Dune shoe stores are a relatively new phenomenon, but since the opening of the first Dune store on London’s King’s Road in 1993 the company has progressed by leaps and bounds, and now owns around thirty shops across the UK as well as ten in the Middle East. An award-winning shoe retailer, Dune has certainly made a big impression on the international shoe scene in its short yet promising lifetime.
The motivation behind Dune’s outstanding success is the company’s insistence on being proactive rather than reactive; that is, to seek out new ideas and fashion concepts rather than merely adapting existing designs and following the trends set by other designers. In order to do this, Dune’s designers search the world for new inspiration, new ideas and materials, and consistently come back with brilliant and innovative designs.
The exciting range of women’s shoes at Dune is subdivided into the following categories: casual, vintage, 70s boho and party. The casual range combines everyday comfort and smart-casual office or party footwear. Colourful kitten-heeled and pointed-toed slip-ons with suede and leather uppers and discreet ornamentation sit alongside fashionable, suede, lace-up trainer shoes in a variety of colours and styles.
The vintage range really is full of classic-looking designs that will make an Audrey Hepburn out of anyone. Elegant pumps and stilettos with fabric uppers, patterned and pointy sling-backs, fur-trimmed leather ankle boots, and shoes with names like ‘Vogue’ and ‘Mignon’ are all included in this delectable range.
The 70s boho range includes a selection of cowboy boot styles, which would look great with the sort of flowing 70s tops and dresses that are currently enjoying a resurgence of popularity. Other retro designs include wedge sandals with colourful ankle straps, and some divine evening sling-backs to go with the glitziest of dresses.
The party range comprises spangly pumps, strappy sandals and gorgeous open-toed slippers, with elegant stiletto or kitten heels and available in a variety of bright colours. Some of Dune’s party shoes include a cute and discreet ornament, such as a small bow or starfish feature.
Dune shoes are available in the many independent Dune shops throughout the United Kingdom, and also at concessions within selected department stores. So whether you are after something cute and strappy, the ideal pair of boots for kicking up autumn leaves in the park, a fabulous pair of retro sandals for those warm and breezy summer evenings, or a comfortable pair of shopping shoes in the latest combination of colours, it’s time to head down to Dune.