Nine West is a fashion wholesale and retail company. Initially has been founded as a fashion footwear brand, Nine West expanded into handbags, sunglasses, leg wear, outerwear, jewelry, belts, watches, cold weather accessories, hats, scarves and wraps, and eye wear. Nine West opened its first specialty retail store in 1983 in Stamford, Connecticut. It has since become a brand located in over 800 global locations in 57 countries. The corporate headquarters are located in White Plains, New York.