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Shoe emporium Steve Madden has purchased Brian Atwood, our sister site Racked National shares. Atwood, a Joliet native, is known for his towering heel heights and luxury prices, and was formerly affiliated with Jones Group Inc.
Madden told WWD that Atwood's Midwest roots were part of what attracted him to the brand.
"Brian Atwood is a premier designer and he's also American, which I love," Madden said. "When you go to the floors at Barneys, there aren't many American designers. Brian is a Midwest boy and he's brilliant. We like that."
· Brian Atwood [Official Site]
· Steven Madden Buys Into 'Superluxury' With Brian Atwood [Racked National]