Heel & Buckle launches it’s prêt label, Berleigh’s first store in India
By : | May 1, 2017

Heel & Buckle’s prêt label Berleigh aims to position itself as the premier go-to destination footwear store, in India.

 

Andres Sendra at Berleigh

 

Admirers of the uber luxe bespoke studio based in London’s Hampstead, Heel & Buckle always tops the list of gentlemen who like to have their footwear custom-made. While the bootmaker still does not have an official address in India, you can still enjoy its prêt services in its retail avatar at Berleigh’s, a luxury multi-brand footwear and accessories retailer, with a range of exquisite shoe labels hand selected by its parent company, Heel & Buckle that opened at Fort in Mumbai , early in April.

On the list of envy, is every foot fetishist’s list of delights:

Andrés Sendra

Over 100 years ago, Andrés Sendra joined forces with his brother and a small team of artisans, and began manufacturing shoes from a small factory in Almansa, Spain. The virtuoso Goodyear stitching technique they employed in their durable, made-to-last boots and smart dress shoes established their reputation for producing quality footwear.

Today, this established brand’s products preserve all of the skill and knowledge that has been handed down from generation to generation. From the virtuoso stitching technique to the comfortable geometry of their shape, each reflects an obsession with creating the perfect product, incorporating superb quality leathers, rich colours and luxurious textures.

Duke + Dexter at Berleigh

Duke + Dexter

Duke + Dexter is designed in the world’s fashion capital, London, and manufactured in Sheffield, England, giving their quirky products a quintessentially British attitude: spirited, modern and charming, yet utterly dependable. Handcrafted in a factory that’s been family-run for over 80 years, each shoe is made with precision and care – only the highest standards will suffice.

They are specialists in premium loafers for those who like to challenge conventions, fusing traditional styles with colours, textures, prints and motifs that help the wearer to stand out. One thing remains traditional: a dedication to exceptional comfort, in recognition of hectic, contemporary lifestyles.

 

Magnanni at Berleigh

 

Magnanni

Magnanni is a third-generation family-owned company that has been producing fine men’s shoes in central Spain since 1954. Every facet of the business is overseen by a member of the family, from design to distribution, resulting in designs and products of consistently high quality. It’s this reason that means Magnanni is stocked by some of the world’s premier luxury lifestyle retailers, now including Berleigh.

Every Magnanni shoes incorporate the Bologna construction technique in each shoe. The foot is wrapped 360 degrees with the highest quality European leathers, like a glove for your feet. This unusual shape gives each shoe exceptional flexibility and superb comfort from the very first time you put them on.

Badgley Mischka

 

Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka was launched in 1988 when designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka combined forces. Since then, Badgley Mischka products have captivated the fashion press and red carpet celebrities alike, from pop stars to A-list actresses. Although catering primarily to a younger, more modern couture customer, women of all ages will appreciate the design and craftsmanship that goes into every piece.

This American brand’s high-quality shoes and clutches, now available at Berleigh, evoke the elegant sophistication of Hollywood’s 1940s heyday. Celebrated around the world, the design duo has established themselves over the past two decades with collections that have pushed them to the forefront of fashion.

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