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Iconix to go private via deal with Lancer Capital

Iconix to go private via deal with Lancer Capital

The owner of brands including Umbro and Lee Cooper announced on Friday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Lancer Capital, a deal which values Iconix at around $585 million.
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Signa Sports to buy Wiggle via SPAC deal

Signa Sports to buy Wiggle via SPAC deal

​Online sporting goods retailer Signa Sports United is taking over UK-based cycling and outdoors business Wiggle, according to reports.
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Première Vision Sport postpones Portland and Boston editions until fall

Première Vision Sport postpones Portland and Boston editions until fall

Originally planned for August, the trade shows have been postponed to fall, with the Portland edition now set to run September 29 through 30, while the Boston event will take place October 4 through 5. 
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Foot Locker Europe launches basketball-inspired capsule collection

Foot Locker Europe launches basketball-inspired capsule collection

It’s not all about football as the European Championships is about to kick off. No. There’s room for basketball too. Foot Locker has just launched an exclusive basketball-inspired capsule collection with Melody Eshani.
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Kikikickz: A kicky French concept expands

Kikikickz: A kicky French concept expands

Beneath the office space of Emily in Paris, the trend-setting series, one finds another new French concept; rare sneaker store Kikikickz, the brainchild of two entrepreneurs taking sneaker trading to new heights.
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Skechers taps German footballer Michael Ballack for latest campaign

Skechers taps German footballer Michael Ballack for latest campaign

Skechers is teaming up with footballer Michael Ballack for a new campaign set to launch in Germany and throughout Europe this year.
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UK government launches watchdog to toughen garment workers' legal protection

UK government launches watchdog to toughen garment workers' legal protection

​The UK fashion industry is on notice. The government is launching a major initiative to crack down on workplace abuse, with particular attention to garment production, in a bid to improve and protect workers’ rights.
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Young consumers use pandemic savings to invest in sneakers - StockX

Young consumers use pandemic savings to invest in sneakers - StockX

Young people having saved money during the pandemic lockdowns are helping to drive the sneaker resale market and are buying such products as investments, specialist reseller StockX said this week.
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Streetwear is key UK category on Instagram for summer

Streetwear is key UK category on Instagram for summer

​Streetwear is having a moment on Instagram at present with new analysis showing it as the top trending category during May. Crocs are also popular, but high-waisted jeans are out of favour.
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Prevayl gets funding boost to grow tech-based luxe sportswear offer

Prevayl gets funding boost to grow tech-based luxe sportswear offer

Prevayl, a luxe ‘smart’ sportswear company, has raised £7.5 million to help drive its launch and expansion with the firm's products set to debut on the market during Q4.
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Giorgio Armani dressing the Italian national football team for Euro 2020 finals

Giorgio Armani dressing the Italian national football team for Euro 2020 finals

Giorgio Armani is dressing the Italian national football team in their official uniform for the Euro 2020 finals, which begin on 11 June, kitting out the squad and coach Roberto Mancini in pale powder blue.
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Isawitfirst and JD Sports link with Love Island

Isawitfirst and JD Sports link with Love Island

​The easing of lockdown restrictions also means that TV phenomenon Love Island will soon be back and big sponsorship deals are back too.
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Lululemon brick-and-mortar sales rebound, drive 88% revenue surge

Lululemon brick-and-mortar sales rebound, drive 88% revenue surge

The Vancouver-based athleticwear company reported net revenue of $1.2 billion for the first quarter on Thursday, an 88% increase compared to $652.0 million in the prior-year period, driven by the return of store traffic.
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Onitsuka Tiger opens biggest flagship globally in London

Onitsuka Tiger opens biggest flagship globally in London

​The Onitsuka Tiger brand has opened its biggest-ever store with a debut on London’s Regent Street in a prime corner spot at number 249-251.
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JD Sports sells Dutch chain to Iberia subsidiary

JD Sports sells Dutch chain to Iberia subsidiary

​JD Sports Fashion is selling Dutch business Sports Unlimited Retail to Iberian Sports Retail Group. But that’s less of a change that it might at first appear given that the Iberian business is also majority owned by JD.
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New Sports Direct campaign stars Eric Cantona wearing new Clothsurgeon suit

New Sports Direct campaign stars Eric Cantona wearing new Clothsurgeon suit

Sports Direct has launched a £6 million summer football ad campaign ahead of this month's European Championships. Entitled ‘Just A Game?!’, the ad takes fans on a light-hearted journey through the meaning of football. 
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