Partnering with the Affiliated Business Group

As a division of Designer Brands, the Affiliated Business Group (ABG) partners with multi-category and multi-channel retailers to develop strategies and business models for seamless, on-brand shoe assortments. That means getting to know your business individually and using our expertise and vendor relationships to balance the desires of your brand with the needs of your customer.


How you can work with us

Here are a few of the ways you can work with us—and they're only the beginning. 

Leased Business: turn-key buying, MP&A, and field operations capabilities
Line Building: develop assortments unique to your targeted consumer and brand positioning
Inventory Management: vast vendor relationships, world-class sourcing capabilities
Concept Development: shops-in-shops, in-line store, private label development

What you get when you work with us

  • Access to over 400 brands in a national and private assortment
  • Private Label capabilities
  • Unique and relevant assortments
  • Access to vast vendor relationships
  • Product curated by ABG
  • Inventory owned and managed by ABG
  • A variety of partnership options and profitable business models
  • Increased customer loyalty and profits
  • Low cost, low risk, high return solutions

Who we're already partnering with:

Contact Information

For general assistance concerning Partnership, contact:


Phone: 614.872.1051