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US: Authentic buys footwear brands from Payless Katie Smith | 31 Jul 14

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is adding to its growing portfolio by acquiring the Collective Licensing International footwear brands from Payless ShoeSource for an undisclosed sum.


US: Payless Holdings names Jones as CEO Petah Marian | 12 Oct 12

Payless Holdings, which owns Payless ShoeSource and Collective Licensing International, has appointed Paul Jones as CEO.


US: Collective Brands sale completes Petah Marian | 9 Oct 12

Wolverine Worldwide, Golden Gate Capital and Blum Capital have completed the acquisition of US footwear company Collective Brands.


US: Shareholders approve Collective Brands sale Katie Smith | 22 Aug 12

Shareholders in footwear retailer Collective Brands have approved a deal to sell the company to Wolverine Worldwide and two private equity firms.


US: Collective Brands shareholders to vote on sale Petah Marian | 15 Aug 12

Collective Brands' shareholders are to vote next week on whether to approve a US$2bn deal that will see the company sold to Wolverine Worldwide and two private equity firms.


Spotlight on... Collective Brands' search for steady footing Petah Marian | 4 May 12

Footwear firm Collective Brands has spent the last five years trying to find a stable footing following the company's formation following Payless ShoeSource's acquisition of Stride Rite in 2007. Here just-style charts some of the key themes and events in the company's tumultuous history.


US: Collective Brands to be sold in $2bn deal Leonie Barrie | 1 May 12

A consortium made up of Wolverine Worldwide and private equity firms Blum Capital Partners and Golden Gate Capital has emerged as the winner in the race to buy footwear retailer Collective Brands Inc, after a $2bn deal was agreed today (1 May).


ARGENTINA: Collective expands with Vision Street Wear license just-style.com | 30 Sep 10

Collective Licensing International (CLI), a subsidiary of Collective Brands Inc is to license apparel and skateboarding hardgoods for the Vision Street Wear brand in Argentina.


US: Above The Rim signs footwear deal with ACI just-style.com | 2 Jun 10

Basketball brand Above The Rim (ATR) is set to launch a new range of footwear after signing a five-year licensing agreement with ACI International.


US: Bioworld begins Vision Street Wear license just-style.com | 1 Apr 10

Collective Licensing International (CLI) announced today (1 April) it has started a three-year agreement with Bioworld Merchandising to licence apparel and accessory lines under the Vision Street Wear brand.


US: Collective Brands buys Above The Rim from Reebok just-style.com | 15 Jan 10

Collective Brands Inc has bought the Above The Rim (ATR) urban basketball brand from Reebok International and plans to expand the line in the US and internationally, it said today (15 January).


US: Vision Street Wear re-launches with retailer Finish Line just-style.com | 5 Aug 09

Collective Licensing International is set to re-launch skate brand Vision Street Wear (VSW) with footwear retailer Finish Line in August 2009.


US: Vision Street Wear brand to launch at Finish Line just-style.com | 15 Apr 09

Collective Licensing International (CLI) has announced the retail launch of the Vision Street Wear brand at Finish Line stores in the US.


US: Staple to design Airwalk collections just-style.com | 1 Dec 08

Staple Design has signed a multi-year agreement to create Airwalk collections for autumn and spring which will be sold at Payless ShoeSource under the STPL 4 Airwalk brand.


US: Collective Licensing signs footwear deal with INA just-style.com | 26 Aug 08

Collective Licensing International has signed a licence agreement with sporting goods wholesaler Intersport North America (INA) covering its Airwalk and Vision Street Wear shoe brands.


US: Collective Brands names Via as new Payless chief just-style.com | 9 Jul 08

Collective Brands has named LuAnn Via, most recently group divisional president of Charming Shoppes' Lane Bryant and Cacique retail chains, as president and chief executive officer of its footwear chain Payless ShoeSource.


US: Adidas wins $305m in Collective Brands lawsuit just-style.com | 7 May 08

Adidas America Inc has been awarded $305m after the federal court in Portland, Oregon ruled that footwear firm Collective Brands Inc infringed its three-stripe trademark.


Top stories on just-style this year... just-style.com | 21 Dec 07

Here is a list of the top ten stories published on just-style during the past year. To read the stories in full, please click on the headlines.


US: Payless ShoeSource completes New York design team just-style.com | 14 Sep 07

Payless ShoeSource has rounded out its recently formed New York design team with three new hires to help develop original designs for the footwear retailer's seasonal collections.


US: Collective Brands promotes Pavelka to top supply chain post just-style.com | 7 Sep 07

Collective Brands Inc, the holding company of Payless ShoeSource, Stride Rite and Collective Licensing International, has promoted Darrel Pavelka to the position of executive vice president, global supply chain.


US: Collective Brands hires Treff as EVP and CAO just-style.com | 5 Sep 07

Collective Brands Inc has hired Douglas Treff as executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Collective Brands and its Payless ShoeSource unit.


US: Collective Brands Q2 net down 23% just-style.com | 30 Aug 07

Lower sales and costs associated with its $900m acquisition of The Stride Rite Corp have pushed Collective Brands, formerly Payless ShoeSource, to a 23% drop in second quarter profit.


US: Payless completes Stride Rite buy, changes name just-style.com | 20 Aug 07

Payless ShoeSource has completed its acquisition of The Stride Rite Corporation and has officially changed its name to Collective Brands Inc.


US: Payless ShoeSource to open distribution centre in Ohio just-style.com | 30 May 07

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc is to set up a distribution centre in Brookville, Ohio to serve consumers in the eastern half of the US and Canada.


US: Payless ShoeSource COO quits after a month just-style.com | 29 May 07

Payless Shoesource Inc’s chief operating officer has resigned after just over a month in the post.


US: Payless to buy Stride Rite for $800m, change name just-style.com | 23 May 07

Consolidation in the US retail footwear industry advanced another giant step late on Tuesday (22 May) with the announcement that Payless ShoeSource had reached an agreement to acquire wholesaler/retailer Stride Rite Corp for about US$800m plus the assumption of debt.

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