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    American Exchange Group acquires Island Surf Company

    The brand will continue to be led by Joe O’Brien and is set to become part of White Mountain Footwear.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Shein invests $270M to create Circularity Fund in EU, UK

    The fast fashion giant said the money will support startups as well as more mature businesses working in the textile-to-textile recycling space.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from NordinV

    Fashion faced its share of shakeups in the first half of 2024, but few industries are more adept at reinvention or more suited to change.

    By NordinV staff
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    Bloomingdale’s names new men’s fashion director

    David Thielebeule, founding editor-in-chief of Grazia USA, takes on the role effective immediately.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Temu holding company hit with class action lawsuit

    Whaleco allegedly sent Temu marketing texts to numbers listed on the national do-not-call registry, according to the complaint.

    By Updated July 10, 2024
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    Saks COO is out

    Following HBC’s deal to take over Neiman Marcus and form “Saks Global,” RJ Cilley left to become chief executive at HVAC startup Voomi Supply.

    By Daphne Howland • July 10, 2024
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    Mulberry appoints new CEO

    Andrea Baldo, formerly of Ganni, joins the luxury fashion brand in September and replaces Thierry Andretta, who is exiting the company immediately.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Express bankruptcy spurs layoffs at Ohio facility

    The company's logistics and shipping partner Bath & Body Works is shrinking its distribution operations for the apparel retailer due to declines in volume.

    By Philip Neuffer • July 9, 2024
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    Max Mara and Shiseido sign long-term fragrance deal

    The partnership will grant the Japan-based beauty giant an exclusive worldwide license to develop, produce, market and distribute scents for the luxury fashion house.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Saks Fifth Avenue parent company to acquire Neiman Marcus Group for $2.6B

    The rival companies will continue to operate independently and the deal is partially funded by e-commerce giant Amazon.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Roller skating brand Flipper’s World names fashion insider CEO

    The company, owned by model Liberty Ross in partnership with musician Usher, hired former Fear of God COO Eddie Bromberg ahead of its apparel launch.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Worldly expands C-suite with 2 new hires

    Kevin Vranes and Jay Gaines were brought in to work on product innovation and marketing as the sustainability data platform looks to expand its reach.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Nike expects more revenue declines ahead after ‘sluggish’ Q4

    CEO John Donahoe said the company is “embracing a more balanced approach” to DTC and wholesale after a rough set of numbers.

    By Cara Salpini • July 1, 2024
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    Skechers supplier accused of using forced labor

    The shoe material maker and two other vendors joined the Department of Homeland Security’s list of companies banned from importing goods into the U.S.

    By Kelly Stroh • June 28, 2024
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    TrusTrace upgrades forced labor screening

    The platform’s supply chain tool uses AI to reduce “the likelihood of human error” and help fashion brands with regulatory compliance.

    By June 28, 2024
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    Lanvin names Peter Copping artistic director

    The former head of Balenciaga couture will be the first creative lead at the luxury house since the April 2023 departure of Bruno Sialelli.

    By June 27, 2024
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    Calvin Klein’s Jeremy Allen White ads turned heads, but the biggest impact may be to the brand’s image

    “The Bear” star’s images generated $74 million in media impact value amid a years-long effort by holding company PVH to make the line more desirable.

    By June 27, 2024
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    Temu is a ‘data-theft business,’ Arkansas attorney general says in lawsuit

    The complaint alleges the fast fashion company collects users’ personal information without permission.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Lawsuit claims Nike CEO John Donahoe misled investors about the success of its DTC strategy

    The lawsuit alleges that Donahoe and Chief Financial Officer Matt Friend continually touted the strength of its strategy when in fact it was “unable to generate sustainable revenue growth.”

    By Cara Salpini • June 26, 2024
  • Under Armour to pay $434M to settle lawsuit that claimed Kevin Plank misled investors

    If approved, the agreement requires the retailer to keep its CEO and chair roles separate for three years and instill a performance-based condition for some executive stock benefits.

    By Cara Salpini • June 25, 2024
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    Eastern Mountain Sports, Bob’s Stores file for bankruptcy

    The chains, in a “liquidity crisis” since their bank found them to be in default, require emergency funding to make payroll Friday.

    By Daphne Howland • June 24, 2024
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    Wolverine World Wide’s Saucony brand names global chief marketing officer

    Joy Allen-Altimare is tasked with managing the line’s advertising strategies and growth.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Gap Inc. names new CTO

    Like CEO Richard Dickson, Sven Gerjets joins the apparel company from Mattel where he served as its chief technology officer.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 20, 2024
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    Authentic appoints former Adidas exec to role in Africa

    As the first general manager for the region, Warren Bowers will be tasked with expanding partnerships and spearheading strategy.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Nordstrom nears completion on West Coast fulfillment transition

    By transitioning operations to an omnichannel center, the retailer is building on its efforts to lower fulfillment costs.

    By Kelly Stroh • June 13, 2024
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    Nearly 90% of consumers bought or sold used items in the last year: EBay

    With sustainability at the forefront of their decision-making, the report finds that Gen Z and millennials are the top purchasers of circular fashion.

    By Xanayra Marin-Lopez • June 12, 2024