July 30, 2014 1:54 PM ET

Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods

Company Overview of Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC

Company Overview

Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC designs, manufactures, and distributes footwear and handbags for women. It offers footwear, including shoes, sandals, wedges, flats, sneakers, pumps, boots and booties, evening and bridal, baby, and other shoes. The company also provides handbags and accessories. It offers its products through its boutiques and stores; high-end department and specialty stores; and online in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in New York, New York. It operates retail stores in New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, and Palm Beach. As of June 2, 2010, Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC operates as a subsidiary of JAG Footwe...

625 Madison Avenue

3rd Floor

New York, NY 10022

United States

Founded in 1986





Key Executives for Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Global President
Age: 48
Founder and Executive Chairman
Executive Vice President of US Wholesale
Chief Global Digital and E-Commerce Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC Key Developments

Monica Schwartz Joins Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC as Chief Global Digital and E-Commerce Officer

Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC announced that Monica Schwartz has joined the company as Chief Global Digital and E-commerce Officer. In this newly created position, Schwartz will oversee all aspects of global e-commerce and digital strategies for the stuartweitzman.com platforms in the United States, Canada, Europe and Hong Kong, as well as the soon-to-be-launched e-commerce site in China. Starting July 7th, Schwartz will report directly to Wayne Kulkin, CEO, and will be based out of the company's international headquarters in New York City. Schwartz brings onboard more than fifteen years of experience and digital knowledge in the luxury retail and technology sectors, having previously built and led the E-commerce team at David Yurman.

Francois Kress Joins Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC as Global President

Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC announced that Francois Kress has joined as Global President. In this newly created position, Kress will oversee all aspects of the global retail and wholesale business plus take on the role of strategic leader for new initiatives and brand extensions. He will report directly to Wayne Kulkin, CEO, and will be based out of international headquarters in New York City. Kress brings more than 20 years of knowledge in both luxury retail and wholesale markets, working previously as President and CEO of Prada and Miu Miu USA, CEO and Managing Director of Bulgari America. Most recently, he has served as President and COO at The Row.

Stuart Weitzman to Open Up to Three Stores in UAE in 2014

Stuart Weitzman is expanding in the Middle East on the back of higher consumer spend. By the end of 2014, the company will have an additional 50 free standing stores. But most of the expansion will be in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Out of the 50, it hopes to get 4 to 6 stores open in the Middle East. The UAE is expected to have between two and three stores in 2014. There is an existing store in Dubai Mall's Level Shoe District. The luxury brand, sells its products, which includes shoes, bags and accessories, in 80 countries. It has four standalone stores in the region and 102 globally. The company is also looking at adding standalone stores in Saudi Arabia, where it is already present in Saks Fifth Avenue.

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