Columbus, Ohio - The Affiliated Business Group (ABG), a division of DSW Inc., will exclusively supply the footwear departments of all U.S. Loehmann’s stores and the loehmanns.com e-commerce site. The initial rollout of the news arrangement is expected to commence in a few stores starting December, 013 with the balance of the chain and e-commerce launching in the first quarter of 2014. ABG will plan, procure, and deliver the entire women's and men's footwear inventory, while Loehmann’s will provide staffing for the shoe departments.
"We are thrilled with our partnership with ABG,” said Loehmann’s CEO Steven Newman. “Through their association with DSW Inc., ABG's expertise in creating a compelling assortment in footwear at everyday value will elevate our product offering to our savvy fashion conscious customers who already find great designers at amazing prices at our Loehmann’s stores as well as our website."
“We look forward to partnering with Loehmann’s,” said Mike MacDonald, president and CEO of DSW Inc. “Our broad supplier base, product knowledge and retail capability will support Loehmann’s brand positioning objectives. We are confident our partnership will bring our expertise and passion for footwear to Loehmann’s customers."
"We are very pleased to partner with Steven and the Loehmann’s team,” said Affiliated Business Group's senior VP and GM Christopher Lanning. “We are committed to customizing a fashion footwear assortment and shopping experience that will meet the footwear needs and desires of Loehmann’s customers.”