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Industry News – October 17th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, October 17th, 2016…

MACY’S AND APPLE MAKE HISTORY – ChainStoreAge
“The shop is located on the main floor of Macy’s New York City flagship in Herald Square. Similar to in-store Apple shops at Best Buy, it features light wood tables. The product line-up includes iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and Apple watches.”

THE CHALLENGES VF CORP.’S STEVE RENDLE WILL FACE WHEN HE BECOMES CEO – Forbes
“Few men can be as proud as Eric Wiseman, the current Chairman and CEO of the VF Corp. He transformed the company and fulfilled his vision to position the company for a vivid new environment. Now, in a smooth transition, on January 1, he will hand the reins to Steve Rendle.”

NORTH FACE OPENS GLOBAL FLAGSHIP STORE ON FIFTH AVENUE – ChainStoreAge
“Though the canyons outside the expansive windows on the second floor of store are formed by skyscrapers and not rock bluffs, North Face’s VP of direct-to-consumer retail Erik Searles finds the airy atmosphere a fitting backdrop for the high-end camping and climbing gear being merchandised there.”

FEETZ® BRINGS 3D PRINTING TO DSW CUSTOMERS – PRNewswire
“Feetz®, the first company to use 3D printing technology to make custom fit, sustainably made shoes, announces the launch of “Feetz@DSW” – a unique pop-up shop that produces custom 3D printed shoes using Feetz’ proprietary technology.”

U.S. RETAIL SALES ROSE 0.6%, POINTING TO CONFIDENT CONSUMERS – TheWallStreetJournal
“Household spending and the broader U.S. economy remain on track for decent growth despite growing consumer angst over the heated presidential campaign. Sales at retail stores, online retailers and restaurants rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6% in September from the prior month, matching economists’ expectations for a rebound after sales fell 0.2%…”

PARIS BOUTIQUE COLETTE IS POPPING UP IN NEW YORK – TheCut
“You no longer have to take a trip to Rue Saint-Honoré to experience the full Colette gestalt. The cult Parisian boutique is coming to New York — temporarily, that is.”

GOLD’S GYM ENTERS FOOTWEAR MARKET WITH VIBRAM PARTNERSHIP – PRNewswire
“Gold’s Gym, the world’s leading authority on health and fitness, has entered into a footwear partnership with global footwear company, Vibram. This partnership speaks to the spirit of innovation and passion for fitness that both companies share.”

DENIM BRANDS, NIKE, BEAUTY AMONG TOP SOURCES OF TEEN SPENDING – TFL
“Piper Jaffray Companies, a New York-based investment bank and asset management firm, released its 32nd semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens research survey, highlighting spending trends and brand preferences in fashion, beauty and personal care, digital media, food, gaming and entertainment among 10,000 teens across 46 U.S. states.”

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