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Steve Madden Predicts Mixed Results for Q4 Earnings

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Long Island City, NY—Steve Madden reported late Monday a mixed preliminary earnings report citing “a challenging retail environment and unfavorable weather.” For its fourth quarter, the footwear and accessories company now expects its fourth quarter 2015 revenue to increase 0.5% to $344.2 million, missing analysts’ estimate for $360.28 million in …

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Steve Madden Announces Executive Promotions, New President

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Long Island City, NY–Steve Madden, a leading designer and marketer of fashion footwear and accessories, today announced two key executive promotions. Amelia Newton Varela has been named to the newly-created position of president, and Karla Frieders has been appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Merchandising Officer. Newton Varela has …

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Steven Madden to Buy Canadian Waterproof Footwear Brand Blondo

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Long Island City, NY—Continuing its quest to expand its footwear and accessories portfolio, Steven Madden today announced it acquired the intellectual property and related assets of Blondo, a fashion-oriented footwear brand specializing in waterproof leather boots, from Regence Footwear Inc. and 3074153 Canada Inc. The terms of the transaction were …

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Next Generation Award Winners Revealed April 29 at FIT

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New York—The Accessories Council, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing accessories design in America, once again is joining forces with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in support of the next generation of fashion designers and industry professionals by hosting its annual Next Generation Awards. The awards program will take …