Kurt Geiger Partners Sound Off

Ed Burstell
Managing director, Liberty London

“The team at Kurt Geiger is an ideal retail partner: smart, savvy, strategic, quick, open-minded — and above all, the best footwear trend trackers I’ve ever known. CEO Neil Clifford and Creative Director Rebecca Farrar-Hockley have proven they are industry leaders by growing same-category items in completely diverse locations and stores. They continue to diversify and build the Liberty assortment, allowing us to be cutting-edge on the world’s stage. It doesn’t hurt that they are incredibly nice people, and Rebecca likes a glass of wine and a cigarette, just like me!”

Kristina Blahnik
Managing director, Manolo Blahnik

“Neil Clifford, Rebecca Farrar–Hockley and the whole Kurt Geiger team are one of the friendliest, open-minded and experienced teams I have ever worked with. They have their ear to the ground when it comes to trends and are sensitive and responsive to each of their ever-growing markets.”

Stuart Weitzman
Executive chairman, Stuart Weitzman

“[The Kurt Geiger team members] have the confidence of Harrods, who has given them wonderful real estate in Shoe Heaven, and I’m proud to be in the mix of brands they run in that store, that is why they are an important partner. They are thoroughly knowledgeable in the world of luxury fashion footwear. Knowing how to pick the right brands and how to develop their retail locations, as well as how to work closely with these brands to create unique product, strengthens them as standout retailers. Rebecca Farrar-Hockley and Neil Clifford and their amazingly talented and experienced buying team help the company stand out above the crowd. There is also a passion among them, and their staff is always present in everything they do.”

Scott Meden
EVP and GMM of the shoe division, Nordstrom

“Kurt Geiger is a modern brand with a unique point of view and a British perspective on fashion that resonates with our customers. The shoes have just the right amount of attitude that makes a customer stop and linger a while. It is one of those few brands where you have multiple generations responding to their interesting construction, fun pops of color and representation of trends.”

Nicholas Kirkwood
Designer, Nicholas Kirkwood

“Harrods was my first stockist, so I was very excited to be involved with Shoe Heaven. Kurt Geiger has an incredible offering across luxury and contemporary brands, with valued partnerships in leading department stores. Its reach, connectivity with the customer and support of these brands and designers is unparalleled.”

Brigitte Kleine
President, Tory Burch

“Kurt Geiger is an incredibly important partner for Tory Burch because it has been with us from the beginning of our shoe launch and has always approached our business with a long-term perspective. Their shoe expertise coupled with an in-depth understanding of the European market make them a great resource for us as well. [The firm] has a great vision and an advanced product sensibility.”

Paul Andrew
Designer, Paul Andrew

“Kurt Geiger is a powerhouse fashion retailer. From the Harrods Shoe Heaven floor to its own signature retail stores, Kurt Geiger has the unique ability to create environments and spaces that draw a wide variety of consumers. The company understands and is ahead of market trends, knows its consumers, has a diversified portfolio and is succeeding from all angles.”

Bonnie Takhar
President, Charlotte Olympia

“Kurt Geiger’s specialization in footwear and knowledge of the global market makes it a strong partner for a developing or established brand. The group has illustrated this over the last decade. When they see an opportunity, they get behind it fully, as is the case with Charlotte Olympia.

“I believe that Charlotte Olympia is at the infancy stages of its potential within Shoe Heaven. Since opening, our performance has been very strong. Kurt Geiger is committed to growing the business. This is confirmed in the most recent orders placed.”

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