Nine West is an American fashion wholesale and retail company. Initially founded as a fashion footwear brand, Nine West expanded into handbags, sunglasses, outerwear, jewellery, accessories, hats, scarves and eyewear.
After the launch of handbags in 1995, Nine West expanded to dresses, suits and children's footwear. In 2006, Nine West began collaborating with Vivienne Westwood, Thakoon and Sophia Kokosalaki on limited edition "capsule collections". In 2009, Nine West and New Balance collaborated to develop a collection of footwear.
In July 2015, the Canadian distributor and retailer of Nine West, the Sherson Group, filed for bankruptcy protection for the Canadian locations. In April 2018, it was announced that Nine West’s U.S. business filed for bankruptcy and closed all its stores and that Nine West business would be closed for good It was also announced that the Nine West brand would be acquired by Authentic Brands Group who operate it today.