As part of a trading-up process, Payless Shoe Source, the U.S. budget footwear retail chain, introduced a fashion line of shoes designed by Laura Poretzky during the recent New York Fashion Week. The collection is called Abaete for Payless and is geared to complement the Abaete Fall/Winter ’06 apparel collection. Matt Rubel, who recently became chief executive of Payless, says the Abaete for Payless line is aimed at bringing fashion and fun to the consumer. The footwear will be available exclusively at Payless stores and Payless.com this Fall. Separately, the discount-oriented U.S. retailer plans to open a second product replenishment facility in the summer of 2007 to supply stores west of the Rocky Mountains. The current facility in Topeka will supply all stores east of the Rockies. The new facility will shorten delivery times and support future growth, the company said.