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Industry News – July 18th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, July 18th, 2016…

NEW BALANCE VICTORIOUS IN CASE AGAINST CONVERSE – TFL
“Boston-based footwear brand New Balance Athletics, Inc. announced on Thursday that it has secured a landmark victory in its legal battle with Converse over trademark rights related to the PF Flyers Brand, which New Balance acquired in 2001.”

ROSS STORES ADDS 31 STORES THIS SUMMER – MarketWatch
“Ross Stores Inc. ROST, +1.92% said Monday that it is opening 24 Ross Dress for Less locations and seven dd’s Discounts stores across 15 states during the months of June and July. ”

IS THIS THE END OF BIRCHBOX? – racked
“This could be the start of the final act for Birchbox, a service that charges subscribers $10 per month for a box of five or six deluxe beauty samples.”

FASHION BRAND UNDER FIRE FOR CHILDREN MODELING BIKINIS ON THE RUNWAY – Yahoo!
“Does the decision to let little girls model bikinis count as child abuse? That’s what some people are saying, and one brand is in hot water over it.”

NIKE KNOWS THAT WOMEN OF ALL SIZES NEED SUPPORTIVE SPORTS BRAS – Yahoo!
“Just as many women cover up their sports bra with a T-shirt, many have been silent when it comes to their issues with sports bras — or bras in general — simply sweeping the matter under the rug.”

CALVIN KLEIN MODEL EBONEE DAVIS TAKES DOWN RACISM IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY – racked
“For all the beauty it creates and magic it inspires, the fashion industry is not one that is known for being altogether socially, or, specifically, racially aware and active. Ebonee Davis is trying to change that.”

THERE’S A GROUP OF WOMEN THAT THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY IS IGNORING — AND IT’S COSTING THEM TONS OF MONEY – Business Insider
“There’s a category of women that often fly under the radar in the modeling and clothing industries.”

KMART LAUNCHES RISEWEAR LINE OF PERFORMANCE AND CASUAL SHOES – FootwearNews
“Kmart is jumping through hoops for the launch of Risewear, an exclusive line of performance and casual footwear.”

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