After its first set of results as a listed company this week, news has emerged that two senior executives are leaving Dr Martens and that it's also trying to find a suitably durable vegan leather to use for its boots.
Dr Martens has unveiled its collaboration with Rick Owens that launches on March 20. It has linked up with the designer to create a new version of the Dr Martens 1460 Bex platform boot, retailing at £299.
It looks like the long rumoured private equity takeover of family-owned Birkenstock could actually be happening soon. L Catterton, the group with close links to LVMH, is said to be “nearing an agreement” to buy it.
British bootmaker Dr Martens has priced its IPO at the top end of expectations putting a value on the company of around £3.7 billion, significantly above the £3.5 billion that it had been expected to be worth.