STACY ADAMS STYLES WOMEN: After making men’s shoes for 133 years, Stacy Adams is moving to clothe women in tailored suits and dresses for the first time. Produced under license by Los Angeles-based manufacturer BenMarc International, Stacy Adams Women’s Suits and Dress Collection will offer as many as 24 styles wholesaling from $49 to $89 for the spring selling season.
Stacy Adams is owned by Glendale, Wis.-based Weyco Group, which posted sales of $232.6 million last year for shoe brands such as Stacy Adams, Florsheim and Nunn Bush. Women’s apparel is the latest license added to Stacy Adams’ portfolio, which offers men’s wear in nine categories, including suits, outerwear and socks.
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