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Mass Protest at Chinese Sneaker Factory

Plant manufactures shoes for Adidas, Nike, Reebok, New Balance and more.

omnichannel, Steve Madden, ecommerce, e-commerce, website, web site, revamp, mobile, shopping, digital flagship, SM World blog

Steve Madden Revamps Digital Flagship

The redesign puts social commerce front and center and seeks to capitalize on the rapid rise of mobile shopping.

Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, David Collins Studio, retail, store concept, footwear, Sandra Choi, Pierre Denis, Made to Order service, Choo.08, retail, expansion, Hawaii, Canada, Las Vegas

Jimmy Choo Unveils New Store Concept

The company's Beverly Hills boutique on Rodeo Drive has been expanded and is now the label’s largest in the U.S.

grace coddington, slip-ons, sneakers, ballet, flats, paris fashion week, front row, christiane arp, german vogue, celine, prada, saint laurent, ronnie cooke newhouse, pharrell williams, runwayroundup2014

The Rise of the Slip-on Sneaker

Ballerina flats have pirouetted out of the picture—at least where the front row is concerned.

Stuart Weitzman, Kurt Geiger Now Independent Firms

The change follows the acquisition of Jones Group by Sycamore Partners.

Oscar de la Renta, Daniel Lawler, footwear, Christophe Decarnin, Olivier Rousteing, Sandra Choi, Tamara Mellon,

Daniel Lawler to Helm Footwear at Oscar de la Renta

As vice president of design, footwear, he will work closely with the designer to establish the design direction for the category.

Giuseppe Zanotti, Zanotti, L Capital, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, 20th anniversary, capsule, collections, footwear, Bergdorf Goodman

Giuseppe Zanotti Marks 20th Anniversary

The Italian designer has created four capsule collections, each celebrating a distinct characteristic of the brand, which will be released throughout the year.

Diane Sullivan, Brown Shoe Company, New York Stock Exchange, Jennifer Hudson, 100th anniversary, milestone, Famous Footwear, Sam Edelman, Via Spiga, Vince, Naturalizer,

Brown Shoe Sets Plans for 100th Anniversary

To mark the milestone, Diane Sullivan and other executives will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on April 23.

dr. martens, doc martens, philippe fernandez, tattoo artist, design a boot, facebook app

Tattoo Artist Philippe Fernandez Partners With Dr. Martens

The Spanish-born, Berlin-based artist was chosen to customize a pair of boots for Dr Martens Germany, to kick off the brand’s new Facebook app Design A Boot.

Dune London, Daniel Rubin, Richard Kelsey, Splendid, Ella Moss, footwear, accessories, u.s. expansion, wholesale

Dune London Eyes U.S. Expansion

Since joining the company as president of U.S. wholesale, Richard Kelsey has overseen the brand’s entry into the U.S. market for spring 2014.

Charlotte Olympia, footwear, accessories, 9 to 5, 9 till 5, expansion, Charlotte Olympia Dellal , Bonnie Takhar, London, Maddox Street, Harrods, Neiman Marcus, On Pedder, Hong Kong, Bergdorf Goodman, Tsum, Moscow, flats, pumps, handbags, expansion, retail, strategy, Miami, Bal Harbour, Landmark, Hong Kong

Charlotte Olympia Plots Expansion

The self-funded British footwear and accessories brand is using a cocktail of nostalgia, glamour and laughs to build an international business.

Havaianas, Mara Hoffman, flip-flops, collaboration, collection

Mara Hoffman and Havaianas Team Up

The limited edition collection of colorful flip-flops will feature four prints from the designer’s most-recent resort collection.

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