Caleres and American ready-to-wear brand Veronica Beard announced an exclusive partnership. Caleres will exclusively produce the Veronica Beard women’s footwear collection, beginning with the spring 2020 season.
“We are committed to developing a diverse portfolio of quality global footwear brands that meet the needs and desires of our consumers,” said Jay Schmidt, brand portfolio president of Caleres. “We have long admired Veronica Beard and the remarkable women behind the brand. The addition of Veronica Beard will allow us to further expand our portfolio with an exciting brand in the attainable luxury space that appeals to today’s dynamic woman.”
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Caleres and are excited for our spring 2020 debut. We have been working closely together for the last four months to create a collection that will complement the lifestyle of our customer and offer a fresh perspective on the retail floors of our partners as well as our own DTC channels,” said Stephanie Unwin, president of Veronica Beard.
Since founding the eponymous brand in 2010, co-designers and sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard have evolved the label into a go-to for refined tailoring and feminine silhouettes. Together, they have expanded the brand globally, via retail, e-commerce and wholesale channels.
Caleres’ businesses include Famous Footwear, Sam Edelman, Naturalizer, Allen Edmonds, Vionic, Dr. Scholl’s Shoes, Franco Sarto, Via Spiga, Vince and Ryka.