World Footwear

Designer Brands

Designer Brands appoints Andrea O'Donnell as Brands President

Jan 24, 2024 / United States
The North American footwear company has appointed Andrea O'Donnell to the role of Brands President and Executive Vice President of Designer Brands, effective from the 29th of January 2024

Lower demand impacts Designer Brands’ third quarter results

Dec 6, 2023 / United States
The footwear company reported lower third-quarter sales and profits due to a contraction in the footwear market caused by unseasonably warm weather. As a result, it cut its full year guidance

First black-owned shoe factory in the US launches its first sneaker

Sep 27, 2023 / United States
Designer Brands and Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design have unveiled the first product to roll out from their JEMS by Pensole factory, the first Black-owned footwear factory in the US

Designer Brands President to step down

Sep 11, 2023 / United States
William Jordan, the President of Designers Brands and Camuto brand, will step down from both positions presumably on or before the 1st of December

Designer Brands posts sales decline

Sep 8, 2023 / United States
Despite recording another sales decline in the second quarter of fiscal 2023, the North American company reiterated its full year guidance after seeing some improvement from the prior quarter

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

Designer Brands announces first quarter results

Jun 9, 2023 / United States
After seeing its sales and earnings decline in the first quarter of 2023, the North American company has decided to approach the rest of the year with “heightened” caution, lowering its full year guidance in result

Keds undergoes brand refresh and expands product range

Apr 21, 2023 / United States
The sneaker brand, owned by Designer Brands, has announced a brand refresh to better express its core values, as well as the release of a new collection inspired by the iconic Keds Champion

First black-owned US footwear factory opens its doors

Mar 28, 2023 / United States
The North American company Designer Brands inaugurated, along with the Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design, the first black-owned footwear factory in the US, called 'JEMS by Pensole'

Designer Brands announces cautious outlook for fiscal 2023

Mar 21, 2023 / United States
Following a slower fourth quarter, the North-American company is expecting a decline in earnings and sales for fiscal 2023, accounting for the volatile macroeconomic environment

Designer Brands acquires Keds from Wolverine

Feb 10, 2023 / United States
The North American company has acquired the footwear brand Keds from Wolverine Worldwide, thus increasing its Owned Brands portfolio while reaching into the athleisure category

DSW President Doug Howe named CEO of Designer Brands

Jan 9, 2023 / United States
The North-American company has announced that Doug Howe will succeed Roger Rawlins as the company's Chief Executive Officer from the 1st of April 2023 on

Designer Brands acquires Topo Athletic

Dec 20, 2022 / United States
The parent company of DSW announced that it has bought the US-based retailer specializing in footwear for running, walking, and hiking, thus reinforcing its brand-building strategy

Designer Brands announces third quarter results

Dec 2, 2022 / United States
The North-American company posted net sales of 865.0 million USD in the third quarter of 2022, with sales of owned brands representing 26.5% of the total, as compared to 21.5% in the same period of last year

Designer Brands adds two names to the Board of Directors

Nov 28, 2022 / United States
The North-American company announced the appointment of Rich Paul and Tami J. Fersko to the Designer Brands Board of Directors as independent directors
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