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Children’s Footwear Tops Canadian Back-to-School Shopping Lists

Kids in Canada will start the school year off on the right—and stylish—foot during the upcoming back-to-school season.

The NPD Group, the leading market research company, ranked children’s footwear as the category with the most year-over-year sales growth across all shoe segments in Canada. The majority of the growth—a four percent increase in units—occurred in the weeks leading up to the start of the last school year, NPD reported.

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Steve Madden Overtakes Dolce Vita

Steve Madden Ltd. announced Thursday that it has purchased the privately held women’s footwear label, Dolce Vita, for $60.3 million in cash. Founded in 2001 by Van Lamprou and Nick Lucio, Dolce Vita has established itself as a fashion-forward footwear brand to wholesale customers, including… Read More

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Harrods Opens Luxury Shoe Heaven

Luxury goods emporium, Harrods, opened its 42,000-square-foot women’s footwear floor in London aptly coined Shoe Heaven. The marble drenched, art deco-inspired space designed by the late David Collins—known for his glamorous interiors throughout London’s top hotels—sets a lush stage from more than 100,000 pairs of… Read More

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Yue Yuen to Improve Worker Benefits

Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd., the Chinese footwear manufacturer for Nike and Adidas, said it would dedicate $112 million to improve employee benefits. The company, which grappled with one of China’s biggest worker strikes earlier this year, said the provision would have a material impact… Read More

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