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FROM THE EDITOR I


Footwear Industry Awards 2017: Open for Business!


t’s that time of year, the Footwear Industry Awards 2017 are open for business! Organised for the Footwear Industry by Datateam Business Media, supported by the British Footwear


Association (BFA), the Independent Footwear Retailer’s Association (IFRA) and the Society of Shoe Fitters (SSF), the Footwear Industry Awards is now in its sixth year.


Anyone who attended the Footwear Industry Awards event last


February will surely agree that it was an exciting evening. The 2017 event planned for Sunday February 19th at the National Conference Centre to coincide with the Moda Show at Birmingham NEC, aims to build on the success of the previous Footwear Industry Awards. It also provides opportunity to get together with old friends and new from the footwear trade in a relaxed environment.


The nominations are now open and there are awards aplenty to be


won, so get cracking, fill in the online form and nominate your favourite retailer, agent, or supplier/brand. You can even nominate your own company! Read more about the Footwear Industry Awards in News on page 4 of this issue. We look forward to your submissions!


In this edition, we report on some of the trade shows, including


GDS, Dusseldorf, Pure London and Moda that we visited during the summer to give you an idea of what manufacturers are hoping will be flying off your shelves once the summer sales are out of the way.


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? I would be delighted to hear from you and tell you how you can participate and claim your free profile (a double page spread), my contact details are shown below.


From this month, my title changes to Senior Editor, Footwear


Today Magazine. My responsibilities will be Footwear Industry Liaison, attending Trade Shows and Industry Events, Best Sellers, Retailer of the Month, Footwear Focus Road Test, Money Shop and Misfit. I will also be working on Special Reports relating to the Footwear Industry and will remain actively involved with the Footwear Industry Awards.


Bryony Andrews will be joining the magazine as Editor,


responsible for General Features, Sports Footwear, Footwear News, Awards News, Social Networking/Marketing and Management of the Footwear Today website.


01604 880066 www.daisy-roots.com Inside this issue:


2017 Footwear Industry Awards News • Moda Review • GDS Review • Pure Review Footwear Focus: Chatham • Editor’s Choice: Ladies’ Best of Shows Best Sellers • Retailer of the Month: Ellie Dickins Shoes • Money Shop


SENIOR EDITOR Cheryl Taylor: cheryltayloreditor@googlemail.com EDITOR Bryony Andrews: bandrews@datateam.co.uk FASHION LAWYER Stephen Sidkin FEATURE WRITERS 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


Published by: Datateam Business Media Ltd, London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8LY. Tel: 01622 687031 Fax: 01622 757646 email: footwear@datateam.co.uk website: www.datateam.co.uk


Best regards, Cheryl,


Cheryl Taylor, Senior Editor, Footwear Today Magazine, Landline: 01622 862962 Mobile: 07518 346996


Email: cheryltayloreditor@googlemail.com


Subscription Prices 2016 Footwear Today Magazine Number of editions per year: 9 ISSN: 1475-8601 UK: £58 Overseas: £109 The Publishers cannot accept responsibility for any discrepancies either in copy or between products and/or services listed. Nor can they be responsible for illustrations and/or copy for products which lead to infringement of copyright.


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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