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Reuters | October 25, 2012
Oct 25 (Reuters) - Deckers Outdoor Corp's quarterly sales missed analyst estimates, hurt by a drop in its signature UGG brand's sales, sending the shoe maker's shares down 16 percent after the bell. Third-quarter profit was $43.1 million, or $1.18 per share, compared with $62.3 million, or $1.59 per share, a year ago. The company, which competes with Skechers USA Inc and VF Corp's Timberland, said net sales fell 9 percent to $376.4 million. Analysts on average had...
FEATURES
By Julie Neigher, SPECIAL TO TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS | December 27, 2009
Sheepskin footwear is: A. Gorgeous. B. Hideous. C. Comfortable. D. Clunky or E. A national uniform. At the very least, you should have selected "E," but the answer probably doesn't matter. The fur-lined boots everyone seems to be wearing are a fashion phenomenon that shows no signs of abating. The king of the hill -- Ugg Australia -- hit the U.S. market like a sledgehammer, and sales started to soar around the turn of the millennium, defying all odds for what should have been just another...
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NEWS
February 26, 2007
Pamela Anderson is ditching her Ugg boots and is encouraging her fans to do the same. "I feel so guilty for that craze being started around 'Baywatch' days--I used to wear them with my red swimsuit to keep warm--never realizing that they were SKIN!" she wrote on her Web site's. Anderson thought the sheep fur that lined the boots was "shaved kindly," she wrote. "People like to tell me all the time that I started that trend--yikes! Well let's start a new one--do NOT buy Uggs!"
ENTERTAINMENT
By Trine Tsouderos, Tribune reporter | December 22, 2008
It was lunchtime on a recent weekday, and the Michigan Avenue Nordstrom store was grimly recession-quiet -- except for one spot: the Ugg section of the shoe department. There, it was frenzied. Women filled every seat, pulling on and off the warm, iconic sheepskin boots; stacks of giant Ugg boxes were scattered about. Having grown sick of frozen toes, I bought a pair too. I love them. My now-warm toes love them too. How did Decker Outdoor Corp., the...
FEATURES
By Reported by Molly Each | October 19, 2008
What: Grand opening of the Louis Vuitton boutique in Nordstrom, Michigan Avenue. Who: 300 style heavy-hitters, including Nate Berkus, Billy Dec and Candace Jordan; pro athletes Ben Gordon, Kwame Brown and Tommie Harris. Details: Guests shopped the LV goods while enjoying champagne and hors d'oeuvres. Post-party, 40 uber-VIPs were escorted to Table 52 for an intimate -- and unforgettable -- private dinner by Chef Art Smith. We asked these LV devotees: What is your can't-live-without Louis Vuitton...
FEATURES
By Reported by Molly Each | October 19, 2008
What: Grand opening of the Louis Vuitton boutique in Nordstrom, Michigan Avenue. Who: 300 style heavy-hitters, including Nate Berkus, Billy Dec and Candace Jordan; pro athletes Ben Gordon, Kwame Brown and Tommie Harris. Details: Guests shopped the LV goods while enjoying champagne and hors d'oeuvres. Post-party, 40 uber-VIPs were escorted to Table 52 for an intimate -- and unforgettable -- private dinner by Chef Art Smith. We asked these LV devotees: What is your can't-live-without Louis Vuitton...
FEATURES
BY MICHELLE CROWE | January 12, 2005
Having spent time recently in several cities with wide variations in climate, including Chicago, Houston and Miami, I've been surprised at the staying power of Ugg boots as a fashion statement. I'm obviously in the minority, because everywhere I go I see Uggs worked into all kinds of ensembles, but maybe it's time to start evolving the look. Frye boots are making a big comeback. These rugged cowboyish work boots can accommodate thick socks and go with lots of different outfits.
NEWS
By LIZ CORKIN | August 11, 2008
- Rod Stewart shopped at the UGG store on Tuesday afternoon. - Cubbie Kosuke Fukudome dined at Ai Japanese Restaurant on Thursday night. - Bette Midler and Josh Kelley performed at the opening of the new Horseshoe Casino in Indiana on Friday night to a star-studded crowd. - Larenz Tate hung out at Manor on Saturday night with his brothers. - Tara Reid and "Dancing With the Stars" dancer Cheryl Burke hung out at Underground on Saturday night. ---------- MORE ONLINE For the latest on all things celebrity,...
NEWS
By Ralph Fasano & Jeff Worth, HIS STUFF; Tennille White, DESIGNER and Monique Elias, OWNER OF YVETTE | September 22, 2007
The Wolves sound off on some people who showed up at the Fashion Sound Off last week at Fiesta Cantina. JOSH WHITE The guys: Nice alternative this season. Just put a little polish on those shoes. Tennille: It's time for a new pair of shoes. Monique: All I need to see are a nice pair of pants. KRISTY STARNAULD The guys: Not a big fan of the shirt dress; it doesn't give a woman any shape. Tennille: Absolutely love the dress, but wrong shoe choice. Monique: A belt and matching...
BUSINESS
By Ann Meyer, Special to the Tribune | December 17, 2007
Two suburban mothers hope to hit it big with a new decorative accessory designed to ride on the coattails of a hot holiday gift: Ugg boots. Boot Bop pins are the brainchild of Alyssa Glantz, a former schoolteacher, and Kathy Lazar, an interior designer by trade, who came up with the idea last winter while watching youth basketball in Deerfield. "We saw everyone on the sidelines wearing Uggs or shearling boots and said, 'Wouldn't they look cute with some pins on them?'" Glantz said.
NEWS
December 10, 2010
Chicago police are asking for the public's help finding a 16-year-old girl missing since she left her West Side high school on Thursday. Essence Jefferson was last seen leaving the University of Illinois at Chicago College Prep School, 1200 S. Damen Ave., according to an alert issued by police detectives Friday. Police did not specify the time Jefferson was last seen, or where she lives. Jefferson is black and stands about 4 feet 7 inches, weighs about 110 pounds...
NEWS
November 21, 2007
Forget raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. To Oprah Winfrey, favorite things are way more high-end than that. On her annual "Favorite Things" show that aired Tuesday, Oprah gave audience members in Macon, Ga., the most expensive gift yet: a $3,799 HDTV refrigerator from LG Electronics. Other giveaways included a Samsung HD Camcorder ($799.99), crocheted Ugg boots ($120), Ciao Bella's Blood Orange Sorbetto ($4.99) and, of course, Winfrey's book, "O's Guide to Life" ($29.
NEWS
By The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2004
Remember those carefree days as a child when you had the world's permission to splash around in the rain? With your little raincoat and rubber galoshes, your attitude was: The bigger the puddle, the better. Now, with the latest trend in fashionable footwear, you can recapture those happy-go-lucky elementary school days. Rain boots are in. And this time, they're for grown-ups. "They're really popular right now," said Brooke Landau, vice president of sales for Esprit Footwear and Accessories, which is...
FEATURES
By Wendy Donahue | October 7, 2007
From unambitious surfer origins to global trend to yesterday's Crocs, Uggs have managed to land on their feet by trotting out new, sleeker styles with the same cozy comfort that won over fashionistas in the first place. And now, with a new Ugg Australia store opening on the Gold Coast, women can dip their toes back into the brand that made so many winter days a walk in the park a few years back. Consider the Sandra boots with sheepskin sockliner and high rubber wedge heel,...
NEWS
By Mary Schmich | January 20, 2010
If you don't yet wear a North Face Metropolis parka, there's a good chance you love or hate someone who does. The poofy parkas with the North Face logo on the front and back are everywhere this winter, inciting passions normally reserved for sex, politics and the equally ubiquitous Ugg boots. Envy. Contempt. Remorse. The North Face parka stirs them all. "I find myself checking the upper-right shoulder when I see one to verify it is indeed 'The Coat,'" a friend e-mailed...
NEWS
By Ralph Fasano & Jeff Worth, HIS STUFF; Tennille White, DESIGNER and Monique Elias, OWNER OF YVETTE | September 22, 2007
The Wolves sound off on some people who showed up at the Fashion Sound Off last week at Fiesta Cantina. JOSH WHITE The guys: Nice alternative this season. Just put a little polish on those shoes. Tennille: It's time for a new pair of shoes. Monique: All I need to see are a nice pair of pants. KRISTY STARNAULD The guys: Not a big fan of the shirt dress; it doesn't give a woman any shape. Tennille: Absolutely love the dress, but wrong shoe choice. Monique: A belt and matching...
NEWS
Reuters | December 10, 2012
Dec 10 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Monday: (For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; For the Morning News Call newsletter, click on ; For The Day Ahead newsletter, click on http://link.reuters.com/mex49s) ** WALL ST GAINS ON MCDONALD'S AND TECH STOCKS U.S. stocks rose, aided by gains in McDonald's and technology stocks, but moves remained muted as investors looked for any signs of movement on the...
BUSINESS
BY SANDRA M. JONES | August 25, 2007
It seems these days you can't sell a trendy brand without opening your own boutique. Ugg Australia, maker of the sheepskin boots Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson made famous, is the latest in a spate of designers setting up their own retail shops in an effort to showcase their collections. The luxury footwear manufacturer has begun construction of its first Chicago store at 909 N. Rush St., near the corner of Delaware Place and Rush Street in the Gold Coast. The 3,500-square-foot Ugg...
BUSINESS
BY SANDRA M. JONES | August 25, 2007
It seems these days you can't sell a trendy brand without opening your own boutique. Ugg Australia, maker of the sheepskin boots Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson made famous, is the latest in a spate of designers setting up their own retail shops in an effort to showcase their collections. The luxury footwear manufacturer has begun construction of its first Chicago store at 909 N. Rush St., near the corner of Delaware Place and Rush Street in the Gold Coast. The 3,500-square-foot Ugg...