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Steve Madden


Long Island City, NY







Founded year


Retail & Consumer Goods


Mission & purpose

Steven Madden, Ltd. is globally recognized as a leading company in the fashion industry. What began as a modest $1100 investment in 1990 has developed into one of the most iconic brands in footwear. From a factory in Queens, NY, Steve Madden has revolutionized the shoe industry, merging years of experience with unique and creative designs. Inspired by rock and roll and his NY roots, SteveÔÇÖs vision to provide on-trend women and men with an outlet to express their individuality is innovative, daring, and inspiring. SteveÔÇÖs innate understanding of trends and unparalleled willpower have resulted in millions of customers worldwide, and propelled his designs to the forefront of fashion. In addition to marketing products under its own brands including Steve Madden┬«, Dolce Vita┬«, Betsey Johnson┬«, Blondo┬«, Report┬«, Brian Atwood┬«, Cejon┬«, GREATS┬«, BB Dakota┬«, Mad Love┬« and Big Buddha┬«, Steve Madden is a licensee of various brands, including Anne Klein┬«, Superga┬« and DKNY┬«. Steve Madden also designs and sources products under private label brand names for various retailers. Steve MaddenÔÇÖs wholesale distribution includes department stores, specialty stores, luxury retailers, national chains and mass merchants. Steve Madden also operates 227 retail stores (including eight Internet stores). Steve Madden licenses certain of its brands to third parties for the marketing and sale of certain products, including ready-to-wear, outerwear, eyewear, hosiery, jewelry, fragrance, luggage and bedding and bath products. With an emphasis on retail, wholesale, licensing and international business, there's a constant need for new ideas and versatility. Our environment is extremely fast paced, and requires associates to maintain a balance of energy and professionalism. Steve Madden is about fashion-forward product and great people. Our employees are energized, intelligent and passionate about our business and committed to providing excellent customer service.