Nine West Founder, Vince Camuto, Dead at 78
Vince Camuto, the man who co-founded the behemoth shoe chain, Nine West, passed away Wednesday at 78.
WWD, the industry newspaper reported the cause of death was cancer. He was surrounded by his wife and five children at his home in Connecticut.
Camuto was considered a legend in the accessories market, a man who had the elusive Midas touch for his multiple business successes. After he sold Nine West, he went on to start another shoe company under his own name. The Vince Camuto brand generated about $1 billion in sales globally. The company had expanded in recent years into other categories including ready-to-wear and recently opened Vince Camuto shops in Canada.