Edelman and his wife Libby made quite a name for themselves in the 1980s and ’90s, creating ballet flats under the name Sam & Libby. While the line was popular, it didn’t have runaway success, so they walked away and focused on other ventures. Now Edelman is again gaining recognition for his contemporary shoes and favorable prices.
The Sam Edelman collection will include sweaters, tops, pants, dresses and jackets in women’s, juniors and girls’ sizes. The brand is looking beyond apparel, too. Licensing agreements for outerwear, jewelry and handbags are planned in the near future. And if clothes and accessories are as popular as Sam Edelman footwear, you can expect to see beauty, lingerie, fragrance and home items with the Sam Edelman name.