Marc Joseph NY, a casual footwear company born in Brooklyn to a father and his native New Yorker son in 2006, is expanding from its manufacturing base and New York and web-based business into retail sales in New Jersey. The company prides itself on its traditional business values: trendy styles in casual footwear with an emphasis on quality and comfort in moccasins, loafers, boots, booties, wedges and sandals for men and women.
Marc Antebi, a successful entrepreneur with more than 30 years in global business ventures that ranged from manufacturing day to day products to closing deals with CEO’s of Fortune 100 companies, and his son, Joseph, the company’s creative director, provide a unique look and quality shoe for casual and business attire markets. In addition to the classics, they offer classics on steroids...in funky new color combos, in animal prints, and other patterns.
The shoes can be found in Nordstrom’s and Macy’s and boutiques in Bergen County. The duo recently opened a boutique on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, which features the company’s limited edition styles and their full line of footwear. Their loyal customers span the globe. From U.S. and Canada to the UK, Switzerland and Spain, Israel to Dubai, and Japan, there is hardly a place on the map where someone is not wearing a Marc Joseph NY shoe!
The Marc Joseph NY brand is most famous for its driving moccasins, unmatched in design quality, comfort and fit. Creative director Joseph incorporates personality and character into every design. The use of his vast selection of exotic colors, textures and skins, is attracts the Marc Joseph NY customer. “My goal is to design shoes that are most unique however, practical in every sense. I put much effort making sure the comfort and fit are perfect.”
Every pair of shoes is made by Brazilian artisans who have a sharp eye for detail. Crafted from the finest leathers and other materials, with top of the line gel pad inserts, each and every pair of Marc Joseph NY footwear is hand finished.
Despite the heady charms of high fashion, this dynamic duo hasn’t forgotten their roots, and continue to embrace Jewish tradition and values. They are very much a family brand, with most of their staff comprised of extended family members. Says Joseph, “An advantage we have, is that everyone shares similar values, ideas, and strives for company growth as if it was their own.
Marc says, “For me, Marc Joseph is by far the most exciting for its growth and potential which comes from pleasing the end-user. This is also a family business—and with my sons handling the day-to-day affairs, it gives me great pleasure to see our family brand growing and expanding every year.”
Since the day they opened, ten percent of profits are given to tzedakah, and with a thriving business, they have, thanks to God and hard work, been able to increase their donations on an annual basis.
By Jeanette Friedman