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New Generation: meet Ângela Monteiro

Jan 20, 2021 / Portugal
Ângela Monteiro started her academic path in Architecture, but it was in Graphic Design that she felt more at home. Before launching auprès, she also did a post-graduation in Footwear Design, in Barcelona. Today we meet her and her brand auprès

Merrell and Big Brothers Big Sisters in partnership

Jan 20, 2021 / United States
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) and Merrell are joining forces in a multi-year partnership focused in harnessing the power of being outside, while making it more accessible to more youth. Partnership is on in the US and Canada

Can the industry be an art form?

Jan 19, 2021 / Portugal
After a year of pandemic and isolation, it is time to stretch the legs, run, dance and leap into the air to gain perspective, as a new era is upon us. That is how APICCAPS has presented its new Portuguese Shoes campaign

UK Retail: footfall down over by 40% in 2020

Jan 18, 2021 / United Kingdom
According to the British Retail Consortium a hard year ends a with footfall decline of 43%. Year on year UK Footfall decreased by 46.1% in December. The restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 are largely on the origin of such numbers

Portugal: retail closes, manufacturing is functioning as usual

Jan 18, 2021 / Portugal
The country is living in another State of Emergency, at least until the 30th of January. Industry, distribution and schools remain open and functioning as usual. Non-essential retail is once again closed

Nordstrom holiday sales fall by 22%

Jan 18, 2021 / United States
The American chain of luxury department stores announced a net sales decline of approximately 22% for the nine-week holiday period ended on the 2nd of January 2021, compared with the nine weeks ended on the 4th of January 2020

G-III enters the race to buy Arcadia

Jan 18, 2021 / United Kingdom
The New York-based group G-III Apparel is said to have entered the race to acquire Arcadia and to be among the top four candidates (Next, Boohoo and American-based Authentic Brands). However, G-III has not yet publicly confirmed

UK: online sales growth hits 13-year high

Jan 15, 2021 / United Kingdom
Following an outstanding performance in November, online retail sales growth in December remained high at 37% Year-on-Year (YoY) growth. Online retail sales growth for the full year stands at 36% YoY, resulting in the highest annual growth since 2007

Lineapelle and London College of Fashion launch contest in collaboration

Jan 15, 2021 / Italy
Approximately 50 students are taking part in the competition aiming to promote leather as a sustainable material to future generations of stylists and fashion designers

London Fashion Week will be digital and with no audience

Jan 15, 2021 / United Kingdom
The event will run from the 19th to the 23rd February 2021, with both womenswear and menswear designers to take part in a gender-neutral showcase. London Fashion Week February 2021 will be a digital event, taking into account the most recent government restrictions in England

Paris cancels physical shows for January fashion weeks

Jan 15, 2021 / France
The two fashion weeks planned for this month in Paris - men's ready-to-wear and haute couture - will not have physical shows, as the French authorities decided to maintain the ban on the presence of an audience at events

Asos sees UK sales climb by 36%

Jan 14, 2021 / United Kingdom
The UK-based marketplace ASOS, home to 900+ small businesses, has announced a trading update for the four months ended on the 31st December 2020 with revenue growth ”surpassing expectations”

FIMEC postponed to May 2021

Jan 14, 2021 / Brazil
The Brazil-held FIMEC - International Fair of Leather, Chemical Products, Components, Machines and Equipment for Footwear and Tanneries postponed the date of its next edition to May (4th-6th). The event will be physical

Gallery SHOES & Fashion postponed to April

Jan 14, 2021 / Germany
Originally scheduled to take place from the 7th to the 9th of March 2021, Gallery SHOES & Fashion will now be taking place after Easter, from the 18th to the 20th of April 2021, at the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf. The corresponding Showroom Concept has been moved to April as well (16th-20th)

Brazilian footwear claims anti-dumping against Vietnam and Indonesia

Jan 13, 2021 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados), anti-dumping is high on the agenda for 2021, with the renewal of the existing duty over Chinese products, and its expansion to Vietnam and Indonesia
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