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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It kind of goes without saying that we're not the only ones crushing hard on Jimmy Choo. Even celebrities like Emma Roberts are in awe of the accessory label, despite having regular access to its shoes and accessories for red-carpet events and award shows...Read more

Arianna Huffington Makes An Enemy Of Jimmy Choo
Daily Caller, July 27th

SAN JOSE, CALIF.––HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington makes no secret of the fact that she loves Manolo Blahnik kitten-heeled shoes. Not too high, not too low. Just right. “I like very short heels and Jimmy Chu doesn't make them,” she told a conference...Read more

Big shoes to fill! Catherine McNeil follows footsteps of Nicole Kidman as she ...
Daily Mail, July 25th

A picture she posted to Instagram on Thursday shows her sporting a pair of Jimmy Choo specs as she proudly announced her ambassadorship with the brand. She'll replace Nicole Kidman, who was last the face of the UK based Malaysian brand's Spring ...Read more

Dressing up with Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon
Evening Standard, July 25th

My personal style has always been based on a clean, masculine look with a sexy edge; since leaving Jimmy Choo it's got more minimal. I love James Perse T-shirts and Converse trainers. I went to finishing school in Switzerland when I was 16. I was the...Read more

Jimmy Choo Founder Sues Interior Designer
TMZ.com, July 23rd

The woman who co-founded Jimmy Choo just scored a legal victory against her famous interior designer, claiming he charged her around $2 MILLION for work that "would not be acceptable in a college frat house." Tamara Mellon's designer lawsuit against ...Read more

Jimmy Choo's Made-to-Order
National Retail Federation (press release), July 7th

Shoe aficionados select between four styles of the iconic Jimmy Choo shoe collection: Anouk pointy-toe pump; Lance strappy sandal; Tite sling-back kitten heel; or Xenia high-heeled sandal. Shoppers can pick the heel height and select from a bevy of ...Read more

Kit Harington Sizzles In Sexy Jimmy Choo Campaign
Hollywood Life, July 2nd

Jimmy Choo just debuted their Autumn/Winter 2014 men's campaign on July 1, starring the hot British actor…and we are drooling! Not only is he the new face of the campaign, but also the face of the fragrance for men, Jimmy Choo 'MAN,' and the 'Carrera...Read more

JAB Takes Control of Jimmy Choo-Owner Labelux as CEO Steps Down
Bloomberg, June 30th

Labelux, which bought Jimmy Choo in 2011 for more than 500 million pounds ($855 million), earlier this year held preliminary meetings about a possible sale of a stake of the shoemaker via an initial public offering, a person familiar with the matter...Read more