About Nine West
Nine West was founded in 1978 by Jerome Fisher and Vince Camuto, after their wholesale shoe business Fisher Camuto Corporation was incorporated. Nine West was one of the first companies to utilize the expertise in leather and shoemaking in Brazil. By 1979, Camuto and Fisher had already sold over 1 million pairs of shoes.
In 1983, the first Nine West branded retail store was opened in Stamford, Connecticut while international expansion began with the opening of the Hong Kong location in 1994.
In 1986, Nine West launched its first national ad campaign.
After the launch of handbags in 1995, Nine West had since expanded to dresses, suits and kids footwear. Through licensing agreements, it also offers eyewear, sunglasses, legwear, outerwear, belts, hats, cold weather accessories, scarves, wraps, bags and luggage.