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17-12-2011 | Rsb Children's shoes Wholesale

Company Profile Interview 
 
Tell us about your company history. What’s the story behind the brand? 
Danco Footwear importers, exporters and wholesalers of Rsb brand children’s shoes have been in the Footwear business since 1992.  A family owned business we began  trading in Shoreditch which in those days  dating in the early part of the 20th Century was the main Shoe wholesale Area in London, Customers from all over the world would come to our Cash and Carry and purchase in bulk quantities ladies court shoes, sandals, slippers, shoes and handbags and export to Nigeria, Ghana and other African Countries. Many Other clothing and shoe industries thrived and business flourished in Shoreditch and Whitechapel.Gradually the company established its own brand of Rsb ® Children’s footwear which has grown substantially in the past 10 years specializing in all kinds of Children’s footwear, Summer sandals, Back to school shoes, Fashion boots with urban inspired designs for both girls and boys with sizes ranging from European sizes 18-38. 

Do you have a brand philosophy?
Our main brand is Rsb for Children’s Footwear. Our She’s Best and Da Vinci brands are mainly for our exclusive designs of matching shoes and Handbag sets and Men’s Leather shoes which are all Made in Spain .     

Where are you based and where do you manufacture?
We have a showroom and Cash and Carry in Shoreditch and a new Purpose built showroom, warehouse and distribution centre in Park Royal London NW10. Our shoes are designed in the UK and sourced in the Fareast and Europe. We travel to Spain, Italy, and Fareast to source all our products.  We attend trade fairs in Micam, Riva and GDS Dusseldorf to keep up with all the latest fashion trends.  

How many people do you have working for you? Do you have a high turnover of staff?
We have Two Loyal staffs who have been with us for over twelve years and four Agents selling throughout the UK to the Independents and Multiples. We also employ casual labour to help with deliveries. 

How do you market your product(s)?
We advertise in magazines Footwear Today, Cwb magazine, online web esources, Wholesalers Directory. We also exhibit regularly at the NEC Moda Footwear show and the Blackpool show at times.

What’s selling well?
Everything sells as we cater for a wide range Wholesale Rsb Kids shoes for Girls and Boys from winter boots, Girls Party Shoes, Wholesale Summer Sandals, School shoes, Christening shoes espadrilles and much more. Our footwear range caters for fashion conscious girls and boys looking for en-trend styles at competitive prices. We work on affordable prices and quality merchandise to meet the needs of our customers so they are able to sell keenly during the difficult economic climate.

What sort of Retailers do you supply?
Our customers are mainly Independent retailers, Wholesalers, and market traders. We also export a lot of shoes to, Europe, USA and African Countries.  We also have a showroom in Park Royal where we carry a range of Samples and New developments serving the Multiples on a MTO basis. Over the years we have a built a wide Customer base and expanded further with our Agents selling in the UK. 

And, the next step? Any plans for the future, new lines, technologies etc?
Trade is tough at the moment but we are determined and will continue to build on our brands and establish wholesale footwear business around the world and keep prices low. We have also developed our website www.dancofootwear.com where customers can view our footwear collections and special promotions. We are also working on developing our presence on social networking sites. Our developers and designers are working on a fantastic range of Boys & Girls Boots for winter 2012 which will be showcased at Moda NEC from19-21 February to pre-order or on an MTO basis.

How does the trade contact you?
Office and Wholesale Cash and Carry
124 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6JE
Tel:  +44 207 613 5076 / 020 7613 5529
Fax: +44 207 613 5078
 
Warehouse
10 Chase Road
Park Royal
London NW10 6QD
Tel: +44 (0) 208 961 6222 / 0208 961 9111
Email: info@dancofootwear.com
Website: http://www.dancofootwear.com

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