World Footwear

Companies

Dr Martens might be on the verge of being sold

Apr 17, 2019 / United Kingdom
According to several news reports, Permira is hiring bankers to oversee a review of its options for Dr Martens, just six years after it purchased it from the founding Griggs family

LK Bennett sold to franchise partner

Apr 16, 2019 / United Kingdom
The UK-based premium fashion chain retailing womenswear, leather footwear and accessories has been sold to its Chinese franchise partner Rebecca Feng

Brusque, expressing the passion for footwear

Apr 16, 2019 / Portugal
Get to know a brand of footwear from Felgueiras, in the north of Portugal, a city with a long tradition in shoe making

Changes at J.Crew Group

Apr 15, 2019 / United States
The retail group initiated a review of ist strategic initiatives, including a potential IPO of Madewell. Michael J. Nicholson was named Interim Chief Executive Officer and Jack Weingart appointed to the Board of Directors

Manolo Blahnik ends relationship with American partner

Apr 12, 2019 / United States
George Malkemus, President of Manolo Blahnik USA, and Anthony Yurgaitis, Vice-President, announced the end of a long-standing partnership under the Manolo Blahnik brand

Havaianas and Inditex team up for the summer

Apr 11, 2019 / Brazil
Spanish-based Inditex group is setting a partnership with Havaianas, the famous flip-flop brand owned by Grupo Alpargatas, in a multi-brand collaboration with its young fashion labels Pull&Bear and Stradivarius

Good start of the year for LVMH

Apr 10, 2019 / France
LVMH recorded revenue of 12.5 billion euros for the first quarter 2019, an increase of 16%. Organic growth was 11% compared to the same period of 2018. All geographic regions are experiencing good growth

Jennifer Estabrook is Fila's new President for North America

Apr 10, 2019 / United States
Most recently serving as acting President of Fila North America, after Jon Epstein sudden disappearance, Jennifer Estabrook will take the reins of the Fila business in the region

adidas invests in China to accelerate expansion

Apr 8, 2019 / China
The Germany-based sports brand is heavily investing in China, where its growth is three times higher than in the rest of the world. adidas plans to open 1 000 stores in China this year and expand ecommerce

JCPenney to close stores in 2019

Apr 8, 2019 / United States
The American department store chain announced plans to close 27 stores this year. The closures include 18 full-time department stores and 9 home and furniture shops

Ubik, specialist in children's shoes

Apr 5, 2019 / Portugal
Get to know Ubik, a footwear company based in Santa Maria da Feira in the North of Portugal and with roughly three decades of experience manufacturing shoes

Alber Elbaz teams up with Tod's

Apr 5, 2019 / Italy
The famous fashion designer will work on a new collaboration with the Italian brand of luxury footwear Tod’s. Alber Elbaz was chosen by Diego Della Valle

Puma to be Formula 1's partner

Apr 4, 2019 / Germany
Sports company Puma has announced a long-term partnership with Formula 1 to become the exclusive merchandise retail partner from the start of the 2019 season. This year, Puma stands and superstores will be present in 17 out of the 21 Grands Prix in the calendar

Roberto Cavalli closes stores in the US

Apr 3, 2019 / United States
The Italian fashion house has closed its US stores as it continues to seek for an investor to seal a deal that prevents bankruptcy

ABG acquires Volcom

Apr 3, 2019 / United States
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) announced the purchase of the intellectual property of Volcom from Kering SA. Through this acquisition, ABG diversifies its lifestyle pillar with the addition of America’s first brand dedicated to skate, surf and snow, and boosts the value of its portfolio
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