Steve Madden founded his company of the same name in 1990 when he started designing shoes in his factory in Queens. A year later, the brand introduced a new version of eye-popping platform shoes that became one of the brand's most successful women's shoes. In addition to women's ... Read More shoes, Steven Madden sells handbags, accessories, and shoes for men. The Madden Girl collection in the brand is aimed at shoppers on a budget. The Steve by Steve Madden line targets high-end consumers, with luxurious, trendy shoes -- heels, wedges, platforms, and stilettos -- for special occasions. Steve Madden also carries a collection of men's shoes that cost less than $100, for stylish footwear at a relatively affordable price.