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Catimini, in Parma the first Italian store

Owned by the French group Kidiliz, Catimini, the premium brand of apparel dedicated to ages 0-16, chose Parma for the opening of its first Italian store

RG to produce Simonetta shoes

The historic Marches company specialised in the children’s footwear sector, RG Rossi&Galiè, signed an agreement with the Simonetta Spa group that will see it produce and distribute the brand’s line of footwear worldwide starting from the FW 19-20 season.

Andrea Montelpare and N21 renew their licensing agreement

Leader in the market of children’s footwear with a portfolio of important brands from the luxury segment, Andrea Montelpare renews its license for the design, production and distribution of the N21 Kids footwear collection for another three years.

For Barbie’s 60th anniversary, Puma launches NOVAxBarbie

The Puma sports company and Barbie inaugurate a new collaboration for the 60th anniversary of the fashion doll, presenting an exclusive capsule collection of sneakers, NOVAxBarbie.

Expo Riva Schuh, also children’s footwear as a protagonist

The most extensive offering of children’s volume footwear will be the protagonist of the Expo Riva Schuh fair in Riva del Garda from 15 to 18 June.

In Milan, the first Italian power store of Foot Locker

After London and Liverpool, the new concept store that celebrates street culture, while involving the younger generations, arrives in Milan.

Vans celebrates the world of Harry Potter

Vans, the California brand of apparel and sports shoes partners up with Harry Potter.

Deichmann ends 2018 with a revenue of 5 billion euros

A +2% rise in turnover, with an upward trend in sales, number of shoes sold, stores, and online shops: these are the 2018 year-end results of the German Group.

Fly Flot, excellent results from the fair

Leading producer of comfort footwear, Fly Flot’s presence at the fair was rewarded by a double-digit increase in orders booked: Germany +12%, France +15%, Great Britain +10% and Belgium +20%.

Lucy Reece-Raybould is the new CEO of the BFA

The British Footwear Association recently nominated its new CEO who will be taking over from John Saunders.

Adidas, the circular shoe

With the arrival of Earth Day on 22 April, Adidas will present the Futurcraft Loop running sneaker made from 100% recyclable TPU.

Luxury grows by +4.6%

Presented on the occasion of the Altagamma conference this past 17 April in Milan, the Luxury FirstLook Insight by the Boston Consulting Group forecasts that luxury will grow at a rhythm of +4.6% annually.

Micam goes to Paradise and profiles its visitors

Europeans, retailers, and decision makers represent the majority of visitors: a snapshot of MICAM’s visitors in accordance with a recent survey conducted using refined profiling and analysis tools, presented on the occasion of the launching of the latest stopover of the campaign following Dante’s allegorical journey.

Skechers back to Nineties

Global player in the performance and lifestyle segment, Skechers once again looks to its heritage in inspiring its fall/winter 2019-2020 collection.

Clarks, another opening in Italy

After the opening in Genoa, in April, Clarks opened a new store in Turin, in via Roma 11.

Voile Blanche arrives in Paris

For its debut in Paris, Voile Blanche chooses the neighbourhood of Saint Germain-des-Prés at rue du Dragon no. 9.

Puma debuts in augmented reality

The new LQD Cell Origin Air sneaker promises an extraordinary experience thanks to its innovative technology.

Zeis Excelsa sets its sights on 50 million euros

After ending 2018 with a turnover of 30 million euros (70% of which was generated in Italy), the Marches group specialised in the production of footwear sets itself the ambitious goal of increasing its turnover to 50 million euros.

Scarpa aims at a new record of 150 million euros

After experiencing a growth trend of +10% for six consecutive years, along with a +17% rise in the profitability index over the last three years, Scarpa ends 2018 with 100 million euros in consolidated revenue and aims to arrive at an annual revenue of 150 million euros over the next five years.

Pony: from Brera to Europe

Conquering Europe from Milan, the brand of stars and stripes gym shoes, Pony, which is an acronym for Product of New York, opens a store in the historic Brera neighbourhood in via Ponte Vetero 15.

Luis Onofre is the new CEC President

In March, Luis Onofre took office as the new President of the CEC-European Confederation of the Footwear Industry.

Febos, 30-million-euro target

Febos, the company from Asolo specialised in the production and distribution of footwear, ended 2018 with a 20-million-euro turnover and aims to arrive at 30 million euros by the end of 2021.

Havaianas partners with Inditex

The Spanish company of Inditex allies itself with Havaianas by cementing a partnership with its two brands Pull&Bear and Stradivarius.

Siro Badon is the new Assocalzaturifici President

The Assocalzaturifici Council present in Naples for the World Footwear Congress nominated Siro Badon as the new President of the Association.

In Naples the sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress

In the striking corner of the Teatrino di Corte in the Royal Palace, more than 300 stakeholders in the industry came together to discuss the themes of sustainability and digitalisation.

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May 21, 2019

X-Swift, the future of athleisure

BASF, Longterm Concept, and Gu Guoyi collaborated to create X-Swift, an athleisure shoe for the mass market that features four innovative and advanced BASF materials with the latest automation technology for footwear.

May 21, 2019

Me.Land, Meaker P. for the new e-store

Me.Land announces the launching of its e-store and on the occasion proposes a limited-edition collection personalised by the artist P.

May 21, 2019

Docksides are covered in Sunrise fabric

The directly owned brand of Basic Net, Sebago, and the Sease lifestyle brand founded by Franco and Giacomo Loro Piana, inaugurate a new partnership with Docksides as the protagonist.

May 20, 2019

Ellesse heritage streetwear

The Ellesse style is once again fashionable thanks to the Heritage collection that skilfully mixes the tradition of the brand with contemporary fashion elements.

May 20, 2019

Sector: growth in exports and the important role played by subcontractors

Acceleration in foreign sales at the end of 2018: the key role played by the high-end range and subcontractors in exports and the leading regions. Exports on the rise from Lombardy, while Veneto and Tuscany reinforce their positions.