Nine West Holdings Inc. has entered into an agreement with the Camuto Group to provide production and sourcing for its Nine West, Bandolino and Anne Klein footwear brands. The company will continue to work with several other production and sourcing partners and intends to reduce its own Asian sourcing team. The design, merchandising, marketing and distribution of its shoe brands will continue to be handled by the Nine West Holdings brand teams.
“We believe this arrangement allows our Nine West, Bandolino and Anne Klein teams to focus on the consumer and to continue to provide them with outstanding footwear,” said Ralph Schipani, interim president of Nine West Holdings. “With the support of well-respected third-party partners, including Camuto Group, we will be able to ensure that our footwear is sourced with a focus on quality, fit and comfort, while maintaining all aspects of the design, merchandising and marketing in-house. Many members of the sourcing team at Camuto Group have worked with Nine West in the past, and we look forward to benefitting from their production and sourcing expertise, as well as their familiarity with our products and brands.”
Nine West Holdings’ brand portfolio also includes Easy Spirit, Gloria Vanderbilt and i.e.i.