When you think of wellies, Hunter is the first brand that springs to mind. As a British heritage brand, Hunter enjoys a rich history of innovation, having been established in 1856 with the aim of developing designs to shield pioneers from the bleakest of conditions.
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The Christmas party season is in full swing, with social calendars brimming with events from office parties and drinks with friends to black tie dinners. When planning your outfit for a party or a night out, shoes are arguably the most important thing to consider. High heels make a flattering choice, helping to elevate your look, while flat shoes have the comfort factor. So which do you choose?
It’s time to bring out the snow boots! Winter has arrived with a bang in the UK with arctic blasts bringing snow and sub-zero temperatures to much of the country. As much as we would love to stay indoors and hibernate, the outside world beckons and life must go on as normal which means that we have no choice but to venture out into the cold.
Black Friday; the biggest shopping day of the year is approaching, as retailers prepare to offer limited time promotions for savvy shoppers on the hunt for pre-Christmas bargains. Hailed as the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday has become a key date in the retail calendar, with almost all major retailers taking part by offering exclusive promotions and discounts for one day only.
The clocks go back this weekend which means darker evenings as we head towards winter and the countdown to Christmas begins. With autumn now in full swing, the weather can be unpredictable to say the least, ranging from cold, crisp days to windy conditions with heavy rain that leaves us craving cosy nights at home.
September not only signals the beginning of a new season but it also marks the start of a new school year. Even for those of us who left our school days behind long ago, September retains the feeling of a new start as we say goodbye to lazy summer days and hello to fresher weather.
September is here, which signals the end of a lazy summer and the official start of autumn. The British weather can be difficult to predict at the best of times, but the move from August to September brings changeable conditions that leave us unsure of what to wear. While we are not yet ready to bring out the winter boots, we are looking for footwear that will help us to navigate the changing seasons effortlessly.
When it comes to summer footwear, comfort is just as important as style. Warm weather and activities such as holidays, day trips, picnics and barbeques mean that we spend more time out and about during the summer months, so a pair of comfortable sandals is a footwear must-have.
On Wednesday 17th May, the Drapers Footwear Awards ceremony took place at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, London. As a company, Bells Shoes was shortlisted in two categories; Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year and Best Online Footwear Offer, in addition to our Buyer, Eleanor being shortlisted in the Footwear Buyer of the Year category. This is the second year that we have entered the awards and we were over the moon to discover that we had been shortlisted.
This month marks 10 years since Bells Shoes began trading online. This is a huge milestone for us and we are proud to have grown our online operation which started as a single person in a room above our town centre shop in Buxton, to what we have today – a 50 strong work force, operating from purpose built office and warehousing space, dispatching hundreds of orders daily to destinations all over the world.