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AAFA HONORS INDUSTRY LEADERS AT 2017 AMERICAN IMAGE AWARDS

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It was a star-studded industry evening as The American Apparel & Footwear Association welcomed executives and personalities from fashion and retail for its 39th AAFA American Image Awards held at the historic 583 Park Avenue. Emceed by award winning actor Alan Cumming, the event celebrated the industry’s finest while benefiting the …

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Yes, the Shoe Fits! Why You Should Carry Shoes in Your Store

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In recent years, department stores and specialty chains have stepped up their footwear game with revamped, expanded and elevated shoe departments. Macy’s has the largest shoe department in the world at 66,000 square feet, while Saks Fifth Avenue’s 10022-SHOE department has its own zip code. Barneys has a 22,000 square …

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DECKERS RELAUNCHES KOOLABURRA AS UGG’S ‘MORE AFFORDABLE’ SISTER LABEL

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Ladies and gentlemen, meet Ugg’s “little sister”: Koolaburra. The Santa Barbara-based footwear label, which was acquired by Deckers Brands more than a year ago, is now being re-positioned as Ugg’s “more affordable” sister brand, where everything will be under $100. “In terms of positioning, Ugg is a premium brand that’s sitting …

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ITEM OF THE DAY: ALTERRE SHOES’ INTERCHANGEABLE STARTER KIT

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Interchangeable DIY accessories are a key market trend in fashion now, though it isn’t exactly that much evident in the footwear arena—or so we thought, until Alterre Shoes proved us wrong. Alterre Shoes’ merchandise consists of low-heeled, comfortable shoes and sandals with interchangeable straps, as sold in starter kits. The brainchild …

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LAUNCHES NEW COLLECTION THROUGH FILM

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There is never a dull moment for Christian Louboutin. To showcase his latest Autumn/Winter 2016 collection, he released “La Répétition,” an entertaining short film that shows choreographer and filmmaker Blanca Li training a group of professional dancers. Inspired by the musical “A Chorus Line,” the film is very tongue-in-cheek, complete with a …