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Gucci unveils artlab for leather goods and footwear

Jun 18, 2018 / Italy
Gucci has officially unveiled the Gucci ArtLab, a 37 000-square-meter hub for excellence and innovation. This “laboratory of creativity” is located in Scandicci, near Florence and the historical HQ of the brand in Casellina

Finish Line and JD Sports Fashion complete merger

Jun 18, 2018 / United States
As a result of the merger, Finish Line has become an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of JD Sports, a leading European retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, thereby creating a market-leading multi-channel, multi-branded retailer of sports fashion and footwear with expanded global scope

Sónia Patrício, fashion leader

Jun 15, 2018 / Portugal
The brand was born within company António de Almeida Lda., originally founded in the seventies in the north of Portugal

Nike refuses to supply Iran for World Cup

Jun 14, 2018 / Iran
Nike won’t be providing cleats for Iran’s national team to abide by US reinstated sanctions on Iran. Seeing footballers compete barefoot for a world title would be a first

Louboutin wins EU court battle to trademark red soles

Jun 13, 2018 / France
The European Court of Justice ruling grants protection to the world-famous red soles by the French-based designer

Positive year for Italian exports

Jun 12, 2018 / Italy
Exports of the Italian footwear sector increased in 2017. The industry closed the year with growth of 3.4% in external sales (after a 2.6% increase reported in the previous year)

Leather included in Pakistan’s new exports package

Jun 12, 2018 / Pakistan
The country's Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved the extension of the existing export package for the next three years. Leather sector has been included in the package

Genesco reports loss in the first quarter

Jun 11, 2018 / United States
The Nashville-based company has announced results for the first three months of the new fiscal year. Notwithstanding the reported loss in the period, Genesco confirms this is in line with previous expectations

Flip Flop Shops sold to Bearpaw

Jun 8, 2018 / United States
Cherokee Global Brands, a global brand marketing platform that manages a portfolio of fashion and lifestyle brands, announced the sale of Flip Flop Shops, its franchise retail chain, to Bearpaw Holdings, LLC for an undisclosed amount

The world’s smallest shoe factory

Jun 8, 2018 / United States
The UNEEKBOT is not yet in a future where a robot scans the foot and builds a bespoke pair of shoes, but it allows made-to-order sandals in six minutes

New Generation: Meet Marta Lopes & Cristiano Lopes

Jun 7, 2018 / Portugal
They are brother and sister and work side by side at the family business, Jovan. Meet Marta and Cristiano Lopes

Footwear giants heading to Vietnam

Jun 5, 2018 / Vietnam
Affordable labor costs and free trade agreements with several countries are positioning the country in the pole position to attract foreign investment from some of the largest worldwide footwear players

DSW with solid quarter

May 30, 2018 / United States
The Ohio-based retailer of footwear and accessories announced financial results for the three months ended on the 5th of May, with revenue increasing by 2.9% and comparable sales by 2.2%. Exit of Ebuys and acquisition of Town Shoes now fully reflected in the results

Michael Kors exceeds expectations for revenue

May 30, 2018 / United Kingdom
The UK-based luxury group announced its financial results for 2018 fourth quarter and fiscal year, ended on the 31st March 2018. Expectations for revenue in the period were surpassed

Gino-B, evolution 2 revolution

May 29, 2018 / Portugal
In 2009, Portugal-based brand Gino-B was founded and since then has grown to become an international brand with three main concepts or main collections
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