American footwear brand Steve Madden Ltd. announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with juniors’ brand Candies, Inc, to design, manufacture and distribute Candie’s branded footwear for women and children. The long-term agreement will give Steve Madden exclusive worldwide distribution rights for Candie’s footwear.

Candie’s, a well-known US juniors’ brand, was founded in 1978 by Neil Cole, the brother of legendary footwear and apparel designer Kenneth Cole. Steve Madden will operate the Candie’s line as a separate division. The company is also the footwear licensee for American juniors’ brand l.e.i.
(From PR Newswire)