fishing and shooting apparel for the modern American sportsman and sportswoman. Continuing a legacy of 90 years of outfitting, today’s Sport Shop line is a mix of technology and tradition, and a tribute to Eddie Bauer himself, his wife and partner Christine “Stine” Bauer, and their embrace of the outdoors.

Robert Graham today announced that it has signed a new lease agreement to open a branded retail store showcasing the full Robert Graham collection in the Galleria, the premier shopping destination in Houston, Texas.  The store will carry the complete range of Robert Graham, including men's sportswear, premium denim, tailored clothing, furnishings, accessories, outerwear, and women's sportswear.

British Vogue and online leather jacket retailer I Love 2 Love (IL2L) have teamed up for the magazine's first ever Online Fashion Week.

The week kicked off on Monday the 5th December with an introduction from Florence Welch, and features exclusive offers and promotions from hundreds of online and offline retailers and designers.

"Shape shopping" the new way to shop…

AUI Limited of New York announced today the creation and launch of the world's first ecommerce coat collection designed specifically for plus-size women.  With over two years of consumer research and fashion product development, Just As You AreTM suggests the unimaginable -that women do away with size!

If tomorrow's forecast included blowing snow, plunging temperatures and howling winds, the most important line of defense would be a good, quality coat.  Lands' End has been making high-quality outerwear for nearly 30 years and this year decided to take the ultimate quality test.  The company partnered with Mom Spark Media, to host the Quality Coat Challenge and reach those on the front lines of coat quality – moms.  Twenty women in cold-weather U.S. markets were sent the Lands' End Women's Shimmer Down Parka along with three similar coats from other retailers in an effort to find the overall "quality champion." After tests that checked for warmth, wind resistance and construction, the Lands' End Shimmer Down Parka was the clear quality winner.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the introduction of the original 1936 Skyliner Model Jacket, the cornerstone of the Eddie Bauer outerwear legacy. To commemorate the occasion, Eddie Bauer has re-launched the 1936 Skyliner Model design in updated fabric choices for men and women. “We intend to continue our legacy for decades to come, creating the most innovative down apparel on the market, just like Eddie himself would have done,” commented Damien Huang, SVP of Outerwear at Eddie Bauer.

For Fall/Winter 2011 Hunter continues to grow its product line with the launch of classic, all-weather outerwear for men, women, and children. Following the success of last season's collection of leather shoes and handbags, Hunter's expansion into ready-to-wear is a natural extension of the brand's global appeal. With a history of fashionable fans, its iconic rubber boot has been worn by generations of style savvy devotees.

Smythe, the iconic Canadian jacket labe is royally pleased as Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was seen today wearing one of their jackets. The Duchess was seen wearing Smythe's 'One Button Blazer' in navy as she stepped on to the plane taking her to Ottawa, Ontario, for the very first day of the Canadian Royal Visit.

The iconic team jacket worn by UCLA head basketball coach John Wooden throughout his stellar career with the Bruins will be sold to the highest bidder in a New York auction on May 11. Phone and Internet bidding has begun and the jacket has already reached $78,469.

Kenneth Cole Poncho
"STICK YOUR NECK OUT… for others."  With the launch of his new limited edition AWEARNESS rain poncho, fashion designer Kenneth Cole invites customers to join the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic affecting the homeless population in the United States.

Reversible from blue camouflage to solid black, this nylon unisex hooded poncho tucks into a self-containing pouch that can easily be slipped into a bag or briefcase.  Retailing for $60.00, the poncho is available exclusively at Kenneth Cole retail stores nationwide and at kennethcole.com beginning this March through May 30th, 2011.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The correct socks for walking and biking are extremely important and fortunately there are now specific socks available that are perfect for both pursuits.

Fitch has rated Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp.'s (BCF) amended and extended six-year $1 billion term loan 'B-/RR4', one notch below the rating on the current $900 million term loan due May 2013. In addition, Fitch has rated the company's proposed new $500 million senior unsecured notes due 2018 'CC/RR6'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. A full rating list is shown below.

Proceeds from the offerings are expected to be used to repay a total of $1.25 billion in debt outstanding under the company's existing term loan facility due May 2013, 11.125% senior unsecured notes due April 2014, and Burlington Coat Factory Investment Holdings, Inc.'s (Parent) 14.5% senior discount notes due October 2014. The ratings on the senior unsecured notes and the discount notes will be withdrawn upon the closing of the transaction. The remaining proceeds are expected to be used toward making a contribution to the company's equity holders, paying related fees and expenses and for general corporate purposes. Pro forma for the proposed offerings, the company had approximately $1.5 billion of debt outstanding at July 31, 2010.

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