The FFANY Parties

FFANY market week brought the shoe crew together in New York once again last week. On the eve of the show, the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America honored outgoing president Peter Mangione with a cocktail party at the Hilton Hotel. FDRA Chairman Jim Issler gave a fond farewell to Mangione and presented him with tickets to the Metropolitan Opera, which he and his wife, Nancy, have long enjoyed. The following night, FFANY President Joe Moore presided over the annual industry party, where retailers and vendors mingled over colorful drinks on the Empire Hotel rooftop. WSA proprietor and ENK Chairwoman Elyse Kroll stopped by to chat, and Magic’s Leslie Gallin also made an appearance, touting her new post.