Sigerson Morrison Founders Leave the Company

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Sigerson Morrison founders Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison

Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison, who founded the Sigerson Morrison footwear company in 1991—and its lower-priced offshoot, Belle Sigerson Morrison, in 2004—have parted ways with the company.

The brand is owned by Marc Fisher Footwear. Though Marc Fisher acquired the company in 2006, the founders stayed on board as creative and design directors.

“We wish Kari and Miranda the best on their future endeavors,” Susan Itzkowitz, president of the Fisher Sigerson Morrison company, said in a statement.

“We are excited as we begin a new chapter with the Sigerson Morrison and Belle brands,” she continued. “We look to stay true to the spirit of Sigerson Morrison with influential and innovative design. As for Belle, we see huge potential with the brand in terms of design, sales and marketing.”

The reason for the split has not been disclosed by either side, though Sigerson and Morrison are reportedly pursuing new business opportunities. No successors have been named, but Fisher Sigerson Morrison’s statement says the in-house design team will take on design responsibilities for both brands.

Sigerson Morrison operates four stand-alone stores in New York, California, and Paris, as well as two stand-alone Belle stores. The brand is carried at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, and select boutiques across the country.