Tag : footwear
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.
Dune reinvents Head Over HeelsSubscription
Footwear retailer Dune has relaunched its Head Over Heels womenswear collection with a revamped, playful and trend-led aesthetic.
British designer label Vivienne Westwood has teamed up with Japanese sportswear brand Asics for a footwear collaboration, launching for spring 19.
Skechers to step into PeterboroughSubscription
Skechers is opening a new 2,611 sq ft store in Queensgate shopping centre in Peterborough in April.
Clarks appoints new CEOSubscription
Clarks has appointed former Geox chief executive Giorgio Presca as its new chief executive.
Times are tough in the footwear market, but those with clear handwriting and the ability to respond quickly to trends have a chance to thrive.
The Footwear Issue: autumn 19's sharpest trendsSubscription
This season’s freshest trends will give your autumn 19 footwear offer the edge over the competition.
The Footwear Issue: introducing autumn 19Subscription
Beat the market and stand out from the crowd with our comprehensive footwear buying guide for the autumn 19 season.
Muted Moda ready for a refreshSubscription
The Midlands show played it safe as it finds its place among its London trade show stablemates.
Micam autumn 19: Drapers' pick of the brandsSubscription
See Drapers’ pick of the brands and collections to know from the autumn 19 edition of footwear trade show Micam in Milan.
Brexit dominates discussions at MicamSubscription
Brands reported a sedate but satisfying autumn edition of footwear trade show Micam in Milan, as Brexit uncertainties dominated discussions.
Ian Watson to join Hotter as CEOSubscription
The former chief executive of children’s shoe brand Start-Rite, Ian Watson, is joining footwear brand Hotter in the same role.
Katy Perry pulls 'racist' shoes from collection Subscription
Katy Perry Collections, the singer’s eponymous footwear brand, has removed two of its shoe styles from sale after social media users claimed they were racist.
Sol Sana and From St Xavier sign buyout dealSubscription
Footwear brand Sol Sana and handbag company From St Xavier have signed a management-led buyout with new footwear management company Kinzu Brands.
Treds suppliers count cost of collapse Subscription
Footwear suppliers faced another blow to business this week as footwear retailer Treds went into administration, just two weeks after fellow shoe retailer FYFO collapsed.
US footwear brand Sebago, known for its deck shoes, has collaborated with woollen mill Pendleton on a footwear and accessories collection.
First look: Palladium's self-heating bootsSubscription
Footwear brand Palladium is launching self-heating boots for autumn 19.
Treds falls into administrationSubscription
Footwear retailer Treds has fallen into administration, putting 165 jobs at risk, Drapers can reveal.
First look: Kat Maconie opens first UK storeSubscription
British footwear designer Kat Maconie has opened her first standalone concept store, in London’s Bermondsey.
Sales rocket at Ego Subscription
Manchester-based fast fashion footwear business Ego had a 78% increase in revenues to £10m in the 12 months to 31 December 2018.
Redundancies bite at Kurt GeigerSubscription
Footwear retailer Kurt Geiger has made redundancies across its head office departments, Drapers understands.
Miss Shoes falls into administration Subscription
Online footwear retailer Miss Shoes fell into administration on 15 January.
Mahabis bought out of administrationSubscription
Slipper brand Mahabis, known for its removable soles, has been bought out of acquisition by YYX Capital, an investment company co-headed by Simba Sleep founder James Cox.
Start-Rite CEO resigns Subscription
Ian Watson is leaving his role as chief executive of children’s footwear brand Start-Rite Shoes on 31 January.