~Our focus is to help footwear brands achieve their full potential in the Quebec market~
Agence Marini (Agence Walter M. Sophie Inc) is a sales agency based in Montreal, servicing primarily the footwear industry in Quebec. We represent leading Canadian brands in women's, men's, and children's footwear, including comfort, outdoor, fashion, utility and industrial products. We service all the major footwear retailers throughout the province of Quebec, including major retail chains as well as established independents.
Agence Walter M Sophie Inc. was established in 1987 by the late Walter Marini, who passionately worked to forge long-lasting relationships with his clients as well as the brands he represented. Walter greatly valued these relationships which in turn became the foundation of what we are today. Since 2007, his legacy lives on through his wife Sophie and daughter Christina who continue to grow the agency with the fundamental values that Walter set at the roots – building and maintaining strong customer relationships.
Today, our philosophy is to maintain our core values of nurturing relationships and aligning the brands' goals with the clients' needs. As part of our commitment to professionalism, we strive to use the latest tools to stay connected and adapt to the rapidly changing market.
What We Do
Attend footwear trade shows to present new season collections to buyers & retailers in Quebec
Conduct information clinics on products for retail staff and management
Develop market feedback & competitor analysis reports
Manage sales operations