In Love With Bottines


We’ve always had a little crush on small, traditional shoe factories producing the highest quality footwear. In “Bottines” we found true craftsmanship mixed with timeless and elegant design. What else could a real shoe lover ask for? The small scale factory where the boots are made today was founded in 1958, in a town between Nîmes [...]

Barker Black’s Secret


  Barker Black is a British luxury footwear brand specializing in bench-made shoes for men. The Barker Black line is a subset of the English Shoe company Barker, which was founded in 1880 by Arthur Black. Launched in 2005 by creative director, Derrick Miller, the Barker Black brand quickly gained the attention of the fashion [...]

Twins for Peace

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You might have nailed it in the style department, but how are you on substance? Lacking? Ok, maybe it’s just me. But luckily for my conscience, doing something good (for a change) can be placed firmly on the agenda — all I have to do is shop. Twins for Peace, a Paris-based shoe retailer, came [...]

The Old Curiosity Shop


I am a New Yorker with a horrible secret. I think London’s the greatest city in the world. I love it so much, I want to marry it. It’s charming, yet cool. It’s historical but it never bores me. It’s a magic place where people fly around using only umbrellas and everyone’s a writer and [...]

Meet Armando Cabral


  Model turned shoe designer Armando Cabral launched his own shoe line in 2009.  Here, Armando talks to us about his life long passion for shoes.