Beautiful shoes and accessories for Cup Day are a must – and a unique new range in the ECCO Spring/Summer collection will ensure you stand out in the crowd.
Ecco True Indigo Leather has opened up more colours, textures and possibilities for shoes and bags, with a new leather innovation and a dye that has coloured almost every civilisation, from the ancient to the modern. For thousands of years, man had not found a way of dyeing premium cow and camel leathers indigo blue and achieving exceptional results. But Ecco Leather, based in the Netherlands and widely regarded as the world’s leading research and development centre for the material, made the breakthrough. Reinterpreting the traditional, artisanal methods of dyeing jeans, three different finishes for Ecco True Indigo Leather have been developed – with more colours to come.
Just as every hide is different, the same drum at the tannery can produce many different gradations of indigo blue. Highlights amongst the collection include the Ecco Shape Wedge Plateau Sandal, and the Ecco Sp 2 Medium Doctor’s Bag, with its denim look achieved with Ecco True Indigo camel leather, which shows more of the natural imperfections than cow hide. The combination of the denim-inspired camel leather and the hand-stitched top handles gives the women’s bag its distinctive appeal.
With a strong focus on simplicity, function, and environmentally friendly practices, Ecco constantly strives to make the most comfortable and versatile footwear.
Visit the store on 195 Papanui Rd, or shop online
Mirror Mirror Boutique is fast becoming the shoe destination in Hanmer Springs. The boutique carries a vast selection of contemporary to classic styles of Minx footwear – a New Zealand designed brand that is fun, fabulous and feminine.
Discerning shoppers will find C.REED, a collection by Minx designer, Cushla Reed. The popular Kiwi designer created the capsule collection last year after listening to clients asking for guidance on how to style their footwear and accessories with their clothing. C.REED creates a simple base and the perfect canvas for stunning accessories. The uncluttered style is a collection of interchangeable statement pieces, so customers can design their own look, their own way.
Another popular footwear range available at the boutique are Beau Coops – the Beau Coops agenda is simple: to offer beautifully designed, classic footwear that represent a lifestyle of comfort, quality and style. Made in Italy and inspired by her former East London home, the unisex label embodies what the designer refers to as boyfriend chic – reminiscent of that special piece borrowed from a loved one.
The friendly staff can help style customers’ outfits with their range of Elk Accessories and other clothing brands, including Mesop, Eb & Ive, and the New Zealand-made ‘Anyone’s Daughter’.
Mirror Mirror Boutique is located at The Village Shopping Centre, 5/24 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs.
Visit the online store firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the team on 03-315 5044.
Established in 2013, Style Footwear is a destination not only for Ashburton locals but also for a growing number of North Canterbury and Christchurch shoe lovers in the heart of Ashburton’s CBD at 177 Burnett Street.
With top labels such as Ziera, Cabello, Sugar ‘n’ Spice, Joyca, Saimon, CC Resorts, U’Neek, Taos, Bearpaw and more, there is something to tempt almost everyone instore.
Owners Melissa and Brian Shimmin are Ashburton locals and, with more than 20 years of retail experience, Melissa prides the store on its relaxed atmosphere, personalised fitting service and amazing customer service from the highly trained staff members. “I like my customers to feel like they’ve popped in for a visit and a chat,” Melissa says.
“It’s not about selling the first pair of shoes to them. It’s about building friendships/relationships, then we will sort their footwear. I would rather someone left with nothing than sell them incorrect footwear.”
The team will endeavour to find you the correct footwear for your lifestyle, with work, casual and travel footwear all covered in the extensive range, with most of the range wide fitting and orthotic friendly.
An extensive range of shoe care products are available with tips and tricks about caring for your footwear and added to the shop recently is a range of handbags, wallets and scarves.
Ashburton’s only dedicated shoe store supplying Ruralco customers, Style Footwear offers layby payments and free shipping on orders of more than $100.
Keep up to date with all the new arrivals, competitions and trends by following Style Footwear on Facebook or visit
For the longest of times, the handbag was the essential status symbol, but it looks as though the new ‘it’ accessory has shifted the focus to our feet.
Encapsulating street style – both in the literal and figurative sense of the expression – sneakers are trending in a very big way.
We’re seeing updated retro sneakers from the likes of Adidas, Converse and Vans setting the tone when it comes to shoes. Chunky soles are back in, while embroidered flowers are also making their mark and simple slip-ons offer casual chic.
Jewel hues and pastels are just some of the colours creeping into the consciousness, though traditional white never really lost its cool cred.
If you need an excuse to clear some closet space for some sneakers this season, other than the serious comfort factor they bring to the fashion fore, then we’ve got it right here.
We hit the pavement to get you a sneak-er peak of the hottest styles when it comes to this fashionable footwear.
Embrace nature without sacrificing style in women’s clothing from Merrell. It can be challenging to find women’s clothing with the right balance of comfort, style and protection when facing competing elements outside – and of course style also matters when it comes to women’s lifestyle and active wear.
“That’s why we make sure you’ll still look good while you brave the elements of the rugby side line, netball courts, or yourself out there working up a sweat, by providing an array of protective women’s outdoor clothing, featuring modern and athletic designs made with premium materials,” says Retail and Apparel Co-ordinator Clare Schrader.
Whether you need pants or shorts, shirts, jackets or accessories, Merrell has all the layers of women’s clothing needed to stay strong and productive on any path.
With a new footwear line also heading into store, there are many different options available. “If you’re jet-setting off away from the approaching winter, we have the Zoe Sojourn range which allows you to ‘pack light and live big’. Or perhaps you’re ready to hit the tracks in our Siren Hex Q2 Engineered mesh hiker, offering gender-specific stability, alignment and support.
“Women can accomplish great things in nature, and our gear can help. Enjoy the journey, but make sure the right gear from Merrell comes along too.”
For a walk through the latest ranges visit www.merrell.co.nz or Merrell Level 2 of Westfield Mall, Riccarton, and also Let’s Get Outside, 11 the Mall, Queenstown
Silver linings have been known to take many forms and the latest is a rather fashionable one.
Somewhere between the fluorescent headbands, shoulder-pads and roll-neck skivvies of the 80s, metallics got a bad rap. But now they’re emerging with a glamourous new look and, although head to toe may take the luster off this hot new trend, we’re here to help you find the shiny middle ground.
Accessories are the safe bet when you want to shine bright but not overwhelm. Dip your toes in the metallic waters in the more literal sense by starting with footwear, after all, a silver shoe is a pretty safe bet when it comes to putting your best foot forward.
A sweet silver clutch can take you from day to night and, and although they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, silver has been winning some pretty illustrious affections in the jewellery department.
The future is certainly looking bright – and shiny.
Autumn has arrived, so step into Rangiora Shoelines and check out their new season collection, brimming with the softest pastel colours, metallics, bold patterns and sumptuous leather styling.
The charismatic ownership duo behind the store, sisters Sandra Blackadder and Jill May, are passionate about their footwear collection, which absorbs the latest trends from Europe and local fashion fairs.
Brands include Minx, Josef Seibel, Rieker, Django and Juliette, Gino Ventori, Bresley, Slient D, Ziera, Rollie, Sketchers, Diesel, Galini and Kacper – the latest addition to the store.
“This season, you’ll find beautiful details like striking studs, textured materials and different sole treatments,” Sandra says.
“Our popular Minx and Kacper collection are signature styles which feature these beautiful details.”
The stylish Minx collection comes in a variety of colours and can be paired with pretty dresses, jeans and weekend pants, and even worn in the office, on holiday or at home.
“The Kacper range, made in Poland has a unique phrase – ‘shoes for the soul’. These are designed with comfort and style in mind. They can be teamed with casual or dress attire; finishing off your look for a bold fashion statement.”
Open Monday to Saturday, Rangiora Shoelines is also online rangiorashoelines.co.nz and on Facebook.