Designer Brands is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. Our business segments include world-class design and sourcing operations, a robust wholesaling business, and more than 1,000 points of distribution.
Peter S. Cobb co-founded eBags in 1998, which grew to become the largest e-commerce website for luggage, handbags, backpacks and travel products, and was subsequently acquired by travel leader Samsonite in 2017. Mr. Cobb also founded 6pm.com, a full-scale e-commerce platform selling footwear and accessories in 2003, which Zappos.com acquired in 2007. Mr. Cobb previously served on the Board of Directors of eBags. Prior to co-founding eBags, Mr. Cobb served held leadership positions at Samsonite and Ben Hogan Golf. Mr. Cobb currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation, and was previously Chairman of the Board of Shop.org and the Travel Goods Association.