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Company History

  • Charles David launches in the US

    Charles David launches in the US

    Charles Malka begins wholesaling Charles David shoes in the U.S.

  • First Charles David boutique

    First Charles David boutique

    Charles David opens their first U.S. boutique on trendy Melrose Avenue.

  • First Campaign Shoot

    First Campaign Shoot

    Spring Summer 1989 marks the first ad campaign for Charles David.

  • Award winning advertising campaign

    Award winning advertising campaign

    Fall Winter 1991 marks the year that Charles David won an ADAGE award for best creative direction. Campaign also features the "Canne Canne" boot which was a top seller.

  • Shoe Designer of the Year

    Shoe Designer of the Year

    Nathalie Marciano was named Shoe Designer of the Year by Footwear News.

  • S/S 1996 Ad Campaign

    S/S 1996 Ad Campaign

    One of our most controversial ad campaign due to the nature of the models bodies, lack of clothing and posing.

  • The Falls and Garden State opening

    The Falls and Garden State opening

    Charles David adds two more boutiques to their roster, The Falls in Miami and Garden State Plaza in New Jersey.

  • Chicago store opening

    Chicago store opening

    Charles David opens a boutique in Chicago at 900 Michigan Avenue Mall.

  • F/W 2001 ad campaign

    F/W 2001 ad campaign

    Renowned photographer Mathew Rolston shoots the campaign known to this day as "the equestrian campaign".

  • Millennia

    Millennia

    Opening of our fourth boutique in Florida at the Mall of Millennia.

  • Charles by Charles David collection launches

    Charles by Charles David collection launches

    Diffusion line of Charles David is launched!

  • S/S 2006 ad campaign

    S/S 2006 ad campaign

    One of the most beautiful Charles David campaigns featuring model Lily Aldridge.

  • 20 Year Anniversary

    20 Year Anniversary

    Charles David celebrates their 20 year anniversary with The 20th Anniversary shoe collection inspired by best sellers throughout the years.

  • Dress for Success

    Dress for Success

    Partnership with charity Dress for Success with month long in-store shoe donation program.

  • Made In Italy collection launch

    Made In Italy collection launch

    A hugely popular collection of rugged boots and booties all Made in Italy.

  • Breast Cancer Charities of America

    Breast Cancer Charities of America

    Charles David partners with Breast Cancer Charities of America with the design of the Charles by Charles David "Pure" pump with pink soles and lining. 20% of all proceeds from the sale of the pump going towards the cause.

  • Launch of E-commerce

    Launch of E-commerce

    Charles David launches E-commerce.