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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh measures collisions and social interactions for his Downtown Project in Las Vegas, and shares why social collisions have a beneficial impact on creativity.
Laure Heriard Dubreuil, CEO and co-founder of The Webster Miami, describes her store's VIP clientele and how men's fashion is becoming more daring.
Steven Tiller, 'refounder' of Seavees, keeps with the old-fashioned idea that salespeople and shops know what's best when it comes to curating to the alpha consumer and moving product.
Douglas Bensadoun, Creative Director and Vice President of Marketing for Aldo Group Inc., stresses the importance of cross-channel marketing to account for the variety of ways customers reach purchasing decisions.
CEO of Arezzo & Co Alexandre Birman compares advertisements from the 1990s with the ads used today, and the companies move from craftsmanship to star power.
Richard A. Johnson, chief operating officer at Foot Locker, promotes multichannel marketing by offering shoppers in-store WiFi to use Foot Locker's digital app.
Bonnie Takhar and Charlotte Dellal explains how having a diverse fashion line and a story to tell helped the Charlotte Olympia brand grow quickly worldwide.
Wolverine World Wide Inc. CEO and President Blake Krueger points out the accelerating trends in global and lifestyle brands.
Ulrich Becker, president of Reebok International, believes that the global popularity of the 'fit' lifestyle will lead Reebok back to fitness brands.
Designer Nicholas Kirkwood explores the challenge of defining a signature, iconic shoe to fit his brand.
Stefani Greenfield, chief creative officer of The Jones Group, underscores how storytelling and starting a 'gang' at Nine West made a successful marketing campaign.
Matt Priest, president of Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America, explains how U.S. lawmakers are charging footwear retailers a disproportionate amount in import taxes and duties.
Shoe designer Rupert Sanderson tells how working with Karl Lagerfeld and a shout-out by Victoria Beckham on Twitter gave his brand momentum.
Designers Charline De Luca and Isa Tapia describes how rookie designers must use their instincts and stay hungry to get out ahead in the fashion industry.
Kenneth Cole, CEO of Kenneth Cole, recalls how he got involved in amfAR and AIDS charities in order to turn his business into something more socially meaningful.
Diane Sullivan, president and CEO of Brown Shoe Company, details the "It's Personal" philosophy: people don't work for companies, they work with people.