BoF discovers that behind Ugg Australia’s ubiquitous sheepskin boot lies a billion-dollar business as reliable and resilient as leather.
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The story of Ugg (Telegraph) “Clumpy or comfortable, hideous or heaven-sent, few shoe styles have proved as divisive as Uggs. The boots – originating from Australia – have outlasted all forecasts of their demise, and rocketed to ubiquity as one of the footwear industry’s biggest success stories of the past decade.” Offer Submitted on Gianfranco Ferré (Fashionologie) “Gianfranco Ferré might have
Hussein Chalayan Buys Brand Back from Puma (Mediabistro) “Chalayan has bought his brand back from Puma parent company Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR). The French conglomerate acquired a majority stake in the designer’s London-based fashion business in March 2008.” Designer Abboud Gains Limited Use of Name (WSJ) “A federal district court in New York ruled that menswear designer Joseph Abboud, who sold his