However, young fashion footwear retailer Faith is the frontrunner to clinch the deal, according to sources close to Envy.
Although the retailer is better known for its women’s fashion styles, Faith launched a men’s footwear collection in stores this autumn and its heritage is in men’s shoes.
Faith rival Dune is to roll out its first concessions in Debenhams department stores this season.
The retailer will open alongside Faith in five Debenhams’ shops, including stores in Ballymena in Northern Ireland, Exeter in Devon, and on London’s Oxford Street.
Dune already operates concessions across selected John Lewis stores.