Le TIGRE line marks Designer Brands’ debut in the athleisure footwear category.

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August 15, 2023

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Designer Brands, one of the world’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories, has launched the first footwear line by Le TIGRE, an iconic New York City sportswear brand. This is Designer Brands’ debut in the athleisure footwear category.

The addition of Le TIGRE, along with the recent acquisitions of Keds and Topo Athletic, enables Designer Brands to grow its brand portfolio in the growing athletic and athleisure space, further expanding its branding capabilities while leveraging the direct-to-consumer infrastructure of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and The Shoe Company stores in North America.

“The process of envisioning, defining and bringing the essence of Le TIGRE to life in footwear has been an exciting journey,” says Bill Jordan, president, Designer Brands. “As brand builders, we are focused on creating style and value for our customers powered by our passion for inspiring self-expression. Launching the new Le TIGRE footwear collection strengthens our owned brands portfolio and aligns with our goal of doubling sales of owned brands by 2026. This is an opportunity to truly disrupt the footwear marketplace, delivering great design and creating something truly special.”

“This is a monumental occasion for Le TIGRE as we embark on a footwear journey with industry leader, Designer Brands,” says Ike Franco, chief executive officer, Le TIGRE. “Le TIGRE has long represented an image of style disruption and uniqueness. This new footwear line embodies that sentiment.”

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