Raju Vuppalapati is chief executive of Australian apparel company R.M.Williams. Specialising in boots, the retailer has taken its outback chic around the globe. We asked Vuppalapati about R.M.Williams’ plans for New Zealand.
While everyone’s concentrating on the imminent arrival of H&M and Zara, some smaller international labels have quietly shown up recently. Footwear retailer Dune London and skincare company Aesop are now celebrating their first Kiwi footprint.
Number One Shoes and Hannahs jointly make up around 25 percent of New Zealand’s footwear market. After operating the brands independently for more than a decade, listed investor Hellaby Holdings Ltd has now undertaken a restructure of its footwear division in search of greater synergy.
Reality television star Chrystal Chenery is dipping her toes into retail as brand ambassador of Christchurch roof tiler Dee Wilson’s thigh-high boots label, Bozzy Boots. After a fruitless two-year search for a similar product, Wilson has launched what looks to be the next big footwear
Can you imagine being a woman who can only find mens shoes in her size? That was the reality for Staavias founder Gustavia Liu who would regularly wear jandals to work due to the gap in the market for women with size 10 feet and
It’s an unfortunate truth that in the fashion world, the colour “nude” usually means “beige”. So, when cult shoe label Louboutin introduced its ‘Nudes Collection’ of five different shades inspired by more diverse skin colours in 2013, it was accepted around the world with a
Brooks Sports is a US retailer based in Seattle which sells products aimed at runners. The 436 square metre headquarters and flagship space it has recently opened is designed to be an extension of an outdoor running trail, and boasts features such as a ‘guru
US customs staff seized 274 pairs of high-end Malano Blahnik shoes at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York because the shoes were made using skin from an endangered species of snake.
Premium footwear retailer Scarpa has opened up a new store in Auckland’s luxury brand precinct in Queens Arcade, joining brands like Gucci and Dior. The company and its designers, property, design and research agency RCG, say they've come together to create a luxury oasis.