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Remember the Earth Shoe? It’s Grown Up!

Earthies Shoes

Waltham, MA—Remember the original “negative heel” Earth Shoe from the '70s?You might be dating yourself if you do, but surely … [Read more...]

Xtreme Time Signs Licenses for Airwalk, Vision Street Wear Watches

Vision Street Wear

Englewood, CO–All those who get their kicks from skateboards and the ever-expanding extreme sports culture, there soon won’t be an … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: September Retail Sales Show Surprising Growth

Late back to school spending may have also helped September sales, economists said.

Washington—In what is called its strongest increase in seven months, total U.S. retail sales in September rose 1.1%, rising higher … [Read more...]

Handbag 101 and Offer Workshop

Can't make the workshop? Check out Handbag Designer 101, by Handbag 101's Emily Blumenthal

New York—Are you an aspiring handbag designer? Or maybe an existing one that just needs a refresher course on how to amp up your … [Read more...]

Gap to Close 189 U.S. Stores as International Expansion Looms

A Gap store opened in Shanghai last year. Another 10 stores are planned for China.

San Francisco—Saying that it may be “over-penetrated” in the U.S. market, Gap Inc. management told investors Thursday that they … [Read more...]

Stuart Weitzman Celebrates 25 Years with Parisian Fete

Stuart Weitzman and models at his 25th Anniversary in Paris

Paris—Celebrated footwear designer celebrated his 25th business anniversary celebrated with a private reception at the American … [Read more...]

Walmart Sees Turnaround at its U.S. Stores?

Walmart Everyday Low Prices Campaign

Bentonville, AR—Hoping to stave off slumping sales that have plagued its U.S. division for more than two years, Walmart executives … [Read more...]

Coach Moves Closer to Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing

Coach's flagship store in Hong Kong

Hong Kong—Coach Inc. is reportedly seeking approval from the Hong Kong stock exchange for a listing through an issue of Hong Kong … [Read more...]

Only 2 Weeks till “Project Accessory” Debut!

Molly Sims, host of "Project Accessory," with the contestants

With the tagline “Attitude is the Best Accessory,” the new Lifetime series “Project Accessory” is gearing up for its debut Oct … [Read more...]

Check Out These 3 Vogue Eyewear/CFDA Collaborations

The MIAMI by Botkier for Vogue Eyewear CFDA City Collection 2

New York—The second installment of the Vogue Eyewear/CFDA collaboration challenge turned three renowned fashion/accessories … [Read more...]

JCPenney Buys Liz Claiborne Brands for $267.5 Million

From licensee to owner: JCPenney takes ownership of Liz Claiborne brands

Plano,TX—JCPenney today said it plans to purchase the Liz Claiborne brands from Liz Claiborne Inc. for $267.5 million. The deal is … [Read more...]

Burberry First Half Sales Jump 30%


London-- Burberry Group Plc reported today that its first half sales increased 30% as demand for its luxurygoods increased in key … [Read more...]