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Birkenstock IPO stumbles out of the gate

Oct 11, 2023
The maker of sensible sandals has been around for 250 years. So why did it go public now?
Traders wearing Birkenstock sandals work the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. The 250-year-old company had its IPO today.
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Birkenstock finds comfort and support on the New York Stock Exchange

Oct 11, 2023
Birkenstock shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, pricing its IPO at $46 per share.
Once a fashion faux-pas, Birkenstock — which went public on Wednesday — is now a fashion must-have around the globe.
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Climate change put a dent in Levi's sales. It's likely to do the same for other products.

Oct 6, 2023
Because nobody's thinking about wearing denim when it's 110 degrees outside.
Warming temperatures have contributed to soft sales for denim, according to Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh.
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The growing push for size inclusivity in fashion faces some obstacles

Jun 28, 2022
"Plus-size women make up more than half the market, and yet, plus-size clothes only make up 19% of all apparel on the market," says Elizabeth Segran, senior staff writer at Fast Company.
Sixty-eight percent of American women wear a size 14 or larger, according to a 2016 estimate.
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Muslim entrepreneur brings modest fashion to her Maine community

Mar 8, 2022
Israa Enan started her own clothing boutique to sell hijabs to meet the needs of a new generation of Muslim consumers.
In her hometown of Biddeford, Maine, Israa Enan holds up a hijab from her new clothing line, Muharah Collection.
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We're beginning to dress like we have somewhere to go

Mar 4, 2021
An uptick in dress sales at Urban Outfitters suggests that people are looking ahead to a time when it's safer to socialize.
Is it time to trade athleisure for dresses to be seen in the real world?
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As New York Fashion Week begins, the clothing industry ponders its future

Feb 15, 2021
Looking past the pandemic, comfort and color may be on the horizon.
A model walks the runway for Christopher John Rogers during New York Fashion Week in 2020. This year, the runways are mostly virtual.
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Rihanna puts her Fenty fashion "house" on hold

Feb 11, 2021
Fenty is essentially a startup within an established brand that has faced challenges during the pandemic.
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"So Many Thoughts" on the booming business of royal fashion

Nov 17, 2020
What a royal wears on an official engagement can lead to sold-out items within minutes. Author and blogger Elizabeth Holmes explains.
Princess Diana made fashion a part of the royal image. Above, she arrives at the Palace of Versailles in 1994 in a Catherine Walker black velvet and beaded evening gown.
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High fashion in Italy faces "strange," uncertain times

Nov 3, 2020
The owner of a hand-embroidery business in Milan describes how the pandemic has affected her work and life.
Models are seen backstage at the Drome fashion show during the Milan Women's Fashion Week on Sept. 26.
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