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Industry News – November 2nd, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016…

THIS IS YOUR NEW SOURCE FOR VINTAGE AND UNDER-THE-RADAR JEANS IN LONDON – Vogue
“Wide-leg jeans, vintage Levi’s, two-tone jeans, deconstructed jeans, cropped flares . . . the list goes on. There has never been a better time to be a denimhead, and Erin Fridja predicted just how far our obsession would go when she opened her denim-only shop, Bad Denim, in London two years ago.”

REPORT: ALMOST HALF OF CONSUMERS SKIPPING BLACK FRIDAY – ChainStoreAge
“These shoppers are so desensitized to “Black Friday hype” that nearly three in four respondents (73%) said they prefer to do their holiday shopping outside of the holiday season, during e-commerce sales, such as Amazon Prime Day. These preferences have influenced 47% of shoppers to skip Black Friday or Cyber Monday altogether this year, according to the second annual “JDA Consumer Survey.”

WEARING PRE-DISTRESSED SNEAKERS IS NOT ‘SUBVERSIVE’ – Forbes
“Remember these scuffed, duct-taped sneakers? The ones that cost $585 at Barney’s, and went viral after critics accused the designers at Golden Goose of “poverty appropriation?”

BURBERRY TAPS OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR FOR HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN FILM – Pret-a-Reporter
“For its holiday campaign, Burberry tapped Oscar-winning British filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Amy) to help bring The Tale of Thomas Burberry — the story of the brand’s founder and creator of the iconic trench coat — to life.”

KATE SPADE OVERCOMES DISCOUNT PRESSURES TO TOP FORECASTS – FootwearNews
“The New York-based brand said it is overcoming challenges — including soft tourism and off price channel pressures — and was able to surpass forecasts in its third quarter, announced before the market open Wednesday.”

RESHORING FASHION MANUFACTURING: WILL IT LIVE UP TO THE HYPE? – TFL
“While the United Stated continues to be a major participant in the $3 trillion global fashion industry, U.S.-based fashion manufacturing – those involving apparel, shoes, and accessories – has faced a steady decline. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment in apparel manufacturing has decreased by more than 80 percent between 1990 and 2011.”

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