Steve Madden’s Luxurious Journey to the Top

Founder of one of the most remarkable shoe brands around the globe, today we bring you the story of Steve Madden’s luxurious journey to the top!

Steve Madden’s brilliance and hard work allowed him to live a successful career while building one of the fashion industry’s most recognized brands! With heels, clogs and au courant boots, Steve Madden, Ltd. was and is still one of the number one luxury brands when it came to women’s mid-price footwear.

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Born in 1958 in Far Rockaway, Queens, Steve Madden has both Jewish and Irish ancestry from his mother and father, respectively. He spent his developing years in adjoining Lawrence, graduating in Nassau County, from the local high school. Growing up in a family of five, since he was the youngest son out of three, Steve always had big dreams and an ever massive power of will to make them come to life.

Steve Madden's Luxurious Journey to the Top

He began by inserting himself in the fashion industry through his first job at a shoe store in 1974. In the years that followed, he always found jobs that allowed him a great training, practice and skills that would help him build a brighter future than he could ever imagine.

 

Steve Madden's Luxurious Journey to the Top

At 32 years of age, in 1990, and only $1,100, Steve Madden, Ltd was founded! With a stock of 500 of his own designed shoes, Steve started selling them to the stores in the New York City-area out of the trunk of his own car. After the company became public, he started performing as chair and chief executive until 2001, where he then resigned and became the creative and design chief, a position where his creativity would flow best, creating mesmerizing pieces!

 

Steve Madden's Luxurious Journey to the Top

With revenues reported at 1.9 billion US dollars in 2021, Steve Madden is sold around the globe and is always a top search when it comes to fashionable and well-thought luxury designed products!

 

Steve Madden's Luxurious Journey to the Top

Madden once said, ““What inspires me is what I see people wearing on the streets of the world from New York to London and beyond. I get my ideas and inspiration from pounding the pavement all over the world.” With that said, we can always count on evolved, modern, mesmerizing and functional pieces from the designer!

The brand has expanded immensely since! With pieces such as watches, jewelry, belts, clothing and handbags, Steve Madden has evolved from footwear to a lifestyle brand. Always maintaining their it characteristics, the future is looking as good as ever!

 

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