Walmart Purchases ShoeBuy for $70 Million

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the digital ante. Just four months after the retail giant picked up e-commerce site Jet.com, Walmart said today that it also has snapped up online footwear, clothing and accessories retailer ShoeBuy. Walmart shelled out $70 million for the 16-year-old Boston-based company and expects the site …

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8 Reasons We’re Going to Miss Michelle Obama

As President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama prepare to leave the White House on Jan. 20, many are already feeling nostalgic for the past eight years. Michelle Obama has been lauded for her Let Girls Learn education initiative for girls around the world and her Let’s Move! campaign …

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HUF Is Coming Out With ‘Penthouse Magazine’ Shoes

HUF celebrates the golden age of adult magazine centerfold stars in a new capsule collection highlighting “Penthouse Magazine’s” pictorials of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. The skate lifestyle brand and pornographic publication synchronized in their subversive, counterculture sensibilities to produce a naughty-meets-luxe range that drops Thursday at select HUF retailers. HUF …

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CrossFitters Now Have a New Reebok Nano to Workout In

It’s only the first week of 2017, and CrossFitters are already being treated to a shoe they’ll be using in their local box all year long. Reebok unveiled the latest shoe in its acclaimed Nano franchise today, the CrossFit Nano 7. The shoe arrives today at CrossFit’s online store, store.crossfit.com, …

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Industry Moves: Coach Hires Former Saks Veteran As New CFO

Jan. 4, 2017: Coach Inc. has hired Kevin Wills as its new CFO, effective no later than March 2017. Wills joins Coach from business consulting firm AlixPartners LLP, where he has served as managing director and CFO since March 2014. Prior to AlixPartners, Wills was EVP and CFO of Saks Inc., former owner of the Saks …

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10 Printed Sneakers for Kids

Solid-colored footwear is so last year. Bold, busy prints are popping up all over the kids’ market, perfect for the boy or girl who wants to stand out from the crowd. A number of athletic brands are embracing the trend — perhaps in a nod to the loudly patterned leggings …

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Marc Fisher Footwear Snaps Up the Easy Spirit Brand

Marc Fisher Footwear Co. is toasting the new year with some high-powered deal-making. The New York-based footwear firm — which already lists Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Kendall + Kylie and Ivanka Trump among the brands in its portfolio — told FN today it has purchased women’s comfort brand Easy Spirit from …

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Love Walls Artist Is Working With Toms on Printed Shoes

Toms is spreading the love. The footwear and accessories company is kicking off 2017 with another collaboration, this time with artist James Goldcrown. Goldcrown is the creative spirit behind the viral Love Wall murals that can be found in cities throughout the U.S. Through his work, he has helped inspire …

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