If you were fortunate enough to afford to indulge in a shoe-shopping spree in the London borough of Hackney in the late 1980s, you might have stumbled upon a brick showroom filled with thigh-high black-leather boots, multi-colored sandals, and hot-pink satin high heels produced by a Malaysian-born designer named Jimmy Choo. Though acclaimed at the time, you would have beaten the crowds to Choo’s shoes, which became red-hot in 1990 after a woman the world knew simply as Di became one of his most loyal customers.
Throughout the 1990s, Choo footwear defined women’s glamour. By 1996 he had partnered with a magazine editor to launch a chain of high-end boutiques—the opening in 1999 of Choo’s Los Angeles branch caught the eye of Hollywood starlets, giving Choo shoes their red-carpet-ready reputation.
Among Choo’s most sought-after designs are his ankle boots, including the George, whose four-inch heel supports an upper of water-snake leather, the Erica, whose carved heel measures four-and-a-half inches, and the black patent leather Chicago, which has a revealing V cutout on the side.
In addition to a plethora of caged-ankle pumps, Choo’s most prized items of footwear could be his sandals, which range from demure flats to sexy, strappy affairs with two-to-four-inch heels. The ones with gold or silver metallic sling backs are especially eye-catching, if not the most practical things to wear to the beach.
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Michelle Obama Forgoes Headscarf in Saudi Arabia, Wears Jimmy Choo in IndiaFootwear News, January 28th
There, her style focused on floral prints, including a blue-and-white poppies number from Indian-born designer Bibhu Mohapatra, which she paired with Jimmy Choo Aza pumps for her arrival in New Delhi. She also wore Jimmy Choo — the Tide pump in gold ...Read more
Revenue growth at Jimmy ChooHerald Scotland, January 23rd
Revenue growth at Jimmy Choo. Ian McConnell. Group Business Editor. Friday 23 January 2015. Luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo has reported revenue growth of 12% to £299.1 million for the last year, including an increase in like-for-like sales of 5.7%...Read more
Jimmy Choo sales soar after glittery shoe sell-outTelegraph.co.uk, January 23rd
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Game of Thrones star Kit Harington will be new face of Jimmy Choo's spring/summer 2015 campaign. Jimmy Choo was co-founded by British designer Tamara Mellon in 1996 and the brand became popular after ...Read more
CompaniesJimmy Choo sashays to 5.7% annual sales growthFinancial Times, January 22nd
Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo has strutted its way to like for like sales growth of 5.7 per cent for 2014, allowing it to post robust maiden performance figures as a publicly listed company. The shoe and accessories maker went public in October at 140p a ...Read more
Kit Harington Models for Jimmy Choo, Puts His Glorious Resting Sad Face to ...Us Magazine, January 22nd
The only thing missing: Harington's luscious, trademarked curls, snipped and slicked back to create a sleek, parted style. Hello, more face! Do you love Harington's Jimmy Choo ads as much as we do? Tweet with @UsWeekly using the hashtag #stylebyUs!...Read more
First Look: Jimmy Choo's Fall '15 Men's CollectionFootwear News, January 20th
First Look: Jimmy Choo's Fall '15 Men's Collection. By Christian Allaire / January 20, 2015. Email; 0 Comments. Jimmy Choo's Fall '15 Men's Collection View Slideshow. The Walter boat shoe with neon stitching and zipper-tracked midsole. Photo by...Read more
Kit Harington brings sexy back for Jimmy ChooNew York Post, January 15th
Although Jon Snow might favor warmth over fashion for his “Game of Thrones” footwear, Kit Harington — who portrays Snow on the HBO show — is all about Jimmy Choo in the brand's spring 2015 campaign. Meanwhile, Target prepares to pull out of Canada ...Read more
Daisy Lowe with Nick Grimshaw at Esquire & Jimmy Choo LC:M partyDaily Mail, January 10th
After spending the New Year sunning herself in the Maldives, Daisy Lowe was back in London in top tanned form. The model, who is known for her pale skin, looked bronzed as she attended the Esquire & Jimmy Choo London Collection: Men party on ...Read more