+++ A company related to a licensee of the William Rast brand of denim and sportswear apparel has offered to pay $1 million for the brand ahead of the Oct. 28 auction for the assets of the bankrupt Sequential Brands Group



+++ CEP has appointed a triathlete, Christian Reinhardt, as product manager



+++ Amazon has started its own “connected retail” marketplace, called Local Selling, initially for click & collect at participating brick-and-mortar stores in the U.S.



+++ Trade Art Distribution of Stuttgart, which already works with Volcom, is the new agent for Dakine in Germany and Austria



+++ The French fashion house of Balmain has teamed up with Rossignol for a capsule skiwear collection that is being sold exclusively at Balmain stores since Oct. 15

+++ Working with Adidas and starring Paul Pogba, the football champion playing in the Manchester United team, Stella McCartney has come out with what is said to be the world’s first vegan football shoe, called Predator Freak

+++ Adidas and Beyoncé have teamed up for the first collaborative line of clothing and shoes by Ivy Park for Peloton, whose launch is being accompanied by a campaign featuring some of Peloton’s best instructors

+++ Setting a new record for a shoe worn by a champion, a pair of Nikes used by Michael Jordan in 184, at the beginning of his career, fetched a price of $1,472,000 at an auction organized by Sotheby’s in Las Vegas, more than double the $615,000 price of a Nike Air Jordan shoe auctioned by Christie’s in August 2020



+++ Vans is allowing customers to customize their skateboards and shoes, practice tricks and shopping for products – all virtually – with its Vans World experience through a partnership with the Roblock platform

+++ France’s Fusalp has become the official supplier of GB Snowsports’ alpine ski team ahead of the Beijing Olympics and through the 2023 FIS World Cup in France



+++ The Swedish Stadium chain has started a collaboration with Sysav, described as the first large-scale plant that can sort fabrics automatically, to extract polyester that can be recycled and re-used in new products