Puttin’ on the Ritz

February 1st, 2013

Department stores reignite an intense rivalry with explosive, over-the-top footwear emporiums in their New York flagships.

By Lyndsay McGregor

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Theory of Evolution

January 8th, 2013

Outdoor footwear for Fall 2013 is adapting to new consumer and environmental demands.

By Judy Leand

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Style Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

November 26th, 2012

Keds “Champion” & Tod’s “Gommino”

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Sign of Better Times

October 24th, 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 28th, 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 31st, 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 11th, 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 31st, 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 20th, 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 2nd, 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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