Fashion

New Report Highlights House of Fraser’s Mounting Debt to Brands

clock August 17, 2018Fiona Ma

Fashion

Debenhams to Cut Jobs Amidst Restructuring

clock August 17, 2018Natalie Theodosi

Fashion

Saks Fifth Avenue Supports American Fashion

clock August 17, 2018Jessica Iredale

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New Balance's headquarters in Boston.

Business Features

New Balance Eyes $7 Billion in Sales by 2023

The privately held Boston-based brand is growing at 10 percent a year and is especially popular in Asia.

clock August 14, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Tod's x Mr. Bag's "Double T"

Financial

Currencies Dent Tod’s H1 Performance, Group Invests in Omnichannel

The Italian luxury group is acquiring and internalizing the e-commerce company Italiantouch for 25 million euros to develop an omnichannel business.

clock August 3, 2018Luisa Zargani

A loom from Buffalo.

Marketing and Promotion

Athletic Footwear Cash Cow for Brands Targeting U.S. Consumers

The ugly sneaker trend might be more than a purposeful eyesore. It’s raking in revenue for brands eager to cash in on the ath-leisure trend and sneakerhead culture.

clock August 2, 2018Elizabeth Doupnik

A pair of double monk straps from Velasca.

Footwear

Footwear Brand Velasca Secures 2.5 Million Euro Investment

The capital increase backed by venture capital firms Milano Investment Partners and P101 will help the start-up company’s expansion.

clock July 31, 2018Martino Carrera

Monica Botkier

Handbags

Monica Botkier Exits Namesake Accessories Label

The accessories brand was acquired by New York based Showroom35 in 2012.

clock July 23, 2018Thomas Waller

An option from the P448 luxury sneaker line.

Mergers and Acquisitions

StreetTrend Grows Luxe Sneaker Presence Via P448 Deal

The U.S.-based holding company and Italian investment firm Panda Srl now own a majority stake in P448.

clock July 17, 2018Vicki M. Young

From the Luxury Shoe Club's homepage.

Fashion Scoops

Luxury Resale Market Now Includes Designer Footwear Platform

Luxury Shoe Club is a blending of three models: share economy, online luxury consignment and membership-point programs.

clock July 17, 2018Vicki M. Young

A Nine West storefront.

Fashion Scoops

Nine West, Bandolino Brands Sold to ABG for $340 Million

The deal will help bankrupt Nine West Holdings restructure its balance sheet to focus on its more profitable businesses.

clock June 11, 2018Vicki M. Young

A pair of flat sandals by AGL.

Footwear

AGL Introduces Pre-collections, Opens N.Y. Showroom

The Italian footwear label, which has just released its first pre-collection, is inaugurating its first North American showroom in late July.

clock June 8, 2018Alessandra Turra

Alice Carli

Human Resources

L’Autre Chose Taps Alice Carli as CEO

The arrival of Carli, who was previously head of global marketing and business development for the U.S. and Asia at Peuterey, signals the company’s intention to expand globally.

clock June 4, 2018Luisa Zargani

Soludos pop-up in SoHo

Fashion Scoops

Soludos Tests Physical Retail Concept

The Internet-native shoe brand has embarked on its first bricks-and-mortar concept with a summer pop-up shop.

clock June 1, 2018Misty White Sidell

Giuseppe Zanotti

Fashion Scoops

Giuseppe Zanotti Headquarters Robbed

This is the sixth time in three years burglars burst into the footwear label’s headquarters.

clock June 1, 2018Sandra Salibian

Birkenstock x KPM's design cooperation.

Fashion Scoops

Birkenstock and Berlin Porcelain Maker KPM Join Forces on Limited-Edition Sandal Collection

Limited to 1,200 pairs, the collection is available exclusively at KaDeWe Berlin and Birkenstock online.

clock May 25, 2018Melissa Drier

Maison MargielaÕs bag and AtticoÕs boot.

Accessory Trends

White Accessories Storm the Fall Season

Designers’ accessory offerings in white increased, most notably in the shoe category, and buyers took notice.

clock May 24, 2018Thomas Waller

The Alexandre Birman NY Store.

Footwear

Alexandre Birman, Schutz Prepare U.S. Expansion

The two Arezzo & Co. shoe brands have planned retail investments within the market.

clock May 17, 2018Misty White Sidell

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clock August 17, 2018Fiona Ma

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