Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ: ICON) and Oxford Industries (NYSE: OXM) and Cherokee (NASDAQ: CHKE) are three fashion related companies that should be on your radar. You know their brands and you know the big box retailers and major department stores that sell their clothes. You probably have one or two items of theirs in that closet of yours.
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Maybe Bob Marley was on the right track with his Caribbean-inspired music and laidback life philosophy. Oxford Industries (NYSE: OXM) certainly thinks so, as the philosophy is at the heart of its Tommy Bahama apparel business. Founded in 1941 as a private label manufacturer, Oxford has recently transformed itself into a branded apparel manufacturer through its ownership of the Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, and Ben Sherman clothing lines.
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PVH (NYSE: PVH) is one of the world's leading apparel companies. The company currently controls a diverse portfolio of owned (Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, ARROW, and IZOD) and licensed brands (Tommy Hilfiger, Geoffrey Beene, Chaps, Sean John, and Donald J. Trump). Through a mix of wholesale, retail, and licensed businesses, the company generated $5.4 billion in revenue and $5.37 in operating EPS in 2011.
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Clothing makers need pricing power to compete in a market in which raw material costs can rise suddenly. Philip Van Heusen (NYSE: PVH), which sells dress shirts and other products under its own brands, bought designer brands Calvin Klein in 2003 and Tommy Hilfiger in 2010, giving it the opportunity to sell a wide variety of clothes in department stores. These acquisitions have greatly benefited the company, as both Calvin more »