• Suzanne Rae Builds Shoe Business

    6 days ago - By WWD

    Brooklyn-based designer Suzanne Rae has organically grown a business based on offbeat feminine designs.
    Rae launched her brand in 2010 and began offering shoes for spring 2017. The shoe category has quickly become big business for her, now representing 70 percent of brand sales - a figure partially buoyed by footwear's market success, relative to apparel.
    “Shoes are having a moment - people are ready to drop $400 or $500 on a pair of shoes, rather than a pair of trousers,” said Rae, who trained at Costume National's atelier in Milan as well as with Morgane Le Fay in New York. “Because of...
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