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Is Rihanna teaming up with Puma?
Submitted by Anonymous on November 25, 2014

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Word on the street is that Rihanna is close to inking a seven-figure deal to design for Puma. "She is going to have her own coordinator to go to at Puma who only handles her, and they'll have a junior coordinator helping them," an insider revealed to the New York Daily News. "The focus is shoes, but she will also be helping with pants and tops."

The contract, rumored to be just over $1 million, would prevent the Adidas-obsessed singer from wearing rival brands. "The offer isn't signed yet, but she is in 100 percent and wants to do this," the source added. 

Spring's selection of slip-ons are sure to make a statement.
Submitted by Anonymous on November 25, 2014
Slip Up By Tara Anne Dalbow

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Spring's slip-ons are anything but boring. Bold prints and unexpected materials give new and classic silhouettes a fresh feel. Emporio Armani (above right) begets classic vulcanized styles a modern edge with graphic black and white patterns taken straight from the collection's threads. Dries Van Noten offers a men's version of a ballet slipper in a rich Bordeaux hue while Band of Outsiders (above left) gives loafers a playful flare with a translucent...

Naot's Dafna Scout makes its big screen debut in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.
Submitted by Lyndsay McGregor on November 24, 2014

Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPicRumors are flying that Jennifer Lawrence is dating her Hunger Games co-star Liam Hemsworth, but one thing we know for certain is that the pair as well as the rest of the blockbuster's cast are sporting Naot boots in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which hit theaters nationwide last Friday. The Israeli footwear company supplied more than 650 pairs of its Dafna Scout style, which is worn in real life by the Israeli IDF and will also star in the final installment of the franchise next year. Made of a...

Ugg warms up the holidays with a shopping experience centered on comfort.
Submitted by Anonymous on November 24, 2014

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'Tis the season for gifting and Ugg is offering consumers a slate of new services to make holiday shopping as seamless as possible. For the first time ever, #UggShop allows shoppers to buy things directly from Instagram (more details this way), and consumers also have the option to buy online and pick up at their local Ugg store, while select markets (New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.) will offer same-day delivery. Extended store hours, free gift wrap and a holiday hotline will also be available to enhance the shopping experience.

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Timberland and Omni United have paired up to give worn-out car tires a new lease of life.
Submitted by Lyndsay McGregor on November 21, 2014

Image and video hosting by TinyPicWorn-out car tires will soon hit the road, sidewalks and trails again--as the soles of Timberland shoes and boots. The Stratham, NH-based brand and tire manufacturer and distributor Omni United have paired up to create Timberland Tires, a co-branded line of tires purposely designed to be recycled into footwear outsoles after their journey on the road is complete. "Its this kind of cross-industry collaboration that's fueling real change and innovation in the marketplace," says Timberland President Stewart Whitney.

Timberland and Omni United first conceived this partnership three years ago when sustainability leaders from both brands came together to address a...