Nanette Lepore Inks Footwear Deal With Vida Shoes

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The new Collection with Vida is set to launch in June at FFANY

Vida Shoes International is pleased to announce it has signed a multiyear footwear license with Bluestar Alliance to launch Nanette Lepore footwear. The exciting collection will be an affordable luxury brand with a mix of leathers, synthetics & fabrications. At sharp price points, the footwear will take inspiration from the brand’s signature feminine, whimsical and trend right style. The footwear collection will remain true to the Nanette Lepore brand DNA; to create compelling & high quality product with an eye for detail for the woman who wants to feel feminine, confident and fun. Vida will launch the collection during the FFANY June market.

"Footwear is a huge step towards the growth and expansion of the Nanette Lepore brand and we are very excited to have Vida Shoes on board," said Ralph Gindi, COO of Bluestar Alliance. "With Vida's longstanding reputation for design and execution, Vida will produce quality pieces the Nanette Lepore woman is accustomed to."

Gabe Safdeye, Vice President of Vida Shoes International said, “Nanette Lepore is a great brand that is beloved by her customers for her unique aesthetic. It is a great compliment to the brands that we currently offer at Vida Shoes & we look forward to adding a great fashion brand to the footwear market.”

About Nanette Lepore
Nanette Lepore is an American designer based in New York City. Known for her bold colors, evocative prints, and signature silhouettes, Nanette Lepore has become one of the leading names in contemporary American fashion today. More than 20 years ago, Nanette started her label in New York City’s Garment District. Inspired by her artsy bohemian childhood and passion for a good party, Nanette’s designs are adored by stylemakers and celebrity alike. Today, Nanette Lepore has grown into a powerhouse brand with shops across the US and internationally.

About Bluestar Alliance
Bluestar Alliance, LLC owns, manages and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including Catherine Malandrino®, Kensie®, English Laundry®, Larry Levine®, Joan Vass®, Harve Benard®, Kooba® and Yak Pak®. Bluestar licenses its brands to a network of best in class manufacturers and retailers both in the U.S. and internationally.

About Vida Shoes International
Since 1973, Vida Shoes International has been committed to becoming a global leader in the footwear industry. We are dedicated to designing, producing and marketing quality branded footwear using our expansive international resources. Our wealth of knowledge stems from the diversity of brands and successful products we have produced year after year.

Vida has a portfolio of brands across the women’s, men’s, & children’s footwear categories including Jambu, J-41, Unionbay, Esprit, Oshkosh, Carter’s, Kensie, Andre Assous & more.

For more information, please visit http://www.vidagroup.com or call 212.246.1900

For more information, please visit http://www.bluestaralliance.com

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Patricia Jasmin
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