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Taking Stock

September 1st, 2016

David Kahan, CEO of Birkenstock Americas, on the brand-wide plan to do the right thing—even if it means pulling the cork on the world’s fastest growing retailer.

Game Changer

June 2nd, 2016

With a new management team in place overseeing a streamlined portfolio, Dave Powers, CEO of Deckers Brands, discusses the lifestyle brand opportunities that lie ahead amid a rapidly evolving retail landscape.

Doing the Right Things

April 28th, 2016

Jeffrey Goldfarb, director of business development for G-III, licensor of G.H. Bass, on relaunching the iconic American heritage brand the right way.

Changing of the Guard

February 1st, 2016

Marking Washington Shoe Company’s 125th anniversary, Karl and Rob Moehring, CEO and chairman respectively, reflect on four generations of family ownership and the exciting road ahead.

Story Time

January 4th, 2016

Gary Champion, president of Earth Brands, on how the company’s contemporary design aesthetic is gaining momentum and why it’s an ideal time to tell that story.

Filling in the Dots

December 1st, 2015

Jan Brinkmann, president of Tamaris USA, on the leading European lifestyle brand’s launch stateside—and why timing, analytics and great shoes are the key ingredients in its recipe for success.

Family Values

October 27th, 2015

Bruce Munro, CEO of Munro & Co., reflects on how recent sourcing model changes and a fresh distribution partnership mark a new era.

For the Love of the Game

September 4th, 2015

Killick Datta, CEO of International Brand Partners LLC, makers of Ccilu, on how the company is just getting started.

American Accent

August 4th, 2015

Tracy Smith, president of U.S. operations for Geox, is leading the Italian lifestyle brand’s re-launch with a decidedly stateside approach to operations, product and marketing.

Here’s the Story

July 7th, 2015

Solomon Dabah, president of Vida Brands—makers of Jambu, André Assous, Kensie, XOXO and Carter’s, among others—on how the family-owned company’s broad portfolio has become a go-to resource.