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22/05/2017

Pastel Perfection

Pastel Perfection From faded blue skies to soft Italian ice-cream, pastel shades are synonymous with the summer months. Pastel shoes are an effortless way to add a layer of feminine charm to any look or occasion, read on as we walk you through this sweet new trend. “Pull on a fabulous pair of pastel pumps to channel some Retro 50s vibes and the nostalgia of a bygone age.” Pastel shoes are a great starting point when it comes to successfully rocking the pastel trend as their laid-back hues help them... Read More

18/05/2017

In Store This May

In Store This May Find out all the latest news and events that have been happening in our stores this month. “It’s Puppy Love in York” Henry the dog from Grey’s Court York (@greyscourtyork) tweeted us this photograph of him enjoying the water bowl and doggy treats outside our York store. The treats seem to be a big hit with York’s Canine community. We’d also like to congratulate Cara from our York store who achieved a 100% rating from the stores most recent mystery shopper! Well done Cara and thank... Read More

16/05/2017

Fabulous Flats

Fabulous Flats “Simple, Stylish, Comfortable – A good pair of flat sandals are a crucial part of any woman’s summer wardrobe. Sandal styles are as varied as their wearers, so from Bohemian Vibes to Contemporary Chic you’re sure to find that perfect pair.” Metallic shoes are one of this year’s biggest trends and it is no surprise to see the trend transition to the world of sandals. The Gabor Ellis capture the metallic look perfectly adding weave detail mini-platforms and eye catching metal ring trims. Imagine taking these on an... Read More

08/05/2017
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Could Your Child Be Our Next Ad Star?

Could Your Child Be Our Next Ad Star? We’re on the hunt for a tiny model to star in our new first shoes marketing campaign. Does your child love being photographed and have that elusive star quality? If so we want to hear from you! We’re searching for an Ad Star aged between 10 and 18 months to feature in a series of marketing materials for our new First Shoes campaign. The winner will also receive free shoes for a year! “To enter, simply email us with a photograph of... Read More

05/05/2017

Hadrian’s Wall Charity Walk 2017

Hadrian’s Wall Charity Walk Last weekend, a team of 18 members of staff set out to tackle the Hadrian’s Wall Challenge in aid of youth homelessness charity Centre Point. The Challenge consisted of an 18 mile walk along the most scenic and historic section of Hadrian’s Wall. Centre Point are a charity who work to provide accommodation and support to homeless people aged 16 to 25. The charity’s mission is to put an end to the rising issue of youth homelessness. Our Assistant Children’s Buyer, Ginny, commented that the walk... Read More

02/05/2017

Brand Spotlight: Gabor

“We Adore Gabor” Gabor has justifiably earned itself a reputation for being a brand that offers stylish shoes that rate highly in fit and comfort. The company was founded in 1949 by Joachim and Bernhard Gabor and is still within the family with Joachim Gabor’s son Achim now in charge. The company first began producing shoes in a small factory in Barmstedt, Germany with only 14 employess, a stark contrast to the 3,500 people they employ today! Gabor shoes are now manufactured in Portugal, Slovakia Republic, and Vietnam with over... Read More

26/04/2017
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Come Aboard: Sebago Shoes

Just seventy years ago, one company saw to change the way we utilised functional footwear and brought us the very first Sebago shoes. The classic hand-sewn loafer is still stocked on shelves today, though it now sits alongside many other styles, some of which can be seen in our spring/summer collection. “Every day, every pair, every stitch” is treated with the same care the very first artisans used to hand craft these unique shoes. Perhaps the most iconic style to date, the Docksides, have been adapted to suit every occasion... Read More

25/04/2017
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Trend Alert: Patterned Shoes

Trend Alert: Patterned Shoes It’s likely that your feet have been spending the autumn/winter months hiding away from the cold inside a pair of black or brown boots. It is therefore no surprise that as the weather starts to warm and the trees begin to green the shoe world undergoes a transformation of its own… Patterns are back! Patterned shoes look effortlessly chic when worn with jeans and can add a sense of personality to the plainest of denim. Patterned shoes are a trend that can be worn by all... Read More

21/04/2017

Step Inside: April In Our Stores

Here’s a round-up of all the social goings on and events throughout our stores this April: Meadowhall Staff at our Meadowhall store made some new blue friends this month… Here’s Brainy Smurf getting measured up for a brand new pair of shoes. York This month saw our York store invaded by Vikings. They were hunting for the perfect pair of shoes to wear to Jorvic Viking Centre’s reopening… We hear they were all very pleasant despite their historical reputation. Glasgow There have been wedding bells ringing for Rebecca from our... Read More

20/04/2017

What Makes an A* Pair Of School Shoes?

There are as many different kinds of school shoes as there are kinds of children and this can make finding the perfect pair a little tricky. Below we have collected a few pointers and features to help you identify which school shoes are top of the class. Fit The fit of school shoes is very important, chances are your child’s school shoes will be the pair they wear the most on a weekly bases. This makes getting the correct fit all the more important. There’s really nothing worse than having... Read More

18/04/2017

Hadrian’s Wall Charity Walk

On the 29th April, a team of 15 members of staff will be setting out to tackle the Hadrian’s Wall Challenge in aid of charity Centre Point. The Challenge consists of an 18 mile walk along the most scenic and historic section of Hadrian’s Wall. Centre Point are a charity who work to provide accommodation and support to homeless people aged 16 to 25. The charity’s mission is to put an end to the rising issue of youth homelessness. To learn more about the amazing work done by Centre Point... Read More