Shop Macy’s for Big Discounts On Black Friday and Throughout Cyber Week

Find Hundreds Of Black Friday Specials Starting At 5 P.M. Thanksgiving Evening And Online All Day At Macys.Com

Then, Cyber Week Offers Five Days Of Savings To Customers Shopping Macys.Com Beginning With A Preview On Sunday, Nov. 27

Plus, For The First Time, Macy’s Customers Who Want A Head Start Can Shop Select Specials A Week Early At The Black Friday Doorbusters Preview Sale Starting Thursday, Nov. 17

Today, Macy’s announced its full list of Black Friday specials that will be available starting at 5 p.m. at most stores on Thanksgiving and online all day on macys.com. With big savings in apparel and accessories, fine jewelry, cosmetics, housewares, furniture, and more, there is something for everyone to get excited about this season. In addition, Macy’s is extending savings for Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping event of the year – beginning with a preview on Sunday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 1, for a week of cyber specials.macyslogo

We know our customers enjoy getting a head start in finding the perfect gift and they consider Black Friday one of the most important shopping times of the year,” said Tim Baxter, Macy’s chief merchandising officer. “In addition to all the great Black Friday discounts in store and online, this year we’ll offer even more opportunities to save through Cyber Week – with five full days of online specials, so they will have the freedom to shop all week long at their leisure, scoring big on hundreds of deals.”

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This year, for the first time ever, customers can also shop select Black Friday picks a week early at the Black Friday doorbusters preview sale beginning Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to close, through Saturday, Nov. 19, from store opening until 2 p.m., and all day on macys.com. Early birds looking for a jump start on incredible savings will find select sales previewed earlier than ever, including 50 percent off cold weather accessories, $15.99 Kids’ puffer coats, 60 percent off Charter Club Damask bedding, and $19.99 for select handbags.

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Shop Macy’s and macys.com for amazing doorbuster deals including $39.99 Charter Club cashmere (Photo: Business Wire)

Below is a sneak peek of Macy’s Black Friday doorbuster deals and top Cyber Week specials. While supplies last, Black Friday items are available from 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 to 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25; Friday, Nov. 25 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cyber Week specials begin Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. and run through Thursday, Dec 1. Continue reading

Three, Two, One…Holiday! Amazon.com Launches Black Friday Deals Store and Curated Holiday Gift Guides

This Holiday Season, Customers Can Enjoy More Deals Than Ever Before On Everything From Hd Tvs To Stylish Kitchen Staples To Some Of The Most Popular Toys Of The Year

To Help Customers Find The Perfect Gift For Everyone On Their Shopping List, Amazon Offers Curated Holiday Gift Guides For Electronics, Home, Handmade, And Other Categories

Alexa, What Are Your Deals? New This Year, Prime Members Can Use Alexa Voice Shopping To Shop For Almost Anything, Including Exclusive Deals For Customers With An Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire Tv, Or Fire Tablet

Amazon.com has announced the launch of its Black Friday Deals Store and more than a dozen curated holiday gift guides, officially marking the start of the holiday countdown. Customers can enjoy tens of thousands of deals this holiday season on Amazon.com, with new deals as often as every five minutes on everything from HD TVs to stylish kitchen staples to some of the most popular toys of the year. In addition, Amazon offers curated holiday gift guides to help take the guesswork out of shopping for loved ones and make it easier for customers to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list.logo_white_

Customers love discovering the best deals on the most sought-after products, and our Black Friday Deals Store and curated Holiday Gift Guides offer them a place to do just that – plus enjoy the most convenient shopping experience with tons of super-fast shipping options,” said Doug Herrington, Senior Vice President of North American Retail at Amazon. “This holiday season, we’re offering more deals than ever before and – for the first time ever – giving Prime members an opportunity to use Alexa voice shopping for purchasing their holiday gifts hands-free. They can make purchases simply by asking Alexa-enabled devices, like the new Echo Dot, while relaxing at home with family and friends.

Black Friday Deals Store

Available at www.amazon.com/blackfriday, the Black Friday Deals Store is the leading deals destination for customers with tens of thousands of deals, and new deals as often as every five minutes, now through December 22. Customers can enjoy more deals than ever before this holiday season, including low prices on top gifts such as electronics, toys, clothing, jewelry, kitchen items, and more. In fact, Amazon is offering up to 20 compelling Deals of the Day in a single day. Some examples of the great deals Amazon customers can take advantage of this holiday season include: $20 off the Kindle Paperwhite, savings on an LG 55” 1080p Curved Smart OLED TV, and up to 40% off select Magformers toys.

Electronics Gift Guide

Available at www.amazon.com/electronicsgiftguide, the 2016 Amazon Electronics Gift Guide features more than 500 of this year’s hottest technology products all in one convenient location. Enthusiasts can explore new releases such as 360-degree cameras and buzz-worthy gifts like virtual reality headsets and 3D printers. The Electronics Gift Guide also features innovations from up-and-coming startups in the Amazon Launchpad program. Customers can browse more than 10 categories, including smart home, home entertainment, music, wearables, photography, gaming, gadgets and gizmos, and more. The Electronics Gift Guide also includes expert reviews and product demonstration videos to help customers find the perfect gift. And shoppers looking for budget-friendly gift ideas can find top gifts under $100.

Home Gift Guide

Available at www.amazon.com/homegiftguide, the 2016 Amazon Home Gift Guide is a curated list of more than a thousand of this season’s must-have products for the home. Filled with gift ideas for indoors and outdoors, customers can easily discover presents for everyone on their list, including cooks, bakers, home decorators, arts and crafters, smart home tech lovers, pets, backyard enthusiasts, kids and more, curated by experts in the industry such as Smitten Kitchen and Design*Sponge. Holiday decorators and party planners will find everything they need to set a festive scene at home. Customers can also shop the latest trends in the Home Gift Guide, including copper appliances, rose gold cutlery, and handmade ceramics, as well as browse products that are new this holiday season, including the KitchenAid Mini, NEST Fragrances Classic Candle (Hearth), Petcube Play Wi-Fi Pet Camera, and Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum.

Handmade at Amazon Holiday Gift Guide

Available at www.amazon.com/handmade, the Handmade at Amazon Holiday Gift Guide offers customers curated lists of genuinely handcrafted items sold directly by artisans. Featuring products for her, for him, and for kids, as well as handcrafted stocking stuffers for friends and family, the Gift Guide makes finding the perfect holiday present easier than ever. Heading into this holiday season, Amazon customers visiting the Handmade at Amazon store will see hundreds of thousands more handcrafted items, thousands of which are eligible for Free Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime. For shoppers looking for a personal touch, over half of the items listed on Handmade have options for customer personalization. With handcrafted items in categories from toys and games, to home décor, handbags and accessories and kitchen and dining, Handmade at Amazon is a one-stop-shop for artisan-crafted gifts this holiday season. Continue reading

“Experiential” Nike Soho Store Debuts the Future of Sport Retail

NIKE, Inc. opened its newest retail experience, Nike Soho, on Friday, November 11th: a five-story, multi-sport, 55,000-square-foot digitally connected store located at 529 Broadway at Spring Street in the heart of New York City’s Soho neighborhood.

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The new Nike Soho Flagship is designed to deliver the best of Nike products and personalized services through a series of re-imagined spaces.

The new Nike Soho Flagship is designed to deliver the best of Nike products and personalized services through a series of reimagined spaces. Guided by a large team of highly trained Nike store athletes, Nike Soho offers one-of-a-kind immersive experiences for consumers.

We’re leading the transformation of sport retail—offering the best of Nike products, services and experiences under one roof,” said Heidi O’Neill, Nike’s President of Global Direct to Consumer. “With Nike Soho we can realize the promise of personalized performance. Powered by immersive digital trials and in-store experts, this store is about elevating every athlete’s potential. Whether you’re training for a marathon or shooting hoops on our in-store court, or if you love sneakers, Nike Soho will help you raise your game. Because it’s more than a store—it’s a personal sport experience.

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Nike Soho features the Nike+ SNKRS experience, a 54-foot wide dual gender Nike Sportswear footwear wall which is the largest in any Nike store worldwide. (Photo: Business Wire)

Nike Soho’s one-of-a-kind spaces are the ultimate service destinations and include: interactive digital Nike+ Running and Basketball Trials; the Nike+ Soccer Trial Zone, where consumers can try out the latest soccer cleats; the Nike+ Service Station, a dedicated service space to consult with Nike certified store experts; Nike By NYC, a personalization studio; The Lounge, a women’s boutique within the store with greatly expanded and enhanced fitting rooms and personal styling service; and The Stands, an in-store space where consumers can connect with one another, learn about the latest product drops or hear from a designer in residence.

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The Nike+ Basketball Trial Zone simulates the feel of the game, with five sensors circling the court, guiding consumers as they test product through custom drills and taking them on an immersive experience in New York’s Dyckman or Brooklyn Bridge Parks. (Photo: Business Wire)

Nike Soho also features the ultimate scene for sneakerheads, the Nike+ SNKRS experience. The 54-foot wide dual-gender Nike Sportswear footwear wall is the largest in any Nike store worldwide and has the largest in-season collection of the iconic Nike Air Force 1 in the company’s global fleet of stores. NSW products will premiere on the wall, showcasing the company’s best in sport style innovation.

It’s great to see the everyday athlete getting the same personalized treatment from Nike that I’ve enjoyed over the years,” said tennis champion Serena Williams. “When you have experts guiding you along the way, it can make all the difference to your game. I’ve been to a lot of Nike stores over the years and Soho’s personal touches and focus on style, service and experiences are unlike any other. I can’t wait to see what New York shoppers think of it.”

Nike Soho offers some of the hottest products – from brand-defining innovation to Nike Soho exclusives to Nike and Jordan Brand restocks including: LeBron Soldier X collaboration with designer John Elliott; Air Force 1 Low NYC HS; iconic Jordan silhouettes; and local designer collaboration tees.

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Nike Soho features a wide variety of Nike Basketball and Jordan Brand products on the store’s fifth floor. (Photo: Business Wire)

The store also has a special display of the last pair of the Nike Mag shoe that was auctioned on Saturday, Nov. 12 to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The Nike Mag is on display alongside a pair of Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, which will go on sale in early December. For the first time, consumers can also see the collection of Nike’s 12 Soles Collection, a tribute to Nike’s deep roots in basketball with a nod to the future. The first drop of the collection will be available at Nike Soho in early December. The recently released Apple Watch Nike+ is also sold in the store. Continue reading

UGG Launches ‘Est. 1978’ Collection Paying Homage to Southern California Heritage

Celebrating Expert Craftsmanship And Premium Materials, Ugg Unveils A New Collection Designed For The Modern Gentleman

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UGG For Men launches limited edition Est. 1978 Collection (Photo: Business Wire)

Launching just in time for the holidays, the UGG brand (a division of Deckers Brands) unveiled a premium collection of ruggedly refined footwear and accessories designed for the true arbiter of taste. Aptly appointed Est. 1978, the line harkens back to the brand’s rich heritage, surf roots, and coastal influence.TWINSOLE_LARGE USAGE_4-2015

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The Gustin in Chestnut from the UGG For Men Est. 1978 Collection (Photo: Business Wire)

Founded in 1978 in California, UGG® has built a reputation on luxury and comfort by using only the finest materials in the world, employing the highest standards of craftsmanship, and delivering new and innovative styles.

Evoking a broad spectrum of life in California, from beach, to mountains, and coastal cities, the collection epitomizes a relaxed, natural lifestyle that’s marked by effortless luxury. Born on the beach and refined in the city, the limited-edition line offers relaxed comfort with a sartorial spin.

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The Bowden Boot from the “Est 1978” Men’s Collection from UGG (PHoto: Business Wire)

The collection celebrates our early days of surf, sand, and an appreciation for craftsmanship and heritage,” says Rob Koenen, Vice President of UGG® for Men. “Est. 1978 pays homage to the original boot which was and still is handcrafted in the same way surfboard shapers meticulously refined longboards in the early days. Every design detail was thoughtfully considered from rich, premium leathers to detailed construction in the U.S. This collection celebrates the same dedication to craftsmanship and luxury that defined us back in 1978 and continues to distinguish UGG today.

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The Lorne Slipper in Chocolate from the “Est 1978” Men’s Collection from UGG (Photo: Business Wire)

Touting expert craftsmanship and premium materials, the collection offers bespoke detailing and impeccable construction. Rich leathers, soft suedes, and merino sheepskin combine in classic silhouettes that offer the same warmth and comfort as the original icons with sophisticated, upscale styling. Partnering with a local, Southern Californian artisan, one-of-a-kind belts are crafted by a third generation leathersmith. Similarly, rugged rucksacks and hearty weekender bags offering a lifetime guarantee are made in America in conjunction with Bucheimer NYC, one of the oldest leather brands in America. Continue reading

‘LOVE, NORDSTROM’: Nordstrom Celebrates Its Loyal Customers In 2016 Holiday Campaign

Nordstrom Inc. is celebrating its customers and their stories through a holiday campaign that thanks them called ‘Love, Nordstrom.’ The company is using the marketing campaign as a stage for larger-than-life love notes to thank customers for the special relationship they share. The campaign debuted in the U.S. and Canada on November 1st.1_nordstrom_ivy

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With this year’s campaign, Nordstrom is prioritizing a pure holiday spirit and expressing gratitude to connect emotionally with its customers in a special way. More than 30 real Nordstrom customers were photographed in Los Angeles, Nashville and Seattle and are featured in the national campaign that was produced in partnership with creative agency Partners & Spade.4_nordstrom-_kim-brothers

This holiday, we want to remember and thank the people who are most special to us at Nordstrom – our customers,” said Nordstrom Vice President of Creative Projects Olivia Kim. “We reached out to our employees and asked them to share some of their favorite customer stories. We met with as many people as we could, asked them to bring along some of the things that make up their signature style and took photos of them. It was so fun to connect with our customers who make us who we are. The result was our Love, Nordstrom campaign.”12_nordstrom_jonah

The integrated campaign components include digital, print, out of home, in-store window displays, shopping bags and coffee sleeves. There will be a ‘Love, Nordstrom’ navigation tab on Nordstrom.com. In an effort to reach and thank every single Nordstrom customer, the campaign also includes a charming video of employees singing the song “Thank You for Being Friend” to let all customers know how much they are appreciated. The video will be posted on Nordstrom.com and on the retailer’s social and digital platforms.7_nordstrom_chiyo

WHERE THE GIFTS ARE

This holiday season, Nordstrom hopes to be a gift-giving destination that inspires customers at all price points. A few highlights include:

  • Available now, the company is introducing Mini Boden inspired by Roald Dahl – an exclusive limited-edition collection for kids celebrating six stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and more.
  • Starting November 18, Nordstrom VP of Creative Olivia Kim will curate ‘Love, Pop-In@Nordstrom,’ a colorful holiday selection of apparel, accessories and tech toys including everything from smart luggage to unisex casualwear, turntables to instant cameras, cozy candles to nail art supplies, and more.
  • Starting November 25 in select stores, Nordstrom is launching shops with fresh gifting ideas such as Wit & Wonder (a one-stop shop for gifts with personality), The Trim Shop (featuring ornaments and decor), The Wonder Bar (for stocking stuffers), The Toy Shop (of course), Bow & Drape (for personalized gifts) and Gifts & Glam (for beauty).2_nordstrom_grace

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Under Armour Expands To Boston’s Back Bay With Its Largest Brand House Opening Of 2016

Global Performance Brand To Open Its First Specialty Retail Store In Boston At The Iconic Prudential Center

Under Armour, will open the doors of its newest specialty retail location tomorrow, November 3, at the Prudential Center in Boston’s Back Bay, one of the city’s most vibrant and popular retail destinations. With a focus on cutting-edge products and design, the Boston Brand House serves as a striking example of the brand’s commitment to offering customers an unparalleled shopping experience. The Boston Brand House will be open Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., on Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 617-236-1723.UNDER ARMOUR, INC. LOGO

Featuring men’s, women’s and youth apparel, footwear and accessories, the Boston Brand House is the region’s signature space to shop a full line of Under Armour products that make athletes look, feel and perform their best.

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Under Armour Expands To Boston’s Back Bay With Its Largest Brand House Opening Of 2016 (PRNewsFoto/Under Armour, Inc.)

Featuring nearly 19,000 square feet of interactive retail space across two floors, the brand’s latest innovations are highlighted across various product categories, including training, running, basketball, golf, studio, outdoor, team sports, youth and footwear.

Delivering a fully immersive brand experience, Under Armour tells its brand story through digital displays that inform and inspire. Youth customers are engaged with the Optojump experience, an interactive readiness/skill test that helps athletes measure speed, power, and reaction.

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Under Armour Expands To Boston’s Back Bay With Its Largest Brand House Opening Of 2016 (PRNewsFoto/Under Armour, Inc.)

A wall map in the fitting rooms follows a run path from the perspective of the brand’s Connected Fitness running community. The path starts at the Brand House leading to Boston’s most historical and well-known trail; each fitting room represents a mile marker and landmark along the renowned trail.

The store offers a dedicated space for the new UAS™ label of modern American sportswear. UAS™ is designed to artfully fuse the worlds of sports and fashion, while delivering intuitive product optimized for the variable conditions of everyday life.

Bostonians have a true passion for sports and a fortitude that is hard to rival – qualities which are the essence of the Under Armour Brand,” said Susie McCabe, Senior Vice President of Global Retail. “The Under Armour Boston Brand House will highlight our commitment to making all athletes better through performance and innovation, while providing consumers with an elevated shopping experience.” Continue reading

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Find the Joy of Giving This Holiday Season With Magnificent Gifts From Macy’s

From Fashion And Tech To Home Goods And Stocking Stuffers, Macy’s Wide Assortment Makes Holiday Shopping A Breeze.

Plus Extra Help Is Always Available From The Gift Specialists At My Stylist@Macy’s

The holiday season is a celebration of happiness that brings loved ones together, and Macy’s has the perfect gifts to make family, friends, and all those near-and-dear feel special. Whether it’s the runway show-obsessed fashionista, the diehard athlete, the tech fanatic, or the master chef, Macy’s has an abundance of items at every price point sure to warm the hearts of those who mean the most.macyslogo-1

No [other] time of [the] year inspires the sentiments of love, caring and generosity quite like the holiday season,” said Kathy Hilt, Senior Vice President of My Stylist@Macy’s. “This year, we’ve truly topped ourselves with the most unique assortment of gifts for every person on your list. Plus, if you need a little help, Macy’s dedicated gift specialists at My Stylist@Macy’s make picking the perfect present easier than ever.”

The Gift of Style

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Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com; I.N.C. International Concepts Slippers, $39.50. (Photo: Business Wire)

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With a roster of top brands and celebrated designers, Macy’s is the ultimate destination for items to elevate that special someone’s wardrobe this holiday season. For her, handbags, shoes, jewelry and always-on-trend athleisure items will inspire pure joy. Jewel-embellished slip-ons from MICHAEL Michael Kors are chic, sporty and rendered in luxe velvet, applying the must-have fabric of the season in a unique and unexpected way. A signature Mickey Mouse wristlet in a bright hue from Coach is whimsical, practical and stylish, while a funnel neck hoodie and tights from Nike, or Calvin Klein Performance logo joggers and sweaters can take her from yoga to brunch with flair. Give her the gift of both comfort and glamour with a pair of fabulous faux fur-trimmed glitter moccasins from I.N.C. International Concepts.

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Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com; Kenneth Cole Reaction Wallets, $48 each. (Photo: Business Wire)

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For him, a velvet sport coat from Alfani immediately adds panache to any look. Pair the coat with bar III slim trousers and a tie for a more formal approach, or layer with jeans and loafers or boots for a look that is relaxed, yet polished and urbane. Polarized aviators from Ray-Ban are a classic, but undeniably sleek and stylish way to protect his eyes from the sun, and a zipper slim billfold wallet from Kenneth Cole Reaction is an excellent way to update a staple he uses every day.

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Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com: YSL mon paris parfum spray, $122

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Beauty and grooming are the finishing touches, and Macy’s has a wide array of fabulous products that are sure to delight. The Impulse Beauty artistry palette and 9-piece brush set allows her to experiment with countless looks in an awe-inspiring number of colors and shades. For him, Kiehl’s 4-piece Hydration Hits set gives the oft-coveted gift of smooth and healthy skin. Continue reading

Gigi Hadid Collaborates with Stuart Weitzman to Create the Gigi Boot

A Short Film Directed by James Franco Unveils the Global Retail Debut of the Gigi Boot

Gigi gives us the boot! This fall, Stuart Weitzman has collaborated with Gigi Hadid, the face of the Fall 2016 ad campaign, on an exclusive design for the brand — The Gigi Boot. The hiker-inspired high heel combat bootie was co-designed by the social media supermodel and reflects her sleek street style and fashion-forward flair.

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Gigi Hadid Collaborates with Stuart Weitzman to Create the Gigi Boot

Hadid was inspired by the brand’s stellar boot reputation, but used her creative vision to put a unique, personal spin on the lace-up bootie silhouette. The Gigi Boot is set on a stacked heel, boasts bold metallic eyelets accented by duo-toned laces designed to wrap around the ankle and is finished with a detailed collar. The bootie is available in three materials, so there are multiple options for her style squad: a classic-yet-modern nero soft croco-calf leather and two shiny chic metallics, including iron specchio and copper glass. The bootie comes in a signature Gigi Hadid box and is available exclusively at Stuart Weitzman retail locations and global websites. The retail price is $565 for the metallic styles and $598 for the nero soft croco-calf version.

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Shot at Brooklyn’s iconic Gleason’s Gym, the film features Hadid as “the champ,” as she jabs and moves around the boxing ring, dominating every opponent – all while wearing the Gigi Boot.

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QVC and FFANY Collaborate on Annual Charitable Shoe Sale to Battle Breast Cancer

QVC Strides Towards A Cure, One Stylish Step At A Time

CONTRIBUTE TO THE CURE WHILE SCORING A GREAT DEAL. For the 23rd consecutive year, leading video and ecommerce retailer QVC is set to join forces with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) to help conquer breast cancer with its annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” broadcast event, benefiting various breast cancer research and education institutions.

The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation was created to support ongoing research and education programs in the fight against breast cancer and is supported by members of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). Donated footwear is sold on live television through QVC during the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation‘s annual charity benefit, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale.”429396

QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation , is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has evolved from a TV shopping company to a leading ecommerce and mobile commerce retailer. Its programming is distributed to approximately 360 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France and a joint venture in China. The company’s website, www.QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites.

During the annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” broadcast, scheduled to air Thursday, October 20 from 6 to 9 PM (ET), shoe aficionados will be offered a chic variety of over 180 donated shoes styles from more than 85 brands. As an added bonus, all shoes will be offered at HALF the manufacturer’s suggested retail price* with a minimum of 80 percent of the purchase price** benefiting various breast cancer research and education institutions, including beneficiaries for the 2016 event:

  • The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
  • The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology Program
  • The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
  • The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
  • The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

The success of this event is contingent upon the generous donations of so many brands. This year, four footwear companies have been designated as Special Pink Benefactors for contributing more than $500,000 worth of shoes each: Nine West Group, which boasts such brands as Nine West, Anne Klein, Bandolino and Easy Spirit; Caleres, offering items from Bzees, Dr. Scholl’s Shoes®, Lifestride, Rykä, Sam Edelman, Franco Sarto, Via Spiga, Fergie Footwear and Carlos By Carlos Santana; Camuto Group, whose donation includes styles from Vince Camuto, Louise Et Cie, Jessica Simpson, Bcbgmaxazria, Bcbgeneration, Ed By Ellen Degeneres and Lucky Brand; and Marc Fisher Footwear, featuring Guess, G By Guess, Indigo Rd., Ivanka Trump, Marc Fisher, Tommy Hilfiger and Tretorn.411935

Also lending support to QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” is Zendaya, actress, singer, dancer, fashion icon and shoe lover, who serves as the spokesperson for the 2016 PSA campaign.

In addition to the broadcast event, shoe lovers can shop the Shoe of the Day, a special style unveiled each weekday from 7 to 9 AM (ET) on QVC during the month of October. Additional styles can be found in the online collection offered on www.QVC.com beginning October 1 and continuing throughout the month. Shoes will be available beginning in October through www.QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515, while supplies last.

The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation is located at 274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10016, www.FFANY.org

*The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is based on supplier’s representation of value. No sales may have been made at this price.

**Purchase price excludes shipping, handling and tax.

The Art Of Craft: Cole Haan Launches The Made In Maine USA Collection

Elegantly Designed & Engineered to Last a Lifetime

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Cole Haan’s Made In Maine USA Men’s Pinch USA Penny Loafer In Burgundy and Women’s Pinch USA Penny Loafer in Black

Cole Haan is proud to launch Made in Maine, USA – a limited-edition collection blending quality American craftsmanship with timeless designs.

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Cole Haan – Made in Maine, USA – Men’s Pinch USA Penny Loafer in Burgundy

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Cole Haan – Made in Maine, USA – Women’s Pinch USA Loafers in Brown, Black and Burgundy

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Cole Haan – Made in Maine, USA – Men’s Cap Toe Oxford, Split Toe Oxford, Wingtip Oxford in Brown and Black

Creating a shoe that will last a lifetime is an exceedingly personal, painstakingly accurate process from start to finish and is the very definition of American craftsmanship. This quality has allowed Cole Haan to build a legacy that lives on today,” explains David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Business Development.

The Made in Maine, USA Collection includes:

  • Men’s Maine Cap Toe in Black Full Grain Italian Leather, $400
  • Men’s Maine Long Wing in Brown Full Grain Italian Leather, $400
  • Men’s Maine Short Wing in Black Full Grain Italian Leather, $400
  • Men’s Maine Split Toe in Brown Full Grain Italian Leather, $400
  • Men’s Pinch USA Penny in Black, Brown and Burgundy, $325
  • Women’s Pinch USA in Black, Brown and Burgundy, $325
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    Cole Haan – Made in Maine, USA

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    Cole Haan – Made in Maine, USA

Hand-forged by artisans in Lewiston, ME, the Made in Maine, USA collection represents a homecoming for Cole Haan, paying homage to the brand’s roots. One shoe alone requires the expertise of no less than five different artisans, each with their own unique skill sets. An individual pair of shoes can take as long as 30 hours to produce, ending with overnight drying to ensure shape and structure. The craftsman’s touch is maintained throughout the process, from authentically rubbing dyes directly into the grain of the leather, to the expert, traditional stitching. Continue reading

Christian Louboutin Announces Limited Edition Capsule Collection With SportyHenri.com

Christian Louboutin has announced an exclusive capsule collection, a first-of-its-kind collaboration, with SportyHenri.com, the newly launched e-concept store founded by former professional handball player Henri Tai.

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Former professional handball player Henri Tai

The reason behind the e-concept store, as personified by Tai (and as told to WWD in April), is “to show that people can practice sport while being elegant.SportyHenri.com offers a carefully curated edit of active-wear and lifestyle clothing, footwear and sporting accessories (all selected by Tai personally) for discerning athletes and stylish men the world over. The site features a diverse mix of international sports brands as well as innovative and emerging lifestyle labels all hand-selected by Tai. The edit is complemented by editorial content, mixed with advice and top tips from “The Gang”, world-renowned athletes and passionate friends of Tai’s who share thoughts and experiences on their sport and the goal to elevate their day-to-day sporting life.

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Christian Louboutin and SportyHenri.com Capsule Collection (Left to Righ) SHLouis Junior, SHBipBip Flat, SHOne Flat, SHBlue Flat. Credit: The Gaabs

Taking inspiration from the Sporty Henri motto, “Mettre Le Sport En Valeur,” Christian Louboutin created four limited edition styles, each based on beloved and highly collectible sneaker silhouettes in his men’s collection including a classic high top in the SH Bip Bip Flat and low rise SH Louis Junior. The trainers leverage the Sporty Henri brand’s clean color palette of white, cobalt blue and black, as well as the distinctive logo – a playful and elegant profile inspired by Tai. SH One Flat and SH Blue Flat feature Maison regular spike detailing whilst all the designs are finished with the signature Christian Louboutin red sole, here in relaxed rubber.

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Christian Louboutin and SportyHenri.com Capsule Collection (Left to Right) SHOne Flat, SHBlue Flat. Credit: The Gaabs

Of the limited edition collection, Christian Louboutin says, “It’s a real pleasure for me to touch and create some exclusive designs which, I think, represent the values that are dear to Henri: sport mixed with style in a fun and colourful way. I am thrilled to be part of the new adventure of SportyHenri.com, and I wish their team and their clients all the best in a sporty and stylish world.

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Christian Louboutin and SportyHenri.com Capsule Collection )Left to Right) SHLouis Junior, SHBipBip Flat. Credit: The Gaabs

The collaboration with Christian Louboutin marks the first exclusive capsule created for the site.

Of the collaboration with Christian Louboutin, Tai says“For me, clothes are an extension of myself, they let me express something about who I am, about my personality, but also they let me explore it. It is this vision that I want to bring to life with SportyHenri.com, and here it takes form through this wonderful capsule collection of trainers by Christian Louboutin, which I feel very privileged to offer our clients exclusively,”

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Christian Louboutin and SportyHenri.com Capsule Collection Red Sole. Credit: The Gaabs

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Christian Louboutin and SportyHenri.com Capsule Collection SH Bip Bip Flat Detail. Credit: The Gaabs

This exciting new collaboration is the second project for the friends, Louboutin and Tai having teamed up to support the Cuban National delegation as Official Supplier of the Celebratory Outfit in the recent Olympic Games in Rio. In consultation with the athletes themselves, they created an elegant uniform befitting the glorious celebratory moments of their Olympic journey, created solely for use of the Cuban National delegation to celebrate their participation which were not sold.

The capsule collection of Christian Louboutin for SportyHenri.com limited edition trainers is now available online at www.SportyHenri.com exclusively, and at select Christian Louboutin flagship boutiques including New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Seoul, Dubai, Tokyo and Beijing.

See more of the limited edition collection by Christian Louboutin @LouboutinWorld @LouboutinHomme and @SportyHenri, #ClxSportyHenri.

Cole Haan Reinvents Dress Footwear For A New Generation

A 360° Reinvention of Dress Footwear From the Inside Out

Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand, today unveiled GrandRevølution – a dual gender collection that brings the innovation associated with performance footwear to dress shoes.cole-haan-reinvents-dress-footwear-for-a-new-generation-10-hr

With the launch of GrandRevølution, we have dramatically reinvented the design and construction of dress footwear,” says Jack Boys, Chief Executive Officer at Cole Haan. “We have re-engineered traditional dress silhouettes in a way no dress footwear company has since the invention of the Goodyear Welt in 1869. You must see and feel it to believe it,” he added.

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Cole Haan Fall 16 – Antoinette Grand Pump (100mm) – 3D Image

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Cole Haan Fall 16 – Washington Grand Laser Wingtip Oxford – 3D Image

Traditional craftsmanship meets modern engineering with the GrandRevølution men’s collection. Running-shoe inspired GRAND.ØS energy foam provides responsive cushioning, while a lightweight torsional arch supports and steadies each step. The achilles and tongue padding generate ready-to-wear comfort right out of the box. A fully synchronized motion outsole and flex welt infuse the dress shoes with the flexibility and moisture control benefits of a performance sneaker. Laser-perforations found on the Washington Grand Laser Wingtip Oxford upper offer a contemporary take on a traditional wingtip.

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Cole Haan Fall 16 – Washington Grand Laser Wingtip Oxford in Black & Bristol Blue – Flexed

To say, ‘they don’t make them like they used to,’ would be an understatement,” asserts David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Business Development. “This represents a comprehensive revolution in dress shoemaking – we have re-engineered, re-invented and re-imagined these products to deliver comfort one can immediately feel in a luxuriously-crafted, elegantly-engineered, fashion-forward shoe,” he concluded.

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The men’s collection includes:

  • Men’s Washington Grand Laser Wingtip Oxford, $400 – Available in Black/Bristol Blue, British Tan/Molten Lava
  • Men’s Hamilton Grand Plain Oxford, $280 – Available in Black, British Tan, Dark Brown
  • Men’s Hamilton Grand Wingtip Oxford, $280 – Available in Black, Dark Brown, British Tan, Cordovan, Navy
  • Men’s Hamilton Grand Cap Toe Oxford, $280 – Available in Black, Dark Brown, British Tan
  • Men’s Harrison Grand Derby, $220 – Available in Black, Dark Brown
  • Men’s Harrison Grand Double Monk, $220 – Available in Black, British Tan
  • Men’s Harrison Grand Shortwing, $220 – Available in Black, Dark Brown, British Tan

The GrandRevølution collection for women offers an innovative update to the classic Cole Haan pump. Designed to provide both ease and stability throughout the day, the Antoinette Grand Pump features a GRAND.ØS motion outsole which is seamlessly integrated into a laser-perforated leather upper. The addition of responsive GRAND.ØS energy foam and achilles padding creates heightened comfort from the very first step.

When we designed the GrandRevølution collection, our goal was to infuse the modern benefits of performance footwear inside the beauty, elegance and craft of traditional men’s oxfords and women’s pumps. The result is a wearing experience that can only be described as mind-blowing. We’ve created a 360˚ reinvention of the everyday dress shoe engineered with the GRAND.ØS benefits of cushioning, lightness, flexibility and breathability,” said Scott Patt, Vice President of Design & Innovation at the Cole Haan Global Innovation Center in New Hampshire. Continue reading

Todd Snyder + PF Flyers Launch Newest Addition To Ongoing Footwear Collaboration

American Menswear Designer Todd Snyder and footwear brand PF Flyers has announced the launch of a new product in their ongoing partnership: the Grounder Hi-Top in military canvas  and leather. This new style combines Todd’s obsession with military functionality and PF Flyers’ American legacy, resulting in a smart sneaker for the modern man.

In the early 1900’s, inventor BF Goodrich manufactured several lines of vulcanized athletic shoes from tire rubber. In 1933 he patented the Posture Foundation insole, changing the sneaker landscape and immediately growing in popularity. In the 1950’s and ’60s, PF Flyers became one of the most popular shoe brands in America, dominating the athletic sphere and integrating into the military.

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Todd Snyder + PF Flyers, “The Grounder” (PRNewsFoto/Todd Snyder)

The Grounder originated as a US military issued boot in the 1940s, offering comfort and support to American troops stationed all over the world. In time it evolved into a high performance baseball shoe, and eventually became one of PF’s most durable all weather sneaker boots. A perfect blend of fashion and function—with the proper nod to its roots in the Service—the Grounder can stand up to the elements while still looking sharp.

Rugged and refined, the Todd Snyder New York X PF Flyer Grounder Hi-Top combines the signature vintage army aesthetic with premium materials and sport-fueled functionality. The Grounder is constructed from 14oz military canvas, with a solid rubber outsole and pigskin leather lining. A new tailored last plus signature PF Flyers insert offer premium fit and comfort, while elevated rubber foxing, gunmetal eyelets and lace tips, and an embroidered leather ankle patch add a handsome touch.

I love digging through flea markets and hunting for treasures, so when I went to visit Christopher Tobias and the PF Flyers team in Boston and saw all their catalogs from the early 1900s it just blew me away,” says Snyder. “This new style is based on an amazing vintage sneaker in their archive from when they were making shoes for the military. The military has always been a huge source of inspiration for me, and when I saw that, I just knew we had to reintroduce it.”

The Grounder ($129.99), offered in olive green and black, is available immediately onlne at www.toddsnyder.com, www.pfflyers.com and with select stockists/stores.

Sears to Launch “Showcase” Collection of International Apparel Brands

Shop-in-Shop Experience to Bring Popular European and Latin American Brands to U.S. — Most for the First Time

Seeking a way to distinguish itself in the consumer’s mind as it continues to struggle through a rough retail environment, Sears has taken a bold step toward elevating its apparel offerings with the planned launch of “Showcase at Sears,” a unique shop-in-shop experience that gives members and customers an exclusive opportunity to shop more than 10 of Europe and Latin America’s hottest international apparel brands – most available for the first time in the United States.

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Sears is elevating its apparel offerings with the planned launch of “Showcase at Sears,” a unique shop-in-shop experience that gives members and customers an exclusive opportunity to shop more than 10 of Europe and Latin America’s hottest international apparel brands – most available for the first time in the United States. This rendering depicts the inviting shopping environment inspired by understated elegance, using natural textures that will entice members and customers to explore the Showcase. (PRNewsFoto/Sears, Roebuck and Co.)

While this is not a new concept in retail, it shows that Sears, at least, is trying to return to profitability by testing all viable options.

We are creating an experience for our members unlike anything in the U.S. retail industry – a fashion-forward, shop-in-shop apparel collection featuring established and popular international fashion brands,” said David Pastrana, president of apparel, Sears Holdings. “Showcase at Sears gives our members access to fresh international trends, styles and fashions at an affordable price – and only found at Sears.”sears-logo

Showcase at Sears will launch with these major international brands, each of which will feature the same core product they sell in Europe and elsewhere:

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• Biography United Kingdom/Mexico Women’s lifestyle
Fiorentina Mexico Women’s intimates
Hawes & Curtis United Kingdom Men’s apparel
Ilusión Mexico Women’s intimates
Jack & Jones Denmark Men’s apparel
LMENTAL Mexico Men’s apparel
Mango Spain Women’s lifestyle
MaryPaz Spain Women’s shoes
Punt Roma Spain Women’s lifestyle, including plus-size
3 Pommes France Children’s apparel
Zatchels United Kingdom Handbags

Initially launching in five New York-area stores this fall, the Showcase will feature men’s and women’s apparel, women’s shoes, intimates and handbags, and children’s apparel. Sears is building a 10,000 to 15,000 square-foot boutique within the existing apparel footprint of each store that will be staffed by dedicated associates. Apparel styles will range from fast fashion and fitness to contemporary sportswear and professional looks, with prices ranging from $10 to $175. Continue reading

Donald J. Pliner Returns To Footwear Industry Launching “From the Mountains of Italy” and “From the Beaches of Spain”, the Femme and Homme Collections

Following the year-long completion of a non-complete clause (after having sold his company), iconic footwear designer Donald J. Pliner has returned to the industry as the designer for “From the Mountains of Italy” and “From the Beaches of Spain,” the Femme and Homme Collections. The collections were presented to the media and retailers in early August 2016 during FFANY at his stunning new Penthouse Showroom at 14 East 60th Street in New York and will also be showcased at FN PLATFORM in Las Vegas. This marks the first time in over 27 years that he finds himself as an independent designer, away from the eponymous label Donald J Pliner™ he founded in 1989.

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Donald J. Pliner (PRNewsFoto/Donald J. Pliner)

Everything I design revolves around the two most important classes I took in design school – Anatomy and Portraiture. Anatomy for the comfort and Portraiture to keep the eye engaged. This has long been my signature style. It’s simply the way I think,” says Pliner. “Colors and materials come first, then the designs, but most important exceptionally comfortable fashion.”

Pliner personally designed the two new collections, spending the last month directing and overseeing the creation of every style first hand in Italy and Spain. Each style is meticulously and expertly beaded, embroidered, and embellished by hand onto the lavish uppers of haircalf, white ostrich, silk and mesh elastic prints, crocodile embossed calfskin, nappa and vachetta leathers, black and pearled patents, and washed suedes. All colors and materials within the collections are seamlessly coordinated in a palette of saturated colors, distinctive prints and bold embroidered designs.

Femme collectionsFrom the Mountains of Italy” and “From the Beaches of Spain” include sneakers, smoking slippers, chic slides, footbed sandals, madras wrapped wedges, kitten heels, mules, and stacked platforms.

Homme collectionsFrom the Mountains of Italy” and “From the Beaches of Spain” showcase sneakers, smoking slippers, monk straps, oxfords, Chelsea boots, loafers, drivers, and espadrilles. The vast array of styles across the collections are brimming with comfort features ideal for walking such as extra cushioned insoles, rocker bottoms, and rubber soles.

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Penthouse Showroom: “From the Mountains of Italy” & “From the Beaches of Spain” Femme and Homme Collections (PRNewsFoto/Donald J. Pliner)

“From jeans to tuxedo dressing.”: The quality of detail and the uniqueness of designs in these collections are of a level normally only found in bespoke footwear. The collections offer exceptional craftsmanship and luxury comfort with price ranging from $250 to $475 rsp.

In other news, Castanea Partners (Owners of DJP Holdings, LLC) is suing Pliner to stop him from launching his new footwear collections. DJP Holdings, LLC filed a lawsuit against Pliner and his wife Lisa Pliner, trying to keep them from proceeding with his new collections.

In 2011, Pliner sold a majority stake in his namesake brand to a private equity firm, Castanea Partners. At the time the new partners recognized that his “talents and abilities” were “unique” and that they were “integral to the success of the company.” After the sale, Pliner remained as Creative Director for the brand. In the following years, however, it became apparent that the new majority partners and the newly appointed management had a different vision for the brand than its founder.

Last year, Pliner stepped down as its Creative Director when he realized that he could no longer identify with the direction the brand was taking. “It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce that I have decided to leave the company I founded,” said Pliner in a 2015 statement, announcing his departure.

Regarding the new legal action initiated against him by the owners of the namesake brand he founded, designer Donald J. Pliner says: “I am sad and disappointed by this news. In an effort not to publicly harm the brand and the value of the company I founded and in which I hold a minority interest, I did not seek a public confrontation. Instead, I fully complied with my contract obligations after the one-year non-compete period. I just launched two new collections meant to present my vision, craftsmanship, and personalized attention to the public. The only explanation I have is that this must be a misguided attempt to prevent the launch of my new collections. I am delighted to return to my passion of designing, and feel the same joy and excitement for my two new collections that I felt 27 years ago when I founded a brand I believed in. With all of my heart, I want to thank my wife Lisa, daughter Starr (can you believe she just turned 12), my family, my friends, my team, my longstanding buyers who have expressed their support and encouragement, and most of all – my fans for all of your excitement and warm reception. You keep me young and keep my passion alive. In my heart, I am hopeful that Donald J Pliner™ (the brand) and the designer Donald J. Pliner can find a way to co-exist and be one again.

Tretorn Celebrates 125 Years Of Heritage With A Collection Of Shoes And A New Global Marketing Campaign, # Tretorn125

Tretorn, a Swedish brand heritage iconic lifestyle has announced the launch of a new collection of footwear for fall 2016 that merges the spirit clean, fresh and playful design Swedish an urban purpose.

Tretorn offers rubber boots, shoes, coats and riding boots for men, women and children and tennis team and is available in department stores and specialty retailers in Europe, North America and Japan and online worldwide. Tretorn is constantly evolving to bring innovative products to suit the evolving life of the modern consumer.

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Tretorn Fall 2016 Campaign (PRNewsFoto/Marc Fisher Footwear)

The Fall/Winter 2016 footwear collection launches a line of styles Tretorn reinvented and expanded including slippers and boots for men and women featuring function, comfort and design suitable for an active daily life. Inspired by styles of inheritance, Match, Marley and Camden have been reinvented with rich fabrications and bold shades of autumn. The iconic Nylite has been updated with new materials such as leather and suede jersey and is available both in silhouette hi-top and low-top.

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Technical Specifications include:

EcoOrthoLite : Styles select footwear, including style inheritance Nylite, use Ortholite a template custom design, technology template cell foam and formulating biobased that provides superior cushioning, moisture management, performance and breathability.

Sympatex : select time styles are made of Sympatex, designed with high performance materials and environmentally friendly. Sympatex outdoor provides comfort and protection in all weather conditions, are 100% waterproof, 100% recyclable and perfectly breathable.

Thermal Sock : Unlike traditional rubber products, rubber shoes Tretorn has thermal insulation to cushion sock long term and warmth. With its lightweight design, thermal sock provides a form of shock absorber is molded to the shape of the foot for maximum comfort.

In support of the launch of the fall collection 2016, Tretorn is activating a marketing campaign 360 inclusive of print and digital advertising and influential social campaign, # Tretorn125 celebrating the 125th anniversary of the brand and will feature brand ambassadors in 125 – mile trip to your favorite destination, as a showcase of their daily life outside – in cities and in nature and Tretorn style. The week of August 22 # Tretorn125 start a long season activation of celebrity and influencer key styles.

For more information visit: www.Tretorn.com

The Donald J Pliner Company Files Lawsuit Against Its Founder/Former Designer And His Spouse

The Company Seeks To Protect its Brand and Require Donald and Lisa Pliner To Comply With Contractual Obligations

DJP Holdings, LLC, parent of the Donald J Pliner men’s and women’s luxury footwear and accessories business (“the Company”), has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against its former designer and founder Donald Pliner and his spouse Lisa Pliner.

The lawsuit asserts that the Pliners are violating the Company’s rights in connection with a new footwear business that they have just launched, with claims including breach of contract, trademark infringement, false advertising, deceptive trade practices, and unfair competition, among others. The requested relief includes stopping the shipment, display, or sale of infringing footwear and packaging made by the Pliners – at wholesale or in retail stores.

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Selections from The Fall/Winter 2016 Footwear Collection from www.donaldjpliner.com.

The Pliners sold control of the Company in 2011, when it was experiencing numerous financial challenges. Since that time, the Company has invested significant resources and time reinvigorating the brand and improving the business.

In connection with the 2011 sale, the Pliners entered into agreements assigning all intellectual property, work product, designs, and all other aspects of the Donald J Pliner fashion brand, including the use of their names and rights of publicity, to the Company.

The suit filed in court outlines numerous recent activities by the Pliners that infringe on the Company’s rights and create confusion in the marketplace. The Company previously contacted the Pliners to remind them of their obligations with respect to their agreements. The Company has now determined that it must pursue this litigation in order to protect its business of creating luxury, fashion footwear and accessories known for innovative materials and quality craftsmanship.

The Donald J Pliner Company has built a reputation for its innovative materials and quality craftsmanship in men’s and women’s luxury footwear and accessories. Since 1989, the brand has been known for the combination of fashion, fit and comfort and enjoys a loyal, large client base and distinct market positioning. Donald J Pliner products are sold nationwide in select specialty stores and upscale department stores including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s. The entire collection is also available at the company’s six retail stores – Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, San Jose and on www.donaldjpliner.com.

The Company’s legal counsel is Ropes & Gray LLP as well as Abrams & Bayliss, LLP.

Feel The Future™: Cole Haan Launches 2.ZERØGRAND

The New 2.ZERØGRAND is the Most Advanced Grand Product to Datecole-haan-fall-2016-2-zerøgrand-null-HR

Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand and retailer, is excited to announce the launch of 2.ZERØGRAND – the next generation of ZERØGRAND, which debuted in July 2014. Featuring a 360 ̊ platform design that makes it the most advanced Grand product to date, 2.ZERØGRAND is the ultimate marriage of heritage, craftsmanship and functional performance engineering, created for an on-the-go city lifestyle.

2.ZERØGRAND is an elegantly considered evolution of ZERØGRAND and the phenomenon we created with the introduction of ZERØGRAND two years ago,” said David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer & GM of Business Development. “Our Innovation Team sought to give customers a next-generation product that moves with them to meet the demands of their always-on lifestyles. They have delivered in spades.

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Cole Haan Fall 2016 – Men’s 2.ZERØGRAND Laser Wingtip Oxford – Ironstone/Ivory

Designed to mimic the natural motion of the human foot, each element of 2.ZERØGRAND promotes flexibility and cushioning, rivaling top-of-the-line running shoes. An anatomically contoured GRAND.ØS energy foam footbed cradles the foot for better weight distribution and cushioning, while airflow channels and moisture-wicking material assist in keeping feet comfortable. Zonal tongue and achilles padding provide an additional buffer, generating ready-to-wear comfort from day one, while also protecting the most important parts of the foot. A zonal laser-perforated brogue pattern on the vamp is a nod to the time-honored wingtip design, while also increasing flexibility.

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Cole Haan Fall 2016 – Women’s 2.ZERØGRAND Laser Wingtip Oxford – Black/Bristol Blue

2.ZERØGRAND:

Women’s 2.ZERØGRAND Wing Oxford, $250 – $270

Available in Black Leather/Bristol Blue, British Tan/Molten Lava, Black Leather/Black, Black Nubuck/Ivory, Ironstone Nubuck/Ivory, Marine Blue/Ivory, Taupe Nubuck/Ivory

Men’s 2.ZERØGRAND Wing Oxford, $300 – $320

Available in Black Leather/Bristol Blue, British Tan/Molten Lava, Black Leather/Black, Black Nubuck/Grey, Chestnut Leather/Ivory, Ironstone Nubuck/Ivory, Marine Blue Nubuck/Optic White and Vapor Grey Nubuck/Ivory

2.ZERØGRAND is the ultimate in 360˚ design and innovation combining traditionally crafted dress oxford detailing with modern performance engineering. From the wingtip laser-perforated detailing to the GRAND.ØS motion outsole and everything in between, 2.ZERØGRAND works harmoniously for unrivaled flexibility, superior cushioning and reduced weight,” said Scott Patt, VP of Innovation & Design at Cole Haan.

To coincide with the launch and further capture the spirit of invention and innovation, the new “Feel The Future”™ campaign features entrepreneurial revolutionaries, sharing their companies’ progress towards a re-imagined future. The campaign focuses on the lives and stories of these individuals, with an inside look at what drives their work. In addition to Scott Patt of Cole Haan, the campaign includes shaving revolutionaries Andy Katz-Mayfield and Jeff Raider of Harry’s and energy revolutionary Danielle Fong of LightSail.

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Cole Haan Fall 2016 – 2.ZERØGRAND Feel the Future Campaign™ – Danielle Fong (LightSail)

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Cole Haan Fall 2016 – 2.ZERØGRAND Feel the Future Campaign™ – Scott Patt (Cole Haan)

This campaign is part of the Cole Haan “Create The Future” marketing platform. The platform highlights the transformative individuals who are creating the next generation of innovations in the fields of fashion, art, design, entrepreneurship, and storytelling. Similar to the inspirational nature of their breakthrough creations, the innovative portfolio of Cole Haan products strive to give these revolutionaries the physical foundation they need to take giant leaps forward. We honor that spirit with “Create the Future”.

The 2.ZERØGRAND Collection is available on www.ColeHaan.com and in US and International Cole Haan Stores.

Merrell Signals Change with Launch of ‘Do What’s Natural’ Campaign

New Platform Focuses on “Removing Barriers to Enjoying the Outdoors

Leading outdoor performance brand, Merrell, announces its new integrated brand platform ‘Do What’s Natural.‘ The platform will debut with a new integrated marketing campaign, including traditional advertising and consumer activation through social media, ambassadors, and partnerships. Merrell’s new rallying cry speaks to the individual outdoor instinct in each of us and will inspire young-at-heart adventurers to make the outdoors their own. The new brand platform will launch in early March.

For 35 years we have been making the best outdoor products in the industry and we are now making the largest investment we have ever made to tell that story through ‘Do What’s Natural,’” said Linda Brunzell, Chief Marketing Officer.Our messaging, content, and product will be focused on our belief that nothing should get in the way of enjoying active outdoor adventures.”

The ‘Do What’s Natural’ platform will expand across all marketing channels with:

A rich social and advertising campaign encouraging our young-at-heart-adventurer consumers to make the outdoors their own by doing what feels right/natural. The messaging will contain a balance of wit and grit that represents the performance and playfulness consumers associate with the Merrell brand.

The development of a Global Ambassador Team, who embody their love for the outdoors through their work, for strategic activations to help share the brand story with new adventurers.MRL_Desktop_TM_Logo

The multi-year global partnership with the world’s largest event series, Tough Mudder. In the spirit of Merrell’s commitment to bringing outdoor experiences to wide and new audiences, the partnership will unite two brands with worldwide communities of outdoor enthusiasts who value teamwork, fun, unique experiences along with physical and mental challenges.

A redesigned launch of www.Merrell.com and Merrell stores, will feature a cohesive new design that highlights meaningful and engaging content that brings the Merrell story to life and enhances the consumer experience both in-store and online.

With our ‘Do What’s Natural’ integrated campaign, we want consumers to experience Merrell – anytime, anywhere,” added Brunzell. “We will provide a first-in-class experience at every touch point and will engage with our consumers like never before.

Sam Edelman Debuts Spring 2016 Advertising Campaign

Sam Edelman has gone back to its roots for spring 2016, calling upon photographer Kelly Klein to shoot the brand’s latest ad campaign. No stranger to the brand, Klein was an early collaborator having shot campaigns for Sam Edelman in 2010 and 2011. Inspired by laidback luxury, the shoot took place poolside at a private residence in Palm Beach. The models’ faces are intentionally obscured throughout allowing the consumer to envision themselves in each moment.

This series of images embodies the aspirational essence of our brand,” said Sam Edelman, designer, founder and division president for the Sam Edelman division of Caleres. “We want to inspire our customer to live life well, with effortless style.

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Sam Edelman Spring 2016 Advertising Campaign featuring the Gigi Sandal (PRNewsFoto/Sam Edelman)

The Sam Edelman iconic Gigi thong sandal is featured as the hero product of the campaign, and is shown in an array of spring colorways.

Images from the shoot will appear in print ads in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Footwear News and Women’s Wear Daily along with various regional publications. An extensive digital and billboard campaign will launch in tandem.

Since its inception in 2004, designer Sam Edelman’s eponymous brand has quickly emerged as a favorite among celebrities and fashionistas around the globe. Bringing more than 30 years of experience developing some of the most renowned contemporary shoe brands, Edelman’s designs reflect his creative sensibility, delivering items that are eminently fashionable and beautifully constructed at an attainable price point. With the addition of apparel, jewelry and handbags, Sam Edelman has grown into a complete lifestyle brand, dressing the “Sam Girl” from toe to head. With flagship locations in New York City’s Soho shopping district and on North Beverly Drive in Los Angeles, Sam Edelman continues to expand its retail presence worldwide. The Sam Edelman brand is a division of Caleres.

Killer Heels: The Art Of The High-Heeled Shoe Opens At The Currier Museum Of Art

From structural and splendid to daring and dangerous, high heels have been the subject of conversation and controversy for centuries. Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe comes to the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash Street, Manchester, New Hampshire), its exclusive New England venue, from now through Sunday, May 15, 2016. More than 300 years of women’s elevated shoes will be on view, featuring both historic and stunning contemporary heels by Prada, Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Louboutin, Ferragamo, Manolo Blahnik and more.

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Christian Louboutin, “Printz,” Spring/Summer 2013. Courtesy of Christian Louboutin. Photo: Jay Zukerkorn.

Once a symbol of aristocratic power for men, high heels became a women’s fashion accessory in the West during the 16th century. Heels signified that the wearer was of the leisure class, but like all cultural objects, their meaning shifted over time. Today, some women consider heels to be a symbol of power and beauty, while others argue that they sexualize or demean the wearer.

High heels are probably the most talked about fashion accessory,” says Samantha Cataldo, exhibition curator at the Currier. “You can’t help but make a statement wearing them because their structure has a way of affecting the wearer in both a physical and psychological way.


The show consists of about 150 examples of high heels from the collections of the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Philadelphia Museum of Art and many designers themselves. Two-thirds of the shoes on view in Killer Heels are contemporary. Six films by noted video artists including Marilyn Minter, Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Nick Knight, Steven Klein and Rashaad Newsome are located throughout the exhibition and offer fascinating modern interpretations of the political and cultural meanings linked to high-heeled shoes. The exhibition is divided into six thematic sections.

Revival and Reinterpretation 
In fashion, new styles are inevitably informed by the past. Some high heel shoe designs in the exhibition pay homage to the Renaissance or aristocratic life in 18th century France. The high-heeled shoe as we know it became fashionable for women about 400 years ago but their popularity reemerged in the 1930s, 1970s and again in the 1990s. While platform shoes date back almost one millennium, one of the style’s strongest resurgences occurred during the disco days of the 1970s, when both men and women wore them.

Rising in the East 
Elevated shoes were first seen among Eastern civilizations, including Persia, but in the West, it was the ancient Greeks who were particularly fascinated by them. Greek male actors wore raised-sole boots to give the appearance that their character was powerful.

High-heeled shoes also served very practical purposes. Persian cavalrymen wore heels to help keep their feet in their stirrups while in combat. In the late 16th century, Western soldiers, who were allied with Persia against the Ottoman Empire, followed suit. Other people wore elevated shoes to keep their feet above pooling water in bathhouses or to raise them above the mud in city streets.

Glamour and Fetish 
High-heeled shoes inevitably create strong responses from both wearers and viewers. The expression “power heels” is often used to describe shoes that give the wearer a sense of situational domination. With all high heels, sensuality is implicit in their design, but often, so is danger; take, for example, the stiletto heel, which was named after the pointed Italian dagger.

Some high-heeled shoes are embellished with metal studs, jewels and designs that are both foreboding and fantastical. High-heeled, long-legged boots take these shoes one step further by drawing the viewer’s gaze along and up the wearer’s leg. Continue reading

UGG Launches Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign: It’s Always UGG Season

The Top-3 Ranked Footwear Brand* Encourages Customers to Get Out There, Feel the Warmth and Embrace the Spirit of Spring

The UGG® brand, known for its products that offer unparalleled warmth and comfort throughout the winter months, is proud to offer product that is equally comfortable and cool this spring. The concept of the latest campaign was to bring Spring in Your Step with imagery that captures the feeling and energy that surrounds the first warm days of the year while showcasing the breadth of product the brand has to offer outside of the fall and winter seasons.

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UGG SPRING CAMPAIGN REMINDS US THAT IT’S ALWAYS UGG SEASON (PRNewsFoto/The UGG Brand)

The new spring collection infuses timeless silhouettes with signature UGG comfort,” says Jennifer Somer, Vice-President of UGG®, Women’s. “We are bringing the incredible comfort the brand is so synonymous with for fall and winter and infusing it into our spring line so that now all of our sneakers, sandals and slippers encapsulate the famous UGG DNA. In short, UGG is a brand that is worn and loved all year round“.

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Jasmine Tookes wearing the Classis Short in the UGG Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign (PRNewsFoto/The UGG Brand)

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Andreea Diaconu wearing TheJanie Sandal in the UGG spring/Summer 2016 Campaign (PRNewsFoto/The UGG Brand)

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Andreea Diaconu wearing The Rella in the UGG spring/Summer 2016 Campaign (PRNewsFoto/The UGG Brand)

UGG® Women Spring Collection

From classic silhouettes to strappy sandals and sneakers, the spring collection evokes a feeling of casual confidence, timeless style and versatility. Setting the stage with iconic silhouettes in bold colors; the Classic Short and Classic Mini are available in bright Skyline and Primer colorways while the new Auburn Serape takes cues from traditional Latin American textiles. Bridging the heritage and casual styling with the lightweight comfort of Treadlite By UGG™ soles; the Rella is a spring iteration of the Classic Boot with a subtle heel while the sneaker-inspired Laurelle, and luxe sport-sandal Kari round out the collection. Adding a playful touch, 70’s styling makes the platform Janie sandal an easy retro pick with nailhead details and vintage inspired leather.

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RJ Rogenski wearing the Hepner Woven in the UGG Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign (PRNewsFoto/The UGG Brand)

Classic chukkas, driving mocs, and sneakers encompass the range of options that deliver UGG® quality, craftsmanship and comfort. The UGG® For Men collection features the popular Classic Boot-inspired Neumel chukka, the Hulman Perf and Freamon Capra chukka – both grounded in a Treadlite By UGG™ sole, the slip-on Henrick Perf driving moc, and the Bueller casual sneaker in a fresh, all-white colorway.

Shot by world renowned photographer and LA-native Cass Bird recognized for her fresh and youthful artistic style, the campaign, shot on location at Rolling Stone Ranch in upstate New York, encapsulates the emotional and physical connection we all have with the first days of spring – to be outside and free in the moment.

Alex White; a fashion industry veteran, well-known stylist and Fashion Director at Large for Porter Magazine, styled the campaign created in partnership with The Wednesday Agency NYC under the creative direction of Semjon von Doenhoff. The cast included three of the most notable models in today’s industry: Andreea Diaconu, Jasmine Tookes and RJ Rogenski.

Beginning this month, the brand’s new spring collection can be purchased online at www.uggaustralia.com or experienced firsthand at all UGG® concept stores worldwide and at select retailers. To find an UGG® location near you, please visit http://www.uggaustralia.com/storelocator.

UGG Australia Announces the Second Annual Glitterati Challenge II

Winner Receives Custom Pair of UGG® Classic Tall Boots Adorned With Swarovski Crystals Valued at $4,900

The UGG® brand is kicking off the new year by once again launching the Glitterati Challenge II with Swarovski, an exclusive in-store contest to give away the year’s most coveted pair of Classic Tall boots.Classic_Tall_Rocks-Beauty-Black-3

Commencing today, participants can take part in the contest within 31 UGG® retail locations nationwide. In addition to the grand prize of frosted UGG® boots embellished with Swarovski crystal rocks, the brand will also award a $500 gift card to the second place winner and a $250 gift card to the third place winner.Classic_Tall_Rocks_black_detail-1

To participate, customers need only to enter their guess of how many Swarovski crystals are on the displayed UGG® Classic Tall in navy boot. The entrant guessing the closest number without going over wins the custom 2016 Swarovski embellished UGG® Classic Boot in navy — a prize valued at just under $5,000. The boot features innovative crystal rocks fabric with double-pointed chatons in an irregular arrangement, creating some of the most dazzling effects in Swarovski’s product range. The crystal maison has inspired creative talents from the worlds of fashion, jewelry, accessories, interior design and lighting with its brilliant crystal innovations for over 120 years. Born out of a passion for detail and high-precision cutting, these luxurious ingredients impart refined glamour to everything they embellish.  Classic_Tall_Rocks_black_detail-2

The Glitterati Challenge II will run from January 18th – January 31st and there is no purchase necessary to participate. For a participating store near you, please visit http://www.uggaustralia.com/storelocator.

Stuart Weitzman Launches SWxYOU: Set in Stones, A Limited Edition Pave Program with the Iconic NUDIST Sandal

Sexy, strappy, sleek: The NUDIST stiletto is as close to bare as a fashionable foot can get. Coveted by Hollywood’s most stylish starlets, this iconic Stuart Weitzman silhouette has garnered such a cult-like following that the designer has created a limited edition pave program centered on the NUDIST sandal. SWxYOU: Set in Stones launches on today, exclusively at www.stuartweitzman.com, and will run for a two-week period.

Stuart Weitzman Launches SWxYOU: Set in Stones, A Limited Edition Pave Program with the Iconic NUDIST Sandal (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

Stuart Weitzman Launches SWxYOU: Set in Stones, A Limited Edition Pave Program with the Iconic NUDIST Sandal (PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

The designer’s limited edition customization series, SWxYOU: Set in Stones, provides trend-seekers and fashionistas with the exclusive opportunity to choose, create and customize the perfect crystal-encrusted Stuart Weitzman NUDIST sandal.

The limited edition pave collection shines with glamorous, Swarovski crystal-encrusted incarnations of the NUDIST, from posh polka dots to chic chevron to sophisticated solid colors. Customers can choose from a selection of Swarovski crystals in various hues. Retail prices range from $2735-$2995 with an approximate delivery period of 12-14 weeks.

The NUDIST has become a favorite of Hollywood’s fashion elite including Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively, Kendall Jenner, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Aniston, Gigi Hadid and Beyonce.

Naturalizer Shoes Fall Marketing Campaign Features Real Mother and Daughter Pairs, Showcasing Style at Any Age

Naturalizer Shoes Are Designed With The Best Of Each Season’s Trend-Right Looks, Details And Materials That Women Will Love For Work, Play And Every Day.

Naturalizer captures the essence of style at any age in its new marketing campaign. The brand engaged New York-based mother and daughter pairs to show how true style transcends generations. For more than 80 years, Naturalizer has understood how truly comfortable shoes can help women move energetically through their day and live life to the fullest. Naturalizer remains committed to designing beautiful shoes that feel as good at the end of the day as they do at the beginning.

Hannah, Martha & Emily Baker wearing the Naturalizer Jordie (PRNewsFoto/Caleres, Inc.)

Hannah, Martha & Emily Baker wearing the Naturalizer Jordie (PRNewsFoto/Caleres, Inc.)

For almost 90 years, Naturalizer has celebrated the beauty and individuality of women through its commitment to delivering feminine, stylish and comfortable shoes,” said John Malpiedi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Naturalizer. “Collaborating with real mothers and daughters was the perfect opportunity to show how Naturalizer transcends and connects generations and empowers women to express their unique sense of style.

Naturalizer is honored to feature the special bond between mother and daughter in this campaign, as seen through the Durso, Sambucini and Baker families. Each family styled a different Naturalizer shoe – with mother and daughter adding their own twist – showcasing the timeless appeal of Naturalizer’s collection. The ladies also shared sweet reflections about their relationship and style, including:

Jill & Marilyn Durso wearing the Naturalizer Michelle (PRNewsFoto/Caleres, Inc.)

Jill & Marilyn Durso wearing the Naturalizer Michelle (PRNewsFoto/Caleres, Inc.)

  • Mother, Marilyn Durso: Being part of the Naturalizer campaign opened my eyes to the joy of relating to each other in such a personal way. Fashion and style can be another language between us now.
  • Daughter, Jill Durso: My mother’s style has influenced mine quite literally in that I steal her clothes and shoes all the time! I don’t think I’ve purchased formal wear in a decade. Her wardrobe is ageless so it’s easy to mix and match things from each of our closets.

    Johanna & Johanny Sambucini wearing the Naturalizer Maureen (PRNewsFoto/Caleres, Inc.)

    Johanna & Johanny Sambucini wearing the Naturalizer Maureen (PRNewsFoto/Caleres, Inc.)

  • Daughter, Johanna Sambucini: Naturalizer shoes are very stylish, comfortable and feature quality workmanship. These are things both my mother and I look for in a pair of shoes. I love the fact that we can both look good wearing Naturalizer shoes, no matter how old we are.
  • Mother, Martha Baker: As my daughters were growing up, I advised them to choose classic pieces over trendy pieces, and discover a style that really highlighted their personality and worked for their body type.
  • Daughters, Hannah and Emily Baker: We have always appreciated our mom’s ability to keep things classic while adding an unexpected accent piece to her look – such as statement jewelry or a funky hat.

Hear more from the three families and shop the shoes in their look at Naturalizer.com.

Naturalizer shoes, handbags and accessories are available at Naturalizer stores, Naturalizer.com and select retail partners. Follow Naturalizer on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and its In Your Shoes blog to see new collection additions, special offers and style tips.


In 1927, Naturalizer had the revolutionary idea of creating stylish and comfortable shoes made just for women. The brand became known as “the shoe with the beautiful fit.” And because of this commitment, Naturalizer shoes feature their exclusive N5 comfort system – five essential features that are proven to provide all day comfort: extra cushioning, breathable linings, balance with every step, flexible soles and lightweight material. Naturalizer is still one of the few brands in the marketplace that women can turn to for hard-to-find sizes and widths, and wide shaft boots, because we believe that shoes can only be comfortable when they are a perfect fit. Today, Naturalizer is inspiring women to live their lives and love their shoes in 60 countries around the world.

MARC FISHER LTD Announces Real Women Role Models Ambassadors for #MAKEYOURMARC Program

MARC FISHER LTD announces the first group of real women role models nominated for the brand’s launch of the #MAKEYOURMARC program. The #MAKEYOURMARC platform recognizes and brings financial support to real women who are making a ‘marc’ in their communities. (Video here.) Women can nominate themselves or a woman who inspires them through makeyourmarc.marcfisherfootwear.com/nominate. Nominees will be selected throughout the year to be awarded grants to support their efforts and MARC FISHER LTD will share their stories on the brand’s website and social channels to raise awareness for their inspiring work.

#MAKEYOURMARC allows me to align my passion with a greater purpose,” says founder and CEO Marc Fisher about the campaign. “It will celebrate and bring financial contribution to incredible women of style and purpose. These women are striving to positively impact actions & opinions of those around them and act as a catalyst for change.”

MARC FISHER LTD has identified the following #MAKEYOURMARC nominees:

  • Amanda Steinberg – Founder of DailyWorth, the leading financial media company for women
  • Christina Lewis Halpern – Founder of All Star Code, an organization whose mission is to close the opportunity gap between young men of color and the tech industry
  • Julia Fehrenbach – Cofounder of Building Blocks for Change, a sustainable construction arm for international aid
  • Maya Nussbaum – Founder of Girls Write Now, New York’s first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls, and one of the nation’s top after school programs
  • Rebecca Garcia – Cofounder of CoderDojo NYC, a non-profit program teaching youth to code
  • Rupa Mehta – Founder of the Nalini Method fitness studio and NaliniKIDS, a groundbreaking program improving the emotional and physical health of New York City school students
  • Tammy Tibbets – President and Founder of She’s the First, a charity that focuses on providing secondary education to girls in developing countries who will be the first in their families to finish secondary education
  • Topaz PageGreen – Founder of The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization that provides nutritionally fortified meals to orphaned and at-risk school students across South Africa

Joining this group of women are additional celebrated nominees including Brittany Bergquist (Cell Phones for Soldiers), Jill Harlan (That’s What She Said), Veronika Scott (The Empowerment Plan), and Angela Walker Patton (Girls For A Change).

Know Someone Who Is Dedicated To Helping Others? Passionate about making positive change? Nominate yourself or a woman who inspires you at makeyourmarc.marcfisherfootwear.com/nominate. Marc is looking to celebrate and bring financial contribution to women who are making their ‘marc’ across community, education, arts, human rights, health, technology, philanthropy and volunteerism.

You can join the company by using the hashtag #MAKEYOURMARC on Instagram and Twitter. For each use of the #MAKEYOURMARC hashtag, Marc Fisher will donate $1 to Karlie Kloss’s Kode with Karlie, an organization dedicated to inspiring young women to get excited about coding.

You can also #MAKEYOURMARC in shoes that make change. Shop brand ambassador, Karlie Kloss’s, favorite styles and for every purchase $20 will be donated to directly to Kode With Karlie.

MARC FISHER LTD, which launched online at www.marcfisherfootwear.com on August 25th, is Marc’s first venture into a fully-curated, namesake collection focused on timeless style and effortless modern design. As Marc defines his legacy, he is doing so by supporting women who are doing the same. His philosophy around work and life has always been about making his ‘marc’ one pair of shoes at a time. In debuting the #MAKEYOURMARC initiative simultaneously, Fisher is honored to support the very women who have inspired him throughout his 35 years in the footwear industry.

Miz Mooz Shoe Collection Offers Fashion-Forward Take On Fall

Miz Mooz Translates Trends Into Trademark ‘Walkable’ Fashion

Based in Manhattan—where women want the latest looks but also need footwear that stands up to tough city streets—Miz Mooz has evolved a style that’s instantly recognizable. “Overall, the fall collection goes from very edgy to fairly classic,” says Dan Kenigsberg, President of Infinity Shoes, the world’s largest retailer of the Miz Mooz brand, “but every single shoe or boot is ‘walkable’ and easy to wear.”

Although that may mean leaving out fads like six-inch heels or over-the-knee boots—”just not our girl” says Kenigsberg—the Fall 2015 Shoe Collection from Miz Mooz makes some strong style statements; leading that list:

Silhouettes: This fall, Mary Janes dominate dress shoe offerings. “You’ll see everything from sweet, classic Mary Janes like ‘Miz Mooz Elaine‘,” says Kenigsberg, “to higher heels and fashion-forward interpretations like ‘Miz Mooz Natalia‘.” Also coming on strong: Chelsea boots, especially in styles that play with wider elastic gussets like ‘Miz Mooz Newport‘, ‘Miz Mooz Lucia’, and ‘Miz Mooz Gemini‘.

Colors: Ochre and gold are definitely the trendiest shoe shades, but you’ll also notice steely blues and grays worn as the new neutrals. “Blue-grays are basics,” says Kenigsberg, “and, of course, our customers always love red so we’ve added more burgundy and wine.

Heels: This fall, heels are slightly higher—three inches on styles like ‘Miz Mooz Roselle‘ and ‘Miz Mooz Carissa’—but always thick enough to be supportive and streetworthy. “They’re stacked heels, not spindly or spiky,” says Kenigsberg, “the construction makes all the difference.”

Leathers: Miz Mooz customers prize vegetable-tanned leather precisely because it’s quirky and irregular. “Our customers love that artisanal look and softness,” explains Kenigsberg, “and they’ve become more environmentally conscious.” Additionally, most Miz Mooz styles play up the differences with so much hand burnishing that the leather often looks and feels as if it’s already broken in.

His other predictions: “This season, the Miz Mooz girl will be wearing leather sneakers like ‘Miz Mooz Pericles’ where she might have worn flats… and after the cold weather we’ve been seeing for the last two years, riding boots ‘Miz Mooz Aden’, ‘Miz Mooz Alton’, and ‘Miz Mooz Archer’ will be stronger than ever.

To shop styles from the Miz Mooz Fall 2015 Collection, visit www.InfinityShoes.com.

Rachel Zoe And Rodger Berman To Host OCRF’s First-Ever Super Saturday Event In Las Vegas

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s Luxury Shopping Event to be held at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo and Fashion Show, Sept. 19-20

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) will bring its popular Super Saturday shopping event to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo, and Fashion Show Las Vegas with unique spin. Hosted by Designer, Stylist, Editor and Author Rachel Zoe and husband and business partner Rodger Berman, the annual event, which New York Newsday called the ‘hottest summer event in the Hamptons,’ will launch in Vegas Sept. 19- 20, 2015.

OCRF’s Super Saturday designer shopping extravaganza, was created in 1998 by Donna Karan and the late Liz Tilberis (the late Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar US, who has since died from the disease). Super Saturday Los Angeles launched in 2014, and is hosted by Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims. In 2014, at both Super Saturday Los Angeles and New York, more than 2,000 people attended the events and raised over $ 4.1 million with net proceeds going directly to OCRF and its programs. Special guests included celebrities, influencers, designers, media, supporters and their families, and fashion lovers. The Hamptons event has been hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan while the LA event was hosted by Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman, Molly Sims and Scott Stuber.

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The exclusive Las Vegas weekend will showcase an assortment of special retail incentives from luxury brands including Michael Kors, Tory Burch, DVF, Fendi, Robert Graham, Melissa Shoes, Ted Baker London, Topshop, Links of London and Island Company to name a few. Most participating retailers will donate a percentage of weekend sales to OCRF.


A force within the fashion and design industry for nearly two decades, Zoe has been heralded as one of the most influential forces working in fashion today. In addition to dressing clients for a bevy of red carpet events, styling countless editorial spreads, and lending her vast expertise to brands, Zoe has authored two New York Times best-selling books, and is the Editor in Chief of The Zoe Report, her online style destination and newsletter. As a designer, Zoe makes her exceptional taste and expertise accessible to the fashion savvy with Rachel Zoe Collection, comprised of ready-to-wear, footwear and jewelry lines. Zoe will soon return to television as the host of her own late night talk show, Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe, which will debut September 24th on Lifetime. Attendees can also meet Rachel Zoe when she signs copies of her newest book Living in Style.


The two-day extravaganza will feature a VIP brunch at Barneys New York, a Pucker Up Bar, Canyon Ranch SpaClub pop-up spa, a Pepsi Lounge, and Sephora makeup touch-ups.  A signature gift with purchase — two complimentary show tickets to Rock of Ages — will be available for those who spend $750 (restrictions apply – see official event guide for complete details).
Fashion Show will also highlight not-to-be-missed runway shows on the center’s elevated stage, featuring Saks Fifth Avenue and top seasonal must-haves.


We are thrilled to bring OCRF’s Super Saturday to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Fashion Show Las Vegas. Their support of OCRF’s research programs will further propel us in our fight to find a cure for ovarian cancer,” says Audra Moran, president & CEO, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer, as well as related educational and support initiatives. Each year there will be approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States, and nearly 15,500 women will die of the disease. Currently there is no effective means of early detection.


“Vegas is the ultimate fashion destination. It’s the only place in the world where you can shop every top designer and brand in one central location,” says Janet LaFevre, senior marketing manager, Grand Canal Shoppes and Fashion Show. “Being able to bring Super Saturday to Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Fashion Show gives our guests a chance to enjoy incredible shopping, dining, and entertainment all while contributing to a significant cause. We are elated to announce this partnership and first-ever Vegas location.”


Since 1998, OCRF has awarded over $65 million to ovarian cancer researchers around the country. OCRF-sponsored investigators are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk for ovarian cancer; understanding the underlying molecular biology of the disease; identifying new and better targets for treatment; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it. OCRF also supports a national program, Woman to Woman, which in 2015 will be providing support through more than 20 hospitals around the country to women in treatment for any gynecologic cancer, as well as their families, by pairing them with survivor volunteers who offer one-on-one emotional support and mentoring. For more information visit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s website at supersaturday.ocrf.org/vegasstylethefashionshow.com and thegrandcanalshoppes.com
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Lifestyle E-Commerce Brand, Sole Society, Sets Up First Retail Shop In Santa Monica Place

Sole Society, a leading online lifestyle brand of women’s shoes, handbags, and accessories, today opens the doors to their first brick-and-mortar retail store at Santa Monica Place located on Level 2 overlooking Center Plaza. Launched in 2011, the Los Angeles-based online footwear brand kicked up buzz by delivering stylish $100-and-under shoes directly to consumers’ doors. Now, with a physical presence in one of LA’s premier shopping destinations, Sole Society will be able to offer customers the opportunity to shop with them wherever and however they want in a true all encompassing fashion. Sole Society’s retail prices range from $54.95-$149.95 for shoes and boots, $39.95-$89.95 for handbags and $19.95-$54.95 for accessories. The store hours are 10:00am-9:00pm, Monday through Saturday, and 11:00am – 8:00pm on Sunday.

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Sole Society http://www.solesociety.com. (PRNewsFoto/Sole Society)

The storefront at Santa Monica Place will feature the brand’s full product line of footwear, handbags, jewelry, scarves and hats. It will also provide their trend-obsessed customers limited-time, exclusive access to styles before they hit the web. Mirroring the modern and approachable aesthetic of its e-commerce site, the store’s interior features a streamlined design with open concept shelving and display platforms, lounge furniture using soft textiles, and a soothing materials story that includes stone, natural wood, matte metallic, and an accent color palette of white, warm grays, and neutral tones.

Sole Society Opens First Retail Store (PRNewsFoto/Sole Society)

Sole Society Opens First Retail Store (PRNewsFoto/Sole Society)

In addition to a broad selection of their branded goods, the Sole Society store will offer a revolving curated collection of apparel, home and beauty offerings from like-minded brands and local designers that resonate with the Sole Society consumer. At opening, this includes a collaboration collection from LA-based sustainable designer, StyleSaint, which served as Sole Society’s first-ever Designer Spotlight Series. The Sole Society x StyleSaint collaboration, which is currently available online, highlights eco-friendly apparel that pairs with Sole Society’s shoes and accessories for fashionable head-to-toe looks.

Keeping true to the brand’s born-on-the-web roots, an in-store digital kiosk will act as a virtual concierge-offering customers the option to send gifts or mail their purchases home when traveling. The online experience will give customers the ability to search Sole Society’s full assortment and inventory, shop for sold out styles or sizes and have their purchases delivered within 24-48 hours in the Southern California area. Additionally, for added convenience, customers may buy on the web and return or exchange purchases in-store.

Having built a great customer base and thriving brand through our own online business and Nordstrom, we take the exciting step of opening our first store. We are now able to present our LA-based customers the opportunity to interact with us and our product in an innovative, new retail environment,” said CEO of Sole Society, Andy Solomon. “As we look towards the future of Sole Society, we see great opportunity for growth as we move beyond our online roots and bring existing consumers and new shoppers into our branded brick-and-mortar retail space.

Today, the first 100 shoppers received Mystery Gift Cards (valued at $10-$200) as well as a Sole Society tote bag as a gift with purchase. The store opening will be celebrated through Labor Day weekend with customers enjoying music, refreshments, sweet treats and exclusive giveaways during store hours.

Sole Society is available at www.solesociety.com and www.nordstrom.com as well as select Nordstrom stores nationwide. The product can also be purchased on QVC, www.qvc.com and select boutiques around the country.

Stuart Weitzman Launches its First Television Commercial Featuring Gisele Bündchen During the MTV Video Music Awards

Stuart Weitzman will launch its first television commercial starring the face of the brand, Gisele Bündchen, during this year’s MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 30th. Directed by fashion photographer Mario Testino, the black-and-white commercial tells the story of the brand’s connection to dance and music.92fe7bcd-8f3f-4cc9-8e9f-12c18aee8465

Known for effortlessly combining fashion and function, Stuart Weitzman kicks off the fall boot season with a visual storytelling of that message in a music video format made for television. The commercial features Gisele in the stretch plonge leather KOKO bootie doing the electric slide with an all-male troupe of dancers, choreographed by Marty Kudelka at the world famous Millennium Dance Complex. True to the movement, Gisele is beauty and grace personified, capturing the emotion in motion of dancing in Stuart Weitzman boots. Dancing in Stuart Weitzman shoes has become a unique and differentiated brand story over the last few years as the brand has built a stellar reputation for creating custom tour shoes for some of the music industry’s biggest stars, including Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. The commercial is a tribute to both that unique craftsmanship and to the music industry resonance, thus making it fitting to launch during an award show that celebrates the fusion of music and performance.c677627f-c6c7-4f49-8f41-e4c02838535e

The commercial is a 30-second cut of the brand’s social music video “Make That Move” which will launch on www.stuartweitzman.com, with its social channels fueling the conversation by encouraging followers to share the video along with the trademarked hashtag #inourshoes. Starring alongside Gisele, as a continuation of the ongoing fashion and function story emphasizing the designer’s popular stretch materials, will be a dynamic duo of boots: the over-the-knee LOWLAND in nero plonge leather and the lace-up stretch DOWNTOWN sneaker boot. Progressive recording artist, model and muse Maluca Mala lends her dynamic vocals to the upbeat title track, produced by DJ Solidisco. The song is available to download exclusively on the Stuart Weitzman website, www.stuartweitzman.com.