With its ever-expanding offer, Pure’s Footwear area served up an eye-catching selection of labels.
Young fashion brand Ruby Rocks is making its first foray into footwear for autumn 12 after signing a licensing deal with distributor UK Sole. The Ruby Rocks signature prints that feature on the brand’s dresses are incorporated onto the shoes via the sole. While the range does feature some casual lines, most of the styles are heels, including platforms and stilettos.
Prices: £16 to £30
Contact: 07758 591995
Brand house Jacobson Group acquired the licence for Babycham footwear for spring 12. The autumn 12 collection is much larger and the brand is really developing its signature young fashion look, with styles including heeled ankle boots with glitter on the upper, and wedges with polka dot uppers.
Prices: £14 to £24
Contact: 01706 212512
Spanish footwear label Xti has its own dedicated UK distributor for the first time for autumn 12. There are more than 200 SKUs in the collection, although boots are a strong focus for the brand, with most styles available in at least four or five different colours. All styles have leather footbeds, even those with PU uppers.
Prices: £12 to £48
Contact: 020 8421 7070
House of Harlow
US celebrity Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow brand continues to offer its best-selling signature styles, including beaded flat moccasins, for autumn 12. The brand has also introduced some more fashion-forward heeled styles. All stiletto heels now feature a metal snake, which coils around the heel.
Prices: £50 to £120
Contact: 020 7349 8887
Moda in Pelle
The autumn 12 collection features the largest number of boots ever produced by Moda In Pelle, ranging from directional heeled styles through to flat, casual boots. The brand is also backing 1970s-style boots, with block heels one of its key trends. This season it has introduced a red leopard print onto the upper of one of its styles.
Prices: £22 to £87
Contact: 0113 200 7360
From what was traditionally a summer-focused brand, Blowfish Malibu’s autumn 12 range features fashion-forward heels, boots and pumps. Styles include ankle boots with a thick heel and chunky, textured outsoles, as well as simple statement ballerinas with the Blowfish signature button detail.
Prices: £14.90 to £36.20
Contact: 020 8421 7070