Steve Madden

Greats

Footwear

Greats Ceo Ryan Babenzien Steps Down

The Greats founder remained with the company in its acquisition by Steve Madden.

clock September 2, 2020Obi Anyanwu

Betty Boop and Betsey Johnson

Fashion Features

Betsey Johnson Opens Up About Career, Love Life and New Book

In addition to creating a multimillion-dollar brand, Betsey Johnson has battled breast cancer and survived open heart surgery.

clock April 15, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet Launches Charitable Initiative Amid Viral Steve Madden Feud

Fashion Scoops

After Viral Steve Madden Feud, Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet Launches Charitable Initiative

The initiative is a response to the viral video Bendet posted on Monday.

clock February 19, 2020Layla Ilchi

Louis Vuitton sneakers.

Footwear

Sneakers Study Finds Women’s Sales Outgrowing Men’s Market

“I think 2020 is the year of women in sneakers.”

clock August 21, 2019Obi Anyanwu

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Financial

Steve Madden Completes Acquisition of Greats Brand

The deal continues the trend of legacy retailers buying up digital upstarts, allowing both companies to grow.

clock August 12, 2019Kellie Ell

People carry shopping bags in New York, New York, USA, 01 August 2017. A report released today by the United States' Commerce Department showed moderate consumer spending growth in June of this year.US Consumer Spending, New York, USA - 01 Aug 2017

Retail

Tariffs Not Yet Impacting Consumer Spending

Retail sales over the past three months enjoyed the fastest pace of growth in 16 years.

clock June 14, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

The North Face store in Brooklyn.

Government and Trade

Brands Make Last-minute Pleas to Government to Shelve Tariffs

Ralph Lauren, Forever 21, Steve Madden and VF are among the firms making their case against higher levies on Chinese imports.

clock June 13, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

Seventies Fashion

Retail

The Seventies and Tariff Worries at Fame and Moda

Retailers are on the hunt for fall fashions, which have a retro appeal, as vendors worry over the trade war.

clock June 12, 2019Kellie Ell

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, New York, USA, on 06 May 2019. The Dow Jones industrials lost over 400 points in early trading in as a result of investor unease regarding developments in trade negotiations between the United States and China.New York Stock Exchange, USA - 06 May 2019

Financial

Tariff Trouble: Retail Shares Already Seeing Losses

The administration is preparing to place tariffs on all Chinese imports, including apparel and footwear.

clock May 29, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

The government's proposed actions will add $7 billion in additional costs for customers every single year, says Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America.

Financial

Activewear Giants Rally Against Trump’s Proposed Tariffs

Nike, Under Armour, Adidas and Reebok are among the 170 companies that signed a letter urging the government to shelve its tariff plans.

clock May 20, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

People carry shopping bags in New York, New York, USA, 27 April 2018. The United States Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis reported today that the US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.3 percent in the first quarter, which is slightly above the average yearly growth rate.US Economic Growth, New York, USA - 27 Apr 2018

Government and Trade

Trade War: How Reliant Is Fashion on China?

Apparel, footwear and accessories could soon be in the firing line for higher tariffs as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China escalates.

clock May 8, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

Cult Gaia's pop-up shop at Platform.

Legal

Steve Madden and Cult Gaia’s Battle Over Trade Dress

The brands continue to butt heads over whether a distinctive design is protectable trade dress or simply a revived trend.

clock April 22, 2019Sindhu Sundar

Alice + Olivia

Legal

The Face-off Continues Between Alice + Olivia and Betsey Johnson

A+O is suing the Betsey Johnson company for copying its trademarked “StaceFace.”

clock December 10, 2018Kellie Ell

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, New York, USA, 03 December 2018. Global markets were sharply higher today following reports that the United States and China have made progress in their trade dispute.New York Stock Exchange, USA - 03 Dec 2018

Financial

Retail Shares Boosted by U.S.-China Ceasefire

The Trump administration temporarily shelved plans to increase levies on a raft of Chinese imports to 25 percent.

clock December 3, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

Michelle GrassWWD Apparel and Retail CEO Summit, New York, USA - 30 Oct 2018

Retail

Michelle Gass Opens Up About Family Values, Innovation at Kohl’s

The ceo spoke about the “tranformative” moves that keep the retailer apace.

clock November 6, 2018Sharon Edelson

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Sergio Rossi Pays Tribute to Namesake Founder

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