Last night Brown Shoe Company celebrated 100 years on the New York Stock Exchange, a milestone only achieved by 23 other companies, with a glitzy bash at 4 World Trade Center in New York. VIP attendees included Black Eyed Pea and shoe designer Fergie (who helped the company ring the closing bell at the NYSE earlier in the day), hip-hop stars Estelle and Nelly, and Harper’s Bazaar editor Derek Blasberg, while Jennifer Hudson was on hand to treat partygoers to a live performance of such hits as “Spotlight” and “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)”.
Dress for Sucess is turning #GivingTuesday into #GivingShoesDay on Tuesday, Dec. 3, by encouraging women across the United States to donate their professional shoes to one of more than 50 Dress for Success affiliates. The top 10 shoe donors will receive a complimentary pair of fire-engine red Palace heels from the Brown Shoe Company-owned Fergie Footwear. “Because this is such a special design, I thought it only appropriate to share them as a gift with inspiring women across the country,” says the eight-time Garmmy award-winning artist, Fergie Duhamel.