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.
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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.
With every pair of shoes you purchase, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One® Revolutionary footwear brand, TOMS has a unique business model that helps a person in need with every product purchased. As well as being a successful fashion brand, TOMS focus their efforts on improving the lives of those in need through their One for One® initiative which provides a pair of shoes for a person in need for every pair purchased by a customer. Established in 2006 by... Read More
Leading British lifestyle brand, Ted Baker is internationally renowned for producing high quality footwear for men and women including brogues, boots, heels, ballet pumps and slippers. Renowned as ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’, Ted Baker focuses on quality and attention to detail, adding their personality and quirky sense of humour to every design. Inspired by heritage British tailoring, the Ted Baker men’s range includes gentlemanly Oxfords, brogues and loafers that balance the look of traditional footwear with the demands of modern life. The imaginative ladies’ collection is designed to empower... Read More
Inspired by iconic pop culture, Tommy Hilfiger celebrates individuality, fusing the sophisticated East Coast with the laid back West Coast to create an all-American brand with a youthful spirit. Founded in 1985 as a store in Elmira, New York, Tommy Hilfiger has developed from a single menswear collection into a vast lifestyle brand that encompasses clothing ranges for women and children, as well as sportswear, denim, accessories and fragrances. At Bells Shoes, our range of accessories includes bags, purses and wallets with simple yet sophisticated designs, many of which incorporate... Read More
We are very excited to announce that Bells Shoes has been shortlisted for an award at The Footwear Industry Awards, 2017. We were nominated by members of the footwear trade for awards in six categories including Independent Family Retailer of the Year and Fashion Independent Retailer of the Year and we have been lucky enough to be shortlisted in the Ladies’ Independent Retailer of the Year category. Previous award winners include top brands such as Clarks, Skechers and Rieker, as well as retailers such as Charles Clinkard and Jake... Read More
As you may know, this year, Bells Shoes were nominated for a prestigious Drapers Footwear Award in the Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year category. This was quite an achievement for us and our management team were very excited to head to London for the awards ceremony last Thursday. After a lively journey on the Virgin Pendolino (quite a treat for us country-dwellers!) the team arrived in the big city and began preparations for an evening of festivities. The event came with a black-tie dress code, which the ladies... Read More
With a long-standing reputation for producing the world’s favourite flip flops; the iconic Havaianas silhouette is one that graces the footwear collections of the masses. Designed and manufactured in Brazil, Havaianas were the first flip flops to be crafted from rubber, ensuring style, comfort and durability. The flip flops include distinctive features such as a textured rubber sole, branded straps and a structure that retains its shape, all of which help to distinguish authentic Havaianas. Having previously collaborated with designer brands including Missoni, Havaianas have now developed an exclusive collection... Read More
When it comes to footwear, flat shoes are perfectly practical in every way, offering the ideal choice for any occasion. From sporty styles by Keds and FitFlop to quirky lace-ups from Dr Martens, flats form an essential element in any shoe collection, thanks to their wearable designs that prevent the need to choose between style and comfort. Whether you are looking for casual flats to add to your weekend attire, something a little smarter for the office or a pair of elegant ballerina pumps to wear in the evening... Read More