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HEADLINER – Oct. 23
Threadless acquires Bucketfeet. Chicago based online artist community and e-commerce website Threadless has acquired the Chicago based footwear company that collaborates with a global community of artists, Bucketfeet though terms of the deal was not disclosed. Threadless, founded in 2000 and based in West loop, announced the acquisition of Bucketfeet, co-founded by Aaron Firestein and Raaja Nemani in 2011 raising more than $28 million in funding, today. Bucketfeet its three bricks-and-mortar stores — two in Chicago (the Bucktown one is already closed) and one in Washington, D.C….Read more
• Japan’s Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition, the Liberal Democrats Party, now has two-thirds supermajority in the parliament in an election win that lifted world stocks and the dollar on Monday. According to NPR, Abe dissolved the parliament and called a snap election just weeks ago in a bid to move on from cronyism scandals that dogged him and to get a mandate for issues from economic stimulus to a controversial revision of Japan’s post-war, pacifist constitution.
• John McCain is flying his IDGAF flag allegedly against president Trump one again. During an interview with C-SPAN3 that aired Sunday, the former POW, Vietnam Vet and Arizona Senator criticized higher-income Americans who managed to avoid fighting in the Vietnam War by getting a “bone spur” diagnosis. Trump, has previously said he had a bone spur ailment and was exempted from the military during the war in the 1960s.
• Over The Weekend: Tom Hanks was presented the Records of Achievements Award at the National Archives Foundation’s annual gala in Washington on Saturday. In his speech Hanks offered this: “People are upset about what’s going on today. They’re furious, they’re frustrated, they’re worked up…If you’re concerned about what’s going on today, read history and figure out what to do because it’s all right there. | Justin Timberlake confirmed he will be performing the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show, 14 years after the ‘nipple gate’ during his performance with Janet Jackson. | The Chicago Bears pulled out a win at home against the Carolina Panthers 17-3; QB Trubisky threw only seven passes, completing four. | All five living former US presidents came together Saturday night to raise money for hurricane relief efforts at the “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal,” at Reed Arena at Texas A&M University in College Station. Lady Gaga performed.
• Since Halloween is days away, having a halloween themed movie dominating the weekend box office might not be so surprising, even if it is a comedy not horror. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween raked in an estimated three day total of $21.65M.
• Actor John Stamos is engaged, have mercy! The former Full House star announced his engagement to girlfriend of nearly two years Caitlin McHugh; He proposed at Disneyland.
• The British Fashion Council (BFC) announced its Fashion Awards 2017 nominees. Rihanna, Kaia Gerber, Henry Holland, , Farfetch’s José Neves, Gucci’s Marco Bizzarri, Adwoa Aboah, Sarah Burton OBE for Alexander McQueen were all nominated. The BFC awards ceremony will take place December 4. Menswear company Suitsupply, is gearing to open its first US store in New York City for women, Suistudio. In order to keep the brand going even after his departure, Giorgio Armani, 83, is trying to prevent any takeovers or a break-up of the group by transferring part of the fashion conglomerate to his charitable foundation created last year.
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