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September 3, 2012

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How To Become A Shoe Designer Part 2: The Retail Experience

When I graduated university I was working for Nordstrom, at the flagship store in Downtown Seattle, where all of the buyers and corporate offices were located. As part of my 5 year plan, I told myself that despite having a bachelorís degree in Entrepreneurship, I would stay working in the retail industry serving others, so that I could do two things: 1. Comprehend the minds of consumers and why they purchase & 2. Network with […]

June 27, 2011

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Nordstrom Shoe Buyer Interview

Do you ever wonder why the hell a certain shoe brand is gracing the presence of the shelves of a large department store such as Nordstrom or Bloomingdales. Or even asked yourself why some brand that you wish was, actually isn’t and probably won’t be? Well, I have, as I used to work for a large department store and constantly asked myself, ‘why are we selling this, and why aren’t we selling these other great […]

March 4, 2010

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The Best Shoe Store In America

Its rare these days that you find a store that sells strictly men’s shoes, especially one that revolves mostly around dressier shoes. This is the case, however, for Leffot in Manhattan, NY. (On the website it claims to also carry women’s shoes, as of 2009, yet I have never seen any on the website’s blog nor when I went in?) Having opened in May of 2008, Mr. Steven Taffel, the owner, wanted to create a […]