Carroll Reed. Just the mention evokes cozy New England towns, comfy sweaters, and snazzy ski apparel for that weekend trip to Stratton. Over two decades after its retail operations closed, it is still one of the more collectable vintage prep clothing brands. Even as it lives on in thrift shopsMORE HERE

COLUMBUS – Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) a retailer and designer of footwear and accessories, announced that DSW will be the exclusive distributor for the Hush Puppies brand in North America, beginning in 2022. DSW’s partner is the Rockford, Michigan based Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW). The brand, founded in 1958MORE HERE

A BrandlandUSA reader asked about the history of America’s Number One Heel. The heel brand was O’Sullivan; it was the invention of Humphrey O’Sullivan, of Lowell, Mass., in 1896. O’Sullivan attached pieces of rubber to his shoes to ease leg fatigue. From then on, consumers have sought tech solutions toMORE HERE

MILAN and GREENWICH, Conn., July 18, 2021 – Etro, the global luxury fashion house, announced on July 18, 2021 that it well sell a majority stake in the company to L Catterton, the private equity firm. Under the terms of the agreement, the Etro family will remain a minority shareholder withMORE HERE