MADDEN MOVES: Despite the recent woes surrounding designer Steve Madden, his company continues to roll along.
The firm said it will open two new signature stores in Roseville, Calif., and Huntington Station, N.Y., bringing its store count to 61.
The Roseville store, located in Roseville Center, about 18 miles northeast of Sacramento, is slated to open in mid-August and will include the core Steve Madden shoe line, as well as some accessories.
The Huntington Station store will be located in the Walt Whitman mall and will showcase Steve Madden shoes and accessories, as well as the David Aaron line.
The company also announced that it will roll out 500 Stevies in-store concepts, which will feature the new line of Stevies products geared towards the tween market. There are currently 950 in-store concept shops for the core Steve Madden line.
ONE NEWS: One Clothing has hired a new sales manager and revamped its Web site. Leanne Moede will manage sales and distribution for One Clothing’s new license, B heart B by Bugle Boy. Moede was formerly a sales account associate for Bugle Boy, where she handled department, family and specialty store accounts in men’s, young men’s and misses’ product lines.
The new Web site, oneclothing.com, features sections for both consumers and retailers. Wholesale accounts can view available lines and consumers can submit photos as well as ask questions.
JNCO CONTEMPORARY: JNCO, the jeans and streetwear firm based in Los Angeles, is launching a contemporary line for fall.
The collection features velvet corduroy and satin fabrics, and embroidery, sequins and beading are key details. Silhouettes include low-rise pants, fitted tops and short skirts, as well as jackets and sweaters.
“The JNCO brand now means more than high-concept urban fashion,” said co-chief executive Milo Revah. “The contemporary collection is our natural brand extension to reach and influence our growing and diverse customer base.”
The collection is available in sizes 0 to 13, and started shipping June 30. Retail prices range from $48 to $68 for tops, $58 to $148 for bottoms, $68 to $172 for sweaters and $300 to $350 for leather jackets.