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Let’s admit it: we’ve all been guilty of selfishly creating torturous environments for our hard working feet—all in the name of glamour. Those sky-high heels are just so chic, they were hard to resist…but we all know the price we have to pay for it. Luckily, we’re not alone in …

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Now that the ridiculous 100+ degree heat wave has broken, we can return to thinking about winter merchandise without feeling like we’re in some cruel, alternative universive. These adorable Fair Isle slippers by Dearfoams will have you longing for freezing, snowed-in evenings by the fireplace with your sweetie (or more …

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As the weather outside heats up, we’re remaining focused on the chillier season ahead and all the fabulous fashions that follow. One of our very favorite footwear trends for the fall/winter season is “the smoking shoe.” We’ve seen our share of these menswear-inspired styles from sumptuous velvet to richly embroidered …

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R.G. Barry Buys Baggallini for $33.8 Million

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Pickerington, OH—R.G. Barry Corp. is expanding its accessories offerings beyond its Dearforms and other licensed slippers business. The company announced Thursday that it plans to acquire baggallini, Inc., the Portland, Oregon-based handbag and accessories company, for $33.8 million. Calling the baggallini acquisition “transformative,” Greg Tunney, R.G. Barry’s ceo, said: “The …

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Totes Isotoner Acquires Acorn Products

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Cincinnati–totes»ISOTONER Corporation has acquired the Acorn Products Company. Acorn, located in Lewiston, Maine, markets slippers and comfort-based footwear. “The company’s passion for innovative design and comfortable, high quality products makes Acorn a natural fit with our Footwear business and totes»ISOTONER,” said Doug Gernert, totes»ISOTONER President and ceo. “We’re very excited …

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It’s a shoe, it’s a slipper, it’s a knit legging, it’s a… Gypsyz! Snuggle up to this comfy, chic, bohemian hybrid bootie all year long. Inspired by South American hand-sewn booties, this lifestyle shoe takes you from the bedroom to the street instantly. Eco-conscious too (with their biodegradable sole), Gypsyz …

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Dearfoams Adds Sleepwear, Apparel License

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Pickerington, OH–R.G. Barry is taking its Dearfoams brand beyond slippers and casual footwear. The company has exclusively licensed its Dearfoams brands to Olivet International for sleepwear and apparel. The multi-year agreement gives Olivet exclusive rights to develop and market a variety of sleepwear, active wear and accessory products bearing the …