Fun fact: It was in 1945 when Dr Klaus Maertens, a 25-year-old soldier created a unique air-cushioned sole to convalesce his broken foot. The shoe then served as a prototype shoe that gave rise to Dr Martens signature shoes of today.
Dr Martens’ trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop were designed for durability, comfort and lightweight in comparison to its competitors at the time. Though initially intended to be boots for workers, postmen, and policemen. the design’s aesthetic appeal has gained popularity amongst people who have their own individual style but share a united spirit – authentic characters who stand for something. People who possess a proud sense of self- expression. People who are different.
Today, Dr Martens have outlets across the globe, expanding out of Europe to Asian countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.
So if you’re looking to find your own style and show the world what fashion is about, drop by Dr Martens’ outlet at the new Funan.
Lucca Vudor is a different kind of shoe company. Founded by three brothers, they answered a question women have been asking for centuries: How do I find the perfect pair?
The answer is Cureate, a unique approach to shoemaking that invites women to collaborate on aspects of the design process to achieve the right balance of comfort and style. Taking the guesswork out of finding the right pair, ending with that go-to, just-right, gotta-have-it comfort shoe. And our feet live happily ever after.
Lucca Vudor is the go-to footwear for the shoe-lover who values comfort above all else.
Their philosophy is simple. They want to keep your feet happy. So they focus on fit and comfort, without compromising on style.
Crafted from the finest calfskin leather, their footwear conforms to the shape of your feet for a comfortable fit. Their contoured in-soles lined with plush lambskin gently cushion your feet while their generous toe boxes give you a more natural fit. Inspired by elegant Italian craftsmanship, their unique and timeless designs come in exquisite finishings in an array of rich colours.
Keds started designing sneakers for women in 1916 with a simple, yet chic take on canvas footwear. Their goal was and still is to empower women to be who they want to be and go where they want to go. Check out their newest store at VivoCity.
Founded in 1916, Keds redefined footwear with the introduction of the Champion sneaker. The iconic design was one of the first options to provide women with accessible, fashionable footwear and ignited a style revolution. For more than 100 years, Keds have been worn by iconic women such as Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie O and Yoko Ono.
Celebrating its centennial year in 2016, Keds looks forward to another century of designing innovation collections, championing female empowerment and putting Ladies First.
In March 2019, premium footwear and leather goods brand from Denmark, ECCO, announced that the company hit record sales of US$1.49 billion in 2018, the highest profit in its 55-year history. In the wake of this global milestone, ECCO is excited for the opening of their newest store in Southeast Asia at Jewel Changi Airport.
Strategically located at #01-240 facing the spellbinding, luscious garden scape and waterfall feature, the design concept of the new ECCO Jewel outlet is unique to its other stores in Singapore. Taking inspiration from the brand’s philosophy of ‘natural motion’ as well as the greenery and waterfall environment, the ECCO Jewel store entrance is framed by rich wood with warm parquet floor and highlight window panels to welcome shoppers into the world of ECCO. The brightly-lit store carries a curation of ECCO’s latest collection of shoes and accessories for both women and men displayed immaculately on the sleek minimalistic shelves – true to the brand’s Danish design DNA.
“Since entering the Singapore market more than a decade ago, we have been blessed with tremendous support from our loyal customers who have come to know ECCO for our craftsmanship and premium quality footwear and leather goods. ECCO’s design philosophy is very much inspired by nature and thereby the natural organic features of Jewel is a perfect fit for us. That is why we have chosen this fresh expression of the ECCO brand for this new store to share a new experience with our local customers and Singapore visitors,” added David To, General Manager for ECCO Shoes Singapore and Malaysia.
”To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams”, Roger Vivier. Adopt Parisian chic and glamour with Roger Vivier's luxury shoes and accessories at their upcoming boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
Born in 1907, Roger Vivier, known as the Fabergé of footwear, created shoes that looked like works of art.
Roger Vivier is often remembered for dressing a list of exceptional women. Not only did he design the shoes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II worn in 1953 on her coronation day, he also crafted acclaimed creations for the greatest personalities of his times: the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Soraya of Iran, Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot and, of course, Catherine Deneuve in “Belle de Jour”, the film in which the iconic heels featuring the silver buckle made their first appearance.
Put your best foot forward in one of Gianvito Rossi’s coveted designs.
Launched in Spring 2007, Gianvito Rossi immediately established itself as a niche label with a sharp focus on beautiful, high-end footwear. Designed to exalt the woman rather than overbear her, the new, feminine silhouettes were in marked contrast to the heavy, aggressive shoes that dominated at the time. Gianvito Rossi shoes were sophisticated and refined and, most importantly, absolutely modern.
Get your Onitsuka Tiger sneaker fix at their newest store located in Ngee Ann City. Their vibrant new store is the label's 5th and also the largest store here in Singapore.
Established in 1949, Onitsuka Tiger began with a commitment to promoting youth health. The legend lives on today in the fusion of Japanese athletic heritage and modern flair. With designs ranging from updated classics to refreshing new styles and collaborations with like-minded artists, the spirit of Japan resonates in each new Onitsuka Tiger collection.
Clarks celebrates its iconic status with the launch of an evolutionary store concept in ION Orchard.
Classic, understated and uncluttered, Clarks PURE concept store reflects its rich history and modern brand spirit. Designed to breath a new personality into the brand, the Pure concept will be rolled-out to other South-East Asian markets in the coming months.
Classic leather buttonback seats on birch floors and soothing neutral colour palette walls with use of natural materials such as oak and timber, the Pure store concept builds on the themes of simplicity and honesty. Positioned at the windows, illuminated light boxes and opal resin podiums create a gallery-like aesthetic for the collections. Brand and campaign imagery are displayed within the store for enhanced storytelling, while large-scale lightboxes are used to draw consumers in and further communicate key brand messages.
Flexible shelving systems now provide total flexibility in the way products are displayed and showcased. Following positive consumer reception of the launch in Manchester Market Street and Glasgow Buchanan Street, Singapore is the first city in Asia chosen to showcase the updated shopping environment.
Designed for Clarks stores all over the globe, the fundamental aspect of the new concept is to simplify the store’s surroundings and make the product the key focus. Seasonal stories - from shoes and boots to sandals and bags - will be executed through light box graphics displaying high impact brand imagery for enhanced storytelling and messaging.
Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, operates over 100 retail stores across North America, Europe and Mainland China. A luxury brand built upon the idea of creating a beautifully constructed shoe, Stuart Weitzman’s main objective has always been to merge fashion and function. You can now shop their stylish collections at their latest boutique in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
For more than 30 years, Stuart Weitzman has been synonymous with expert craftsmanship and innovative design. Today, the brand is on a journey to evolve into a global multi-category accessories brand based on providing a foundation of wardrobe essentials that foster an emotional connection with women of all ages.
Foot Locker is where you can find a wide range of global footwear brands, including the largest selection of Nike Air Max Plus available in the market. Foot Locker has an impressive 3270+ stores in 25 countries worldwide.
The 2nd of Foot Locker's 3 Singapore stores planned for this year is now open in Jem.
Foot Locker is a leading global retailer of athletically inspired shoes and apparel.
Headquartered in New York City, Foot Locker operates a direct-to-customer business offering athletic footwear, apparel andand equipment through its Internet, mobile, and catalog channels. In addition to websites for each of the store banners, such as footlocker.com, the direct-to-customer business includes Eastbay, a leading destination for the serious athlete.
With a career spanning 40 years, Manolo Blahnik has become one of the world’s most influential footwear designers. His shoes have spellbound an international set of adoring and loyal devotees across the globe. Manolo Blahnik's flagship boutique in Singapore is now open at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
In the popular long-running TV show "Sex and the City", Blahniks are a particular favorite of the main character, Carrie Bradshaw and as a result are mentioned frequently.
Fans of the designer can look forward to shopping his statement & classic creations at the first standalone Manolo Blahnik store in Singapore.
Founded in 1978 by an Australian surfer on the coast of California. UGG is a global lifestyle brand renowned for its iconic Classic boots. Only the finest quality materials are used to create UGG boots and UGG shoes. What started off as a way to keep surfers' feet warm has grown to be way beyond that. Its new store will open soon in Paragon.
The UGG product platform is directed toward consumers who value luxury, comfort and the highest quality footwear available. Only the finest materials are used in the construction of their products - the highest quality leathers and suedes, and of course, the world's finest sheepskin. They take great care to ensure that every shoe is going to feel great from the moment their consumers tries it on.
Timeless footwear are birthed when traditional Italian craftsmanship meets modern fashion sensibilities. Swing by Bern Sovereign Couture at Suntec City to discover the perfectly handcrafted footwear and clothing by skilled artisans with decades of experience, with a dedication to even the finest details.
Bern reflects the opulence of autonomy. The embodiment of high-fashion sensibilities edged with street astuteness.
Modern aesthetics meet traditional craftsmanship to create a footwear that is timeless in style and in durability. The finest materials are sourced in Italy, Spain and France, and assembled by Italian and Spanish Master Artisans with skilful precision from shoemaking techniques that have been passed down from generations.
The birth of Bern came about from the motivation spurred by passion and desires for beautifully crafted shoes, marrying sovereignty in individualistic expression with integrity in its craftsmanship using only quality materials to create artisan leather shoes and statement heels.
Limited Edt is Singapore's leading sneaker boutique with branches all across the country, each offering a different concept. Stocking a wide range of lifestyle and sports footwear from various brands such as New Balance, adidas, Vans, Asics, Nike, Saucony, Puma, Under Armour, Converse etc, Limited Edt caters to the needs and wants of the sneaker-wearing community.
The all new Limited Edt Underground Bayfront has a second tunnel which houses older & rare sneakers.
The premium range of footwear from the various brands such as adidas Consortium, Nike Tier 0, New Balance Made in US and Made in UK, Puma Black Station, Converse First String as well as Vans Vault and Vans Syndicate can also be found at Limited Edt.
Over the years, Limited Edt has collaborated with various brands, each with much success.
Part of GRI Group, a leading international apparel and accessories retail group with a core focus on Asia, especially China; eq:iq is a brand new lifestyle concept with an emphasis on #livefortoday, when a constant exposure to style and images, driven by social media, has had us rethink fashion and reconnect with the digital-savvy #millennials. Now open at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
With a promise to the #nowandnew, eq:iq delivers close-to-season collections that react fast to the global trend and Asian market, however with a consistent theme balancing femininity and urban utility.
Covering 241 sqm, Bata has officially re-opened at VivoCity with its concept store featuring a brand new look.
Shoemakers since 1894 – Originated from Czech Republic more than a hundred years ago, Bata Shoe Singapore opened its first Singapore store in Capitol Building on 25th August 1931.
Offering style, comfort and quality at the best price, Bata has a wide selection of footwear for the entire family. With currently over 5700 retail stores in over 70 countries (over 40 in Singapore), chances are that you have a Bata store near you.
Since he showed his first collection of jeweled footwear in New York in 1994, Giuseppe Zanotti has enchanted the worlds of fashion and entertainment with his ingenious, elaborate and tirelessly innovative designs. Now at ION Orchard.
Mixing innocence and rock & roll, refinement with sex appeal and a love of craft with a futuristic, boundary pushing aesthetic, every Giuseppe Zanotti shoe is a true original, created using time-honored artisanal techniques that ensure the highest level of quality.
Sometimes the simple things are best – few shoes do more with less than the classic Giuseppe Zanotti design pump. Each pump demonstrates GiuseppeZanotti’s love for intelligent design, marrying a sensuous, architectural silhouette with supreme comfort.
Nine West defines timeless, feminine style, translating key trends into smart, covetable collections of apparel, footwear, handbags and small leather goods. Get your wearable wonders from their new ION Orchard outlet.
Founded in New York City in 1978, currently Nine West operates retail locations worldwide, with over 200 locations in Asia and more than 30 which carry the ready-to-wear fashion line and sold in 78 countries worldwide.
Their New York based design team aims to identify and provide iconic trends of the season balanced with the core basics and the “must-have” looks for all modern women while establishing a universal campaign platform, which will work across global markets.
CCshop is Hong Kong-headquartered company, GRI Group’s state-of-the-art multi-brand store and has arrived in this city; bringing in with them numerous brands like Nine West, Minelli, André Singapore and eq:iq Asia.
Located in the heart of downtown Singapore at Suntec City; CCshop is an artistic and intuitive space tailored to the savvy woman who lives a life in the realm of sophistication and style.
Established over 90 years ago, Dorothy Perkins, a multinational women’s fashion retailer based in the United Kingdom now has nearly 600 UK stores and over 50 international outlets. Their latest branch here will be opening soon at Raffles City.
Dorothy Perkins provides feminine fashion and a shopping experience customers clearly love - a jersey top is sold every two seconds and the store has won numerous awards for its collections.
Their ranges are updated weekly in-store and daily online. The brand offers sizes 6 to 22, and a wide range of collections including Tall, Petite, Maternity, Shoes and Accessories.
Melissa, the original “jelly” shoe brand from Brazil has revolutionised the footwear industry with its avant-garde designs since its introduction in 1979. Opening soon at Raffles City.
Each pair of Melissa shoe is a covetable piece of art; they are easily recognisable from their modern designs and rich colours. The shoes are comfortable, fashionable, express individuality and are eco-friendly that many stylish women and celebrities have even become huge fans and advocates of the brand – from the likes of Victoria’s Secret supermodel Alessandra AmbrÃ³sio with whom Melissa has collaborated with and launched a capsule collection, to Hollywood stars such as Katie Holmes, Vanessa Hudgens and Anne Hathaway.
Melissa shoes are made from a unique, patented plastic material called MELFLEX TM, which was created to improve the flexibility and quality of PVC. MELFLEX TM is a form of PVC that provides improved elasticity, impermeability and resistance. It is hypoallergenic, odourless and 100% recyclable.
Christian Louboutin is a French fashion designer whose footwear has incorporated shiny, red-lacquered soles that have become his signature. There are over 70 Christian Louboutin boutiques around the world. Opening soon at Scotts Square, their new boutique will contribute to that number.
Louboutin helped bring stilettos back into fashion in the 1990s and 2000s, designing dozens of styles with heel heights of 120 mm (4.72 inches) and higher. While he does offer some lower-heeled styles, Louboutin is generally associated with his dressier evening-wear designs incorporating jeweled straps, bows, feathers, patent leather, red soles, and other similar decorative touches.
Running Lab, now at Tampines Mall, is a specialty running store retailing technically advanced running apparel, equipment and footwear. They are staffed by sports trainers and experienced runners who have the expertise to match the right shoe to your foot type. This helps maximize performance and reduces the risks of injuries.
Their facilities include an in-house treadmill for gait analysis and for customers to test run the shoe before a purchasing decision is made.
TOMS®, known for its global movement through a One for One® business model, announces the opening of its second retail store at Wheelock Place just two months after the first in Singapore. The company has plans to continue expanding in the city-state despite a tough retail climate, which recently forced domestic and international retailers to throw in the towel.
Wheelock Place, designed by Kisho Kurokawa, is located at the heart of Orchard Road and the 724-square- feet store will carry an extensive range of products for women, men and kids. This includes a wide variety of shoes and bags in several styles, as well as its latest range of One for One products - the TOMS® Eyewear.
The immense success and consumer receptiveness of the first store, located at Millenia Walk, accelerated the second opening in Wheelock Place. The team hopes to thrive in this manifestation in Singapore’s retail market with four more stores scheduled to launch from November 2016.
The performance of TOMS® in Singapore has been very encouraging despite many challenges such as the battle against imitation and look-alike competitions. Furthermore, the cautious consumption pattern amid a slowing economy continues to weigh on the local retail industry.
Converse is a story of legends, heros, and innovators tied together by the love of sport. Established by Marquis Mills Converse in 1908, Converse is an American athletic shoe brand with nearly a century of authentic sports history and footwear innovation under its laces.Through innovation, leadership, and contirbutions to the evolution and popularity of basketball, tennis, football, baseball and track, Convere had forveer fused itself with the heritage and soul of American sports.
Its rich hostory includes the shoe that revolutionized the game of basketball, witnessed the birth or rock and roll, and would later become an icon worldwide, the Chuck Taylor All Star. Converse Sports Performance, Sports Lifestyle and Sports Classics are built upon the pillars of American sports heritage.
The new Asics boutique spans 1,615 square feet and presents a comprehensive spectrum of footwear for the new “Mix Up Your Run” concept, where runners opened their sights to the big world of possibilities, exploring new terrains in any weather, be it city streets, mud paths, forest trails, snow, ice, or the mountains.
To nurture a growing interest in the pursuit of running excellence, the new store features the technologically-advanced Asics Foot ID, with staff on site to perform the analysis, the first in Singapore.
Additionally, running enthusiasts can join the Asics Running Club, hosted at the Suntec City store, for your weekly Wednesday runs that cater to all levels, covering a range of distances at different paces.
Pedder Group’s largest concept in South East Asia will launch in the third quarter of 2015 at Scotts Square.
The second level of Scotts Square will welcome a new retail concept by footwear, handbags and accessories specialist Pedder Group which will present the largest offering of its type in Singapore, with more than 200 brands curated in an innovative store environment of 20,000 square feet and supported by exceptional service.
On Pedder Men’s Store – Following the launch of the Hong Kong flagship, the On Pedder Men’s store will be the ultimate destination for contemporary and luxury designer brands and is designed for the discerning man in search of anything from a utility high top sneaker to a tailored lace-up with a twist.
New Generation – Geared towards the young and daring, New Generation presents contemporary brands such as Pedder Red, and footwear brand, Ash.
Weekend & Sports – Dedicated to lifestyle and sports trends, this zone will feature key brands across this category as well as hard to find collaborations.
The Market Place – A space dedicated to creative collaborations and pop-ups which will showcase a rotation of projects that inspire and excite.
Cool Kids – Dedicated for children from 2 to 12 years old with all things mini from footwear, bags to sunglasses.
Steve Madden is easily America’s most successful shoe designer. Considered the fashion footwear mogul of the 21st Century, Mr. Madden has been responsible for the design and marketing of the company’s trendsetting shoes for the past two decades.
Madden's expertise in trend forecasting has propelled him to the top of his field. Relying on sheer instinct, he transformed a footwear relic into a footwear phenomenon when he introduced a new amped up platform shoe in the early 1990s.
Inspired by Rock and Roll, fused with a jolt of sex appeal and urban edge, Madden creates shoes that are innovative, fun, sometimes wild and always spot-on-chic.
Meet the Maud Frizon woman, a chic, feminine and mischievous personality, her feet elegantly wrapped in a pair of finely crafted high heel pumps. Watch her confidently stroll down the streets of Paris, Milan or New York. She does not follow style. She creates it.
Since the glamorous heyday of the 60's, and the opening of the first boutique in the legendary St Germain des Pres district in Paris in 1969, Maud Frizon has created sexy, unpredictable shoes, with heaps of personality.
Always feminine, often eccentric, Maud Frizon designs are recognizable by their coquettish extravagance. The woman who wears Maud Frizon revels in the knowledge that each pair of exquisite, dream-inspired stilettos, or exotic, bejewelled pumps, distinguishes her as a connoisseur of footwear.
Maud Frizon is also the brand worn by movie stars such as Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau, and has created shoes for fashion designers Azzedine, Alaia, Claude Montana and Sonia Rykiel.
Polo Ralph Lauren has opened it's first flagship store in Singapore and it's biggest store in Asia at Shaw Centre.
The 8,246 square feet duplex store includes Polo Ralph Lauren for women and men and spreads on 2 floors, carrying footwear, accessories and leather goods.
What began 40 years ago with a collection of ties has grown into an entire world, redefining American style. Ralph Lauren has always stood for providing quality products, creating worlds and inviting you to take part in the dream.