Exciting news! Our partner Skechers has been named Kids’ Brand of the Year at the Drapers Footwear Awards 2023. This prestigious recognition highlights the brand's quality and relevance across all sectors, praising its innovation and dynamic business approach.
Richard Parker, Managing Director of Skechers UK & Ireland, expressed his excitement, stating, 'Winning the Drapers Kids’ Brand of the Year award truly reflects the growth of this category, especially with our popular light-up collections and styles that pay homage to our best-selling adult technologies. Skechers Hands Free Slip-ins have revolutionized the way kids interact with footwear, and parents choose Skechers not only for our innovative and comfortable styles, but also for their convenience and value.'
David Weinberg, COO of Skechers, added, 'For over 25 years, Skechers has been providing children with comfortable footwear. Our collection has evolved to include innovative light-up features, eye-catching designs with sparkles and lightweight materials perfect for active play. From school to sports, Skechers offers styles for every part of the day, and this award recognizes that we are a brand parents trust and kids love to wear, both in the UK and worldwide.'
In previous years, Skechers had been recognized by Drapers as ‘Women's Brand of the Year’ in 2019 and 2020, and as ‘Men's Brand of the Year’ in 2021 and 2022. Drapers Magazine is the leading title offering unparalleled access to the UK fashion market; the Drapers Footwear Awards are the most respected and prestigious in the footwear retail industry.
Congratulations to Skechers on this well deserved achievement! Here's to continued success in the future!
Duty Free Dynamics is proud to represent Skechers for distribution throughout the travel retail channel in Latin America and Caribbean.
For additional information or inquiries about Skechers, please contact Tatiana Pinto, DFD’s Footwear Category Manager at [email protected]
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