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SMCP Group turnover increases 16.4 percent in FY16

09:43 AM | Fashion United

In 2016, SMCP Group sales reached 786 million euros (844 million
dollars), representing a growth of 16.4 percent. The company’s
like-for-like sales growth stood at 7.1 percent, which SMCP said, reflected
market share gains and an outperformance in comparison to the sector.


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The industry is coming home - how after 3 centuries shoe production has come full circle

08:43 AM | Fashion United

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE The shoe
industry has reinvented itself over the last 3 centuries. The production
process of shoe making started with tailor-made pairs, with shoemakers
producing shoes by hand until the early 19th century. Almost a century
later, the production process had become less customised and almost
completely automated.

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There’s nothing hippie-dippy about this Birkenstock heir’s $9M penthouse

12:03 AM | New York Post

Alex Birkenstock, heir to the Birkenstock shoe company fortune, has re-listed his Setai penthouse at 40 Broad St. in the Financial District for $8.99 million. Birkenstock purchased the fabulous apartment in 2011 for just under $6 million and originally put it back on the market for $13 million in 2014.


Dr Martens Shoes

Scouting Report: Grab Your Wallets. Spring Is Bringing New Shops

10:52 PM | New York Times

A new Dr. Martens, with updates on its classic boots, a new vintage clothing, jewelry and home goods pop-up, and more.

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Real Madrid soccer standout Cristiano Ronaldo gets into the denim game with the launch of CR7

10:42 PM | Los Angeles Times

Cristiano Ronaldo has expensive taste.When the Real Madrid soccer player isn’t on the field, he likes to wear denim from Balmain, Givenchy and Dsquared2. But oftentimes, these brands don’t fit him off the rack. This dilemma was the starting point for CR7, his men’s denim brand that will be available...

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