- Brown Shoe Company
Brown Shoe Company nyse|BWS is a
footwearcompany that owns a variety of popular footwear brands in the United Statesand Canada. Its headquarters is located in Clayton, Missouri, a close suburb of St. Louis, Missouri.
The company was created in St. Louis and was originally named Bryan, Brown & Company after its founders George Warren Brown and Alvin Bryan. The name was changed to Brown Shoe Company in 1893. The George Warren Brown School of Social Work at
Washington University in St. Louiswas endowed in 1925 by G.W. Brown's widow.
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. is a $2.5 billion footwear company with worldwide operations. The company operates the 1000-store Famous Footwear chain. It also operates 400 Naturalizer stores in the U.S. and Canada. Brown Shoe's wholesale divisions own and market leading footwear brands including Naturalizer, Fx LaSalle(Canada), LifeStride, Connie, Buster Brown; it also markets licensed brands including Via Spiga, Franco Sarto, Etienne Aigner, Dr. Scholl's and Carlos by Carlos Santana for adults, and Barbie, Spider-Man and Bob-the-Builder character footwear for children.
Since 1904, its
mascotshave been cartoon characters Buster Brownand his dog Tige. They both appear on the company's television commercials. In the 1940s and 50s the company made a brief foray into the comic book publishing industry, producing comics Buster Brown Comics, which featured the character on the cover, but contained different adventure features, such as Robin Hood.
Brown Shoe Company Factory
* [http://www.brownshoe.com/ Brown Shoe Company]
* [http://www.comics.org/publisher_details.lasso?id=24 Database and Cover Gallery of comic books published by the Brown Shoe Company]
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