Tag : footwear
Keds to set foot back in the UKSubscription
US footwear brand Keds is re-entering the UK market for spring 20, Drapers can reveal.
Did the Moda revamp deliver? Subscription
Exhibitors welcomed some of the changes at Moda for the autumn 20 edition, but the Birmingham trade show got off to a relatively quiet start after changing its dates to later in the season.
Step up your game in footwear Subscription
Fresh product, a strong stance on sustainability and a top-notch online presence are vital to thrive in footwear
Rockport shifts to distributor model Subscription
US brand house The Rockport Company, which owns footwear brands Rockport, Aravon, Dunham and Reef, is moving its business in the UK and Ireland to a distributor model with Four Marketing.
Footwear start-up secures £200,000 in fundingSubscription
Footwear brand Calla Shoes, which sells specialised footwear for bunion sufferers, has acquired £200,000 in funds from an “angel investor”.
Shoe Zone sales rise driven by out of town push Subscription
Digital growth and out of town “big box” stores increased revenue at footwear retailer Shoe Zone by 0.9% to £162m for the 53 weeks to 5 October 2019.
Skechers autumn 20Subscription
Alongside its signature trainer styles, Skechers presents its take on the urban, hiker trend for autumn 20.
Kickers autumn 20Subscription
Thriving on the 1990s revival, footwear brand Kickers’ autumn 20 collection harks back to the chunky statement styles that drove its early popularity.
As January dawns and the new buying season kicks off in earnest – Drapers brings you a roundup of the collections to know for autumn 20.
RM Williams sees 'enormous' growth potentialSubscription
Australian footwear brand RM Williams has big plans to expand in the UK, the CEO told Drapers.
Drapers speaks to Olivier Bernhard, co-founder of the fast-growing Swiss running brand On, about its recent investment from tennis legend Roger Federer and its plans for future growth.
Hotter's new management drives digital growthSubscription
Footwear firm Hotter has harnessed digital and refocused its product offering under a new management team to boost business performance, its chief commercial officer told Drapers.
Duke & Dexter's latest streetwear collabSubscription
Following on from its collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg, luxury men’s footwear brand Duke and Dexter has unveiled a new streetwear-inspired collaboration.
Welcome to the house of BlahnikSubscription
Kristina Blahnik is bringing all aspects of luxury footwear brand Manolo Blahnik back in house with the aim of respecting its heritage and securing its long-term future
Moda announces dedicated kids' spaceSubscription
UK footwear trade show Moda is expanding its kids’ offering for the spring 20 edition, taking place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) 23-25 February.
Drapers Hit or Miss: autumn 19 footwearSubscription
For the third part of Drapers’ autumn 19 Hit or Miss reviews, the team descended upon Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre to put footwear retailers to the test.
First look: Vans steps on to Oxford StreetSubscription
Footwear brand Vans is opening its largest European store at 214 Oxford Street in London.
Launching its debut collection for autumn 19, Cody & Co is a men’s footwear brand seeking to uphold British footwear heritage with contemporary designs.
Sales and profits up at Kurt GeigerSubscription
Full-year sales and profits at footwear retailer Kurt Geiger were up, despite it taking a £4.1m hit following House of Fraser’s administration.
Joseph Cheaney's time to shineSubscription
Ten years after taking it over, Jonathan and William Church have turned Joseph Cheaney & Sons from a private-label business into a thriving modern consumer brand built on heritage.
Hotter hires chief product officer Subscription
Footwear business Hotter has appointed Claire Pearl as chief product officer, as part of a restructuring of its leadership team.
New footwear etailer sets up shop Subscription
A new footwear etailer, called Quarter & Last, has launched online specialising in luxury men’s shoes.
First look: Pentland’s new brand 52 Degrees LDNSubscription
Simplicity, wearability and comfort are key to 52 Degrees LDN, Pentland’s new women’s footwear brand.
Sean Farrell, former operations director at Office, has joined dance shoe brand Anita Flavina as head of retail operations in the UK.
Shoe Zone boss departs amid profit warning Subscription
Shoe Zone chief executive Nick Davies has resigned with immediate effect, as the footwear retailer announced its full-year performance will fall below previous expectations.
New UK footwear trade show to launchSubscription
A new footwear trade show called Sole Fashion will take place in Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on 16 and 17 February.
Changes always afoot at Axel ArigatoSubscription
As it opens its latest and largest store in Copenhagen, Drapers steps inside Swedish brand Axel Arigato to learn why change is at its core.
Mary Alice Malone, founder of footwear brand Malone Souliers, has created a luxe success with her elegant, architectural designs.
Office to shut up to 15 storesSubscription
Footwear retailer Office will close 10 to 15 of its loss-making stores in the next two years.
Gola launches vegan footwear lineSubscription
British footwear brand Gola is unveiling its first dedicated vegan range this autumn.
Brands and retailers need to widen their view and delight their customers to remain successful, writes Gerard Levy, owner of independent footwear retailer Spice London and footwear agency Gil Agencies.
Birkenstock strides beyond the comfort zoneSubscription
Oliver Reichert, CEO of heritage footwear brand Birkenstock, tells Drapers why it is broadening its product offer, entering new categories and expanding into new markets
With Rogue Matilda, Katie Cary created an award-winning take on women’s brogues.
Solid Moda gets ready for a rebootSubscription
Before a refresh next year, the spring 20 edition of Moda met with broad approval from visitors.
Harrogate Fashion Week makes headwaySubscription
The Yorkshire trade show is gradually growing as more brands seek a fresh space in which to exhibit.
Manolo Blahnik acquires footwear manufacturerSubscription
Luxury footwear brand Manolo Blahnik has acquired Italian atelier and shoe manufacturer, Calzaturificio Re Marcello.
The unstoppable march of Dr MartensSubscription
Dr Martens CEO Kenny Wilson talks to Drapers about taking the famous footwear brand international – and rumours of a potential sale
The Euro banker behind a £3.5m beach brandSubscription
Vera Drossopulo Bogdano stepped away from a career in banking to launch summer footwear brand Manebí
Deichmann to expand UK footprintSubscription
German footwear retailer Deichmann is planning to expand its UK footprint, targeting the country despite recent losses.
Malone Souliers launches men’s collection Subscription
Luxury footwear brand Malone Souliers has launched its first menswear collection for spring 20.
The winner of this year’s Drapers Footwear Award for lifetime achievement has made his family’s heritage brand fit for today’s market.
CamperLab, the sub-brand concept of Spanish footwear brand Camper, has named Finnish shoe designer Achilles Ion Gabriel its new creative director.
Ivylee Copenhagen spring 20 Subscription
The wild west meets 1970s disco fever in Danish women’s footwear brand IvyLee Copenhagen’s eclectic spring 20 offer.
First look: Snoop Dogg x Duke & DexterSubscription
Luxury British footwear brand Duke & Dexter is launching an 18 piece collaboration with US rapper Snoop Dogg.
Leading American footwear companies have written to US president Donald Trump, urging him to “immediately remove” footwear from the proposed tariffs list of Chinese imports.
Shoe Zone sales and profits steady Subscription
Shoe Zone’s financial results for the six months to 30 March remained steady despite “sector issues”.
Contemporary accessories brand Manu Atelier has launched its debut footwear collection.
Çaplait's artisan, boho sandalsSubscription
Inspired by traditional Pakistani sandals, footwear brand Çaplait creates luxury, boho-inspired and hand-crafted styles – a modern take on a heritage style.
Footwear industry 'optimistic' for spring 19 Subscription
Footwear multiples and brands are upbeat about the current spring 19 season, but remain “cautiously optimistic” about the year ahead amid Brexit uncertainty and tough market conditions on the high street.
Coloko: Ruby Shoo's new summer stablemateSubscription
Launched by Ruby Shoo owners GH Warner, vibrant footwear brand Coloko is making its debut for spring 19.