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Albania’s exports double digit growth

Jun 19, 2018 / Albania
The country's exports enjoyed double-digit growth in the first five months of this year despite the euro's depreciation (against Albania’s national currency), which negatively impacted the country’s exports, two-thirds of which are destined for Eurozone countries

China to lead growth of luxury goods market

Jun 19, 2018 / China
CLIA, the China Leather Industry Association, is quoting a new report from specialist consultancy firm Bain & Company, which is forecasting the personal luxury goods market to grow by 6-8% in 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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