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Industry News – June 28th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, June 28th, 2016…

HOW NIKE IS BRINGING SUPER SERVICE TO MAINSTREAM RETAIL – LinkedIn
“It’s safe to say that the name Nike is familiar to most. The sports and athletics apparel/equipment corporation is one of the most recognised in the world of retail.”

WILLOW SMITH JUST LANDED HER FIRST CHANEL CAMPAIGN – racked
“Willow Smith is the latest cool celebrity teen to score a major high-fashion ad campaign this year. The 15-year-old celebrity offspring was recruited by Karl Lagerfeld to be the face of Chanel’s fall 2016 eyewear campaign, following in the footsteps of fellow brand ambassador Lily-Rose Depp.”

MAURICES HOLDS RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF NEW HEADQUARTERS – Howie Blog
“After nearly three years in the making, Maurices today officially celebrated the completion of its new headquarters building at 425 West Superior Street with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The $80 million project is the largest commercial development in Downtown Duluth.”

JAPANESE RETAIL GIANT COMING TO DISNEY – RetailingToday
“Japanese specialty apparel retailer Uniqlo is expanding its U.S. presence into the Southeast, and is also expanding its relationship with Disney. ”

STEVE MADDEN IS BEING SUED (AGAIN) FOR COPYCAT SHOE DESIGNS – Yahoo!
“Litigious luxury shoe brand Aquazzura is at it again. As Yahoo Style reported last week, the Italian company is suing Ivanka Trump and Marc Fisher for copying three popular footwear designs. Now Aquazzura has filed a similar suit against Steve Madden, also for lifting a trio of well-heeled designs — Christy, Sexy Thing, and Wild Thing (which Trump was also accused of stealing) — according to Women’s Wear Daily.”

ADIDAS STRIKES DEAL WITH WANDA TO PROMOTE SPORT IN CHINA – FashionMag
“German sportswear firm Adidas has signed a deal with the Wanda business empire of China’s richest man Wang Jianlin to sponsor two of Wanda’s endurance events, promote soccer and basketball in the country and open stores in Wanda’s malls.”

LULULEMON RAMPS UP OLYMPIC PROFILE TO SHOWCASE TECHNICAL GEAR – RetailDIVE
“Yoga, the fitness activity that Lululemon is most known for, isn’t exactly an Olympic event. But its gear is also favored by many other athletes, and the retailer aims to capitalize on that as much as it can.”

REMEMBERING JACK FISHER: TRAILBLAZING ENTREPRENEUR, QUINTESSENTIAL FAMILY MAN – RetailDIVE
“Nine West co-founder Jerome “Jack” Fisher, who died last week in Palm Beach, Fla., at age 85, dramatically changed the footwear business during his legendary career. The patriarch of one of the industry’s most storied shoe families built Nine West into a powerhouse brand and paved the way for many who followed in his footsteps, including his beloved children and grandchildren.”

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