Designers take note: Jones Apparel Group (JAG) is hiring! Rather than run the traditional classified ad, the fashion conglomerate is holding a designer search event in partnership with Gen Art, an arts and entertainment organization dedicated to showcasing emerging fashion designers. The cocktail party is scheduled for Nov.
18th at JAG’s Rachel Roy showroom in New York. .
The Rocky Brands outlet store located at the company’s headquarters in Nelsonville, OH, became a place where people came not to acquire, but to dropoff shoes when Soles4Souls, an organization that collects and redistributes gentlyworn shoes to people in need, made the store one of its stops on its cross country RV shoe collection tour. . .
Karhu footwear and Craft, makers of performance apparel, have become official product partners for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The strategic partnership will result in a donation of 20 percent of all sales made through the LLS program and donor network directly to LLS. LLS and Karhu/Craft will feature dedicated landing pages on their respective web sites and will roll out a national campaign to promote awareness through retail and digital promotion. .
Fundraising records were broken and surely a golf ball or two went missing at the culmination of the 4th annual Off Broadway Atlanta Golf Tournament in support of the Two Ten Footwear Foundation. More than 150 shoepeople were on hand, raising more than $100,000 for Two Ten’s Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to students at colleges and universities across the country. .
DC Shoes has once again teamed with the Hotel on Rivington in New York for a limited edition of the DC Life Admiral Sport to be worn exclusively by the hotel staff. This marks the fourth time DC has laced the staff with shoes from its DC Life Collection (Sector 7, Dress Sneaker, Admiral and now the Admiral Sport). .
Asics unveiled its first U.S. retail location today at 51 West 42nd Street in New York.
Company chairman Kiyomi Wada was on hand to cut the ribbon along with other executives, including Rich Bourne, president and CFO of Irvine, Calif.-based Asics America, and Gary Muhrcke, owner of nine Super Runners Shop stores, who will run the Asics flagship. . .
Jeffrey Campbell's multi-zipper open-toe wedge boot offers a fresh take on this fall's ubiquitous hard-edged rock 'n' roller look. The sleek silhouette plus piled-on accoutrements make this shoe a true traffic-stopper—one we'd rock season after season, song after song. .
It all started back in June when Asics’ elite marathoner Ryan Hall traveled to the company’s training and research center in Kobe, Japan to undergo testing and evaluation to construct a custom pair of running for the ING New York City Marathon on November 1. Seven experts were involved in the measurement and evaluation of Hall’s feet, legs, strength, flexibility, speed and impact.