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Industry News – July 1st, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, July 1st, 2016…

COACH TURNS TO MICKEY MOUSE FOR HELP REVIVING HANDBAG SALES – Bloomberg
“Coach Inc. Chief Executive Officer Victor Luis has a strategy to make the brand more edgy and cool: a cheeky Mickey Mouse sticking out his tongue.”

‘SCREAM QUEENS’ STAR SKYLER SAMUELS HAS A DEGREE FROM STANFORD AND AN APP EVERY FASHION GIRL WILL LOVE – Yahoo!
““I’m a little unusual in that I’ve always done a lot of things,” Skyler Samuels says, while reflecting on her whirlwind past year – which included a breakout role on Ryan Murphy’s hit Fox drama Scream Queens. ”

PUMA AND BMW BIRTH HYBRID SNEAKER – FashionMag
“The new Puma X-Cat Disc running shoe takes next-generation automotive ideas from the iconic BMW Project GINA fabric skinned concept car and applies them to footwear. Sportswear brands and car companies working together is nothing new. For instance, Puma is a Ferrari Formula One team official sponsor and even makes its drivers’ shoes. However, the collaboration between Puma and BMW’s Designworks division turns the traditional relationship on its head.”

UPDATED: DICK’S SPORTING GOODS BUYS SPORTS AUTHORITY BRAND NAME FOR $15 MILLION – FootwearNews
“Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. confirmed via a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday that it successfully bid on Sports Authority’s intellectually property assets and the right to acquire 31 store leases.”

HAVAIANAS: MORE THAN JUST FLIP-FLOPS – FASHIONUNITED
“Most consumers around the world probably own a pair of Havaianas flip-flops. The Brazilian footwear brand produces over 250 million pairs of flip flops each year, and unsurprisingly the majority of them are sold in its home market.”

DOLCE & GABBANA SIGN GLOBAL LICENSING DEAL WITH SHISEIDO – FASHIONUNITED
“Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana has signed a global licensing agreement with Japanese beauty company Shiseido for an undisclosed amount.”

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