Transworld Business is running two quite interesting articles that relate to our corner of the industry. First, this article about jeffstaple and the upcoming Staple x Airwalk sneaker series. Before you roll your eyes and dismiss this as just another collaboration between a sports brand and a creative type, consider two interesting things about this particular project: the shoes will only be available at discount retailer Payless, and they are supposed to be going for $50 a pop. Sounds like this could be Jeff’s most readily available and widely distributed range of products yet. Seems as if he’s bridging the gap to the mainstream just as the economy collapses around us, which could prove to be a smart move! The second article is just about American Apparel CEO Dov Charney’s latest legal wrangling. $13 mill. Wow. Via CtotheJL.


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