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Nine West (also 9 West) is a fashion wholesale and retail company best known for quickly translating runway trends into styles attainable by mass consumers.
Initially founded as a fashion footwear brand, Nine West has since expanded into handbags, sunglasses, legwear, outerwear, jewelry, belts, watches, cold weather accessories, hats, scarves and wraps, and eyewear.
Fred Allard has served as Creative Director since 2006.
Named for its founding location in the Solow Building at 9 West 57th St in New York City, Nine West opened its first specialty retail store in 1983 in Stamford, Connecticut. It has since become an internationally-recognized brand located in over 800 global locations in 57 countries. The corporate headquarters are located in White Plains, New York, with estimated employee size 390 & overall employee size over 10,000.
In 1999, Nine West was acquired by Jones Apparel Group.Source: Nine West - Wikipedia