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Industry News – August 5th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, August 5th, 2016…

DSW GAMBLES WITH KIDS DEPARTMENT EXPANSION – NEW YORK POST
“Discount shoe retailer DSW, its annual same-store sales gains stagnating below 2 percent in each of the past three years, hopes kids are the key to reigniting growth.”

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE AND HALLE BERRY TEAM UP FOR KEY TO THE CURE CAMPAIGN – Los Angeles Times
“Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure campaign is always a team effort of A-list talent from fashion and Hollywood.”

HENRI BENDEL LAUNCHES HOME FRAGRANCE COLLECTION – the latest
“Known for its signature jewelry and bags, Henri Bendel is venturing into its first home candle collection.”

BURBERRY’S WARDROBE MALFUNCTION WON’T BE FIXED BY NEW CEO – TFL
“Christopher Bailey’s position as CEO and creative director of Burberry always looked as unwearable as one of the fashion label’s lace shirts.”

LICENSING IS ONE FASHION TREND THAT ISN’T GOING AWAY – TFL
“The Fall/Winter 2015 shows made it very clear that there is more to Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors than their respective Polo shirts and MICHAEL Michael Kors collection purses, the latter of which include designs (sometimes ones that look a bit too familiar) that have undeniably over-saturated the market.”

ADIDAS’ MARK KING ON THE BRAND’S U.S. REVIVAL & HOW KANYE WEST CHANGED THE COMPANY – Footwear News
“How do you measure a comeback?”

HERSCHEL SUPPLY LAUNCHES FIRST TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE LINE – FashionMag
“How do you measure a comeback?”

U.S. JUDGE DISMISSES PART OF ALIBABA, GUCCI COUNTERFEIT GOODS LAWSUIT – TFL
“A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed part of a lawsuit filed last year by Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and other luxury brands accusing Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd of promoting the sale of counterfeit goods.”

ED ELLEN DEGENERES EXPANDS TO HANDBAGS WITH CAMUTO GROUP – FashionMag
“ED, the lifestyle collection from comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, has expanded its product offering to handbags.”

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