No trip to London would be complete without a little shopping. If you love shoes, why not pay a visit to one of the best shoe shops in London?
Camper shoes for men, women and children are fashionable, funky and fun. Chunky soles and cheerful colours feature heavily, alongside stylish takes on more conventional design ideas.
Price range: £80 – £150
Where to shop: See the full range at 409 Oxford St W1C 2PD
When to shop: M,W,F, Sat – 10.00 – 20.00 Th 10.00 – 21.00
Personal pick: DAMAS, a chunky wedge sandal with fine straps in cobalt, sky blue and nude £125
2. Tracey Neuls
Tracey has won wide-spread acclaim for her designs since she won London Fashion Week’s New Generation Prize in 2000. Tracey’s shoes have been described as “sculpture for feet,” “sexy and comfortable” and “like much loved pets.” A fabulous fusion of design flair, innovative shapes, textures and colours, they are a delight for the eyes as well as the feet.
Price range: £150 – £250
Where to shop: 73 Redchurch Street E2 7DJ
When to shop: Tues – Sun 11.00 – 18.00 Mon Closed
Where to shop: 29 Marylebone Lane W1U 2NQ
When to shop: M – F 11.00 – 18.00 Sat 12.00 – 18.00 Sun 12.00 – 17.00
Personal pick: DIAZ, asymmetrical cut-out leather shoe with cute sculpted, curvy rubber heel £220
3. KK Studio, formerly Kate Kuba
KK Studio is now home to award winning Kate Kuba’s eponymous collection and her Phio Myo and Ground 33 ranges, as well as other leading brands. KK Studio prides itself on “High quality footwear, fashion and craftsmanship,” and is an Aladdin’s cave of killer heels, nifty ankle boots, court shoes and gorgeous sandals.
Price range: £120 – £400
Where to shop: 71 Muswell Hill Broadway N10 3HA
When to shop: M – Sat 9.30 – 17.30 Sun 12.00 – 17.00
Where to shop: 40 St Molton Street W1K 5RW
When to shop: M,T,W & F 11.00 – 19.00 Th & Sat 11.00 – 20.00 Sun 12.00 – 18.00
Personal pick: BROOKLYN PUMP, a sassy, zippy, strappy, multi-buckled, 10cm- heeled declaration of stylish intent £195
4. Christian Louboutin
Christina Aguilera, Joan Collins, Jennifer Lopez and Tina Turner are big fans of Christian Louboutin’s designs. Royalty, celebrities and Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City all love his creations, which he says are designed to make women feel confident and empowered
Regularly voted the worlds most prestigious and sexiest shoes, Louboutin’s high rise, top end, red-soled foot porn is available from Selfridges in Oxford Street, as well as in Louboutin’s two London stores.
Price range: £300+
Where to shop: 17 Mount Street W1K2RJ and 23 Motcomb Street SW1X 8LB
When to shop: M – Sat 10.00 – 18.30 Sun 12.00 – 18.00
Personal pick: DECOUPADIVA sandal in white snakeskin with floral laser cut detailing and sculpted mirage 12cm heel £1,295
5. Oliver Sweeney
One for the men! Oliver Sweeney are proud of their beautifully crafted modern take on stylish traditional men’s shoes. Formal shoes, brogues and boots and trainers all get the British design, Italian craftsmanship treatment. Using their anatomical last, a clever model foot that mimics the movement as well as the shape of the foot, the company produces a wide range of footwear that compromises neither on comfort, nor on style.
David Beckham, Brad Pitt and the 2003 World Cup winning England Rugby Team have all fallen under the Oliver Sweeney spell.
Price range: £200 – £400
Where to shop: 10 Henrietta St, Covent Garden WC2 8PS
When to shop: M,T,W,F, Sat 10.00 – 19.00 Th 10.00 – 20.00 Sun 12.00 – 18.00
Personal pick: GHIRRI, a wholecut, double monk shoe, cut from one piece of leather and featuring a double buckle fastening.