For several years creators have been busy adapting the basics and the must-haves of masculine wardrobes to ladies lines. We’ll bet on brogue shoes, moccasins and other androgynous derbies to highlight our femininity. Take a look at our selection of brands that take the rules of men’s wardrobes and put them in women’s models.
It has been said time and time again: the first time you put on a pair of Clarks, you feel an instant comfort that is undeniable. It's no surprise, therefore, that well-being is the fundamental value of this classic English brand. Everything began in the 19th century in a sheepskin tannery founded by Cyrus Clark. In 1830, his brother James became his associate and together they created the first sheepskin slipper : soft and incredibly comfortable to wear! Since then, Clarks have made comfort their first priority by imposing a strict set of standards through technological development. Following this idea, Clarks shoes combine finishing details, quality controls, and style for their traditional footwear, authentic but still contemporary.
Launched more than 40 years ago, the German brand is today present in more than 40 countries worldwide. First focusing on clothing, today they offer shoe collections and accessories collections that are as trendy as they are affordable. From the trainer to the court shoe, from the belt to the handbag, the brand emphasizes comfort and quality, without forgetting very trendy designs at affordable prices. Fashionistas who want to show their Esprit will find everything they are looking for!
At One Step, fashion illuminates women and harmonises their styles. The brand has chosen to convince city girls who live trends like a romance. Throughout their collections, One Step reinvents fashion codes and subtlety challenges what we think we know and endlessly reinvents them. The brand reveals itself through its ingenious simplicity, exclusive designs, studied tints and creative decorations. The result is an explosion of high-quality models that captivate by their aesthetic qualities and their uniqueness.
The creative universe of Bocage is associated with the elegance, femininity, stylish lines, and refinement of detail. Far from being incidental, the shoes of the brand are the result of exceptional craftsmanship and attention of renowned designers. We love Bocage for its baroque, simple and minimalist designs, and it takes every day to the comfort and stylish look of its creations.
Belmondo is the perfect combination of fashion and quality. Its style is indicative of the latest trends that are thrown against a backdrop of creativity. But it is the combination of German and Italian styling that makes it so unique. The history of the brand dates back to 1875, in Hamburg, when Johann Ludwig Görtz founded the company Ludwig Görtz GmbH. A subsidiary of the corporation, Belmondo was released in 1980 with each season rooted in timeless classics that were always stylish and equipped with that little something that makes them unique and still so popular!
About Spartoo.co.uk: Europe's number one on-line shoe store
Founded in 2006, Spartoo is the leading French online shoe retailer with more than shoes with more than 400 brands (Pataugas, Geox, Converse, Adidas, Birkenstock...) and more than 15000 models boots, trainers, ballerina flats, court shoes, derbies, sandals...) With an international presence (Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany), Spartoo is among one of the top 10 e-commerce websites behind La Redoute, 3suisses, (source: Médiametrie) and one of the top 10 fastest growing companies in Europe (source: Mediamomentum.co.uk).
• Projected turnover 2011 : 100 million euros.
• Turnover 2010 : 50 million euros.
• Turnover 2009 : 30 million euros.
• Turnover 2008 : 15 million euros.
• Turnover 2007 : 5 millions euros.
• More than 5 million unique visitors in July 2011 (Médiametrie, Europe).
• Top 10 of e-commerce websites behind La Redoute, 3suisses (Médiametrie, 2011).
• Top 10 of companies with the strongest growth in Europe (Mediamomentum.co.uk, 2011).
• Only e-commerce site selected by French Tech Tour en 2011.
• Workforce : 120 employees.