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FROM THE EDITOR I


Showtime!


t’s August and Showtime again! I hope the sun will be shining where you are by the time you read this Comment, as I’m writing in July from a very soggy Kent, where it’s hardly stopped raining


since May! The weather was a popular topic among footwear retailers who


responded to Best Sellers this month, including this one from a retailer in not so sunny Surrey: “June....what a wash out!!! And the sales reflect this. We are in Sale now, this is helping but overall June was one of the worst months of the year. Fingers crossed for a great back to school!” Amen to that! As usual, I’m not off to the south of France this month. I’ll be


spending August out of the sun’s rays (should it ever take its hat off) at the shoe shows in London Olympia and Birmingham NEC, namely Pure and Moda, to bring you the latest trends. I’m also looking forward to meeting up with members of the Footwear Today Best Sellers Panel and many old friends from the footwear industry. As well as previews of MODA and GDS, Dusseldorf, in this issue we


are featuring a review of Expo Riva Schuh, Riva Del Garda. Whilst, gleaning insight into what’s likely to be flying off your shelves next summer, you might care to check out our Editor’s Choice pages 24-28. We have selected a bevy of beautiful sandals and slingbacks from Europe’s top manufacturers and those from further afield, for your lady customers in SS17. Don’t miss our popular Best Sellers and Retailer of the Month


sections. Independent footwear retailers who would like their shop profiled in Footwear Today Magazine, might be interested joining our Best Sellers panel? If so, I would be delighted to hear from you and tell you how you can participate and claim your free profile, a double page spread dedicated to your shop(s), my contact details are shown below. This season The London Shoe Show will be held on the 11 - 12 - 13


September 2016 at the Copthorn Tara Hotel, in London Kensington. I strongly recommend retailers finding the time to visit this worthwhile Show. You can read my Preview of the show on page 03 of the supplement. Also, on the same dates, you might like to visit The Kensington Shoe Event, to be held at the Kensington Close Hotel, nearby the Copthorne Tara Hotel,a five minute walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station. The Event’s website http://www.thekensingtonshoeevent.co.uk/ gives retailers information about of which brands they would be able to see each season. Enquiries contact Renato D’Angelis at renatodeangelis@aol.com Do come along and meet the Footwear Today team at Moda, NEC Birmingham, from August 7th to 9th. Look out for Stand No F58.


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NEWS FASHION LAW JANA SHOES COMPANY PROFILE RIVA SCHUH REVIEW FOOTWEAR FOCUS WHY I BUY EDITOR’S CHOICE (LADIES SANDALS) BEST SELLERS RETAILER OF THE MONTH MONEY SHOP


32 PAGE MODA SUPPLEMENT / 12 PAGE LONDON SHOE SHOW SUPPLEMENT F FRONT COVER: SKECHERS AUGUST 2016 : 20/07/2016 13:29 Page 1 www.footweartoday.co.uk


@SKXPerformance SkechersPerformanceUK Inside this issue:


32-page Moda Supplement • 12-page London Shoe Show Supplement Moda Preview • Riva Review • Editor’s Choice: Ladies’ Sandals


Best Sellers • Retailer of the Month: Jakes Shoes • Money Shop and Fashion Law


EDITOR Cheryl Taylor: cheryltayloreditor@googlemail.com FASHION LAWYER Stephen Sidkin FEATURE WRITERS Bryony Andrews • Henry Harington • Dawn Smith • David Gummers • Vicky Kember • Joe Maggio • Emma Cooke • JOURNAL MANAGER Sue Wiseman: 01622 699185 swiseman@datateam.co.uk DESIGNER Steve Parks CIRCULATION Curwood CMS Ltd, datateam@c-cms.com Tel: 01580 883844 Fax: 01580 883849 PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Paul Ryder: pryder@datateam.co.uk


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Kind regards, Cheryl


Cheryl Taylor, Editor, Footwear Today Magazine,


Email: cheryltayloreditor@googlemail.com Tel: 01622 862962


IFRA, BFA and Society of Shoe Fitters all support Footwear Today as a valuable forum for the footwear industry, helping to promote trade and keeping retailers informed about the latest products and developments.


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