World Footwear

United Kingdom

Pentland secures Karen Millen global footwear license

Oct 26, 2018 / United Kingdom
Pentland Brands will make footwear for fashion brand Karen Millen. The first collection resulting from this new partnership should be ready for the autumn-winter 2019-2020 season

Robust year for Dr. Martens

Oct 24, 2018 / United Kingdom
The iconic British brand announced double digit revenue and EBITDA growth across all regions, with the EMEA region performing very strongly. Dr. Martens has made significant progress against all strategic priorities, particularly in growing its Direct to Consumer channels

Van Dal Shoes factory closes in the UK

Oct 22, 2018 / United Kingdom
For many this is the end of an era in Norwich, traditionally one of the main regions for footwear production in the UK. Following changes that have taken place since the hay-days of the mid 1980’s, this is just the symbolic end of the current chapter of the local footwear manufacturing scene

Allbirds to open first UK store

Oct 15, 2018 / United Kingdom
US–based footwear brand Allbirds, focusing on sustainable footwear, has signed for its first UK store in London’s Covent Garden, which will open later this month

Michael Kors acquires Versace

Sep 26, 2018 / United Kingdom
The London-based fashion luxury group announced a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Italian luxury fashion house Gianni Versace for a total value of 1.83 billion euros. Holdings Limited will be renamed to Capri Holdings Limited

New President of Michael Kors Men's

Sep 21, 2018 / United Kingdom
The London-based fashion luxury group announced Andrea Pesaresi as the new President of Michael Kors Men’s. Mr. Pesaresi’s appointment will be effective from the 15th of October onwards

Lacoste Footwear with new Product Director

Sep 19, 2018 / United Kingdom
The joint venture between French sports brand Lacoste and London-based group Pentland, Lacoste Footwear, has appointed Marc Hare as its new Product Director

Michael Kors performs above expectations

Sep 5, 2018 / United Kingdom
The London-based global fashion luxury group announced its financial results for the first quarter. Growth marked the period. Jimmy Choo results were stronger than initialy anticipated

Burberry confirms boost in sales

Jul 17, 2018 / United Kingdom
The London-based global luxury brand Burberry announced a 3% increase in sales in the first quarter of the financial year

inov-8 launches world’s first graphene shoes

Jul 9, 2018 / United Kingdom
The sports shoes, developed in collaboration with the University of Manchester, are reportedly 50% more resistant to wear than the corresponding industry standard

Pentland with 25% growth in revenue

Jul 2, 2018 / United Kingdom
For the year ended on the 31st of December of 2017 Pentland recorded total group revenue of 3.6 billion British pounds (4.7 billion US dollars), a 25% increase from last year. Performance was much driven by JD Sports Fashion

Manolo Blahnik new focus on men’s shoes

Jun 21, 2018 / United Kingdom
The Spanish fashion designer and founder of the eponymous high-end shoe brand launched his first men’s shoe collection in the 1970s. He is opening his first men’s boutique in London’s Burlington Arcade and aims to make men’s shoes 20% of the business

Brazilian Footwear elects seven target markets

May 31, 2018 / Brazil
The Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association (Abicalçados), the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil) and the members of the Brazilian Footwear program (maintained by those entities) promoted a meeting to select target markets for the next two years

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

Shopping in the UK is getting digitally accompanied

May 29, 2018 / United Kingdom
A market report by PCMS* called Navigating Modern Retail – How to engage shoppers in 2018 was published, revealing shopping journeys consumers like to enjoy in stores. Digital seems to be moving inside the brick-and-mortar
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