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The Gucci Effect

May 31st, 2017

Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s kaleidoscopic vision has taken footwear fashion by storm, spawning a wave of imitators and redefining luxury styling.

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Get With the (Loyalty) Program

April 26th, 2017

Why investing or reinvesting in a loyalty program might be the most profitable move retailers can make right now.

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Smart Moves

March 7th, 2017

A growing number of user-friendly smart shoes is proving that the wearable technology movement stretches from head to toe.

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The Age of Disruption

September 1st, 2016

Amid turbulent and unpredictable times, designers pull inspiration from near and far for Spring ’17.

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Game of Thrones

August 1st, 2016

Clinton or Trump? Regardless of who the next leader of the free world may be, each will affect sourcing, sales and style in their own unique ways.

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Shaky Times

July 5th, 2016

Analysts weigh in on the recent rash of retail bankruptcies and store closings, which beg the question: Is this the end of the retail world as we know it?

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Meet the Yuccie

February 1st, 2016

The latest millennial archetype is a major trend-setter seeking meaningful brand relationships.

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Sex (and the City) Sells

April 28th, 2015

The hit HBO series made elite shoe designers household names, and the industry has never been the same since.

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Life After Normcore

February 3rd, 2015

Rumors are swirling that the anti-fashion movement may be on its way out. Here’s what could be coming next.

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A Real Fall for All

January 5th, 2015

Fall ’15 boot trends span decades, genres, materials, genders and movements—all the while combining fashion with function.

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