After seven years of proceedings and a trial in the USA, Adidas on 2 April laid a new complaint against Payless ShoeSource (Collective Brands) for the sale of shoes sporting three bands, this time in Canada.
The outdoor brand has named Pierre Boccon-Liaudet and José Cledera to the posts of director of finance and director of operations for Europe. This follows the departure of vice-president of finance and operations, Sébastien Leroux.
Nothing has yet been confirmed by the parties in question, but the rumours are spreading, notably since an article appeared in the French 'Journal du Dimanche' last weekend. Christian Lacroix could be changing hands for the third time in four years.
Fast Retailing, the Japanese owner of the brands Uniqlo, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse Tam Tam and Theory and leading Japanese clothing group - plans to more than triple the number of its Uniqlo stores in Asia.
Taken into receivership in October, Sixty UK has been saved. According to Drapers, the group which owns the Miss Sixty and Energie labels and its stores in the UK have been secured thanks to a Company Voluntary Arrangement.
Yoox Group – the Italian website for online sales of ready-to-wear clothes from major labels, which extended its activities to include design and website management for single-brand sites in 2006 – should soon be floated on the Milan Stock Exchange.
“We’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” declared Stephen Urquhart, president of Omega, at the opening of a flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York; a beautiful location for the horologer which has decided to present all of its lines there.
In Paris, after the Petit Moulin (3rd) and the Hôtel Bellechasse (7th), the designer Christian Lacroix is starting work on his third hotel. This one will be near Notre-Dame, more precisely on the Quai Saint-Michel.