Issimo shoe and bag boutique in Queenstown’s Searle Lane is known for its international collections of shoes and bags by Italian, British, American, European and New Zealand designers.
Owners Kerrey and Paul Garvie recently opened a second store in Frankton, at Queenstown Central, which has expanded the following for their exclusive brands.
“Frankton Issimo was one of the first retail stores to open in the brand-new Queenstown Central complex,” says Kerrey. “The store is open every day until 6.00 pm and benefits from its centralised location with plenty of free parking. We get a lot of locals who work in the area shopping here plus families from Central Otago.”
New instore for summer is a stylish range of Italian and European sandals, court shoes and stilettos, ideal for summer weddings and festive celebrations.
“We have the most beautiful shoes by Italian luxury brand Oxitaly in very pretty shades of pink and cream featuring diamante clips, beads and crystal pins. The Oxitaly designer spent some time as an intern at Chanel and that influence is seen in these gorgeous shoes,” says Kerrey.
“Courts and slingbacks in summer colours are perfect for mother of the bride and garden weddings. There are some lovely lower-heeled options ideal for when you don’t?want your heels to sink in the grass and sandals with scalloped edging which are fun.”
New season’s handbags, clutches and cross-body bags by Neuville and Saben add to the appealing colour palette at Issimo with shades of lavender, pink, cream and blue.
“Between the two Issimo stores, we have an extensive range for summer,” says Kerrey, “catering for everyday wear to those special occasions when something a little extra special is needed.”