Giuseppe Zanotti for Sale!


… and not in the manner that you’ve become accustomed to. We aren’t talking shoes here, people.

Giuseppe Zanotti is the latest brand up for sale. The Italian footwear house’s owner, Vincini SpA, is in talks with an investment bank in order to “examine strategic options that may lead to a sale in 2014,” Bloomberg reported. Women’s Wear Daily is reporting that LVMH is also a possible buyer, which makes sense considering their acquisition, Nicolas Kirkwood.

Adding another shoe brand wouldn’t be a bad investment, especially one worth $412 million that’s loved by fashion’s bold faced names and celebrities like Thakoon, Proenza Schouler and Balmain.

Oh, and then there’s the collaboration with Kanye West—which may never happen again if Zanotti is sold to LVMH and the rapper continues to bad mouth their crown jewel, Louis Vuitton.

Time will tell, we suppose.