Jerome Fisher and Vince Camuto founded Nine West in 1983. Nine West is a fashion retail company that’s known for its shoes. The company was originally founded as a footwear brand, but has expanded into handbags, sunglasses, and other accessories since then. Nine West was na... Read Moremed for its founding location, which was in the Solow Building at 9 West 57th Street in New York City. Nine West opened its first retail store in 1983, and now has over 800 locations throughout the world. Jones Apparel Group acquired nine West in 1999. The Jones Group markets branded clothing and shoes, including retailers like Rachel Roy, Stuart Weitzman, and more. Nine West is also known for developing more affordable styles that are seen on the runway for mass customers. Nine West began teaming with other fashion designers in 2006, including Vivienne Westwood, Thakoon, and Sophia Kokosalaki. Nine West is known for its trendy shoes, from its sneakers, wedges, ballet flats, and more.
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