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  • keds

    Keds to set foot back in the UKSubscription

    News2 March 2020

    US footwear brand Keds is re-entering the UK market for spring 20, Drapers can reveal.

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    Did the Moda revamp deliver? Subscription

    Features24 February 2020

    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.

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    Step up your game in footwear Subscription

    Features20 February 2020

    Fresh product, a strong stance on sustainability and a top-notch online presence are vital to thrive in footwear

  • rockport

    Rockport shifts to distributor model Subscription

    News12 February 2020

    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.

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    Footwear start-up secures £200,000 in fundingSubscription

    News9 January 2020

    Footwear brand Calla Shoes, which sells specialised footwear for bunion sufferers, has acquired £200,000 in funds from an “angel investor”.

  • shoe zone big box

    Shoe Zone sales rise driven by out of town push Subscription

    News8 January 2020

    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.

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    Skechers autumn 20Subscription

    Fashion7 January 2020

    Alongside its signature trainer styles, Skechers presents its take on the urban, hiker trend for autumn 20.

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    Kickers autumn 20Subscription

    Fashion7 January 2020

    Thriving on the 1990s revival, footwear brand Kickers’ autumn 20 collection harks back to the chunky statement styles that drove its early popularity.  

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    Autumn 20 preview: your exclusive first look at the new seasonSubscription

    Fashion7 January 2020

    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.

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    RM Williams sees 'enormous' growth potentialSubscription

    News20 December 2019

    Australian footwear brand RM Williams has big plans to expand in the UK, the CEO told Drapers.

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    Federer's favourite: inside On’s athletic missionSubscription

    Features18 December 2019

    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 shoes

    Hotter's new management drives digital growthSubscription

    News17 December 2019

    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. 

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    Duke & Dexter's latest streetwear collabSubscription

    News3 December 2019

    Following on from its collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg, luxury men’s footwear brand Duke and Dexter has unveiled a new streetwear-inspired collaboration.

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    Welcome to the house of BlahnikSubscription

    The Drapers Interview27 November 2019

    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

  • Xti kids at moda feb20

    Moda announces dedicated kids' spaceSubscription

    News27 November 2019

    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.

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    Drapers Hit or Miss: autumn 19 footwearSubscription

    Features14 November 2019

    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.

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    First look: Vans steps on to Oxford StreetSubscription

    News14 November 2019

    Footwear brand Vans is opening its largest European store at 214 Oxford Street in London.

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    Cody & Co launches with British-made footwear focusSubscription

    News7 November 2019

    Launching its debut collection for autumn 19, Cody & Co is a men’s footwear brand seeking to uphold British footwear heritage with contemporary designs.

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    Sales and profits up at Kurt GeigerSubscription

    News5 November 2019

    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.

  • William church and jonathan church from joseph cheaney and sons 2

    Joseph Cheaney's time to shineSubscription

    The Drapers Interview31 October 2019

    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.

  • claire pearl hotter

    Hotter hires chief product officer Subscription

    News21 October 2019

    Footwear business Hotter has appointed Claire Pearl as chief product officer, as part of a restructuring of its leadership team. 

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    New footwear etailer sets up shop Subscription

    News1 October 2019

    A new footwear etailer, called Quarter & Last, has launched online specialising in luxury men’s shoes.

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    First look: Pentland’s new brand 52 Degrees LDNSubscription

    News30 September 2019

    Simplicity, wearability and comfort are key to 52 Degrees LDN, Pentland’s new women’s footwear brand.

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    Ex-Office director joins dance shoe brand Anita FlavinaSubscription

    News2 September 2019

    Sean Farrell, former operations director at Office, has joined dance shoe brand Anita Flavina as head of retail operations in the UK.

  • Shoe Zone

    Shoe Zone boss departs amid profit warning Subscription

    News30 August 2019

    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.

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    New UK footwear trade show to launchSubscription

    News27 August 2019

    A new footwear trade show called Sole Fashion will take place in Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on 16 and 17 February.

  • Axel arigato copenhagen store (9)

    Changes always afoot at Axel ArigatoSubscription

    Features23 August 2019

    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.

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    Cult mule shoes and important instincts with Malone SouliersSubscription

    My Fashion Life22 August 2019

    Mary Alice Malone, founder of footwear brand Malone Souliers, has created a luxe success with her elegant, architectural designs. 

  • office Oxford street

    Office to shut up to 15 storesSubscription

    News21 August 2019

    Footwear retailer Office will close 10 to 15 of its loss-making stores in the next two years. 

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    Gola launches vegan footwear lineSubscription

    News15 August 2019

    British footwear brand Gola is unveiling its first dedicated vegan range this autumn.

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    Retailer Insight: Breathe some lifestyle into footwear retailSubscription

    Comment15 August 2019

    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.

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    Birkenstock strides beyond the comfort zoneSubscription

    The Drapers Interview14 August 2019

    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

  • Katy cary rogue matilda

    Going rogue with a Drapers Footwear Award-winning designerSubscription

    My Fashion Life13 August 2019

    With Rogue Matilda, Katie Cary created an award-winning take on women’s brogues. 

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    Solid Moda gets ready for a rebootSubscription

    Features7 August 2019

    Before a refresh next year, the spring 20 edition of Moda met with broad approval from visitors.

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    Harrogate Fashion Week makes headwaySubscription

    Fashion30 July 2019

    The Yorkshire trade show is gradually growing as more brands seek a fresh space in which to exhibit.

  • Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, Manolo Blahnik

    Manolo Blahnik acquires footwear manufacturerSubscription

    News23 July 2019

    Luxury footwear brand Manolo Blahnik has acquired Italian atelier and shoe manufacturer, Calzaturificio Re Marcello.

  • Kenny wilson dr martens

    The unstoppable march of Dr MartensSubscription

    The Drapers Interview18 July 2019

    Dr Martens CEO Kenny Wilson talks to Drapers about taking the famous footwear brand international – and rumours of a potential sale

  • Vera drossopulo bogdano and antonello benati

    The Euro banker behind a £3.5m beach brandSubscription

    My Fashion Life2 July 2019

    Vera Drossopulo Bogdano stepped away from a career in banking to launch summer footwear brand Manebí

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    Deichmann to expand UK footprintSubscription

    News2 July 2019

    German footwear retailer Deichmann is planning to expand its UK footprint, targeting the country despite recent losses.

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    Malone Souliers launches men’s collection Subscription

    News27 June 2019

    Luxury footwear brand Malone Souliers has launched its first menswear collection for spring 20.

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    Loake’s journey from manufacturer to award-winning brandSubscription

    The Drapers Interview27 June 2019

    The winner of this year’s Drapers Footwear Award for lifetime achievement has made his family’s heritage brand fit for today’s market.

  • Capture

    Camper appoints new creative director for sub-brandSubscription

    News18 June 2019

    CamperLab, the sub-brand concept of Spanish footwear brand Camper, has named Finnish shoe designer Achilles Ion Gabriel its new creative director.

  • Ivylee, index

    Ivylee Copenhagen spring 20 Subscription

    Fashion14 June 2019

    The wild west meets 1970s disco fever in Danish women’s footwear brand IvyLee Copenhagen’s eclectic spring 20 offer.

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    First look: Snoop Dogg x Duke & DexterSubscription

    News10 June 2019

    Luxury British footwear brand Duke & Dexter is launching an 18 piece collaboration with US rapper Snoop Dogg.

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    Brands urge Trump to remove footwear from tariffs list Subscription

    News21 May 2019

    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 big box

    Shoe Zone sales and profits steady Subscription

    News21 May 2019

    Shoe Zone’s financial results for the six months to 30 March remained steady despite “sector issues”.

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    First Look: Manu Atelier launches debut footwear collection Subscription

    News14 May 2019

    Contemporary accessories brand Manu Atelier has launched its debut footwear collection. 

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    Çaplait's artisan, boho sandalsSubscription

    News29 April 2019

    Inspired by traditional Pakistani sandals, footwear brand Çaplait creates luxury, boho-inspired and hand-crafted styles – a modern take on a heritage style.

  • footwear

    Footwear industry 'optimistic' for spring 19 Subscription

    News25 April 2019

    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.

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    Coloko: Ruby Shoo's new summer stablemateSubscription

    News21 March 2019

    Launched by Ruby Shoo owners GH Warner, vibrant footwear brand Coloko is making its debut for spring 19.

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