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Here’s a First Look at Black History Month-Themed Air Jordans Coming out in 2018

Just days after Jordan Brand officially announced its holiday ’17 collection, a new style presumably penciled in for 2018 has surfaced on social media.
This look takes on the recently debuted Air Jordan 1 Flyknit, a modernized update on the first-ever Jordan sneaker from 1985. While the knitted variation of the Air Jordan 1 has already released in familiar “Bred” and “Royal” original colorways, this latest look strays from the pack for a multicolor iteration that blends black, green and red in honor of Black History Month.
Based on the images circulated so far, this Black History Month (or “BHM,” as Nike’s commemorative collections are often labeled) features a black-based upper and a red-based toebox with accents of green.
Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “BHM”
Meanwhile, the heel uses a green-based knit with accents of red. A white midsole breaks up the colors, while the outsole transitions from red to black to green in accordance with the Flyknit panels. Like other Air Jordan 1 Flyknit releases, this style also features waxed laces and a leather liner and branding.
Also expected in the 2018 “BHM” range is the Air VaporMax, along with other to-be-announced models.
There is no confirmed release date for this look, however Nike’s 2017 “BHM”

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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Are Engaged: A Look At Their Matching Shoe Style

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner confirmed in corresponding Instagram posts on Sunday that they’re engaged.
Both shared a simple shot of the “Game of Thrones” actress’s hand resting on top of the singer’s, showing off a beautiful ring against their black clothing.

It’s reflective in their Instagram posts that matching comes easily for this couple. That said, let’s look at times the pair stepped out in similar styles.
Last month, the duo stepped out in matching black leggings and trainers for a gym session in New York. While Joe (puppy in arms) sported Under Armour kicks, the “Game of Thrones” actress opted for Nikes. Sophie’s red Mickey Mouse hat matching her man’s shorts pulled their look together.

Joe Jonas and Sofie Turner out and about in New York.Over the summer, the inseparable pair were spotted in Venice, Calif., wearing matching iconic Stan Smith sneakers.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner wearing Stan Smith sneakers.
Earlier in the year, Joe, 28, and Sophie modeled almost identical black Yeezy Boost 350 v2 sneakers and black jeans in New York.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner wearing Yeezy Boost 350 v2 sneakers.
Again, the middle Jonas brother and the 21-year-old actress opted for Yeezy Boosts.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner wearing Yeezy Boost 350

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Ivanka Trump Just Sported Floral Printed Pumps and A Pink Suit for Fall

White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump spoke at a conference in Washington that rolled out the World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) on Saturday.
Modeling an elegant light pink suit paired with a red scarf and navy floral pointed pumps, the president’s daughter spoke about being a business owner and promised “to spend a lot of time offering any value” that she can “as a mentor.”
Ivanka was on trend for the occasion, seeing that florals were everywhere on the fall ’17 runway. Dries Van Noten, Erdem, Gucci and more debuted the print, normally associated with spring and summer, in their autumn/winter collections.

Thanking Dr. Kim and the World Bank, the mom of three wrote, “It was an honor to be a part of launching We-Fi to help women entrepreneurs around the globe gain access to capital, markets and networks,” adding a globe emoji.
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How to Get Bella Hadid’s Nerd-Chic Statement Fall Look

Bella Hadid is constantly changing up her look.
One day she’s Sporty Spice in retro Nike Air Max 97s and the next day she’s channeling Posh in Stuart Weitzman. And earlier this week, on the heels of turning 21, the supermodel stepped out looking nerd-chic in New York City.
Bella Hadid wearing a sweater dress paired with yellow-tinted shades and kitten heel Versace boots.
Pairing Versace zip-up ankle booties with a thigh-skimming neutral tone sweater dress from Alyx that cut just above the leg’s upper thigh. The look was complete with yellow-tinted black rim shades from Elizabeth and James.
With a buttoned up collar and chic oval shades, the cover girl appeared like a school girl from the future.
Bella Hadid wearing a sweater dress from Alyx Spring ’18 with Versace boots.
Meanwhile, Bella’s Versace boots were statement-making on their own, with a slim kitten heel and patent pointed toe. The large zipper complemented the metallic ornaments on her minidress.
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Alessandra Ambrosio Glistens in Revealing Gold Minidress & Bronze Pumps

Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio recently signed on as a Marajo Hair Care ambassador — and she celebrated this new partnership in a stylish look.
Ambrosio stepped out in a short golden minidress and bronze-toned pumps, sporting the metallic shoe trend, for the Carnival-themed launch of her Marajo line in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday.

The 36-year-old Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show vet showed off her toned legs in the dress, also baring skin on top with a plunging neckline.
But Ambrosio’s outfit appeared tame alongside women dressed in Carnival costumes with shiny lingerie, fierce gladiator sandals and elaborate feathered headdresses.

Earlier in the day, Ambrosio had tried a different fall style, the red boot trend. The model wore a white blouse, slim-fitting two-toned jeans and red booties while out for lunch in Los Angeles.
Alessandra Ambrosio steps out in a white blouse, jeans and trendy red booties.
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Gal Gadot Wore This Red Hot Dress With Sandals for Variety‘s Power of Women Luncheon

Gal Gadot stepped out at Variety‘s star-studded Power of Women event in Los Angeles on Friday wearing an asymmetrical red dress from Jason Wu’s pre-fall ’17 collection.
On the heels of her hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” last week, the 32-year-old Israeli actress paired black strappy stiletto sandals with the eye-catching frock for the luncheon, which saw the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis and more.
Gal Gadot at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon on Friday.
Singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson also attended the gathering and called out the “Wonder Woman” star.
Clarkson, who was honored yesterday for her work with the education organization XQ Institute, stopped her speech to say how great it is to have a “bold female figure” like “Wonder Woman” as a role model for young girls, like her own 3-year-old daughter.
Gal Gadot wearing a dress from Jason Wu’s pre-fall ’17 collection on Oct. 13.
Check out Kelly fawning over Gadot and the movie below.

[email protected] fangirls over Gal Gadot: “Bitch got it all!” #WonderWoman (Watch) #PowerOfWomen presented by @LifetimeTV pic.twitter.com/qW6Yvd1EI2
— Variety (@Variety) October 14, 2017

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Melania Trump Rocks Burberry Trench Coat and Louboutin Flats at the White House

Yesterday, the President addressed reporters on the South Lawn at the White House before catching a flight to visit the United States Secret Service James J. Rowley training facility. By his side, first lady Melania Trump sported a laid-back look for the occasion.
While normally in pumps, this time Melania opted for Christian Louboutin black leather pointed flats paired with black trousers and a buttoned up belted trench coat from Burberry.
Donald and Melania Trump walking from the Oval Office to board Marine One on Oct. 13.
Accessorizing with flat top sunglasses from Marc Jacobs, the former model stood behind the President Trump as he answered reporters’ questions on his decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, as well about his moves to dismantle Obamacare.
Melania Trump wearing a Burberry trench coat with Christian Louboutin flats.
Last month, the 47-year-old mom sported the same shoe style in a nude colorway.
Melania Trump wearing Christian Louboutin black leather pointed ballet flats.
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Christian Louboutin Talks His Love of India and Exclusive Collection for Level Shoes

Level Shoes hosted legendary designer Christian Louboutin as part of the “Dear India” campaign for a special in-store talk on his deep love for the country and how it influenced his creations over the years.
Sharing with moderator Ritu Upadhyay that he fell in love with India at just 16 years old, Louboutin spoke about how the vibrant and welcoming culture of the land not only inspired his work, but became a part of it as well.
Christian Louboutin for Level Shoes.
Louboutin’s exclusive women’s and men’s shoe collection with Indian couture designer Sabyasachi is a true reflection of the luxurious nature of Indian workmanship.
On India, and on his collaboration with Sabyasachi, Louboutin said, “India has always been a fascinating and very interesting country. In terms of inspiration, it’s one of the countries that always comes to my mind. It is nice to bring the work that I’ve been doing for the Sabyasachi collaboration here to Dubai as the bright light of the city brings a beautiful exposure to the rich work.”
Christian Louboutin in conversation with Ritu Upadhyay.
“There is a common thread between India and the Emirates on how the bright sun light reflects on the work that has gold and embroidery details and

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Sofia Richie, Jessica Alba and More Celebs Are Loving This Australian Shoe Brand

Australian footwear brand Sol Sana has been garnering celebrity attention lately.
Recently, Sofia Richie was spotted in Miami with boyfriend Scott Disick sporting faux fur burgundy sides from designer Sara Caverley. Founded in 2010 — other fans of the brand include Jessica Alba and Olivia Palermo.

Here, the expectant mom of two is wearing the black leather Sol Sana Anika flatform sandal for a day out in Beverly Hills in May.
Jessica Alba wearing Sol Sana Anika flatform sandals.
Moreover, Olivia Palermo’s favorite go-to shoe from the brand — that mixes style and comfort — is the polished leather Tabbie wedge loafer. The socialite-turned-designer has been seen wearing the style on numerous occasions.
Olivia Palermo wearing Sol Sana Tabbie loafers.
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Rihanna Held a Surprise Fenty U Pep Rally at Bloomingdale’s With a Marching Band

Hundreds of fans played hooky on Friday — some even lining up at midnight — to attend a surprise pep rally at Bloomingdale’s hosted by Rihanna in honor of her fall Fenty x Puma collection, which just debuted at the retailer’s NYC flagship.
The singer stayed true to her school’s-in-session collection, with foam fingers, banners and bleachers decorating the department store’s second floor in honor of the event, which culminated in a drum line processional (featuring local youth marching band the Marching Cobras) ushering Rihanna into the rally with a rendition of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow.”
Rihanna wearing platform creepers in New York.
“I never actually went to university but if I ever did I would want it to be this lit, for sure. Shout out to the band and the dancers, y’all turnt up. Shout to these models for looking so fine. Shout out to Bloomingdale’s for having me,” said the singer while onstage. “I also want to say a special thank you to Puma for making this possible, for giving all the space to be creative and free and I’m glad y’all love it. Let’s have fun.”

The singer wore her own version of academic garb for the event, in a Fenty

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Get Your Halloween Costume Inspiration From the Spring ’18 Runways

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s high time your started considering those all-important costumes. Why not keep it current and take your wardrobe inspiration from the spring 2018 runways?
We’ve come up with some ideas to get you started. Offbeat to obvious, go dressed as (Demna-induced) Debt or let your outfit be a nod to everyone’s favorite Netflix series “Stranger Things” (by way of Louis Vuitton).
Balenciaga spring ’18.
Debt
It may not quite be one of the seven deadly sins, but this Balenciaga look with its dollar-printed stretch boots is a pretty good alternative to all the Greeds, Angers and Lusts on the Halloween party circuit. Besides, debt is probably one the more socially acceptable vices going, as anyone with a Balenciaga habit will surely agree.
Versace spring ’18.
Cover Girl
This outfit evidently works rather better if you are, in fact, Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, but going as a Vogue cover girl is the fashionista’s perfect costume cop-out.
Louis Vuitton spring ’18.
A Netflick
The first episode of “Stranger Things” season two airs Oct. 27, so you can be sure your costume will be trending if you dress this particular show. Extra style points for layering your T-shirt with a blouson sleeve highwayman shirt like Nicolas

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Rihanna’s Bombshell All-Denim Outfit Is Fresh Off the Runway

Rihanna stepped out in New York today in a full head-to-toe look fresh off the runway from Tom Ford’s spring ’18 collection.
Headed to the launch of her Fenty Galaxy Collection at Milk Studios in NYC — the mogul donned a denim jacket, curve-hugging miniskirt, and knee-high boots with white tipped toes and heels. The 29-year-old “Anti” singer accessorized with green-tinted frames and diamond-encrusted jewelry by Chopard.
Rihanna steps out in in white-tipped booties from Tom Ford NYC on Oct. 12.
Tom Ford’s collection debuted a little over a month ago on Sept. 6 at New York Fashion Week.
Rihanna sporting Tom Fords spring 2018 in New York.
The model on the catwalk held a matching bag with the look, but Rihanna made her way sans a purse.
A model on the catwalk wearing the same look at Tom Ford spring ’18.
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Bearpaw Debuts Women’s Comfy Trans-Seasonal Boots

The new trend of wearing boots all year round is about to become more realistic than ever with Bearpaw’s new trans-seasonal line of women’s boots.
In an effort to close the gap between the summer and winter months, and make it easier to sport your favorite boots whenever you like, Bearpaw’s new iteration of its classic boot lineup welcomes a class of everyday footwear.
Styles from Bearpaw’s trans-seasonal collection.
The trans-seasonal collection drops in June next year at select retailers and bearpaw.com with a retail price of $50 to $80.
The new innovative designs are prepared for whatever the elements have to offer and are functional no matter what the temperature. With a high-quality foundation and stylish elements, these new boots stay on-trend with the Bearpaw mission. “True to the DNA of Bearpaw, our new trans-seasonal footwear focuses on providing quality and value through stylish, timeless, and functional designs,” said John Pierce, president.
Styles from Bearpaw’s trans-seasonal collection.
Several classic silhouettes such as Metropolis, Venture, Weekend and Cozy, feature new updates, including a complete wool upper and sock liners that are removable. New memory foam beds and durable rubber outsoles make the boots ready to wear for any occasion.
Styles from Bearpaw’s trans-seasonal collection.

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5 Sneakers That Are Perfect for Halloween Costumes

There’s still plenty of time to put together the perfect Halloween costume and believe it or not, it can all start at the footwear.
Building a costume around the proper pair of sneakers will give your look a boost of authenticity and attention to detail. See what we mean below with our picks below.

1. Kanye West: Adidas Yeezy Powerphase “Calabasas”
Kanye West fans have a number of sneakers at their disposable to emulate the rapper-designer this Halloween, but the Yeezy Powerphase “Calabasas” is the most accessible of them all, with semi-wallet-friendly prices.
Adidas Yeezy Powerphase “Calabasas”

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2. Kurt Cobain: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s contributions to modern style are immeasurable, but it’s the timeless Chuck Taylor that stands out as his go-to sneaker choice.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

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3. Jaden Smith: New Balance Pro Court 213
Jaden Smith is known for pushing the boundaries of style, but his latest sneaker choice is surprisingly subtle with the skate-ready New Balance Pro Court 213. To make them even closer to Smith’s pair, wear them over the next few weeks ahead of Halloween for a broken-in look.
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Social Media Stars Align for Fenty x Puma’s Fall ’17 Launch Party in Beverly Hills

Excitement over the newest installment of Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma collection came to a culmination at the release party on Sept. 27 for the fall 2017 line at Madison boutique in Beverly Hills, Calif. The shop hosted the launch event with celebrities, a live DJ and social media influencers to celebrate the release of the brands newest additions.
For the third release of the Fenty x Puma line, Rihanna drew inspiration from a number of sources when designing and creating the fall collection. Classic preppy clothes, athleisure and traditional school uniforms all found their way into the new lineup of apparel and accessories by Rihanna.
Madison’s Fenty x Puma launch party.
The launch event incorporated collegiate-themed elements throughout the store and soiree held under the stars. Guests included influencers from Madison’s Muses — founder David Assil’s roster of social media stars who model brands carried by the store. “Working with Puma and Fenty has been the best experience in retail in my 28 years in the business,” Assil said in a statement.
Among the Muses, MTV’s new TRL correspondent Eva Gutowski shared that she’s a fan of the retailer’s curated selections. “I don’t typically do a lot of partnerships with brands, but I instantly fell in love

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Barneys Will Drop Exclusive Capsule Collections From Off-White and More Major Designers

Barneys Madison Avenue store in NYC will host a special first-of-its-kind event on Oct. 28 and 29.
Featuring 30 exclusive capsule collection and product drops, designer appearances and unique in-store activations and programming with some of today’s biggest names in fashion — this two-day extravaganza is not to be missed.
On day one, Barneys New York will release nine major collections in-store throughout the day — along with personal appearances from designers, including: Virgil Abloh of Off-White, Mike Amiri of Amiri, Heron Preston, Faith Connexion, Marcelo Burlon, Greg Lauren, Francesco Ragazzi of Palm Angels, Ben Taverniti of Unravel Project, and Jerry Lorenzo of Fear of God.
Off-White arrow-appliquéd blue patent leather low-top sneakers.
“Barneys New York has always been known as a place for the convergence of entertainment, exclusive designer collaboration and unique experiences,” said Daniella Vitale, chief executive officer and president.
On the second day, Barneys and Highsnobiety will host panel discussions featuring a variety of designers, influencers and industry insiders.
Amiri Swarovski palm tree trucker jacket.
“With [email protected], we are introducing a whole new concept – blending exclusive launches from the best new designers, one-of-a-kind experiences, compelling content, food and music, giving our customer a new and innovative way to explore and experience Barneys.”
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These Trendy New Cole Haan Boots Are Built for Extreme Temperatures

Colder months are coming. And Cole Haan wants you to be prepared.
Today, the brand unveiled GrandExplore, its line of footwear and outerwear for men and women built to withstand extreme temperatures. The collection features the Alpine Hiker (made with insight from renowned alpinist Freddie Wilkinson) and Moc Toe silhouettes for men, and the Waterproof Hiker for women. The looks pair the functionality of performance outdoor silhouettes with the upscale stylings Cole Haan is known for.
The men’s GrandExplore Alpine Hiker, a lightweight and insulated look, boasts a brass back clip (a nod to metal crampons used for alpine climbing) and a fully waterproof upper. It will release in two colorways (Burnt Sugar Suede and Black Suede) and retail for $250.
The Burnt Sugar Suede iteration of the Cole Haan GrandExplore Alpine Hiker.
The Cole Haan GrandExplore Alpine Hiker in Black Suede.
The Moc Toe style, executed with a similar appearance to the Alpine Hiker, also retails for $250. It comes in Black Leather and Chestnut Leather Tan iterations.
The Black Leather Cole Haan GrandExplore Moc Toe.
For women, the GrandExplore Waterproof Hiker is executed with luxurious detailing including a shearling padded collar and soft nubuck upper. It is launching in three colorways (Pumice Stone Nubuck, Black Leather and Woodbury Leather) and

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Rihanna Turns Heads In Curve-Hugging Dress With Crazy Socks & See-Through Heels

Rihanna has been busy taking over the fashion and makeup industry (basically the world), but Tuesday night the 29-year-old stepped out to enjoy a SZA concert in New York.
Clad in head-to-toe Burberry, Rihanna donned a baseball cap, vintage trench coat and red wool socks from the spring ’18 runway, which were featured at London Fashion Week in September.

Underneath her jacket, the “Kiss It Better” singer sported a curve-hugging black minidress that flattered her body.
And as for footwear, Ri Ri wore barely-there PVC mules from Manolo Blahnik. With two transparent straps, it almost appeared as if the Puma designer’s feet were totally unsecured and she was merely walking on her tiptoes in Burberry socks.

A model on the catwalk for Burberry spring ’18 at London Fashion Week.
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6 Cozy Slippers For Fall Can Take You From Indoors to Outdoors

Everyone wants to get more bang for their buck these days with products that serve multi purposes. Since footwear is no exception, there’s a range of fashionable casual looks that do double duty as shoes and slippers with soles durable enough to make the transition from at-home to outdoor wear.
These versatile styles also are designed with comfort features such as supportive footbeds and uppers in cozy wool and easy to care for nylon, making them good for the feet. And, since fashion is just as important as function, with styles that include cozy booties from Olukai, mocs from Minnetonka, to sneaker-inspired styles from Time Slippers.
Telecommuters were among the early adapters of the trend, working from home eight hours a day and then heading to Starbucks or picking up their kids at the bus stop after school. They were followed by groups of college student who often slip on a pair when running across campus to class.
The wearing occasions for these hybrid looks continue. As travel season ramps up, these styles make natural travel shoes, keeping feet comfortable in flight. They then make the transition back to a slipper for hotel wear.
With the holiday season approaching, these easy-to-wear looks are a gift

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Acne Studios Is the Latest Brand to Issue an On-Trend Chunky-Sneaker Silhouette

As the chunky-sneaker trend continues to pick up steam, Swedish fashion house Acne Studios is the latest brand to throw its hat into the ring with a bulky women’s-exclusive offering known as the Manhattan.
Utilizing the same oversized sole seen on the brand’s Sami and Sofiane men’s sneakers, the Manhattan builds off the bulky platform with additional retro-inspired details that keep with the current trend.
Acne Studios Manhattan sneakers beige.
Acne Studios describes the look as “technical sneakers based on ’90s American urban sportswear,” and it’s safe to say the style would look right at home alongside its inspirations.
The Manhattan is constructed with a multimaterial upper that combines calf leather, technical nylon and mesh. Meanwhile, Acne Studios describes the unique tooling as an “organic graphic sole.”
The Acne Studios Manhattan is available now in three styles: white, black and beige, each of which retail for $460 from select retailers including Ssense.
Acne Studios Manhattan sneakers black.
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An on-foot look at the Acne Studios Manhattan sneakers.
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This Popular Company Just Changed Its Name to Tapestry Inc.

There’s a new fashion powerhouse in the Big Apple: Tapestry Inc. The company, formerly called Coach Inc., officially announced its new moniker this morning.
CEO Victor Luis has been busy engineering a huge transformation at the lifestyle company, so this move isn’t a big surprise. The portfolio now includes Coach, Kate Spade New York and Stuart Weitzman. Tapestry, headquartered at Hudson Yards, employs 20,000 people globally.
“We are focused on putting together a group of brands that allows us to create a platform that’s truly different than traditional luxury players,” Luis said at the FN CEO Summit in May. “We want to be much more about inclusivity.”
Victor Luis
This year, Luis and crew acquired Kate Spade in a $2.4 billion deal. The CEO also brought in well-known fashion and footwear exec Josh Schulman to head up the Coach brand.
Tapestry will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange as TPR. (Its former stock symbol was COH.)
A number of major companies have changed their names in recent years. In 2015, Caleres Inc., formerly called Brown Shoe, rebranded itself under CEO Diane Sullivan, who has been growing and refining the portfolio. In 2013, luxury giant PPR became Kering.

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