The Black Suede Studio Group initially launched in 2016 as a private label division, offering competitive full-service solutions to major brands across North America. As a response to the void in the market for Black Suede Studio’s offering and the strong demand for high-quality shoes at a mid-range price point, the Black Suede Studio brand launched in 2018.
They say great shoes can take you great places: Black Suede Studio’s styles are designed to take you everywhere, in every stage of life. With ultra-wearable silhouettes and on-trend detailing, our curated selection of boots and shoes are developed with “the woman on the go” in mind. From the boardroom to the bar scene, our shoes work overtime (while making time for after-hours play!). We are all about versatility, supreme quality, and empowering you to enjoy our shoes from a.m. to p.m.
Founder & CEO
To say that Kris knows the fashion business is an understatement. After living in China for 3 years, he gained a strong understanding of the sourcing, distribution and supply chain management required to execute flawless product delivery strategies for global customers.
For the past ten years, Kris has been elevating the efficiency of operations with Glam & Glitter, a leading distributor in fashion jewelry and accessories. His latest creation, Black Suede Studio, is the result of a keen sense for business development and recognizing opportunities in the marketplace. With Kris at the helm driving operations and product sourcing, Black Suede Studio delivers high-quality, high-style footwear at competitive prices to style-savvy ladies right here, on the online boutique, as well as in stockists across North America.
Co-Founder & VP of Merchandising
With close to 20 years of experience in the industry, Anne-Marie has fashion in her blood. As a product developer for the ALDO Group, she built footwear collections for all corporate and international stores. Armed with her sharp sense of fashion trends and consumer behaviour, she garnered the reputation of a shoe expert who consistently delivers top sellers each season.
After an illustrious career at ALDO, she decided to follow her entrepreneurial instincts and co-founded Black Suede Studio. Anne-Marie’s sharp vision when it comes to trends, obsession with fashion, and two decades of footwear experience have fueled the Black Suede Studio brand. When Anne-Marie isn’t designing and developing on-trend footwear, she loves spending time with her family and super stylish two kids.