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Dream Big

October 30, 2013

Industry icon Michel Meynard, founder of Meynard Designs and Earth Inc., leaves behind a career legacy full of firsts in the fields of design, sourcing and branding.

By Greg Dutter

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The Nuevo New World

September 4, 2013

At more than $1 trillion annually, the buying power of Hispanics presents enormous opportunity. Here’s how to go about tapping it.

By Lyndsay McGregor

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Sole Brothers

August 5, 2013

Although born into the business, the Astobiza brothers are carving their own legacy with Sole Desire – now more than 20 years old and consisting of 12 outlets sprinkled throughout California wine country.

By Brittany Leitner

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Out of This World

July 10, 2013

By Miriam Driot

Like many successful tech startups, Philippe Meynard launched online retailer Planet Shoes in his garage. It has since evolved into a major player in the digital tier and expects to make the leap into brick-and-mortar in 2014.

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The Art of Packing

June 3, 2013

Travel-friendly footwear takes the weight off one’s shoulders—literally—and presents an attractive add-on opportunity for retailers.

By Lyndsay McGregor

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Age Appropriate

April 2, 2013

From lovable animals to classics like the Mary Jane, brands look to revamp and expand their high-quality offerings for Fall ’13.

Yosi Samra: Elements of Ease

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2012 Plus Awards Winners

February 27, 2013

Recognizing Excellence in Design and Retail for 2012

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Puttin’ on the Ritz

February 1, 2013

Department stores reignite an intense rivalry with explosive, over-the-top footwear emporiums in their New York flagships.

By Lyndsay McGregor

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Theory of Evolution

January 8, 2013

Outdoor footwear for Fall 2013 is adapting to new consumer and environmental demands.

By Judy Leand

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Style Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

November 26, 2012

Keds “Champion” & Tod’s “Gommino”

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