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Anne Klein, Lotto parent buys majority stake in Isaac Mizrahi

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Global brand management firm WHP Global has bought a 70 per cent stake in Isaac Mizrahi from Xcel Brands, in a deal valuing the American designer label at US$68 million. The label features a variety of products including footwear, eyewear, watches, handbags and tech accessories. million in cash proceeds.

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Gramicci chooses Seven Dials, Covent Garden for its inaugural global store

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Set to open in May, the debut store will house its full range of lifestyle clothing, including its men’s, women’s, and kidswear collections, as well as its comprehensive selection of outerwear accessories. Gramicci Seven Dials will carry all online products as well as collaboration items, with brands such as Wacko Maria and Adsum for SS23.

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Authentic Brands Group snaps up Aussie brands, Surf Dive ‘n Ski chain

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US-headquartered brand management company Authentic Brands Group has made a binding offer to acquire sports and lifestyle company Boardriders – including Australia’s 80-strong Surf Dive ‘n Ski chain of stores.

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Elton John Takes Over Selfridges in Corner Shop Transformation

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Customers are invited to explore Elton’s archive and shop for limited-edition fashion, accessories and lifestyle collaborations in-store and online. “Elton John at The Selfridges Corner Shop” was brought together in collaboration with Bravado, Universal Music Group’s leading brand management division.

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Von Dutch sold. New owners promise to expand global footprint

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Hollywood fashion and lifestyle brand Von Dutch has been sold to brand management firm WSG Brands and is set for further global expansion. Former owners Groupe Royer and its subsidiary Royer Brands International completed the transfer of ownership last month.

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First Nations artists, Pride and mental health: Volley talks collabs

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Opening up again Volley – which was sold by Pacific Brands to private equity firm Anchorage Capital in 2014 following a collapse in sales – has managed to transform its reputation as a ‘daggy’ shoe company. In 2019, Volley’s brand manager John Szwede told News.com.au

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From Snoop Dogg to DVF: How collabs help drive growth at Skechers

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The collaboration also extends to Skechers t-shirts, leggings, shorts and racerback longline bras, and marks the brand’s first coordinated apparel and footwear collaboration. He said that DVF is an industry leader in “effortless femininity,” and that the two brands were a perfect fit, with aligned goals and objectives.

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