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Skechers named Footwear Brand and Fashion Brand of the year

Feb 23, 2015 United Kingdom
Skechers named Footwear Brand and Fashion Brand of the year
A new set of awards for the US-based footwear company, this time at the Footwear Industry Awards event in the UK
“We are incredible honored to have been recognized as Footwear Brand of the Year. This marks the first Footwear Industry Awards win for Skechers in the top category along with our second straight Fashion Brand of the Year win”, commented Peter Youell, Managing Director of Skechers UK and Ireland, adding: “It’s a privilege to receive this recognition amongst such notable brands that were shortlisted in our categories. These awards are a testament to the strength of the Skechers brand in the UK and the ongoing support from our retail partners to reaffirm and elevate Skechers as a leading lifestyle and fashion footwear brand.”

“Awards like this illustrate how our brand and product are resonating with more consumers than ever before,” said David Weinberg, Skechers Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, adding: “In 2014, Skechers experienced over 50 percent year-over-year annual net sales growth within our UK subsidiary, where we shipped more than 2.7 million pairs and surpassed $100 million in sales through wholesale and Company-owned retail stores. We believe our success in the UK will continue thanks to our in-demand product and great retail partners. Building on this momentum, we expect our international sales to become 50 percent of our total business in the next 3 to 4 years.”

The Footwear Industry Annual Awards event was held on the 15th of February, during the Moda Footwear Show and organized by Datateam Business Media with the support of the British Footwear Association (BFA), Independent Footwear Retailers Association (IFRA), The Society of Shoe Fitters and Footwear Today.

Other winners include Clarks, Gabor, Nike and Timberland. For a full list of winners please read the article Get to know the 2015 winners of the Footwear Industry Awards.

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