25 Sep 2018 10:00

Vans and local chefwear label Hedley & Bennett cook up a rainbow-soled collaboration

<p>Two Southern California companies, Costa Mesa-based action sports brand Vans and Vernon-based maker of chef gear Hedley & Bennett, have teamed up to create kitchen kicks that are as fun as they are functional.</p> <p>The Vans X Hedley & Bennett collaboration, which hits retail Tuesday, includes two Vans...</p>

25 Sep 2018 06:55

Michael Kors is buying Italian luxury brand Versace for more than $2 billion

<p><a href="https://wwd.com/tag/michael-kors-2/" target="_blank">Michael Kors</a> Holdings is adding Versace to its stable of brands and renaming itself Capri Holdings to better reflect its growing empire.</p> <p>The 1.83 billion euro deal was hotly anticipated and adds the Italian brand’s maximalist sensibility to its portfolio, which includes <a href="https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/los-angeles-city-council-votes-to-ban-the-sale-of-fur-1202823394/" target="_blank">Michael Kors</a> as well as...</p>

21 Sep 2018 15:15

A star-studded, black-tie gala with a John Legend set marks the opening of Palisades Village

<p>Leave it to Rick Caruso, the developer responsible for the shopping-center-as-neighborhood-streetscape artifice of the Grove in Los Angeles and the Americana at Brand in Glendale, to throw a grand-opening party for his latest retail project, Palisades Village, gussied up as an over-the-top, star-studded,...</p>

21 Sep 2018 14:50

Will a larger Adidas Yeezy Boost release hurt the brand?

The sneaker industry reacts to Adidas and Kanye West reportedly releasing 1 million pairs of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 sneakers.