French footwear importer Royer Group and shoe distributor Dyag have joined forces to buy the French operations of the Charles Jourdan brand.

The two companies are to create a common subsidiary provisionally called "Jourdan 1921", according to court filings emailed to just-style.

Charles Jourdan went into administration in September 2007 for the second time in just over two years.

The luxury shoe brand has been in compulsory liquidation since December 2007, according to the filings.

The Jourdan 1921 project will open a new workshop in Romans sur Isère and the brand's existing manufacturing equipment will be transferred there. Local company Yann Bastien will manage the facility.

"The rebirth of the brand will be possible thanks to the creation of new collection and to the restructuring of distribution networks," the new company said.