Mar 29, 2024 - Business

Chicago's Marc Nolan shoe brand expands into women's footwear

Back of person in jeans holding white and red oxford shoes.

Photo courtesy of Marc Nolan

A West Loop-based men's shoe company is launching a women's line today.

The big picture: Marc Nolan, which started in 2018 and opened a Sangamon Street location two years ago, has grown increasingly popular for marrying style and comfort.

Case in point: Oscar winner Robert Downey Jr., who sported the brand's boots on the Red Carpet this awards season.

Flashback: Marc Nolan founder Sebastian Malczewski says he first became interested in fashion from his grandmother and mother growing up in Poland.

  • He moved to the U.S. about 20 years ago, and his mentor, Marc, helped him get a job in a shoe store, where he learned more about style and quality.
Black patent leather loafers with a chunky sole.
Photo courtesy of Marc Nolan

What to expect: More than 20 new styles similar to the men's loafers with thick, lightweight soles, plus flair to oxfords and boots.

  • Styles include red, patent leather snakeskin loafers, and multicolored, striped lace-up oxfords.
  • Prices range from $135-$170.
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