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Industry News – August 18th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Thursday, August 18th, 2016…

COLE HAAN ANNOUNCES GLOBAL FLAGSHIP STORE OPENING IN THE OCULUS AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER – LinkedIn
“Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand and retailer, announces the opening of its newest global flagship.”

ANTHROPOLOGIE’S PLAN TO SUPER-SIZE ITS STORES WHILE OTHERS SHRINK IS WORKING – Bloomberg
“As many retailers shrink their store space in favor of e-commerce, Anthropologie is doing the opposite.”

CHILDREN’S APPAREL RETAIL STARTUP KIDBOX HIRES AN E-COMMERCE VET AS ITS NEW CEO – internet RETAILER
“Children’s apparel retail startup Kidbox has hired e-commerce veteran Miki Racine Berardelli as its new CEO.”

AMERICAN APPAREL IS EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY OF A SALE – TFL
“American Apparel LLC, the U.S. teen clothing retailer known for its sexually suggestive advertising, has hired investment bank Houlihan Lokey Inc to explore a sale, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.”

ADIDAS, ATHLEISURE BRANDS EARN HIGH SOCIAL CONVERSATION MARKS – RetailDIVE
“The strong showing by Adidas is surprising, given that the company struggled financially last year and yielded the No. 2 spot in the athletic retailer market to Under Armour.”

JUSTIN BIEBER TEAMS WITH FOREVER 21 AND BRAVADO FOR PURPOSE LIMITED-EDITION APPAREL – Yahoo!
“Justin Bieber may have axed his Instagram, but he will soon give fans a signature capsule collection.”

HOW A 171-YEAR-OLD COMPANY FOUND THEIR ‘IT BAG’ – racked
“Would Grace Kelly carry a bag printed with happy cartoon clouds? Or one made with silver holographic leather?”

ONE OF THE MOST NOTORIOUS RETAIL COMPANIES IS CHANGING ITS NAME – BUSINESS INSIDER
“Controversial retailer JustFab just changed its name.”

SEVERAL CROCS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS SUED FOR VIOLATING ANTITRUST LAWS – Footwear News
“Casual footwear maker U.S.A. Dawgs Inc. has escalated its ongoing litigation against popular comfort lifestyle brand Crocs Inc.”

CANADIAN RETAILER ARITZIA FILES FOR TORONTO IPO AS MARKET THAWS – TFL
“Aritzia LP, the Canadian women’s fashion retailer, filed for an initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange.”

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