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In the money: Back-to-school sums don’t add up Leonie Barrie | 1 Sep 09

Kids aren’t the only ones dreading going back-to-school; this year retailers too are fearful that the second busiest shopping season after Christmas will fail to deliver a much-needed boost to their finances. While forecasts suggest consumer spending is likely to slow, value retailers and discounts are set to win the day, as Leonie Barrie reports.


US: Collective Brands to open Payless in Russia just-style.com | 1 Sep 09

US footwear retailer Collective Brands has announced plans to launch its Payless ShoeSource chain in Russia.


US: Stride Rite closes distribution centre, 120 jobs go just-style.com | 15 Jul 09

Footwear retailer Stride Rite is to shutter its distribution centre in Huntington, Indiana in September with the loss of 120 jobs.


UAE: Payless expands Middle Eastern presence just-style.com | 18 Jun 09

Payless ShoeSource has continues its expansion in the Middle East with the opening of its fourth store in the region and first in the United Arab Emirates.


US: Payless ShoeSource launches green footwear line just-style.com | 14 Apr 09

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource has launched a low-priced ecologically friendly shoe and accessories line to help “more people to take part in a more sustainable lifestyle.”


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 3 Apr 09

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


CANADA: Adidas in new law suit against Payless just-style.com | 3 Apr 09

Sports goods giant Adidas is taking fresh legal action against footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource over alleged infringement of its three-stripes trademark.


US: Payless ShoeSource opens first Middle East stores just-style.com | 31 Mar 09

Footwear retail giant Payless ShoeSource has taken a major step in its international expansion effort with the first store openings in the eastern hemisphere.


US: Christian Siriano to launch footwear line at Payless just-style.com | 1 Dec 08

Fashion designer Christian Siriano, the winner of season four of Bravo's Project Runway reality fashion series, is to launch his first footwear and handbag collection in a deal with Payless ShoeSource.


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: Payless ShoeSource to launch green footwear line just-style.com | 13 Oct 08

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource is to launch a low-priced eco-friendly shoe and handbag line and has signed an eco consultant to help drive ‘green’ innovation across the range.


US: Collective Brands sees Adidas fine cut to $65.3m just-style.com | 15 Sep 08

Damages due to be paid by footwear company Collective Brands to sporting goods firm Adidas Group in a trademark infringement lawsuit have been slashed by 75%.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 5 Sep 08

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


US: Payless’ guest designers on show just-style.com | 5 Sep 08

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource’s three guest designers are taking to the catwalk with their new creations during New York Fashion Week.


US: Collective earnings hit by K-Swiss and Adidas litigation just-style.com | 5 Sep 08

US footwear chain operator Collective Brands has posted second quarter 2008 net earnings of US$8.1m, down from $24.9m in Q2 last year, but including $36.2m in pre-tax expenses related to litigation associated with K-Swiss and Adidas court rulings.


US: Collective signs Payless franchise deal in Middle East just-style.com | 3 Sep 08

Collective Brands and its Payless ShoeSource unit have announced plans for expansion into the Middle East region, signing an agreement with retail franchisee MH Alshaya.


US: Payless extends Bendet designer deal just-style.com | 2 Sep 08

Retailer Payless ShoeSource has extended its agreement with designer Stacey Bendet Eisner covering her footwear collection, Alice + Olivia for Payless.


US: K-Swiss Q2 profit soars on litigation payment just-style.com | 31 Jul 08

A $30m trademark infringement settlement has helped athletic footwear maker K-Swiss Inc to a three-fold rise in second quarter profit – and given it a strong balance sheet as it tries to reposition its brands.


US: American Eagle wins injunction against Payless just-style.com | 17 Jul 08

A US court has issued a preliminary injunction against discount shoe chain Payless ShoeSource Inc after deciding that its use of the American Eagle mark for footwear and bags infringes the trademark of youth apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc.


US: American Eagle wins injunction against Payless just-style.com | 17 Jul 08

A US court has issued a preliminary injunction against discount shoe chain Payless ShoeSource Inc after deciding that its use of the American Eagle mark for footwear and bags infringes the trademark of youth apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc.


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: Collective Brands to pay $30m in K-Swiss lawsuit just-style.com | 30 Jun 08

Less than a month after being ordered to pay $305m to settle a trademark infringement dispute with Adidas America Inc, footwear firm Collective Brands Inc has agreed to pay $30m to K-Swiss Inc to settle a similar allegation against its Payless ShoeSource unit.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 6 Jun 08

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


US: Collective Brands Q1 profit hit by Adidas legal dispute just-style.com | 5 Jun 08

Collective Brands Inc, the parent of Payless ShoeSource and Stride Rite, has posted a sharp drop in first quarter profit after being hit by charges of $30m to cover potential losses from an ongoing legal dispute.


US: Payless extends footwear deal with Lela Rose just-style.com | 2 Jun 08

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource has signed a new multi-year agreement with fashion designer Lela Rose that will also see the launch of a new special occasion shoe collection.


US: Payless and Patricia Field launch capsule collection just-style.com | 30 May 08

Sex & The City stylist Patricia Field has launched a new, exclusive capsule collection through footwear retail giant Payless ShoeSource.


US: Collective Brands to challenge Adidas lawsuit ruling just-style.com | 13 May 08

Collective Brands Inc is to ask a judge to overturn or reduce the $305m it was last week ordered to pay Adidas America Inc for infringing its three-stripe trademark.


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.


US: Payless and Nickelodeon launch Blue's Clues shoes just-style.com | 30 Apr 08

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource is teaming up with children’s TV and entertainment brand Nickelodeon to launch a new line of footwear based on its Blues Clues pre-school show.


US: Payless unveils new Dexter footwear range just-style.com | 28 Mar 08

Retailer Payless ShoeSource has launched new ranges of the Dexter footwear brand for men, women and boys in its stores throughout the US.

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