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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Telegraph.co.uk, October 24th

Hot on the heels of opening its brand new Bond Street store, Jimmy Choo's personalisation service has launched online, allowing customers across the globe the ability to design their own pair of Choos. Previously only available in the brand's Sloane...Read more

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Last Friday, Cindy Crawford and Delete Blood Cancer co-founder Katharina Harf brought Hollywood together at Jimmy Choo's Rodeo Drive boutique, as they invited guests to take part in supporting Delete Blood Cancer, a foundation dedicated to registering ...Read more

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New York Times, October 17th

LONDON — The sluggish October for initial public offerings in Europe continued Friday as the luxury shoe company Jimmy Choo priced its offering at the bottom of its expected range. In early trading on Friday, shares of Jimmy Choo, a British brand...Read more

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New York Times, October 13th

LONDON – The luxury shoe company Jimmy Choo has narrowed the range for its initial public offering in London and could be valued at up to $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The British shoe brand is expected to price its...Read more

Jimmy Choo IPO Books Covered Within Price Range
International Business Times, October 8th

(Reuters) - Luxury shoe retailer Jimmy Choo's initial public share offering has attracted enough investors to take all the amount on offer, including the over-allotment option, within its price range, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday...Read more

Jimmy Choo IPO Books Covered Within Price Range: Source
Business Insider, October 7th

LONDON (Reuters) - Luxury shoe retailer Jimmy Choo's initial public share offering has attracted enough investors to take all the amount on offer, including the over-allotment option, within its price range, a source familiar with the matter said on...Read more

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Reuters, October 5th

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