UPDATE: As of July 2010, the famed Buster Brown Shoes sign has been removed, restored, and displayed in an Austin St office, with our intervention.
Company name changed to Brown Shoe Company.
1999Company changes its name back to Brown Shoe Company.
1999Buster Brown & Co. is established as the Kids' Division of Brown Shoe.
1999Naturalizer revitalizes its image. New product styling is geared to a younger, more fashion-conscious woman. And naturalizer.com launches.
2000Brown Shoe acquires 26 store Mil-Mar chain and folds it into Famous Footwear.
2001Naturalizer named "Brand of The Year" by Footwear News.
2002Naturalizer celebrates 75 years.
Carlos by Carlos Santana brand launches.
2003Brown Shoe awarded “Company of the Year”
by Footwear News.
2004Buster Brown celebrates 100 years.
2005Brown Shoe acquires Bennett Footwear Group, LLC (BFG). Adds Franco Sarto, Via Spiga, and
2006Naturalizer launches Naturalizer Signature luxury women’s shoes, available online and in select store locations.
Bennett Footwear Group integrated into Brown New York.
2007Brown Shoe announced plans to open Naturalizer and Via Spiga stores in China.
Brown Shoe announced an agreement with Sam and Libby Edelman to invest in Edelman Shoe, Inc.
2008Brown Shoe launched celebrity licensed footwear brands for: country music superstar Reba McEntire (Reba), music and entertainment superstar Fergie, and style and beauty expert Gretta Monahan (Gretta).
Brown Shoe announced plans to create interconnected footwear company in St. Louis headquarters.