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Industry News – December 15th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Thursday, December 15th, 2016…

OWNER OF FAMOUS FOOTWEAR ACQUIRES MADE-IN-THE U.S. FOOTWEAR RETAILER – ChainStoreAge
“Caleres announced it has acquired Allen Edmonds from private equity firm Brentwood Associates for $255 million. In addition to operating stores under the Famous Footwear banner, Caleres has a diverse portfolio of footwear brands.”

BELLA HADID REVEALS HER FIRST CLOTHING COLLABORATION ON INSTAGRAM – Vogue
“Model Bella Hadid is adding fashion designer to her growing résumé. She announced her collaboration with clothing and jewelry label Chrome Hearts on Instagram late last night, uploading an image of herself wearing a cropped white logo tee printed with the letter B in the brand’s gothic script.”

MACY’S FASHION PASS RAISES $1.1 MILLION FOR THE ELIZABETH TAYLOR AIDS FOUNDATION – PRNewswire
“The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) announced today that Macy’s Fashion Pass has raised $1.1 million for the organization. The funding will be granted to over one hundred nonprofits supporting people living with and affected by HIV across the country, including organizations providing HIV prevention, education, and advocacy programs.”

RACHEL ROY WAS THE MOST GOOGLED DESIGNER OF 2016 – Pret-a-Reporter
“It’s no wonder then that Los Angeles-based Roy became the most Googled designer of the year. The search engine on Wednesday revealed this year’s most Googled topics, including the top 10 most-searched-for Oscar gowns and selfies.”

NIKE MADE A $720 PAIR OF FUTURISTIC SNEAKERS THAT CAN LACE THEMSELVES UP — HERE’S WHAT THEY’RE LIKE TO WEAR – BusinessInsider
“When you do get a shoe that works, the sensation is both surprising and just a little bit fun. Lights flash, and the shoe is far from quiet. The motor — activated by the sensors that move the wire that’s tucked behind the laces — makes a satisfying mechanical sound as the shoe tightens around your appendage, sensing where your foot is for a snug fit. You can’t help but smile the first time.”

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