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Christian Louboutin may have succeeded in protecting its iconic red soles in numerous international intellectual property disputes, but that hasn’t stopped a fledgling brand from cribbing the French house’s homework on its own trademark application. New Jersey-based Reginald Bendolph LLC wants to claim federal trademark protection on grass green soles (Pantone 7481c, to be exact),...
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They make up a small portion of the $21.2 billion sneaker market, but collaborations can generate some of the industry’s biggest buzz. However, those developing these projects aren’t staking their efforts on a direct financial payoff; they’re banking on visibility. “The social media mentions alone are off the chain. They clearly are causing social media to...
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David Tourniaire-Beauciel, the man behind Balenciaga’s Triple S sneaker and Maison Margiela’s Tabi boot is launching a new label called SHOES 53045. Preorders for the direct-to-consumer line open today with four colorways of sneaker set on a distinctive air bubble wedge sole. However there’s an unexpected twist. The genderless, leather-free collection will shortly evolve to...
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Sears has made it out alive. The beleaguered retailer’s $5.2 billion sale to chairman Eddie Lampert through his hedge fund, ESL Investments Inc., has been approved by Judge Robert Drain of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. As part of the deal, Sears will be able to keep 425 stores in...
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It’s all about the sea for spring 2020. On Tuesday during a seminar at Sourcing at Magic in Las Vegas, the VP of Pantone Color Institute, Laurie Pressman, revealed the color trend forecast and why the sea will be fashion’s biggest inspiration. “It’s a time of rapid change,” she said, explaining that fluidity is prominent as...
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In a world of hypertransparency, consumers are demanding that the brands they love show they care — and increasingly will avoid ones that don’t share their values. According to a 2018 study by Global Strategy Group, 77 percent of Americans believe that corporations have a responsibility to take action on important issues. A similar share...
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The Super Bowl is a cultural event ripe for businesses to take advantage of for ready-made marketing initiatives. But not all sneaker retailers in Atlanta, the home of yesterday’s Super Bowl 53, counted on it to boost business. James Whitner pulled out all stops with his stores in the city, Social Status and A Ma Maniére,...
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While big-ticket handbags may be the traditional luxury purchase, shoes are where the real money is for high-end online retailers. According to The NPD Group’s latest U.S. Luxury E-commerce Report, footwear accounts for nearly half of all luxury fashion dollars spent online, with the remaining share divided between apparel and accessories. Shoe shoppers also spend...
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When Victoria Beckham wants something, she gets it. Or she makes it. Such was the case for her debut collection with Reebok — a lineup of apparel, footwear and accessories that marries the designer’s minimalistic style with added functionality. Famously known for her hardcore fitness regimen, Beckham said ahead of yesterday’s press preview for the...
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The stock market opened in the red on Tuesday morning as new anxieties over China’s impact on the global economy plagued Wall Street following the long weekend. A day after major benchmark indexes closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Dow posted a 170-point loss (or 0.7 percent), while the S&P 500 dropped 0.55...
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