Stuart Weitzman understands that a great shoe is about more than form or function; it's about making a woman feel beautiful For over 30 years, Stuart has been committed to creating this experience. He produces over 600 styles a year, inventing new silhouettes, adapting wondrous materials and engineering the most comfortable fit.
Stuart Weitzman's trademark use of unique materials (e.g., cork, vinyl, lucite, wallpaper, and 24-karat gold), and his attention to detail, garnered him and his company a global following. His shoes are sold over 70 countries.
Weitzman's father, Seymour Weitzman, started a shoe factory in Haverhill, Massachusetts, in the late 1950s, "Seymour Shoes". Weitzman began designing shoes for his father's business in the early 1960s, when he was in his 20s. Weitzman graduated George W. Hewlett High School in 1958, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. When Seymour Weitzman died in 1965, Stuart took over the business with his older brother, Warren Weitzman. They sold the business to a company in Spain in 1972, but Stuart continued to design shoes for the company. In 1994, he bought back the business, but continues to manufacture his shoe designs in Spain.