Author: Andy Polk

Billy Reid, the Alabama-based designer, grew up wearing the classic K-Swiss tennis sneaker, and since 2011 he has partnered with the brand on special limited-edition releases that are an evolution of classic K-Swiss silhouettes. Much like their past collaborations, these new sneakers are entirely Made In The...

Macy’s Inc. announced several changes intended to improve the company’s performance, including the hiring of Hal Lawton as president, the creation of a single simplified merchandising organization and an enhanced focus on the company’s data analytics capabilities. Lawton will become president of Macy’s, effective September 8. As president, Lawton...

DSW Inc. reported second-quarter earnings that rose 5.2 percent, ahead of Wall Street’s target, as same-store sales sales inched up 0.6 percent. Roger Rawlins, chief executive officer, stated, “We were pleased to report our first positive comp quarter since 2015. This resulted in a healthy increase...

New York-based private equity firms Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. and Goode Partners LLC completed a transaction that will merge DTLR Inc. and Sneaker Villa Inc. According to a statement from the parties involved, the merged company has a significant geographic reach with nearly 240 stores...

Nike Inc. CEO Mark Parker sent an e-mail to employees on Thursday night condemning the racism, bigotry and fatal violence displayed in Charlottesville, VA. Parker’s email, attained by Sole Collector, is featured below: Team, Like many of you, I have spent this past week shocked and saddened by...

The Buckle, Inc. saw net sales decrease 7.8 percent to $195.7 million for the 13-week fiscal second quarter ended July 29, 2017 from net sales of $212.2 million for the prior-year period. Comparable store net sales for the 13-week period decreased 7.7 percent. Online sales...

Payless ShoeSource announced that it has successfully emerged from its Chapter 11 restructuring with substantial liquidity after eliminating in excess of $435 million in funded debt. The company said it remains the number one specialty footwear retailer in the U.S. and one of the largest in the...