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Kering’s New Eyewear CEO Roberto Vedovotto Appointed to Executive Committee

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Paris—As if it weren’t already clear, Kering  today appointed its CEO of eyewear Roberto Vedovotto as His appointment to Kering’s executive committee. The appointment illustrates just how seriously Kering is looking to eyewear to help grow its luxurygoods business, one that includes Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent etc. “Roberto Vedovotto’s …

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Puma Taps Rihanna as New Creative Director

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Herzogenaurach, Germany—Puma, which has been struggling to regain its foothold in athleisure wear, just inked a coup: the athletic wear company signed on Rihanna as its new creative director. The deal will be a “multi-year partnership,” though the signing amount has not been disclosed. (Earlier rumors placed the figure at …

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Purple Pride

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LOCATION: Central Park, NYC Top: Nike, Capris, Puma, Shoes: Kalso Earth Shoes It’s time for yoga in the park, Sporties! I’ve been to adding more outdoor strength-training and core-building into my workout regime now that summer is here and it’s … Continue reading

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Puma Looks Ahead as Q4 Sales Slump

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Herzogenaurach, Germany—Puma’s chief executive vowed today that the sports brand has begun a turnaround this year after posting worst than expected fourth quarter sales. In the final three months of 2013, Puma saw its sales tumbles 13.2% to 698.3 million euros (about $960 million). That was below analysts’ average estimate …

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Trade Associations Urge End of Cambodian Unrest

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Arlington, VA—The six leading North American trade associations representing apparel and footwear brands and retailers, including the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), the Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF), the National Retail Federation (NRF), the Retail Council of Canada (RCC), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and the U.S. Fashion Industry …

Bright Young Thing

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LOCATION: On the Streets Top: c/o Puma, Sequined Denim Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters, Watch: Timex, Studded Cuff: Joe Fresh, Sneakers: Converse, Sunnies: Betsey Johnson Hey all you sassy, sporty sistas! As you know, I’m a tomboy at heart, so I … Continue reading