With sales projected to reach$400million as it rings in its 50th birthday this year, Kurt Geiger stillremains relatively unknown in the U.S. But the company hopes that’sabout to change, as a key initiative for the brand is bolstering itsprofile in America through retail and wholesale channels.
Geigeris carried in about 350 doors worldwide and maintains 80 freestandingdoors — 55 of these in its native England — making it the second-biggestshoe company in the U.K. after Clarks.
The Jones Groupacquired the company in June 2011 for $350 million in cash, and 13months later opened its first American store in San Francisco. InAugust, another unit opened at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.,an e-commerce site launched at kurtgeiger.com in October, and on Jan.29, its first New York boutique opened.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)