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Meet the CEO Speaker Series: Sam Edelman, CEO
Libby's Shoes

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Fashion veterans Sam and Libby Edelman have been in the business of footwear since they began working together on Esprit footwear the 1980s. Their first eponymous company Sam & Libby launched in 1987, eventually generating $88 million sales in just four years. The Edelmans sold the brand to Maxwell Shoe Company in 1996 and stepped away from the industry to focus on family. Sold at Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, on Zappos and HSN, and through a host of other stores and sites, Sam Edelman shoes are classic-with-a-twist styles at accessible prices: $60 for leopard-print thongs to $300 for studded, knee-high boots, with metallic gladiator sandals in
the $100 range.

In 2004, Sam Edelman launched another eponymous brand. “The Edelmans report that since then, they have created more than 18 shoe styles that have each sold more than a million pairs and continue to dominate the contemporary footwear market. The privately-held company was subsequently acquired by the Brown Shoe Company.  The
Sam Edelman brand is closing in on the $100 million sales threshold.

For additional information, contact Dora Barioli at

Location: de Hoernle Lecture Hall - Green Center
Calendar: Alumni Event Calendar
Category: Cultural
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