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Authentic Brands reportedly prepared to pay $1 billion for Reebok

Authentic Brands reportedly prepared to pay $1 billion for Reebok

Put up for sale by Adidas, Reebok has reportedly already attracted a bid of $1 billion from Authentic Brands Group, the owner of brands including Barney's, Juicy Couture, Nautica, Nine West and Frye.
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Vivobarefoot links with Oxygen project on issue of algae blooms

Vivobarefoot links with Oxygen project on issue of algae blooms

Vivobarefoot, the minimalist footwear business, has linked with Oxygen Project to highlight the issue of destructive algae blooms in bodies of water. And it has launched a shoe called Ultra Bloom made using algae.
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Aeffe sales rise 5.1% in first quarter

Aeffe sales rise 5.1% in first quarter

The Italian fashion group has revealed that its consolidated revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 totalled 80.1 million euros, up 5.1% from 76.2 million euros in the prior-year period.
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StockX reports surging Crocs resale demand in UK

StockX reports surging Crocs resale demand in UK

​There’s been a lot of talk about Crocs being hot again in recent months and StockX, the resale platform for sneakers, streetwear, and collectibles said in the UK, it has seen Crocs sales rising five-fold year-on-year.
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Tod's sees possible venture with LVMH, but no talks ongoing

Tod's sees possible venture with LVMH, but no talks ongoing

Italy's Tod’s could further strengthen its ties with LVMH but there are no ongoing talks and no decision has been made, a top Tod’s executive said after the French giant increased its stake in the group.
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​Kick Game opens Birmingham store, inks ‘ground-breaking’ deal with rapper Fredo

​Kick Game opens Birmingham store, inks ‘ground-breaking’ deal with rapper Fredo

UK premium sneaker and streetwear specialist Kick Game has a double celebration, it opened its first store outside London in Birmingham and signed rapper and entrepreneur Fredo to a multi-million pound promotion deal.
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Havaianas makes NFT debut with artist Adhemas Batista

Havaianas makes NFT debut with artist Adhemas Batista

The iconic Brazilian flipflop brand has made its first foray into NFTs with the São Paulo-born, Los Angeles-based artist, who has created five digital art pieces commemorating his relationship with the company.
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Secondhand fashion e-tailer Vinted raises €250 million from investors

Secondhand fashion e-tailer Vinted raises €250 million from investors

Vinted is minted and is about to embark on a major growth initiative. The business, which claims to be the largest online C2C marketplace in secondhand fashion across Europe, has secured €250 million in new funding.
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Global Fashion Group continues to power ahead in Q1

Global Fashion Group continues to power ahead in Q1

Global Fashion Group saw a strong Q1 as it attracted more customers to its websites and enjoyed a solid recovery in repeat customers. It also attracted more brands and marketplace net merchandise value almost doubled.
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Joules recovery continues in stores and online

Joules recovery continues in stores and online

​Joules Group had good news on Tuesday as it’s expecting a “positive performance” across all retail channels for the financial year that ends in a few weeks, with revenue and pre-tax profit ahead of expectations. 
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Landlords lose court fight against New Look CVA

Landlords lose court fight against New Look CVA

​New Look has won a crucial court fight, defeating a landlord challenge to its company voluntary arrangement with the landlords feeling they were unfairly treated by last year's CVA process for the retailer.
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JD Sports buys Oi Polloi, speculation that Cowgill to step down as JD CEO

JD Sports buys Oi Polloi, speculation that Cowgill to step down as JD CEO

JD sports has been on the acquisition trail again with news that it's bought menswear retailer Oi Polloi. It's also been reported that CEO Peter Cowgill could step back from day-to-day control of JD this year.
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ABG and SPARC to acquire Eddie Bauer

ABG and SPARC to acquire Eddie Bauer

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and the SPARC Group announced on Friday the acquisition of Eddie Bauer.
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Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren dies

Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren dies

The Boston-born businessman who helped found the iconic Californian sneaker company in the mid-1960s has passed away at the age of 90.
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Maya Lakis in collab boot project with Melanie Huynh for charity

Maya Lakis in collab boot project with Melanie Huynh for charity

Shoe designer Maya Lakis has teamed up with her good friend Melanie Huynh, the noted stylist and founder of beauty brand Holidermie, to create a capsule boot collection for a Cambodian girls' charity.
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French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode confirmed Friday that it is planning to host live catwalk shows in Paris this summer, during the upcoming menswear season in June.
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