Industry Moves: Reliable of Milwaukee Names Two VPs + More News - 15分前  Footwear News

June 1, 2020: Reliable of Milwaukee has named two VPs to its Muk Luks team. Ilene Friedman has been named VP of footwear, a new position, overseeing global sales and merchandising activities for all channels and platforms.  Prior to this, she served as senior account executive with Diba Shoes. The brand has also appointed Kristina Tobolic VP of slippers, socks, and accessories, responsible for global sales and merchandising activities across all channels and platforms for its heritage categories. The industry veteran most recently served as VP/DMM, women’s apparel at Kohl’s.
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Mall of America Postpones Today’s Reopening Amid Community Unrest - 43分前  Footwear News

Mall of America has postponed its reopening date. The largest shopping center in the United States — located in Bloomington, Minn., a suburb of the Twin Cities — announced that it has pushed back its reopening and suspended curbside pickup services as community unrest continues in the wake of the death of George Floyd. It was scheduled to open its doors on June 1. “We will announce a new reopening date in the coming days,” read a statement from the mall. Our previously scheduled June 1 reopening has been postponed. Additionally, curbside pickup is unavailable at this time. We wil...more
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Adidas Is Dropping New Sneakers For Pride Month - 1時間前  Footwear News

With Pride Month celebrations underway, Adidas is giving two of its popular styles a colorful makeover to celebrate the LGBTQ community. The lineup will include a new iteration of the Nite Jogger and Superstar releasing on June 5 and June 15, respectively. A rainbow-colored Nite Jogger dons colors from the Pride flag are highlighted by a white-based textile mesh upper with multicolored accents including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple overlays throughout the model. Additional details include a rainbow Trefoil logo printed on the tongue tab while black Three Stripes branding is fou...more
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Off-White Parent New Guards Group Reimagines Fashion Calendar, Won’t Hold Spring ’21 Show - 2時間前  Footwear News

New Guards Group, the licensee of Off-White, is revealing a new calendar of product deliveries, more in sync with the seasons, which are sure to spark the customer’s interest, contended Andrea Grilli in an exclusive interview with WWD. Grilli last September was named chief executive officer of New Guards Group’s operating firms: Off-White, Palm Angels, Ambush, Alanui, Opening Ceremony, Heron Preston, Marcelo Burlon County of Milan, Kirin Peggy Gou and Ben Taverniti Unravel Project. He had joined the Milan-based holding company in 2015 as partner and chief commercial and merchandise officer. Be...more
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Nike, Lululemon Stores in Washington, D.C. Looted as Late-Night Protests Take a Destructive Turn - 2時間前  Footwear News

After mostly peaceful protests throughout the day, things took a destructive turn last night in Washington, D.C. In the daylight hours, over 1,000 people marched peacefully to Lafayette Square, where they demanded justice while standing across from the White House. But — as has been true in other cities such as Chicago, New York and Los Angeles — the evening hours did not stay peaceful. Nike, Lululemon and Club Monaco were among the shops broken into in the city’s historic Georgetown district, where looters continued to cause damage long after the 11 p.m. ET curfew went into effect. Mean...more
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Luxury Stores in NYC’s Soho Neighborhood Looted as Nationwide Protests Continue - 3時間前  Footwear News

New York City’s SoHo neighborhood became one of the retail destinations across the country ravaged by looters over the weekend as national unrest continued in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Overnight, footage from media outlets and social media users in the area showed people smashing the windows of designer boutiques including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci, as well as department store Bloomingdale’s and athletic chain Adidas, among other shops. Birkenstock, whose store is at the corner of Spring and Greene streets, confirmed that it had to put in place full-time se...more
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Crocs Celebrates Pride Month With Rainbow-Striped Clogs & Sandals - 4時間前  Footwear News

Crocs has you covered for your LGBTQ Pride Month celebration. The Niwot, Colo.-based brand has released a number of unique, eye-catching shoe styles to wear this Pride Month as part of its 2020 Pride Collection. Among the clog-maker’s offerings are two pairs of its Classic Clog. One pair has a white upper, with a pop of color in the form of a stripe on the elevated sole. The other features rainbow stripes throughout, with a white strap and lining offering some relief. The elevated pair sells for $50, while the all-over rainbow shoes will set you back $45. CREDIT...more
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What You Need to Know About the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - 5時間前  Footwear News

The Nordstrom anniversary sale is almost here. This year, however, the dates have been pushed back due to COVID-19 health concerns, allowing for Nordstrom to ensure comfort and safety for customers. Beginning Aug. 19 to Aug. 30, the anniversary sale will take place for all shoppers, including on Nordstrom.com, and as always, Nordstrom cardmembers will be able to shop before everyone else. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What You Need to Know Early access starts on Aug. 4 for “Icon” status members, Aug. 7 for “Ambassadors,” Aug. 10 for “Influencers” and Aug. 13 f...more
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Emily Ratajkowski Protests in Cropped Cardigan, White Skinny Jeans & Adidas Samba Sneakers - 1日前  Footwear News

Emily Ratajkowski is standing up for racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The Inamorata womenswear businesswoman on Saturday attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles, where she carried a sign reading: “Dismantle Power Structures of Oppression.” At the protest, Ratajkowski wore a cropped gray cardigan with white skinny jeans, which she belted at the waist. View this post on Instagram DISMANTLE POWER STRUCTURES OF OPPRESSION #defundthepolice #justiceforgeorgefloyd #blacklivesmatter A post shared by Emily Ratajkow...more
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Los Angeles Looters Hit the The Grove, Rodeo Drive as National Unrest Mounts - 1日前  Footwear News

Onlookers reported a chaotic scene in Los Angeles yesterday as mostly peaceful protests turned destructive — leaving damaged storefronts in their wake. At The Grove, a kiosk for the Los Angeles Police Department was set on fire, while the Nordstrom store next door was broken into. Several other stores in the shopping center, including Nike and J.Crew, were also subject to looting. Breaking: Widespread looting is ongoing at The Grove in Beverly Hills, California. Rioters have set a police outpost outside the mall on fire. pic.twitter.com/aIoNlayQFt — PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) M...more
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Like COVID-19, Racism Is a Virus We Need To Eradicate, Says VF CEO - 27分前  Footwear News

Timberland, Vans and The North Face parent VF Corp. is taking a stand against racial injustice as national unrest mounts following the death of George Floyd. In a message sent May 30 to all employees, VF chairman, president and CEO Steve Rendle called Floyd’s death “tragic” and “stomach-churning” — and likened racism to the coronavirus pandemic. “The virus behind our global shutdown has a formal name: COVID-19. The virus that caused the death of George Floyd and many other people of color also has a formal name. It’s called racism,” Rendle wrote. ̶...more
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Tapestry CEO Jide Zeitlin: We Can Replace Our Windows and Handbags, But We Cannot Bring Back George Floyd & Others - 52分前  Footwear News

Jide Zeitlin, chairman and CEO of Kate Spade, Coach and Stuart Weitzman parent Tapestry Inc., is speaking up against racial inequality as national unrest grows following the death of George Floyd, the latest in a string of unarmed black men to be killed by law enforcement. In a personal post on Linked In, the black executive talked about his own experience spending a summer in apartheid South Africa — and the lessons that have stuck with him. “I sat down several times to write this letter, but stopped each time. My eyes welling up with tears. This is personal. Over this weekend, over thi...more
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Looters Ransack REI as Santa Monica Storefronts Are Destroyed During Protests - 1時間前  Footwear News

Sunday brought destruction to Santa Monica, Calif. storefronts. Blocks from where protesters peacefully demonstrated, some individuals took advantage of a limited police presence — covering buildings with graffiti, smashing storefronts and stealing merchandise. REI was among the stores hit Sunday afternoon. Video showed protesters attempting to thwart violence by putting themselves in front of the store — but later video showed persons hauling clothing and other items out of the shop. As looting takes place in Santa Monica on Sunday, a couple of protesters put their lives in danger by standi...more
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These Target Stores Are Closed ‘Until Further Notice’ Because of Looting - 2時間前  Footwear News

Target announced that it will be temporarily shutting down six locations after experiencing looting at several of its stores. The retailer has announced the closure of the following six outposts “until further notice”: Broadway Oakland, Calif. Buckhead South Atlanta, Ga. South Loop Chicago, Ill. Lake Street Minneapolis, Minn. Uptown Minneapolis, Minn. Washington Square W Philadelphia, Pa. The decision comes as the nation — and particularly Target’s hometown community of Minneapolis — continues to mourn the death of George Floyd. An unarmed black man, Floyd, 46, was killed b...more
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Adidas, Foot Locker Among Stores Hit After Looting Spreads From Downtown Chicago to Other Neighborhoods - 3時間前  Footwear News

Protests took a destructive turn in Chicago for the second consecutive day, as businesses on Sunday experienced looting across the city. Last night, retailers in the Wicker Park neighborhood, located on the North Side of the city, were looted as national unrest mounted following the death of George Floyd. Photos and videos show looters hitting an Adidas unit on Milwaukee Avenue, as well as a Foot Locker store down the street. A nearby Target was also broken into. Looting in Wicker Park / Chicago. Adidas store on Milwaukee Ave. pic.twitter.com/xUyWabKDCf — Andrew Gund (@AndrewGund) June...more
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Nike Is Keeping Kids and Parents Moving With Its First-Ever NTC App Program for Children - 4時間前  Footwear News

Nike wants to keep kids moving. The sportswear giant today announced that it has developed six new workouts aimed specifically at children, which will be available via its free Nike Training Club app. Nike made its NTC app free in March as the pandemic forced people indoors. The app offers to U.S. consumers studio-style workouts, progressive training programs and expert tips from Nike’s master trainers. For NTC’s first kid-focused series, Nike Master Trainer Brian Nunez and his 7-year-old daughter, Bella, lead children through “Fitness Adventure With Brian and Bella,” a six-e...more
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Zappos & Faryl Robin Team Up On a Size-Inclusive, Accessibly-Priced Summer Collection - 5時間前  Footwear News

Zappos.com and Faryl Robin today reveal a new partnership that kicks off with a size-inclusive, accessibly-priced summer launch. The collection, which is called Faryl, features seven sandal styles available in 17 colors — and sizes ranging from 5 to 16. “Faryl and I share the fundamental belief that every woman has a right to feel self confident regardless of age, body, shape or size,” said Karlyn Mattson, general manager of merchandise strategy for Zappos, who was an executive at Target when she first met the New York-based designer and entrepreneur. “As women, we have a mor...more
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Fila, Puma & More Shoe Brands Are Donating to Racial Justice Initiatives - 20時間前  Footwear News

Brands are speaking up about racial inequality — and they’re also offering their financial support. National unrest continues in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25 by white police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd’s death is the latest in a string of killings of African-Americans at the hands of cops and other would-be authority figures — and it has ignited grief and anger from coast to coast, sparking petitions and protests as Americans band together against systemic racism. Numerous fashion and footwear brands — ...more
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Paris Jackson Joins Black Lives Matter Protest in Hippie-Chic Look With Birkenstock Toe-Loop Sandals - 1日前  Footwear News

Paris Jackson wore a hippie-chic look yesterday as she joined a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles. The daughter of Michael Jackson sported a baggy striped sweater with cut-out detailing on the sleeves, which she paired with printed red harem pants. Paris Jackson joins Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles wearing Birkenstocks, May 30. CREDIT: Splash News A close-up look at Paris Jackson’s Birkenstocks. CREDIT: Splash News For footwear, Jackson selected Birkenstock Mayari sandals. The cho...more
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Macy’s, Nike Among Stores Looted in Downtown Chicago - 1日前  Footwear News

Amid protests over George Floyd’s death, numerous stores in downtown Chicago experienced looting yesterday. The Macy’s flagship on State Street was among the stores subject to looting, with windows smashed and items carried off the main floor. Welp. Boarding up DID NOT HELP. @cbschicago #chicagoprotest pic.twitter.com/F2Cxr1gxv8 — Jeremy Ross (@JeremyAdamRoss) May 31, 2020 Additional damage occurred at other retailers located on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, including the Nike store on Michigan Avenue as well as Neiman Marcus and multiple shops in the Water Town Place...more
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