Queenstown boutique shoe fashion store Issimo has recently celebrated the first anniversary of its second store opening in Queenstown Central in 2019.
“It’s been a fantastic year of meeting new customers who live outside of Queenstown, businesspeople working close by and lots of local families,” says owner Kerrey Garvie who also owns and operates Issimo in Searle Lane in central Queenstown.
Signature shoes are upmarket European brands with plenty of new styles for autumn.
“R.M.Williams is high on the list with their updated Urban Adelaide boots that are lightweight but rugged with a feminine rounded toe now featuring a Vibram sole that gives a more chunky, modern finish,” says Kerrey. “United Nude with their ergonomically designed styles feature interesting heels and platforms. The designer is an architect who has created shoes for Lady Gaga and his aesthetic is very cool.”
Issimo is the exclusive local stockist of Austrian designed Hogl shoes, constructed of superior materials with luxury leather linings.
“The autumnal colours from Hogl include rusty rich nut browns, ginger, taupe, greys and navy blues – shades that are perfect for this season’s fashions.”
The latest range from Dr Martens feature solid block colours in greens and navy and Timberland boots are popular for their strength, durability and classic fashion edge.
“For guys we have Exceed boots and shoes handmade in a Portuguese factory, that has been running for the last 60 years, so they are definitely buying quality,” says Kerrey. “These are ideal for work, smart causal or celebratory occasions featuring textured leathers, soft calf hide and soft matt black soles that are classic but not boring.”