Steven Madden CEO says Q1 was 'strong' start to 2017
Edward Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO, commented, "We are pleased to have started off 2017 with a strong first quarter. The highlight was our Steve Madden Women's wholesale footwear division, where we had another quarter of outstanding growth in a challenging retail environment. Steve and his design team have created an exceptional product assortment that is enabling us to outperform the competition and take market share with our flagship brand. As we look ahead to the balance of the year, we are taking a prudent approach to planning our business in light of retail industry headwinds. That said, the strength in our core business gives us confidence that we are well-positioned to navigate the uncertain environment."