Destination XL Breaks Even in Second Quarter

Blame it on the weather.
Destination XL Group Inc., the country’s largest big and tall men’s retailer, reported Wednesday that it managed to cut its losses in the second quarter, but weather woes caused comparable-store sales to be flat and overall sales to tick up only a modest 0.9 percent to $ 122.2 million.
The Canton, Mass.-based specialty store chain broke even in terms of net income, as compared to a loss of $ 1.2 million in the same period last year. The prior year’s loss included a restructuring charge of $ 1.6 million. Adjusted EBITDA was down, falling to $ 7.1 million from $ 8.7 million in the second quarter of last year.
Harvey Kanter, the company’s newly named president and chief executive officer, said: “The second quarter got off to a slow start as unfavorable weather impacted sell-through of seasonal product.” Even so, Kanter said results improved as the quarter progressed and the period ended with a “slightly positive comp trend.” The company’s wholesale business also improved in the period, he said.
Kanter reiterated the company’s ongoing strategic initiatives, which include “engaging with our customers in a more meaningful and personalized way from a digital standpoint, better defining and developing our working marketing plans, improving our e-commerce

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Destination Thailand (The Lonely Hearts Travel Club, Book 1)

Destination Thailand (The Lonely Hearts Travel Club, Book 1)


‘Brilliant, life-affirming story of a jilted bride who heads off to explore Thailand. Perfect escapism.’ – Heat What if you had a second chance… to find yourself? Instead of slipping on her something borrowed and tripping up the aisle to wedded bliss, Georgia spends her big day wondering where it all went wrong. Forced to make a bucket list of her new life goals by best friend Marie, it’s not long before travel-virgin Georgia’s packing her bags for a long-haul trip to Thailand. Yet, Georgia’s big adventure doesn’t seem to be going to plan. From strange sights, smells and falling for every rookie traveller scam in the book, Georgia has never felt more alone. But the good thing about falling apart is that you can put yourself back together any way you please. And new Georgia might just be someone she can finally be proud of… The new favourite series for fans of Bridget Jones’s Diary, the Shopaholic series and Eat, Pray, Love. This year it is time to find the place where you truly belong… Don’t miss the next book in The Lonely Hearts Travel Club series: Destination India available to preorder now! What reviewers are saying about The Lonely Hearts Travel Club ‘Bridget Jones goes backpacking.’ – Holly Martin, author of Christmas at Lilac Cottage ‘It is a really enthralling page turner and a brilliant start to a new series. I can’t wait to read the sequels, ‘Destination India’ and ‘Destination Chile’!’ – Splashes into Books ‘I cannot recommend this book enough. It is beautifully written with a brilliant plot and fantastic characters. READ IT!’ – Blabbering About Books ‘If you’re looking for an escape from the cold, winter nights, the drudgery of day to day life and love to read about exotic locations then Katy Colin’s debut novel is the book for you.’ – Ellen Faith ‘Destination Thailand had me hooked from the very first page and kept me up til 2:30am as I was dying to know what happened next. I’m thrilled to have found Katy’s books and cannot wait to see what is in store

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Attention, Destination Brides: These 6 Wedding Dresses Were Made for Frolicking on the Beach

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Maui Destination Wedding – Alphabet Art Greeting Card

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WallyBags 410Black 66 in. Tri-Fold Destination Bag

WallyBags 410Black 66 in. Tri-Fold Destination Bag


Take the stress and wrinkles out of destination weddings with this 66gown length garment bag that folds to carry-on size. Whether it s traveling within the country or to an exotic location delicate garments stay neat and wrinkle free thanks to the WallyLock hanger clamping system and patented GarmenTote design. 600 Denier Polyester along with fully lined interior are durable lightweight and water repellent providing all weather protection. Plenty of pockets have room for shoes accessories and other essentials. Includes comfortable shoulder strap and handles that attach to the trolley of most rolling luggage for easy carrying. Also great for ball gowns cruise formals and robes. WallyLock secures hangers at the top of the bag. Use your own hangers for quick and easy packing. Holds up to 6 garments with room for a wedding gown and tuxedo.
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Destination XL Speeds Up DXL Rollout

Destination XL Group Inc. is hitting the accelerator again as it looks to take greater advantage of its DXL superstores.
Earlier slated for 250 units, the company has identified an additional 150 stores — 30 to 40 a year through 2020. The units include full-price retail as well as outlet stores.
In a conference call following the earnings release Thursday morning, David A. Levin, chairman and chief executive officer, said that in the period, the 111 DXL retail stores in operation at least 13 months had a same-store sales increase of 11.9 percent on top of an 11.3 percent gain in last year’s second quarter, with sales growth improving throughout the three months. Transactions at DXL rose 9.2 percent over the comparable period last year.
These results prompted the company to expand the rollout of the concept.
“We conducted a detailed market opportunity study of our Casual Male and DXL store portfolio,” Levin said, “[and] we have identified a total of approximately 400 DXL store opportunities nationwide, a mix of approximately 340 DXL retail stores and 60 DXL outlets, and that’s up sharply from our previous estimate of 250 DXL stores.”
The full-price stores will average 7,200 square feet and the outlets will average 4,500

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Destination Wedding Passport Invitation Greeting Card

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The Very Best Destination Wedding Photos Of 2015

The best destination wedding photographers know how to capture the beauty of a couple in love and their awe-inspiring surroundings in a single image.

On Monday, Junebug Weddings released their carefully curated list of the top 50 destination wedding images of 2015. Photographers from all around the globe submitted more than 4,000 images from more than 40 different countries for consideration.

Check out some of the most breathtaking images below. To see the rest of the top 50, head over to Junebug Weddings.

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Starfish and Shell Wedding Invitations, Destination Invites, Striped Yellow and Gold, Starfish & Shell – Pocketfold, No Layers, v2 – SAMPLE

Starfish and Shell Wedding Invitations, Destination Invites, Striped Yellow and Gold, Starfish & Shell – Pocketfold, No Layers, v2 – SAMPLE


Starfish and Shell Wedding Invitations, Destination Invites, Striped. Make a splash with these gorgeous beach wedding invitations! With a relaxed, simple and whimsical feel, yet with a touch of sophistication, this invitation is the perfect complement to a beach or destination wedding. Our one-of-a-kind Build-Your-Invite collection allows you to create a fresh and distinctive, personalized invitation without breaking the bank. Every design is available in a 5″ x 7″ or 6″ x 6″ format. Each invitation can further be tailored to your individual style with our selection of cardstocks, envelope liners, ribbons, belly bands and more that would “wow” any guest! In addition to your customized wording and selected inks, we offer 55 matte and metallic envelope colors that can be coordinated to match your personal design theme ensuring a truly one-of-a-kind invitation! Each invitation is professionally printed on your choice of our carefully selected standard or luxury cardstocks with a digital o

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The Very Best Destination Wedding Photos Of 2015

The best destination wedding photographers know how to capture the beauty of a couple in love and their awe-inspiring surroundings in a single image.

On Monday, Junebug Weddings released their carefully curated list of the top 50 destination wedding images of 2015. Photographers from all around the globe submitted more than 4,000 images from more than 40 different countries for consideration.

Check out some of the most breathtaking images below. To see the rest of the top 50, head over to Junebug Weddings.

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This Couple Is Traveling The World To Find The Perfect Wedding Destination

In 2011, Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant sold all of their belongings and left their home in Manchester, England. They embarked on a four-year (and counting) journey around the world with plans to hold wedding ceremonies along the way.

“We wanted to meet local people, experience local culture and understand what makes the world tick,” Gant said. “We are crazy romantics and to give us some purpose, we decided to look for somewhere to get married [in each place].”

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The couple in Budapest, Hungary | Credit: Flashkuvo

So far, Pelling and Gant have tied the knot 70 times in roughly 70 different countries, including Argentina, Morocco, Austria, South Africa and Jordan. None of the ceremonies thus far have been legally binding. At the end of their trip (they still have 10 to 15 more countries to visit), they will return to one of the locations with their friends and family and make the marriage official.

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The couple in Petra, Jordan | Credit: Jeff Wood Visuals

“After two years on the road — our initial plan — and 48 weddings, we realized that life is all about the journey, not the destination,” Gant told The Huffington Post. “We learned that our adventure is all about the people, making new friends and being made welcome into homes, lives and even the most sacred traditions.”

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The couple in Mull of Kintyre, Scotland | Credit: Crear Weddings

The couple live in a camper van to cut down on travel and lodging costs. Their biggest expenses? Fuel, car repairs and visas, they say. Many of the wedding photographers and other vendors they’ve used charge them little or nothing for their services. In exchange, Gant and Pelling recommend their businesses and write about them on their blog 2People1Life.com, where they document their adventures.

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The couple in Seattle, Washington | Credit: Jonas Seaman

“What is amazing to learn is that every culture celebrates the union of two people,” Gant told HuffPost. “Making a commitment to one another is cause for celebration, sometimes a week or more of celebrations in some cultures. It is such an important part of everyone’s lives, literally every person on the planet. Even if [they’re] not the ones getting married, whole communities come together to wish the couple well and rejoice with them.”

Below, check out more incredible photos from the couple’s journey.

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The Bahamas Destination Wedding Invitation Greeting Card

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Destination Weddings for Dummies

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New – Want to have a wonderful wedding away from home? “Destination Weddings For Dummies” is your all-in-one guide to getting married out of town, giving you savvy tips on everything from making travel arrangements to hiring vendors to dressing the wedding party.Fron Vegas to the Vatican, this hands-on, practical resource helps you arrange a unique, unforgettable wedding anywhere in the world. Focusing on the various ways you can use the Internet in your planning, “Destination Weddings For Dummi

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Mignon 2012 Wedding Dresses – Ivory Strapless Beaded Gathered Destination Wedding Dress

Mignon 2012 Wedding Dresses – Ivory Strapless Beaded Gathered Destination Wedding Dress


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Nepal Encompassed: A Classic Travel Destination

Nepal Encompassed: A Classic Travel Destination

This adventure tour includes everything that makes Nepal a classic travel destination. Visit Kathmandu Bhaktapur Pokhara and Chitwan National Park.
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Temptu – Airbrush Makeup Systems – Save now on the Jet Set Travel Destination Duos

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The Upside of a Destination Wedding: Tales of a Serial Wedding Guest

The invite came in the summer of 2013. A friend was marrying the man she’d met a few years before in an East Village cheese shop. Despite their cultural and religious differences—her father was a pastor in Phoenix; his family was Jewish and lived in Israel—their initial rendezvous over discounted Gruyere had been auspicious. They’d fallen in love, moved in together, and she’d begun to learn Hebrew. The wedding would take place in the hills of Jerusalem, in August. “I know it’s expensive and a long trip,” she told me. “No pressure to come. But you’re invited and it would be amazing if you did.”
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the knot guide to destination weddings

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SALE! Mignon 2012 Wedding Dresses – Fitted White Pleated Destination Wedding Gown with Beading

SALE! Mignon 2012 Wedding Dresses – Fitted White Pleated Destination Wedding Gown with Beading


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Destination Wedding-Save the Date-Ocean Waves Upon the Shore Greeting Card

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Destination Love’ Cruise Ship Luggage Tag

Destination Love’ Cruise Ship Luggage Tag


Here’s the perfect keepsake for all travel aficionados – a luggage tag for your love cruise. Set sail for a romantic seascape with these whimsical favors. The tags works as a lasting keepsake that guests will love to take home or they can be used as placecard holders to direct guests to their seats. Each cruise ship-shaped tag is crafted of substantial chrome and is dotted with a charming heart steering the ship. Attached is a black adjustable leather strap. Each luggage tag comes packaged in a black bottom gift box with sheer organza ribbon and retro luggage thank you tag. Measures 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″.
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Aruba Destination Wedding Invitation Greeting Card

Aruba Destination Wedding Invitation Greeting Card


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Luggage 12X12 Destination Paper (Lily Bee Design)

Luggage 12X12 Destination Paper (Lily Bee Design)


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WallyBags 410Black 66 inch Tri-Fold Destination Bag

WallyBags 410Black 66 inch Tri-Fold Destination Bag


Take the stress and wrinkles out of destination weddings with this 66”gown length garment bag that folds to carry-on size, Whether it ‘s traveling within the country, or to an exotic location, delicate garments stay neat and wrinkle free, thanks to the WallyLock hanger clamping system and patented GarmenTote design, 600 Denier Polyester along with fully lined interior are durable, lightweight, and water repellent, providing all weather protection, Plenty of pockets have room for shoes, accessories and other essentials, Includes comfortable shoulder strap, and handles that attach to the trolley of most rolling luggage for easy carrying, Also great for ball gowns, cruise formals, and robes, WallyLock secures hangers at the top of the bag, Use your own hangers for quick and easy packing, Holds up to 6 garments with room for a wedding gown and tuxedo, SKU: CWB001

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SALE! Mignon 2012 Wedding Dresses – Ivory Grecian Beaded Waist Chiffon Destination Wedding Gown

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SALE! Mignon 2012 Wedding Dresses – White Sheer Beaded Cap Sleeve Destination Wedding Dress

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