Cleverly interpreted trend-driven styles served with a smile in a clean and tidy store
Office is a category killer with a strong selection of ballet pumps, sandals, wedges and mid-height heels with a retro twist. Riding boots and wellies offer customers wet weather options. At the front of the store is a selection of gladiator and Grecian-style sandals, but all have been brought up to date and refreshed with waxy patent finishes in bright colours. Office’s selection of wedges impress, from a chunky rope-soled, suede, peep-toe style to fine examples of the on-trend slim-line wedge in bright suedes.
A clean, tidy, bright and airy store with a good selection of music and polite, informal staff. Drapers was approached by staff a number of times and a sales assistant wrote down a style number so a shoe in a particular colour, which is not stocked in store, could be sourced online. Staff were upbeat and shared the jokes they were having with Drapers, avoiding an intimidating atmosphere.
Office serves up a good spread of prices. Lace-up espadrille pumps in a floral-printed lace finish, and nautical striped uppers for just £15 are winners in the value stakes. Elsewhere the accomplished wedge story ranges from a reasonable £58 to £65 for a cork-soled,
lace-up wedge and a rope-soled, peep-toe wedge respectively.