Skechers opens new store in Westfield Stratford
The new retail location is located on the first floor, in between skateboard shoe brand Vans and footwear retailer Foot Locker. The footwear chain also has a shop in Westfield London, as well as five more located across London.
Skechers is an American company with headquarters in Manhattan Beach, California. Founded in 1992, it has grown to be the third largest athletic footwear brand in the United States, selling lifestyle and performance footwear for men, women and kids as well apparel and accessories.
The company has a global store portfolio of 4,170 across more than 170 countries. More recently Skechers also announced its entry to the metaverse, becoming the first brand to sign a lease in the Fashion District of Decentraland, the Ethereum-based virtual world.
Skechers recently released its financial results for the first quarter ending 31 March 2022, revealing a 26.8% sales increase to £1.4 billion. Wholesale sales growth rose by 32.7% to £954 million, compared to £749 million in 2021.