Splish, splash – boat shoes not on deck

Modern boaters’ footwear preferences have forced traditional marine footwear manufacturers to introduce new styles that combine slip-resistant soles with lightweight, more comfortable, athletic-type uppers. Sperry Top-Sider teamed up with New Balance to produce the SB770, a light performance boat shoe with new, patented grip patterns and...

Time for new faces

The fashion watch business was worth approximately $600 million to department stores in 1993. Swatch, Fossil and Guess are the leaders in this watch category. Swatch has been losing market share to newcomers Fossil and Guess in recent years. Retailers attribute this loss in...

Fashion watch market heats up

The international fashion watch market has grown into a $650 million industry between 1984 and 1994. The significant growth of the market has prompted several watch companies such as Anne Klein II, Esquire Apparel Ltd., Bulova Corp., Gruen Marketing Corp.,...