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Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:00pm
Charlotte McKinney has catapulted into the limelight and everyone has been quick to notice. Her abbreviated modelling career has already been engulfed with advertising spots for Carl’s Jr., editorial campaigns for Guess and a studio appearance with Terry Richardson, all of... read more
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 3:52pm
The Running Specialty Group, a subsidiary of athletic shoe retailer Finish Line, has purchased JackRabbit Sports. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Owned by Lee Silverman, JackRabbit Sports is a specialty running retailer with three stores in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn.... read more
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 3:20pm
Launching in April is a new selection of Elite footwear from Nike Basketball. Showcased within the trio is Kobe Bryant’s Kobe X Elite, which was designed by Eric Avar with direct insight from Bryant himself. The heightened silhouette accounts for the first Nike sneaker to be... read more
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 3:17pm
Bryan Timm has been promoted to president of Columbia Sportswear Co. in a realignment of the Portland, Ore.-based outerwear and sportswear firm’s management ranks. Timm continues as chief operating officer, a post he’s held since 2008. Tim Boyle, who’d held the title of... read more
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:50pm
MILAN — North America drove record net profits and sales in 2014 for eyewear giant Luxottica Group SpA. The company saw 2014 net income of 687 million euros, or $771 million at current exchange rates, on total adjusted net sales of 7.7 billion euros, or $8.6 billion. Adjusted... read more
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:40pm
In a basketball context, being rated 1,741st amongst your peers wouldn’t put you close to superstar status. But for Michael Jordan, he has found himself (for the first time ever) in the company of the planet’s wealthiest – appearing on Forbes’ annual “World’s Billionaires”... read more
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:27pm
Converse Inc. is celebrating a nearly 100-year anniversary of its largest franchise, the Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker, by taking it to the streets. The new campaign called “Made By You” for spring incorporates a six-month effort scouring the globe for worn Chucks to show how... read more
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:22pm
Highlights from behind the scenes at the fall shows in Milan. Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Read More... read more
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:19pm
After debuting his new single “All Day” at the BRIT Awards, Kanye West is already back to bless us this Monday with the CDQ version of the instantly-heralded track. Featuring Allan Kingdom and Theophilus London, the cut is to appear on Ye’s upcoming album, So Help Me God. So... read more
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:00pm
From the first delivery of adidas Originals’ latest drop alongside SPEZIAL comes an all new waterproof iteration for Spring/Summer 2015. Arriving in the form of a re-issue from the adidas Originals archive, the Waterproof SPEZIAL features an outer GORE-TEX membrane, leather... read more

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