Steve Madden Announces Participation In Upcoming Conferences

Steve Madden (Nasdaq: SHOO) today announced that the Company will present at the 13 th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference held at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, CA and the Citi 2012 Global Consumer Conference held at The New York Palace in New York, NY.

The 13 th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. The Citi 2012 Global Consumer Conference presentation is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 8:15 am Eastern Standard Time. Edward Rosenfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will host the presentations.

The audio portion of the presentations will be webcast live over the internet and can be accessed by logging onto under the Investor Relations section. An online archive will be available for a period of 90 days following the presentations.

About Steve Madden

Steve Madden designs, sources and markets fashion-forward footwear and accessories for women, men and children. In addition to marketing products under its owned brands including Steve Madden, Steven by Steve Madden, Madden Girl, Stevies, Betsey Johnson, Betseyville, Report, Report Signature, R2 by Report, Big Buddha, Wild Pair and Cejon, the Company is the licensee of various brands, including Olsenboye for footwear, handbags and belts, Elizabeth and James, Superga, l.e.i. and GLO for footwear and Daisy Fuentes for handbags. The Company also designs and sources products under private label brand names for various retailers. The Company's wholesale distribution includes department stores, specialty stores, luxury retailers, national chains and mass merchants. The Company also operates 90 retail stores (including the Company's online store). The Company licenses certain of its brands to third parties for the marketing and sale of certain products, including for ready-to-wear, outerwear, intimate apparel, eyewear, hosiery, jewelry, fragrance, luggage and bedding and bath products.

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