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Saks Flagship to launch Christian Louboutin Shoe Salon Saturday, 15th June 2013
Upscale, New York-based department store chain, Saks Fifth Avenue reported that it expects to further heighten the quality of its New York store’s 10022-SHOE salon in U.S. with an addition of shop-in-shop, Christian Louboutin’s shoe salon.
Kathy Ireland, model, to launch her own footwear line Wednesday, 12th June 2013
Model Kathy Ireland is planning to open her own footwear line for the 2015 spring in partnership with the RFA Group - Royal Footwear & Accessories - with Kathy being the chief designer for RFA.
LK Bennett plots store openings in China Monday, 13th May 2013
LK Bennett becomes the latest luxury retailer to open its stores to the Chinese market. The news comes after a spokesman told the Mail On Sunday that a deal with China is ‘looking very close’ and could be signed as early as the summer. Financial reports show that profits before finance charges had rose 37 per cent to GBP 11 million for the financial year.
Jimmy Choo opens new London store Friday, 10th May 2013
Jimmy Choo have opened their new men’s boutique, replacing the old store in Burlington Arcade. The new store is located in an historic Georgian townhouse on Dover Street, and sells a premium assortment of men’s accessories, bags and shoes. The shops décor consists of vintage furniture, a marbled top, mirror edge bar, and a masculine colour scheme of charcoal, black and silver, with felt, tweed and zebra detail.
Clarks celebrates 130 years since the debut of its "hygienic" range Thursday, 11th April 2013
Footwear retailer Clarks is celebrating the 130th anniversary of the debut of its “hygienic” footwear range. Clarks began selling the hygienic shoe in 1893. It was created with the intention of selling a shoe to consumers that would offer health benefits over the other items of footwear which were available at the time.
Hotter Shoes looks for ways to expand Wednesday, 20th March 2013
Footwear brand Hotter Shoes seeks to expand its business and is reportedly working with investors to focus on opportunities in international expansion. The footwear retailer intends to ramp up its international marketing activity and is currently on the look-out for financial support to help launch stores overseas and develop its international presence online.
Shoon to acquire Jane Shilton Wednesday, 13th March 2013
Shoon is set to buy the Jane Shilton footwear brand. The shoe retailer will take over 39 department store concessions. Shoon is currently owned by the restricting firm GA Europe, who will fund the acquisition. The final agreement will give Shoon possession of both the Jane Shilton footwear license and its associated stock.