As you well know, we’re seriously obsessed with shoes (we’ve even created a map to track our well-heeled obsessions… and an iPhone app dedicated expressly to shoes). Each week our shoe-obsessed to the point of giddy assistant buyer, Rachel, will fill you in on the hottest styles and trends to hit our Shoe Salons.
The Charlotte Olympia Bridal Collection
Let’s be honest: shoes are just as important as the dress. And with a wedding calendar as bustling as June’s, it’s important that the bride has an unexpected kick in her step… while still honoring the something old, something new, something borrowed & blue tradition.
In her new Runaway Bride Collection, Charlotte Olympia Dellal surprises and delights while staying true to her 50s-inspired aesthetic — they’re fun, whimsical, quirky and unlike any bridal shoe you’ve ever seen. Imagine wearing them to your engagement party or with a white dress at your rehearsal dinner… or even for your bridesmaids (talk about the ultimate bridesmaid gift!).
Luxury accessories designer Charlotte Olympia launched her London-based shoe brand ‘Charlotte Olympia’ in February 2007. Charlotte Olympia designs have become synonymous with classic shapes and meticulous attention to detail. Each shoe is finished with the brand’s signature gold spider web on the sole. Each shoe is handcrafted in Italy using only the finest materials. Her vertiginous heels and urbane ‘island’ style platforms are sold at our online store retailers.
You can always spot a Charlotte Olympia shoe a mile away. Even when a design doesn’t have Olympia’s signature shrunken platform, the brand’s designs are so distinctive, it’s aesthetic so clear, that the presence of that signature isn’t always necessary. In the case of the Charlotte Olympia Outlet, it’s the little leopard heads on the shoes’ vamp that give it away, even though Olympia has never used this specific motif before.
Without the little heads, this shoe would still be nice. The shoes is famous, which shows an attention to detail and quality that’s all too often missing from shoes in a similar price point. Still, though, the design could have been done by almost anyone; the same sort of whimsy that motivated Charlotte Delal to embroider kitty faces on her best-selling motivates her to make Designer Shoes like these, and it’s that sense for fun that makes her shoes so popular.