Charles David of California
When Charles David first brought European shoes to the American market in 1987 as a wholesale distributor, the impact on the fashion world was immediate: The company was quickly recognized as a leader in womens footwear. Just a year later, the first Charles David retail store opened on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, and became an instant hot-spot for fashion-conscious, trend-setting clientele. With astounding success and growth every since, Charles David today is a global company with three internationally recognized footwear lines, expansion into the Hong Kong, Singapore and London and 26 retail stores in the U.S. Charles David has also developed a powerful wholesale division, selling the lines to all major department stores and specialty stores throughout America.Despite its size, Charles David is a family-owned business that controls all aspects of the shoe brand: Design, retail, advertising, marketing, public relations, operations and distribution are all managed in-house.But the essence of the companys success, according to CEO and President Charles Malka, is the beauty, style, comfort and quality of Charles David shoes. Through effective marketing strategies, this has been consistently communicated to consumers. For our customer, shoes are not just an accessory, they are a major component to her everyday style, Malka says.Charles David retail stores showcase the companys three lines Charles David, Charles by Charles David and select styles from the collection of the recently launched Exchange by Charles David. All are created by the in-house design team and manufactured in Spain, Italy and Asia. Some styles are showcased in stores one full season before being introduced to the wholesale division. Store personnel are instructed to test the newest styles and to identify trends in consumers choices, thus providing valuable information for wholesale buyers.
Charles DavidThe core line of the company brand, Charles David is for the woman who lusts after the most stylish, sophisticated footwear with European influences and craftsmanship. Made with high quality leathers, soft satins and precious jewel details, this line is favored by loyal customers and celebrities around the world. Each season the ultra-feminine, fashion-forward styles are available in both Charles David retail stores and select department and specialty stores nationwide. Prices range from approximately $165-$400.
Charles by Charles DavidLaunched in January 2004, the Charles by Charles David line is designed for the woman who demands fashion and style at an appealing price. The variety of stylespumps, kitten heels, evening sandals, wedges and bootsmake this a versatile line of shoes ideal a casual weekend, a night out or a boardroom business meeting. Unique fabrications and constructions such as padded insoles and flex sole bottoms make them especially comfortable. Charles by Charles David is available in Charles David retail stores as well as select department and specialty stores nationwide. Prices range from approximately $98-$300.
Exchange by Charles DavidInspired by the runways of Europe and trendsetters around the globe, this exciting new footwear line meets the needs of the most dedicated fashionista. Exchange by Charles David made its debut in Spring 2005 at select department stores and specialty stores. Its international design team mixes materials and details such as canvas and embroidery, with unexpected, vibrant colors to create a fresh, fun signature look that is exclusive to this brand. Prices range from approximately $85-$250
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