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The Week In Footwear: Ugg and Pendleton Debut National Parks Collection

Rack Room Shoes app to boost omnichannel experience

Rack Room Shoes is making it easier for families to shop on the go with a new app. The app, available for free in the App Store, is designed to enhance loyalty and customer engagement, and offer consumers a seamless shopping experience from in-store to online. (Read More)

Rack Room Shoes

DSW partners with Apparel Group to launch stores in the Middle East

DSW announced last week that it has inked a deal with Apparel Group to bring stores to the Middle East. The agreement will expand DSW into Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Oman and with 40 stores across the territory, with the first stores opening in 2017. (Read More)

DSW Partnership

Ugg and Pendleton debut national parks collection

Two brands that personify classic outdoor style, Ugg and Pendleton Woolen Mills, have collaborated on a new collection that celebrates the centennial anniversary of the American National Parks. (Read More)

Ugg and Pendleton National Parks Collection

Foot Locker’s Q2 beats Wall Street expectations

New York-based athletic giant Foot Locker beat Wall Street expectation in its second quarter. On Friday, Foot Locker reported that it earned 94 cents a share, up 11 percent from 84 cents one year earlier. Revenue increased 5 percent to $1.78 billion. Additionally, comparable-store sales increased by 4.7%. (Read More)

Foot Locker

Op-Ed: Mentors are the foundation of the footwear industry

Early in my career, I was very fortunate to have some amazing mentors. Having just been given an opportunity as a newly promoted shoe buyer, a legendary shoe buyer took me under his wing. Through him, I succumbed to the fascination of shoes—how they were created, the styling, the design and the people who made and sold them. (Read More)

Footwear Industry Mentors

Katy Perry bows footwear with Global Brands Group

The kaleidoscope booth near the entrance of FN PLATFORM in Las Vegas belonged to who else, but pop star Katy Perry. The singer, known for her tongue-in-cheek costumes and girl power anthems, made an appearance at the show last week to promote her first eponymous shoe line with Global Brands Group. (Read More)

Katy Perry Footwear

Crocs directors and officers sued by USA Dawgs

USA Dawgs, a shoe label from Las Vegas, has filed a six count lawsuit against the founders and directors of Crocs for using faulty patents in order to monopolize the plastic clog market. (Read More)