3 Things That Brands & Retailers Are Actually Doing Right These Days

A new year hasn’t necessarily brought a new wave of excitement and momentum for retail just yet. So far, with Macy’s Inc. announcing layoffs and experts predicting more bankruptcies, 2017 has brought just the opposite for the industry. Nevertheless, it’s probably too early to make a definitive call in either direction. …

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The Top Shoes From Milan Men’s Fashion Week Fall 2017

The fall ’17 men’s collections at Milan Fashion Week, which wrapped today, included a bevy of footwear styles to dive into. For the classic gents, there were timeless dress shoes with subtle updates. For the trend slaves, there were impactful finishes and poppy colors (talk about street-style bait). Below is …

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Street Style Shoes at Milan Men’s Fashion Week

If there’s one takeaway from observing the street style at Milan Men’s Fashion Week, it’s that the Gucci loafer is here to stay. Just when we thought perhaps the cult-favorite shoe’s time was up, pair after pair paraded down the streets of Milan outside the Salvatore Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani and …

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Alibaba Enlists Louis Vuitton & Others to Help it Combat Fake Goods

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. continues to push back against allegations that its platforms are a haven for the proliferation of counterfeit goods. The Chinese e-commerce giant said Monday that it has partnered with several international brands, including Louis Vuitton, Samsung and Mars, to form the Big Data Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance. The …

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Why the Top Women in Shoes are Focusing on Digital First in 2017

The industry is undergoing seismic change and tremendous challenges, but savvy power players see plenty of opportunity. Here, three leading women talk about their priorities for the year ahead. At the top of their list? Digital initiatives and consumer-centric initiatives. Read on for more from Diane Sullivan, Liz Rodbell and …

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Meet the Sport-Sandal Brand That Has the Fashion World Abuzz

When former Reebok sales rep Kevin O’Neill began creating Malibu Sandals, he focused heavily on its function. What he didn’t predict was for others to love its fashion. “I never expected the fashion world to adopt the brand like they did,” said O’Neill. “I knew there was a surf specialty …

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