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Industry News – July 13th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Wednesday, July 13th, 2016…

AMAZON PRIME DAY: MORNING CLOUDS LEAD TO SUN – RetailingToday
“Numerous shoppers tweeted their frustrations using hashtags such as #PrimeDay and #PrimeDayFail. However, more encouraging analysis from Clavis Insight determined that by mid-day ET, Lightning Prime Day Deals, available for a set period of time, usually two to four hours, were selling out but not at a rate that they did in 2015.”

HERMÈS STEPS INTO THE SHOE WARS WITH A STAKE IN PIERRE HARDY – TheNewYorkTimes
“The shoe wars are once again about to escalate. Hermès International, the French luxury group, announced on Wednesday that it had taken a minority stake in the shoe brand Pierre Hardy. This makes Hermès something of a footwear power when shoes are proving to be the It bags of the moment, given that it also owns the British cobbler brand John Lobb.”

THERE WERE TRUST FALLS AT THE FIRST DAY OF MEN’S FASHION WEEK – TheCut
“Fashion’s attempts to address societal issues can often feel ham-fisted, but it was affecting to see a group of men interacting in this tactile, loving way. And the concept wasn’t just about spectacle. The clothes — which included standard blue suits updated with athletic stripes and sporty bomber jackets — were made to flex with their movements.”

BETSEY JOHNSON’S NEW KIDS COLLECTION IS AS OVER-THE-TOP AND PINK AS YOU’D HOPE – Pret-a-Reporter
“The 73-year-old designer, who recently moved to Malibu from New York City, has partnered with Babies R’ Us on a colorful collection for infants (sized 2T-5T) that includes all of her signatures: tulle, sparkle, faux fur and leather, as well as some of her favorite kitschy prints — think: a lipstick motif and leopard print — all available in hot pink, of course.”

MELISSA SHOES RELEASES RIO DE JANEIRO-INSPIRED COLLECTION – FootwearNews
“With the 2016 Rio Olympics only a few weeks away, Melissa Shoes has released a Rio de Janeiro-inspired collection. The Brazilian footwear brand created a peep-toe oxford flatform for summer ’16, which is offered in four colorways. Called the Melissa Wanna Be Rio, the shoes are available in fiery coral, cobalt, white and black.”

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