November 15, 2007 |
Venus Williams is almost as well-known for her hemline as she is her backhand. So it's no surprise that the older of the Williams sisters is debuting a line of sportswear, EleVen, at Steve & Barry's this month. (Sister Serena also has a line of clothing, called Aneres - that's Serena spelled backward. Some of the pieces, which are more upscale, have limited availability.) Back to Venus. EleVen is Steve & Barry's latest addition to their burgeoning apparel empire. The company, which has its roots at the University of Pennsylvania, has spent most of this year introducing collections revolving around high-profile celebrities, including Sarah Jessica Parker (Bitten)
February 22, 2007 |
It was a nice gesture for a sportswear company to offer to donate sneakers to the Philadelphia School District's male varsity basketball players - but not nice enough. What about the girls, asked Philadelphia School Reform Commissioner Martin Bednarek, a longtime youth sports advocate from the city's Northeast. The Port Washington, N.Y., company, Steve & Barry's, considered his request and decided to honor it - after initially turning it down, he said. "This is a classic case of equity, wouldn't you say," James Nevels, the School Reform Commission chairman, said shortly after the commission yesterday approved receipt of the donation retroactively.
January 30, 2011 |
Great news! There's a new line of "toning" sportswear that loses weight for you. All you have to do is put it on. So go get some ice cream and make yourself a milkshake. Let's lose some weight! Count me excited. I knew this would happen, someday. It proves that America is the greatest country on Earth, making genuine scientific advances, one after the other. Excuse me. Pass the chocolate cake. If we can put a man on the moon, I knew it wouldn't be long until we did something that really mattered.
February 6, 1994 |
For John Strotbeck, building a successful business has been a little like racing in Olympic competition - only harder. He ought to know. From captaining the U.S. Olympic rowing team to silver and bronze medals in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Strotbeck has built Boathouse Row Sports Ltd. into a thriving, custom-design sports clothing business catering to the likes of Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly and New England Patriots coach...
June 5, 2001 |
Two years ago, Wall Street was skeptical about Jones Apparel Group Inc.'s plan to buy Nine West Group Inc., the largest marketer of women's shoes in the United States, for $1.5 billion. Some analysts called the price tag too rich and worried that taking on Nine West and its 1,500 stores worldwide would destabilize the Bristol, Bucks County, firm whose core business had been women's career wear sold mainly in department stores. For Jones, the deal was part of an effort to diversify and to exploit cross-selling opportunities in apparel, footwear and accessories by combining its strong brands, including Jones New York, Rena Rowan, Evan Picone, and Lauren by Ralph Lauren, with Nine West's Easy Spirit, Pappagallo, Enzo Angiolini and Bandolino brands.
October 4, 1992 |
They might not bring in hundreds of people, but at least they're giving customers something to stare at besides an empty window. Business owners in Burlington City's celebrated High Street district cautiously welcomed the addition of two stores last month - a T-shirt and sportswear store and a flower shop - to fill gaping holes on the two-block historic strip of stores, offices and restaurants. "It's better to have them filled up," said Betty Jacob, owner of Petite Innovations, a doll-house shop.
June 14, 2012 |
Wedding gowns inspired by boned corsets (ouch), children's wear with images from European storybooks (cute), and sportswear with medieval armor detailing (interesting) were among the 10 collections Drexel students showed earlier this month at their annual fashion show at the Urban Outfitters Navy Yard complex. Some favorites included Julia Edick's handknit children's sweaters, which married Old World charm with a retro sensibility. The handmade buttons were a nice detail that helped her win Drexel's Most Creative Graduate Collection Award.
March 15, 1992 |
About two years ago, I walked into a Philadelphia menswear boutique and fell in love with the fabulous sportswear of a new design team, Terry Wilke and Eddie Rodriguez. Under the label Wilke-Rodriguez, the pair turned out razor-sharp suits and blazers, decorative shirts and vests, stylish denim pants and shirts. The clothes were not only fashionable and contemporary, they were affordable. At a time when the price of designer clothes had skyrocketed, you could pick up a Wilke-Rodriguez blazer for about $200 and a shirt for about $50. Being a budget-conscious sportswear fan, it wasn't long before I had a closet full of Wilke-Rodriguez designs.
June 25, 2009 |
The Golden State Warriors agreed to trade guard Jamal Crawford to the Atlanta Hawks last night, NBA.com reported. The Warriors will receive guards Acie Law and Speedy Claxton, a former 76er, a league source said. Crawford, 29, averaged 19.7 points per game last season, his only one with Golden State. The nine-year veteran also played for the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks. Claxton, who starred at Hofstra under current Villanova coach Jay Wright, was taken 20th overall in the 2000 draft by the 76ers.
May 19, 2011 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Top WNBA draft Maya Moore has become the first female basketball player to sign an endorsement deal with the Jordan Brand, a division of Nike Inc. The Oregon-based sportswear business in basketball great Michael Jordan's name announced the agreement yesterday. Moore was selected by the Minnesota Lynx out of the University of Connecticut last month. Considered one of the best players to turn pro in years, she won two national titles at UConn and is a two-time winner of the Associated Press Player of the Year award.