April 13, 2021


10 eyewear brands fashion editors always turn to

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Glasses are arguably one of the most important accessories in your wardrobe. Of course, they’re a practical item whether you’re using them for reading or for sun protection, but they also have the power to define an outfit.

Over the decades, trends have varied greatly. Cat-eye glasses became popular in the Fifties, transparent lenses were all the rage in the Seventies and the Noughties saw the rise of big frames and even bigger designer logos.

When browsing for a new-season set, whether you’re into SS21’s take on the aviator or coloured square lenses as seen on

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Why Designer Brands Stock Was Falling Today

What happened

Shares of Designer Brands (NYSE:DBI), the parent of DSW, were sliding today on reports that it is among the retailers that Nike (NYSE:NKE) is cutting out as part of a plan to limit distribution to favor its own channels and retailers willing to give the brand an elevated experience.

Designer Brands stock was down 7.3% at the close on Wednesday on the news.

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So what

For several years, Nike has had a strategy of paring down undifferentiated retailers like mom-and-pop shops in order to take more control over its brand experience and focus

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Designer Brands Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results

Sequential improvement in results continued in the fourth quarter

Athletic comparable sales in the U.S. Retail segment were up 19% in fourth quarter fiscal 2020, improved from the 5% increase in the third quarter of this year

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) (the “Company” and “Designer Brands”), one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories, announced financial results for the three months ended and fiscal year ended January 30, 2021, compared to the three months ended and fiscal year ended February 1, 2020.

Chief Executive

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DESIGNER BRANDS INC (DBI) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Mar 16, 2021, 8:30 a.m. ET


  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:


Good day and welcome to the Designer Brands Inc. Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Please note this event is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Stacy Turnof with Edelman. Please go ahead.

Stacy TurnofVice President

Good morning. Earlier today, the company issued a press release comparing results of operations for the 13-week and 52-week

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Why Big Brands Are Skipping Fashion Week

This week, another pandemic-era fashion month came to a close. And again, some of the industry’s biggest brands sat on the sidelines, opting out of the traditional fashion weeks that have historically been a powerful platform for reaching media, buyers and end consumers.

Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Coach and Tory Burch decided to skip New York Fashion Week again this season. London Fashion Week anchor Burberry showed only menswear. Meanwhile in Europe, for every major brand that decided to participate, there were those missing from the Milan and Paris calendars, notably Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen,

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Walmart Taps Designer Brandon Maxwell for Fashion Brands

Walmart  (WMT) – Get Report said Tuesday that it named the fashion designer Brandon Maxwell as creative director for its private-label Free Assembly and Scoop brands.

Shares of the Bentonville, Ark., retail giant at last check were little changed at $133.55.

Maxwell will oversee four seasonal collections annually for Free Assembly and Scoop, Walmart said. He’ll begin by influencing the holiday 2021 collections before his full collections debut in Spring 2022.

He will drive the design of seasonal collections for men’s, women’s, children’s and accessories and be responsible for collection design and providing input into material selection, sourcing

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Designer Brandon Maxwell Takes The Reigns Of Walmart’s Most Style-Savvy Brands

Brandon Maxwell, whose sophisticated colorful designs are sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, has been named creative director at Walmart Inc., as the retail and digital giant tries to gain a firmer foothold in apparel beyond the basics it’s been known for.

Maxwell will oversee Free Assembly and Scoop, Walmart’s two exclusive elevated fashion brands. The role is a first for Walmart’s private brand apparel business, which aims to expanded its assortment of on-trend and accessible fashion to

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18 best watch brands to shop in 2021

Wrist-envy is real. And whether you like a minimalist leather strap or a metal bracelet adorned with sparkling stones, a watch is the best way to level-up any outfit. So, to that end, we’ve rounded up the best watch brands to know in 2021.

While watches can be a more expensive way to accessorise, the offerings are more inclusive than ever with hundreds of options starting from around £20. Of course, the higher up the designer scale you go with cult-classics such as Rolex, you can be working your way into the thousands, but expensive watches hold their value relatively

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How fashion brands and retailers are using podcasts

On March 10, fashion media brand Who What Wear will launch its latest podcast, “Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr.” It will explore the worlds of fashion and beauty through the lens of designers, stylists, executives and experts in both industries. Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer of Who What Wear, said she wants the podcast to be an audio extension of the Who What Wear site, with audio stories linking to text stories on the site and vice verse.

The podcast is launching in partnership with Walmart, which will sponsor the podcast and run ads alongside it. In particular, Read More..