Shop Local

December 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

As the Holiday Season draws near we turn our attention to our plans for those we love; what treats we have in store for them, what we’ll feed them and of course, what we’ll “gift” them. Its particularly at this time of year that Small Independent Businesses shine. We often know you by name, remember your tastes, what you love, what suits you, and, we listen when you tell us what you are looking for. Our desire and ability to seek out wonderfully unique merchandise which won’t be found everywhere else is one of our strongest attributes and we’ve been busy stocking our shelves with you, our valued customers, specifically in mind.

Instead of driving to a mall and following herds of people picking over the same merchandise in store after impersonal store, small town holiday shopping feels like “the good old days” as you make your way down main street from one interesting shop to the next with the hometown atmosphere and welcoming merchants creating a festive mood. Many neighbouring retailers band together to plan seasonal events; promotions, specials, fund raising for local charities and other enticing activities including customer appreciation days to thank you for your business both now and throughout the year.

If you haven’t visited the downtown stores of your hometown recently, you really should. The mix of little shops create a neighbourhood which is completely unique and worth exploring. Some of the best shopping to be had is in owner-operated boutiques. Concentrating on little known suppliers, each owner has their own distinct tastes and often purposely avoid mainstream merchandise in order to stand out in the crowd. Finding little precious gems in these small shops will be what makes your gift giving special and memorable to those you are buying for. From luxury one-of-a-kind items to quirky, clever little gifts; independent shopekeepers cover the gamut. Small town merchants are proud of our towns, work hard to earn your business and really appreciate your support. We enjoy getting to know you and assisting you in finding that “perfect something” regardless of season. We wish you all successful shopping, and Happy Holdiays and look forward to seeing you in the neighbourhood soon.

For the Love of Mothers!

May 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, there are some glorious options to choose from here in shop; jewelry, exquisite scarves, funky handbags and of course – shoes …  glorious shoes!!

Hand crocheted and designed in France

Hand crocheted and designed in France

A Fine Gossamer of hand crocheted linen

A Fine Gossamer of hand crocheted linen

Sparkling and colourful wrap bracelets from Israel ... new season pieces; earrings, bracelets, necklaces arriving any day ...

Sparkling and colourful wrap bracelets from Israel …
new season pieces; earrings, bracelets, necklaces arriving any day …

Everyone looks pretty in pink!

Everyone looks pretty in pink!

Chubby Bunnies!

March 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

Easter means we are that much closer to warm weather …
and BOY, do we need the sun!

New Arrivals are coming almost daily now and there are some
quite fantastic things here in store, and yet, more to come!

These awesome short boots will take you into Spring, through Summer and beyond ...

These awesome short boots will take you into Spring, through Summer and beyond … and what a fantastically sunny colour!

Spectacular style and yet properly built and therefore really wearable ... They're sexy and YOU"LL know it!

Spectacular style and yet properly built and therefore really wearable … They’re sexy and YOU”LL know it!

Next week brings a wedge heeled funky runner (the Italian Original)
and other fabulous things, too …
handbags, jewelry … more stylin’ shoes …

WAIT TIL YOU SEE!!

 

 

 

Viva Italia!

March 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

Despite these images, which would imply the necessity of
goddess-like form … these feminine and fine Italian Made
knee-high stockings, anklettes and footless stockings
are absolutely wearable …
as a fine pant sock (with a little cropped pant?!)
with a longer skirt or tunic
or, if indeed you can rock them … as pictured!

Now in store in various patterns and colours!

filo1

filo2

filo3

Seasonal Wonders …

March 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

An email from a customer who bought Dubarry boots …

“I gave my new Dubarry boots a work out on Thursday in Ottawa.
There was a huge dump of snow Wed. and on Thurs., the slightly above zero temperatures made the city streets rivers of water – you needed a boat to cross to the other side.  I walked everywhere with my new boots on and my feet were toasty and dry.  And they fit perfectly.  A good investment indeed!”

dubarry

Indeed!

From Spain With Love

February 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

NOTHING SAYS SUMMER LIKE ESPADRILLES!

AND THESE SPANISH MADE COLOURFUL BEAUTIES
ABSOLUTELY ROCK SUMMER!

tp1a

CHECK OUT THE FANTASTIC FRENCH MADE CAPRI TIGHTS
WITH SWEET POINTELLE TRIM!

tp2

PERFECT HEEL HEIGHT, TOO!
LOVE!!

FYI, I’m off this weekend
on a buying trip … back to regular hours
Tuesday February 26, 11-7

BOOTS, BOOTS, AND MORE BOOTS
FOR NEXT FALL/WINTER!!
(I know!  Its crazy!!)

 

Ola! Arrivals from Spain!!

February 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Cleverly Designed in Britain and made in Spain,
these beauties are so architectural and interesting!

aud5
Beautifully made in lovely leathers; most have been
custom made for Shoe Kat Shoo as I selected the leather
and colour combinations for most styles!

aud6

Art for the Foot: Handmade in California

February 9, 2013 § 2 Comments

NEW ARRIVALS CONTINUE …

"BRAKE", IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OX BLOOD RED<br /> WITH TAUPE TRIM AND A PERFECT HEEL HEIGHT!

“BRAKE”, IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
OX BLOOD RED WITH TAUPE TRIM
AND A PERFECT HEEL HEIGHT!

desire

PERFECTLY NAMED, “DESIRE”
IS AN ABSOLUTE BEAUTY …
AND A CHAMELEON – SORT OF BROWN,
SORT OF GREY, SORT OF BLACK,
SORT OF GREEN … LOVE, LOVE LOVE!!!

weave

APTLY NAMED, “WEAVE” IS QUITE LOVELY, TOO
IN OLIVE GREEN AND RICH PURPLE!

New Things Bright and Beautiful!

February 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

Finally, the season is getting going …

Today brought a scrumptious bouquet of colourful scarves
in various fabrications and patterns:
feminine summery pin stripes,
iridescent linen/cotton blends in block colours,
linens with colourful sparkles dancing  across the surface,
silks and modals in soft gradient colours … and more.

scarves

And these sweetie-pies that are dancing off the shelf already …

cloud

WEEK SIX OF DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN!

December 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

THE GREAT GIFT WRAP-UP IS ON!

TIL 6:30 THIS EVENING,
THE ORANGEVILLE OPTIMIST CLUB
IS PROVIDING FREE
GIFT WRAPPING
IN THE TOWN HALL!

SHOE KAT SHOO IS OPEN TIL 6
WITH SEASONAL SALES;
BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE
AND VARIOUS OTHER DISCOUNTS
ON SELECT ITEMS

 

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing the Shoe Kat Shoo category at Shoe Kat Shoo Blog.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.