Corporate/Finance


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    Dr. Martens CEO to step down amid ‘challenging’ fiscal year outlook

    Kenny Wilson will be succeeded by Ije Nwokorie, the footwear company’s chief brand officer.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Urban Outfitters granted favorable verdict in trade secrets legal fight

    Now-defunct rental service Le Tote, which considered a sale to the fashion giant, said the Nuuly owner violated unfair competition rules.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Fashion More

    Fashion faced its share of shakeups in the first half of 2024, but few industries are more adept at reinvention or more suited to change.

    By Fashion More staff
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    Levi’s taps Burberry veteran to lead DTC push

    Gianluca Flore, who has also had leadership roles at Kering and Bottega Veneta, will oversee all of the denim brand’s selling channels globally.

    By Daphne Howland • April 15, 2024
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    Rent the Runway turns to resale, advertising in renewed growth push

    The apparel rental service beat expectations in Q4 and struck a note of confidence, saying its restructuring earlier this year wasn’t just about cuts.

    By Daphne Howland • April 12, 2024
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    Gucci appoints deputy CEO

    In the newly created role, Stefano Cantino will report to Jean-François Palus, who was named president and CEO in 2023.

    By April 12, 2024
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    Nordstrom taps company veteran to lead Rack merchandising

    Lori Marten has held various merchandising roles at the department store for nearly 30 years, and will join the off-price unit later this month.

    By Daphne Howland • April 11, 2024
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    Shein has copyright infringement ‘baked into’ its business model: class action lawsuit

    The complaint is the latest to claim the fast fashion company steals designs from independent artists.

    By Updated April 10, 2024
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    Apparel execs urge sourcing diversification amid geopolitical risks

    Executives at an American Apparel & Footwear Association event underscored the need to find alternative sourcing as U.S.-China relations continue to fray.

    By Ben Unglesbee • April 9, 2024
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    Majority of brands won’t meet their emissions goals: report

    About two-thirds of fashion businesses are behind on their own decarbonization schedules, according to a new analysis from McKinsey.

    By Lauren Schenkman • April 9, 2024
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    Coach files trademark and unfair competition complaint against Gap

    Attorneys for the Tapestry-owned brand say some Old Navy-branded T-shirts are meant to make consumers think “there is a connection or association between” the brands.

    By April 8, 2024
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    Shein, Temu have high customer overlap with TikTok Shop: report

    Even while facing a potential ban in the U.S., an Earnest Analytics report finds the platform is dominating social shopping.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • April 8, 2024
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    Zegna Group reports fiscal 2023 gross profit of $1.3B

    The company confirmed February preliminary revenue while also announcing a 108% year-over-year profit increase.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Levi’s gains momentum as Beyoncé name-checks the brand on her new album

    Despite Q1 revenue declines and a net loss, the denim maker noted strength in the U.S., its largest market, and other reasons for optimism.

    By Daphne Howland • April 5, 2024
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    Hurley inks licensing deal for upcoming women’s sportswear and activewear line

    The surf, skate and snow brand is partnering with Mamiye Brothers for a spring 2025 release.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Nike commits to bolder brand marketing as part of rebound plan

    The Summer Olympics will serve as a showcase for some of the sportswear giant's most impactful marketing in years, executives said.

    By Peter Adams • April 3, 2024
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    PVH beats revenue expectations but projects a sluggish 2024

    The Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger parent company’s stock slipped 22% in premarket trading following its lower-than-expected outlook.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Authentic names new head of Australia and New Zealand

    Lim Mi-Kyoung, who most recently was with WP Brands, will be responsible for business development in the region.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Boardriders to lay off more than 600 by end of April

    This round of cuts include C-suite execs and brings the total affected in California to nearly 700 since the company was acquired by Authentic Brands Group.

    By Updated April 1, 2024
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    Lands’ End lays off 10% of corporate workforce

    Most of those layoffs came in January, though some were the result of earlier changes to the retailer's sourcing organization.

    By Nate Delesline III • April 1, 2024
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    Fashion fails to keep ‘grandiose promises’ on sustainability, human rights: report

    Major brands haven’t improved their practices compared to last year, according to the 2024 Remake Fashion Accountability Report.

    By Lauren Schenkman • March 29, 2024
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    Despite last year’s declines, Torrid could grab more market share

    The plus-size leader faces ongoing reluctance to spend on discretionary goods, but has inventory control and other strengths on its side.

    By Daphne Howland • March 29, 2024
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    Alessandro Michele is Maison Valentino’s new creative director

    The appointment comes almost a week after the departure of Pierpaolo Piccioli, who joined the house in 1999 and spent eight years at the design helm.

    By March 28, 2024
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    Renewcell exec on what led to bankruptcy, what’s next

    Tricia Carey said as the company seeks a buyer, its inventory of pulp and fiber is still available.

    By March 28, 2024
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    Canada Goose cuts corporate workforce by 17%, shakes up executive roles

    As part of a DTC focus, the brand said about a year ago that it would double its footprint within five years, but some analysts anticipate that slowing.

    By Daphne Howland • March 27, 2024
  • A person looks at themselves in the mirror while wearing pale clothing in a spring 2024 ad for Vince.
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    Vince CEO steps down

    Jack Schwefel’s resignation is effective immediately, and former CFO David Stefko will hold the position until a successor is named.

    By March 27, 2024