World Footwear


Birkenstock files for IPO

Sep 14, 2023 / Germany
The German footwear brand has filed for an initial public offering with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing its finances for the first time

Caleres names its first-ever Chief Design & Product Officer

Sep 13, 2023 / United States
The US-based footwear company has promoted Natelle Baddeley to Chief Design and Product Officer, effective immediately. She joined Caleres in 2018 as SVP of Design, Merchandise, and Product Development Strategy

Wolverine Worldwide sells US Leathers and Hush Puppies IP in Greater China

Sep 7, 2023 / United States
The company announced that its US Leathers business has been sold to New Balance and that Hush Puppies' intellectual property in Greater China will be sold to its current sublicense in the region

President of Journeys to retire in February 2024

Sep 7, 2023 / United States
After working at Genesco for 44 years, Mario Gallione, who became President of Journeys in 2017, will step down from his role in February 2024. Search for a successor is already underway

Alessio Vannetti is the new Chief Brand Officer of Gucci

Sep 4, 2023 / Italy
The changes continue at Gucci. The Italian luxury brand has announced the return of Alessio Vannetti as Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer as of today

ABG announces partnership to grow Hunter Boots in China and Southeast Asia

Aug 30, 2023 / United States
Authentic Brands Group has entered a joint venture with the Shanghai-based provider of brand management solutions Baozun to grow the Hunter brand in China and Southeast Asia

Prada announces partnership with ZDHC

Aug 18, 2023 / Italy
The Milan-based group announced as a “Signatory Friend” the launch of the partnership with ZDHC - Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals, the global multi-stakeholder initiative

Wolverine's announces unexpected CEO change

Aug 11, 2023 / United States
The Board of Directors has appointed Christopher E. Hufnagel as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Hufnagel succeeds Brendan L. Hoffman, who is no longer with the company

Tapestry acquires Capri in 8.5 billion US dollars deal

Aug 10, 2023 / United States
The two houses announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Tapestry will acquire Capri Holdings. Under the terms of the transaction the total enterprise value will be of approximately 8.5 billion US dollars

Ferragamo's CFO resigns

Aug 9, 2023 / Italy
Alessandro Corsi, the manager overlooking Salvatore Ferragamo's financial reporting, resigned and will terminate his employment agreement with the company on the 30th of September, 2023 to take on a new professional challenge

Hotter Shoes' CEO and CFO exit the company following the acquisition by WoolOvers

Aug 3, 2023 / United Kingdom
Both Ian Watson, Chief Executive Officer of the footwear brand, and Gavin Manson, its Chief Financial Officer, have reportedly resigned days after the acquisition by WoolOvers Group

Camia sandals: made with Portuguese hands and Colombian hearts

Jul 31, 2023 / Portugal
Born between Portugal and Colombia, this brand-new sustainable fashion brand aims to revolutionise the concept of fashion with the introduction of the “Swap Sandal” model

Authentic Brands appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Jul 20, 2023 / United States
The New York-based brand management company has announced the appointment of Kevin Willis as Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri to step down

Jul 19, 2023 / France
Kering has announced the impending departure of Gucci's CEO as part of a wider executive shakeup that includes the naming of Saint Laurent CEO Francesca Bellettini to lead the group's portfolio of brands

Designer Brands appoints Laura Denk as President of DSW

Jul 12, 2023 / United States
The North American company announced the appointment of Laura Denk as President of Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) and Executive Vice President of Designer Brands, effective as of the 24th of July
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