Buzz: Seven for All Mankind, Naya & More

Seven Up
Seven for All Mankind will add women’s shoes for fall ’14. The brand, which launched men’s footwear in fall ’13, is working again with licensee GMI USA Corp. to produce and distribute the line. The full collection features high-heel evening looks, including peep-toe booties and sandals with a feminine edge. The styles will retail for $285 to $425 and are targeted to department stores and fine boutiques.

Born Again

St. Louis-based Brown Shoe Co. is re-engineering its Naya fashion-comfort brand for fall ’14. First introduced in 2010 with an eco-friendly mission, the line will take on a more trend-driven point of view under a new creative director, Bruce Emil. Among the offerings in the revamped range are contemporary styles, from pumps to boots. According to Emil, the collection will continue to emphasize comfort, incorporating padded insoles, arch supports and rubber outsoles. Retailing from $129 to $249, the shoes will deliver to specialty stores, independents and department stores in July.

Rain Date
Taryn Rose, distributed by Newton, Mass.-based Will-Rich Shoe Co. will introduce a series of fashion boots with performance features for fall ’14. The collection features water-resistant leather uppers, waterproof constructions and the brand’s signature comfort elements, including Poron footbeds with built-in arch support. Retailing from $229 to $349, the line will hit independents and e-tailers starting in August.

Hold Everything

Italian fashion-comfort brand Pas de Rouge, distributed by Team Roselli in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., will introduce a companion line of handbags for fall ’14. The collection features such looks as wristlets, clutches and drawstring bags. Set to deliver in August to independents, the bags retail from $295 to $775.

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