New Balance premieres Unlaced video series.

September 29th, 2014

You think you know but you have no idea: That’s the gist of New Balance‘s new Unlaced video series that launched last Friday with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the brand’s baseball athletes. First up, Evan Longoria, third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays.

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FashTech wants to revolutionize retail.

September 26th, 2014

It’s no secret that in order to differentiate in the crowded fashion retail market, brands–and retailers–have to innovate. But where to begin? Enter FashTech, a non-profit community created by Alex Semenzato that wants to revolutionize retail by driving creative partnerships between fashion and technology companies.

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Shoe Carnival is having a shoe party this weekend.

Fight the Sunday fear this weekend at Shoe Carnival, which is hosting a VIP footwear fashion party to introduce customers to new brands and styles for fall at participating locations across the country.

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El Naturalista opens its first brand store in Paris.

September 25th, 2014

Lots happened in Paris today: Kim Kardashian was attacked by a fan on her way to the Balmain runway show; Peter Copping presented his final collection for Nina Ricci before taking the reins at Oscar de la Renta; and El Naturalista opened its first standalone store in the city. Located at No.

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Tania Ursomarzo’s labor of love.

At first glance, a Triptych creation is a boot. Then you look again and realize that maybe, with those cutouts, it’s a sandal. But actually, as Tania Ursomarzo points out, it’s neither. According to the New York City-based designer and Parsons professor, her Italian-made shoes “operate at the intersection of innovative design and masterful artisanship.

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Vans reveals all-new features from the #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL documentary series.

September 24th, 2014

Vans has released five new features from its ambitious–and awesome–documentary project, “Living Off the Wall.” Available to watch now on its scrolling website, the films are full of inspirational content that embraces creative self-expression.  

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What’s selling at Sole Shoes & Accessories in Atlanta, Georgia.

What’s Selling Wednesdays

By Samantha Sciarrotta

Opened in October of 2002, Sole Shoes & Accessories is Atlanta’s go-to destination for an on-trend collection of footwear, accessories and, as of four years ago, apparel carefully curated by owner Abigail Lignugaris. “I keep my price points relatively low to make them affordable for my customers,” she says. “You could walk out dressed in a full outfit for around $350.” 

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Micam brings its dates forward.

September 23rd, 2014

In a bid to respond to the needs of the industry and remain competitive, organizers of the Italian footwear trade show Micam have announced they are moving the dates of next year’s spring product edition to Sept. 1-4, 2015. The most recent edition of the show took place Aug. 31-Sept. 3, having shifted from Sept.

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Bizarre mugger steals Toms from 20-year-old in Queens.

September 22nd, 2014

When Blake Mycoskie founded Toms in 2006, we’re sure this isn’t what his “buy one, give one” mission meant: Last Friday, 20-year-old Kayla Miller was on her way home in Queens, NY, when she was held up by a mugger who promised not to harm her if she handed over her $50 slip-ons–not the Michael Kors handbag she was carrying, the pricey watch on her wrist or the iPod she was listening to.

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