Chain Store Guide has information on all my favorite men. I mean these fabulous shoe designers. Stuart Weitzman is owned by The Jones Group and caters to women, also offering baby shoes. Steve Madden’s shoes have a slightly lower price point and are designed for both women and men. Jimmy Choo, owned by a private equity firm, caters to both women and men, but focuses on formalwear with an extensive bridal boutique.

All of these designers also sell handbags, an easy but expensive add-on to any sale. Handbags, or designer purses, worn with the designer shoes make a whole outfit, and a loyal customer. High-end brands like Steve Madden, Stuart Weitzman and Jimmy Choo count on their loyal repeat customers to come back season after season for the new look and exclusive designs. All seeing impressive increases in sales and store count, these designers will continue to grow their businesses and loyal followings.

These and other shoe designers sell their footwear in department stores, specialty stores, and company-owned locations. Footwear retailers are found in Chain Store Guide’s database of Department Stores. In fact, shoe retailers make up the majority of the database when it comes to headquarter companies and store locations. Although Payless Shoe Source operates more stores than any other footwear retailer, there will continue to be a niche for these designers and the high-end products they sell exclusively.