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Brown Shoe Company, Inc., a footwear company, retails and wholesales footwear worldwide. The company operates through Famous Footwear, Wholesale Operations, Specialty Retail, and Other segments. It offers licensed, branded, and private-label casual, dress, and athletic footwear products to women, men, and children. The company operates retail shoe stores that offer brand-name, athletic, casual, and dress shoes, including company-owned brands, such as LifeStride, Dr. Scholl’s, Fergalicious, Naturalizer, and Carlos. It also sells its products through Internet retail Websites that include,,,,, and, as well as,,,,, and In addition, the company designs, sources, and markets footwear to retail stores, such as national chains, department stores, mass merchandisers, independent retailers, online retailers, and catalogs. As of February 1, 2014, it operated approximately 1,223 retail shoe stores in the United States, Canada, Guam, and China. The company was founded in 1878 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

11,200 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/1/14
Founded in 1878

brown shoe company inc (BWS) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $489.3K
Division President of Retail
Total Annual Compensation: $600.0K
Division President of Global Supply Chain
Total Annual Compensation: $434.4K
Chief Talent & Strategy Officer and Senior Vi...
Total Annual Compensation: $424.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

brown shoe company inc (BWS) Key Developments

Brown Shoe Company Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend, Payable on January 2, 2015

Brown Shoe Company declared a quarterly dividend of $0.07 per share, payable on January 2, 2015, to shareholders of record on December 23, 2014.

Brown Shoe reportedly in hunt to acquire Stuart Weitzman

Brown Shoe Co. Inc. (NYSE:BWS) reportedly is attempting to acquire Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC in a deal that could be valued at almost $1 billion. Private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which owns Stuart Weitzman, has been working with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs on a potential sale of the company.

Coach Reportedly Eyes Stuart Weitzman

Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) is among a small list of bidders vying to acquire Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC, in a deal that is likely to be agreed before the end of 2014, reported Financial Times citing people familiar with the matter. According to the people, Coach faces competition from Brown Shoe Co. Inc. (NYSE:BWS) and at least one private equity buyer to acquire Stuart Weitzman. The people added that final bids for Stuart Weitzman are due in mid-December 2014, and are expected to value the company at between $600 million and $700 million. Coach and Brown Shoe Company did not immediately return requests for comment from Financial Times.


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