Nine West Jeanswear Group becomes One Jeanswear Group
New York – Nine West Jeanswear Group Inc., formerly known as Jones Jeanswear Group, is changing its name to One Jeanswear Group Inc. This change is an additional step in giving the Jeanswear division a distinct identity as an independent operating company within Nine West Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Sycamore Partners.
OneJeanswear Group’s portfolio of brands includes Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i., Bandolino, Jessica Simpson (under license), Code Bleu, Vintage America Blues, Erika, Nine West jeans, Tint jeans, Kind Of and Energie, in addition to numerous private label brands for key retail partners. One Jeanswear Group products are available in multiple channels of distribution, including department stores, mid-tier retailers, mass retailers, and online.
Wet Seal launches Wet Seal + Plus banner Aug. 16
Foothill Ranch, Calif. – The Wet Seal Inc. is launching its new Wet Seal + Plus banner with 30 new stores opening Aug. 16. The stores are opening in California, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
Wet Seal initially announced it would open the Wet Seal + Plus banner in April 2014, when the retailer exited its Arden B business. The chain is aimed at plus-sized girls. An online contest is allowing girls to submit photos and entries for the chance to become a Wet Seal + Plus model.
GameStop simplifies trade-in pricing
Grapevine, Texas – A new, streamlined trade-in program will launch nationwide at all GameStop stores on Aug. 18 that simplifies all the variables that affect the amount customers are eligible to receive when selling a game in a store. As a result, GameStop now has more than 100 games worth $20 or more.
The program will feature four price-points depending on whether a customer chooses cash or in-store credit for their items and whether they are a PowerUp Rewards Pro member. For example, a customer who is a PowerUp Rewards Pro member who sells a game valued at $20 for credit could get $22, whereas a customer who sells that game for cash and who is not a PowerUp Rewards Pro member would get $16.
Trades are accepted at all GameStop locations. Customers can sell games, consoles, tablets and smartphones. All items are then sent to be fully refurbished and made available for purchase in like-new condition at a discounted price.