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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FinancialMagazin.com, October 6th

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Jimmy Choo PLC with EPIC/TICKER LON:CHOO has had its stock rating noted as 'Reiterates' with the recommendation being set at 'BUY' today by analysts at Liberum Capital. Jimmy Choo PLC are listed in the Consumer Goods sector within UK Main Market ...Read more

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Birmingham Mail, October 2nd

For a limited time only, the iconic brand is introducing a made-to-order service through Harvey Nichols. From October 5 to Oct 18, anyone with £495 or more to spend can have their footwear custom made, choosing from a selection of signature Jimmy Choo ...Read more

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Footwear News, September 29th

The First Lady stepped out in a custom Vera Wang dress for the state dinner on Friday and was also spotted in a pair of standout silver shoes by Jimmy Choo with a Carolina Herrera dress while greeting the Pope in Washington D.C.. With such attention...Read more

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E! Online, September 9th

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