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Sign of Better Times

October 24, 2012

The recently expanded Harry’s Shoes on Manhattan’s Upper West Side meets the needs and wants of a neighborhood’s changing demographic.

By Greg Dutter

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Pop-up Culture

August 28, 2012

Temporary shops turn empty spaces into quick sales centers and build long-lasting brand awareness. By Lyndsay McGregor

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Into the Light – Outdoor Preview: Spring 2013

July 31, 2012

Incorporating innovative technologies and colorful athletic styling, the outdoor category continues its seismic shift into everyday wear that spans the Redwood forests to the urban jungles. By Judy Leand

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In the Works

July 11, 2012

Occupational brands are raising the comfort bar and taking a load off to help get the job done.
By Lyndsay McGregor

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Pop Star

May 31, 2012

Seeking shoes with personality and pop, Tracy Margolies, vice president DMM of women’s footwear for Saks Fifth Avenue, reveals how gut feelings play an important role in determining which styles make the cut inside one of the nation’s leading arbiters of footwear fashion. By Greg Dutter

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One of a Kind – Joe Salzano

April 20, 2012

If you haven’t by now actually heard Joe Salzano speak, it’s a good bet you have heard of his passionate message about the art of shoe retailing. A career that now spans more than five decades, the vice president of sales for The Clarks Companies, N.A. continues to crisscross the country delivering his inspirational wisdom and leaving an indelible imprint on the footwear industry.

By Greg Dutter | Illustrations by Ben Marra

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2011 Plus Awards Winners

March 2, 2012

Innovative design and a commitment to superior service are synonymous qualities of this year’s Plus Award winners for excellence in design and retail.

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Thinking Outside the Box

January 31, 2012

Four successful retailers—a bike shop, a cupcake boutique, a coffee house and an art store—offer universal insights on how they are thriving in the borderless, digital retail age by thinking locally. By Lyndsay McGregor

hat can a footwear retailer learn from a tasty cupcake boutique in Colorado or a snazzy bike shop in Connecticut? How about from a trendy coffee shop in Texas or a boutique art store in Indiana? The short answer: A whole lot.

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Rock Steady

January 6, 2012

Despite tough economic obstacles, the outdoor category continues its consistent growth trajectory, delivering what consumers increasingly desire: versatile, minimal and fashionable shoes suitable for a rugged hike or a walk in the park. By Mary Avant

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Stock Options

December 1, 2011

Get ’em while they’re hot: These styles are in stock and ready to land on store shelves within the next 60 days.

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