Shop Talk: Nike Gets Hungary… Westwood’s Wales Debut

Nike Bows Budapest Flagship
Nike recently spread its “Game On, World” campaign to Hungary with the debut of a flagship store in the heart of Budapest. To celebrate the occasion, the brand brought together top Hungarian athletes who offered encouragement to runners preparing for the Nike Budapest Half Marathon, slated to take place on Sept. 9. “Nike is committed to providing the best products, services and experiences to consumers around the world. This new premium store in Budapest is a great example of bringing that commitment to life,” Kai Bordel, sales director for Nike Central Europe, said in a statement.

Westwood Heads to Wales
Vivienne Westwood is making plans to open her label’s first retail store in Wales. Later this fall, the brand will bow a 2,600-sq.-ft. store, which will employ similar design elements as the Westwood flagship in London and will showcase the full collection. The news follows an announcement that Westwood is expanding her footwear offering. In April, Titan Industries reported that it has signed a licensing agreement with Westwood to produce footwear globally.

Happy Feet Plus Expands in Florida
Happy Feet Plus is feeling the joy. The company earlier this week bowed its ninth store in Florida. The store stocks an assortment of comfort footwear, including sandals, shoes and clogs. The new location features a digital foot scanner to analyze arch type and pressure points, which can then help in the footwear selection process. “Many people are amazed how much better their feet, knees and back feel when they put on one of the many brands that properly support their feet, which in turn properly aligns the knees, hip and back,” founder Jacob Wurtz said in a statement.

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