A pioneer of the 20th century footwear industry and co-founder of Nine West, Vince Camuto (1936-2015) is credited with revolutionizing America’s affordable fashion footwear market. In 2001, Camuto founded Camuto Group as a retail resource for the design, development and distribution of women’s fashion footwear. Over the next 14 years he diversified the company, acquired licenses and partners, introduced brands and built Camuto Group into a global business.
Vince Camuto’s eponymous footwear line, launched in 2005, was Camuto Group’s first brand. In spring 2012, Camuto introduced VC Signature Vince Camuto, a collection of luxury shoes and handbags. Fall of 2012 saw the launch of Two By Vince Camuto, an elevated take on laid-back sportswear. Louise et Cie, a cultivated accessories collection designed by Louise Camuto, made its debut in 2013. The Vince Camuto Men’s lifestyle brand was introduced in fall 2013. Today the brands comprise over 30 categories, including footwear, sportswear, dresses, handbags, jewelry, swimwear, fragrance and menswear.