Edoardo Caovilla Signs Shoes, Talks Ralph Lauren And A NYC Store

René Caovilla designer Edoardo Caovilla put his mark on his signature silver glitter soles at a recent shoe-signing at Bergdorf Goodman.

The affable executive and creative director swooped into town as part of a series of personal appearances that included Neimen Marcus in Newport Beach, Calif., and San Francisco.

While he was in New York, the new Polo Bar on 5th Avenue was an essential refueling spot.  “It’s yet another lesson that Mr. Lauren gives to everyone in the industry on how to build your brand,” he said, clearly impressed with the uber-American fare. What would, say, a Caovilla Café have on the menu? “It would for sure have pasta with fresh tomato sauce, family style,” he mused. “I can even cook it too!”

Edoardo Caovilla of Rene Caovilla
A jeweled sandal on display at Bergdorf Goodman, with its design sketch.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand

Speaking of stirring the pot, Caovilla revealed that the brand is in a hearty expansion mode. “Here in the States, the market is going so well and the retailers are investing more and more to increase our presence. We’re getting ready to open a Caovilla shop.”

His desired locale: “Uptown New York City, of course,” he said, before bidding adieu to Bergdorf Goodman footwear DMM Tracy Margolies. The very next day, Margolies announced that she’s leaving BG and heading to Saks Fifth Avenue.

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