World Footwear


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

Masayuki Ino wins the LVMH prize

Jun 14, 2018 / France
The Japanese designer, creator of the streetwear brand Doublet, has been awarded the fifth annual prize for young designers by LVMH

Richemont sells Lancel to Piquadro

Jun 13, 2018 / Switzerland
Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA confirmed it has sold its French leather-goods subsidiary Lancel to Italian-based company Piquadro SpA

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

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

Nine West sells footwear and handbag business

Jun 11, 2018 / United States
Nine West concluded an auction of its Nine West and Bandolino footwear and handbag business. The deal amounting to 340 million US dollars was sealed with Authentic Brands Group

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

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

Gucci sets ambitious target

Jun 7, 2018 / Italy
Kering's flagship brand, has set a bold goal for next year as it is expecting to cross the 10 billion euros threshold for its revenue

Richemont appoints Eric Vallat as Head of Fashion & Accessories

Jun 6, 2018 / Switzerland
The Swiss-based luxury goods group announced the appointment of Mr Eric Vallat to the newly created role of Head of Fashion & Accessories Maisons. He has joined the Group’s Senior Executive Committee, effective since the 1st of June 2018

Caleres reports continued improvement in net earnings

Jun 5, 2018 / United States
The St. Louis-based footwear giant reported its first quarter 2018 financial results, marked by stable sales. Based on that the company remains on track for 2018 and is maintaining our guidance for the year

Belcinto, the unique legacy of craftmanship

Jun 4, 2018 / Portugal
The leather goods company based in São João da Madeira, in the north of Portugal, aims to distinguish itself by making products with a soul

CCC enters the Swiss market

Jun 4, 2018 / Poland
Polish-based footwear retail chain CCC continues its international expansion, now entering the Swiss market by acquiring a stake in chain Karl Vögele AG
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