Focus On: Place-Based Retail
American Style for the Workplace or the White House
Consistent with the attention to detail that Allen Edmonds has executed since 1922, this brand previously owned by Private Equity specialty retail leader Brentwood Associates, and recently purchased by Caleres global footwear brands, is revealing their new mid-century modern prototype design appealing to cross generations. Now open at King of Prussia Mall, the new store is timeless, curated and masculine. New Gen Men.
Eclectic and Exclusive
Founded by Robert Redford in 1989, Sundance shares its eclectic and predominantly exclusive product offerings through its catalogs, website, and retail stores. Acquired by Brentwood Associates in 2012, Sundance continues to execute on its growth initiatives, including building its apparel business through new product development and store expansion. Free Spirited Lifestyle.
Circular Commerce
Soft Surroundings serves her customer through a Circular Commerce marketing and operational platform built around catalog, e-commerce and retail stores. Brentwood acquired the brand in 2012, refining its retail store strategy, including significantly updating the new store prototype, and more than doubling its retail store presence. My time. My place. My self.
Passion, Personality and Place at NRF
The National Retail Federation's annual event earned the nickname "Retail's BIG Show" years ago and because the name was so appropriate, it stuck. Today, Retail's BIG Show is NRF's flagship event held annually in New York City. The three day event offers unparalleled education, networking with 33,000 international attendees, and an enormous EXPO Hall...
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What's Trending: Private Equity in Specialty Retailing
At Allen Edmonds, we've had a lot of experience with Private Equity players and the impact they can have on a business. Our company was founded by Elbert Allen in 1922 in Wisconsin, and we've survived as an American manufacturer of superior quality men's shoes through the Great Depression, World War II, the '60s, the unfortunate leisure suit era...
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