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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Jimmy Choo Toasts Twenty Years in Business at Mr. ChowWWD, February 10th
The famous Mr. Chow noodle performance took place during a dinner to mark the 20th anniversary of Jimmy Choo earlier this week, hosted by the brand's creative director Sandra Choi and chief executive officer Pierre Denis. Choi, a niece of the brand's ...Read more
HSBC Reaffirmed Jimmy Choo (LON:CHOO) As "Buy"; Has Target Price Of GBX 165.00OctaFinance.com, February 9th
Jimmy Choo (LON:CHOO) had its stock rating noted as “Buy” by analysts at HSBC. HSBC currently has a GBX 165.00 target on the 516.40M GBP market cap company or 26.44 % upside potential. This was revealed in analysts note on 9 February. LON:CHOO ...Read more
Jimmy Choo sales step ahead as Asian shoppers snap up shoesThe Guardian, January 28th
In Europe, Jimmy Choo benefited from rising tourist numbers, but highlighted the loss of Russian visitors at its European stores amid the country's economic malaise, and the impact of the Paris terror attacks. Its US business made “good progress...Read more
Kate Hudson Prepares For Storm In Jimmy Choo Moon BootsFootwear News, January 22nd
Thanks to the ever popular Jimmy Choo Moon boots, Kate Hudson is now prepared for any level of snow storm. The actress took to Instagram to show off what looks to be her recently purchased winter boots by Jimmy Choo. Hudson paired the MB Buzz boots ...Read more
Jimmy Choo to cross Oak Street to bigger locationChicago Tribune, January 22nd
Jimmy Choo will move its Chicago boutique at the beginning of April to 114 E. Oak St., across the street from its current location at 63 E. Oak St. in one of the city's high-end shopping districts. The move expands its space by nearly 80 percent, to 1...Read more
Jimmy Choo To Open New Chicago Boutique This YearFootwear News, January 21st
Jimmy Choo is unveiling plans for its new relocated Chicago boutique set to open at the beginning of April across the street from its previous location. The 1,960-sq.-ft. store is two stories and will feature the brand's new store concept that is...Read more
Jimmy Choo and Moon Boot Collaborate on a Cushy Winter BootObserver, January 21st
In 1969, there was no grander inspiration than outer space. After all, it was the year that Apollo 11 touched down on the moon and Italian footwear label Tecnica created a boot that mimicked astronaut gear. Since then, the world has been smitten with...Read more
Jimmy Choo ex-boss Tamara Mellon hits back after being cleared of stealing own ...Daily Mail, January 16th
High fashion is known for its catfights – but this was more of a bare-knuckle brawl. Tamara Mellon, the glamorous socialite behind the Jimmy Choo success story, went toe-to-toe in court with a trio of British investors who had backed her new fashion...Read more