Top Athletic Leaders on How to Bring Excitement Back to Retail in 2017

When it comes to innovation, athletic continues to lead the way. Here, executives from Foot Locker, Adidas, Finish Line and Wolverine World Wide talk about invigorating retail by focusing on great store experiences — and equally great stories. Dick Johnson, Chairman and CEO,
Foot Locker Inc. Looking back at 2016: “We always try …

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Quirky Accessories Brand Socksmith Is Launching Children’s Socks

Socksmith Design is dipping its toe into a new market. The Santa Cruz, Calif.-based sock maker has announced it is launching its first children’s collection next month. The offering includes both takedowns of popular adult designs and kid-specific styles. Eric Gil, Socksmith’s founder, said the launch is a natural evolution …

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Kanye West Will Not Be Performing at Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Despite having visited President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York last month, rapper and designer Kanye West will reportedly not be performing at Trump’s inauguration on Friday. According to People, a source said that West will not be in Washington, D.C. for the presidential inauguration, and apparently “Trump’s people never …

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Balenciaga Offers a Disruptive Take On Corporate Dressing For Fall 2017

It’s somewhat comical to imagine Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia working a nine-to-five desk job, but the disruptive designer offered his version of corporate dressing this season. The fall ’17 men’s collection, shown today at Paris Fashion Week, included classic workwear items like tailored topcoats and two-piece suits — but styled in his own way, of course, with …

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Tween Star Millie Bobby Brown’s Chicest Shoe Moments

Millie Bobby Brown may be just 12 years old, but she’s already got the fashion game mastered. The British actress — who stars in Netflix’s creepy sci-fi series, “Stranger Things” — has been stealing the red-carpet spotlight with her charming, unabashedly youthful style. She dresses perfectly for her age, playing …

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NBA Players Are Already Wearing LeBron James’ Old Sneakers

LeBron James’ first signature sneaker, the Nike Air Zoom Generation, makes its return later this month, but Houston Rockets guard Bobby Brown isn’t waiting for the official release date to get in on the action. On Sunday, as the Rockets bested the Brooklyn Nets 137-112, Brown broke out the black colorway …

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The 5 Best Sneaker Books Available Right Now

There aren’t many things better on a cold, rainy winter night than getting cozy by the fire with a good book. If you’re the kind of person who’ll be curling up in a pair of kicks, you may want to consider one of these sneaker-related books. Whether you’re looking for an …

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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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