Quotable Week Nov. 3

Quotable Week Nov. 3
The footwear industry lands on both sides of the political aisle.

With the midterm election results tallied and Paul Andrew taking home the top prize at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, FN rounds up the most buzzed-about topics this week.
 
“I won! I’m on cloud nine this morning! Thank you to Anna Wintour and @voguemagazine, @StevenKolb, @DVF and @CFDA and all the #CVFF judges. I share this award and honor with my fellow finalists.” — Paul Andrew’s Instagram message after winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund top prize
 
“As CEO, my job is to make sure we have the right strategy, the right people and the right resources to drive the business. It’s also to make sure the company is prepared for the future. Over the years, we have been developing Dick [Jacobson] as a potential successor. Now is the right time for him to step up.” — Ken Hicks, CEO of Foot Locker, on his upcoming retirement Dec. 1.  
 
“Speaking about North America, regaining our form in this market is a top priority on our group’s agenda. And we have made this market a key priority for all our senior management in the company.” — Herbert Hainer, chairman and CEO of Adidas, during a quarterly earnings call with analysts after sales slipped in the U.S.
 
“You know, actually, I would enjoy having some Kentucky bourbon with Mitch McConnell.” — President Obama during his speech after the Republican party won majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate during midterm elections.