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Fashion Insider at Issimo Boutique

Transitioning from winter to spring at Queenstown boutique store Issimo is an opportunity to take stock of new footwear arrivals from Europe and around the world.

“ This season we are especially enamoured with new brands and designs arriving from Europe. We had a very successful buying trip earlier this year in February and are reaping the rewards with the shoes now here for spring ,” says Issimo co-owner Kerrey Garvie.

“ We managed to land some very exclusive brands which is super exciting for Queenstown and offers customers shoes they won’t find anywhere else in New Zealand.”

Issimo has developed an expansive range of luxury sneakers and Italian brand, MaiMai, is one of the newest to arrive.

“ These sneakers are made from fine Italian leathers and are quite richly decorated creating a sporty yet glamourous finish. They are sought after because they look amazing while being optimised for comfort,” says Kerrey.

From Spain comes an extensive range of designer shoes and boots by Gadea.

“Last summer was our first season stocking Gadea, a company making high fashion footwear for over 70 years,” says Kerrey. “ We couldn’t get enough of them. The range covers beautiful heels, special occasion shoes through to stylish brogues for everyday wear. Their quality craftmanship, design and comfort is second to none.”

United Nude is a new brand this season and Kerrey expects it to have a lot of appeal.

“The United Nude range has been described as designer footwear inspired by architectural surroundings and the products are really state-of-the-art. It’s a modern, contemporary range created by a very talented group of professionals.”

Italian brand Donna Carolina is one of Issimo’s favourites and has developed a strong following amongst local buyers.

“ We have come to really know and trust this brand after selling it for the past five years since we opened the store. The designs are fashion forward made from beautiful leathers with a high quality finish. If you are looking for a new season look this collection has something to suit, fresh off the boat,” says Kerrey.

Neuville is a new brand of high quality, sophisticated handbags from Belgium which has been added to Issimo’s range of designer bags.

“ These bags are exclusive to Issimo in Queenstown and are really cool and fun with animal prints, interesting and unique shapes and wonderful finishing. They will complete any spring fashion outfit with a fresh, chic look.”