Retailer of the Month

Retailer of the Month: Jake Shoes
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Retailer of the Month: Jake Shoes

Jake Shoes was started in 1975 by the parents of current managing director Jake Bland, and now has two stores located in Stockport and Manchester. Cheryl Taylor caught up with Jake to find out a bit more about the business. Click here to read more.          

Retailer of the Month – Cheryl Taylor, Editor, Talks to Rebecca Mahmood of SHOO and Bananalana, Saunderstead, Surrey.

Retailer of the Month – Cheryl Taylor, Editor, Talks to Rebecca Mahmood of SHOO and Bananalana, Saunderstead, Surrey.

Q&A Name: Rebecca Mahmood Shop(s): Bananalana & SHOO Brands: Geox, Lelli Kelly, Startrite, Vans, Kickers, Primigi, Hush Puppies, Bobux, Pediped, Petasil. Home town: Sanderstead, Surrey & Coulsdon, Surrey. Family: Husband & 2 children, Boy & Girl.   How did you get into footwear? Tell us about your background and your current business? I actually trained […]

Retailer of the Month – Cheryl Taylor Talks to Chris Macnamara of The Brogue Trader

Retailer of the Month – Cheryl Taylor Talks to Chris Macnamara of The Brogue Trader

Q&A: Name: Chris Macnamara Shop(s): The Brogue Trader Brands: (Footwear) Loake, Joseph Cheaney & sons, Crockett & Jones, Tricker’s, Herring, Oliver Sweeney, Sebago, Anatomic & co. (Socks) Corgi Hosiery (Gloves) Dents (Umbrellas) James Ince (Polishs etc) Collonil Home town: Cardiff, Wales Family:Joanne Macnamara (Wife) Stacey Macnamara (Daughter) Keiron Macnamara (Son) Daniel Macnamara (Son) 1. How […]

FOOTWEAR RETAILER OF THE MONTH

FOOTWEAR RETAILER OF THE MONTH

Name:  Anna Swift Shop(s): Cooshoo Brands: GEOX, Ricosta, Petasil, Garvalin, Agatha Ruix De Prada, Bio-mechanics, Primigi, Bobux, Livie and Luca, Melton Home town: Birmingham Family: Family run business with husband Mick Swift.  We have two daughters Nuala (9) and Doris (6)   Cheryl Taylor, Editor, talks to children’s footwear retailer Anna Swift of Cooshoo,  winner […]

Cheryl Taylor talks to Clare Campbell of Lexden Shoes, Colchester, Essex.

Cheryl Taylor talks to Clare Campbell of Lexden Shoes, Colchester, Essex.

Q&A Name: Clare Campbell Shop: Lexden Shoes Brands: Rieker, Remonte, Waldlaufer, Caprice, Capollini, Sandpiper, Suave, Van Dal, Riva, Barkers, Loake Home Town: Colchester, Essex Family: Married to Luke and have a daughter Jessica age 16 How did you get into footwear? Tell us about your background and your current business? I was originally studying at […]

Kim Jackson and Mark Necus, of children’s footwear retailer Klodhoppers, Hove and Haywards Heath.

Kim Jackson and Mark Necus, of children’s footwear retailer Klodhoppers, Hove and Haywards Heath.

Q&A Name: Klodhoppers Ltd Shop(s): Hove and Haywards Heath Brands: Hush Puppies, Lelli Kelly, Timberland, Birkenstock, Richter, Petasil, Hummel, Hunter, Joules, Hi-tec, Crocs, Salamander, Superfit, Converse, Vans, Bobux. Home town: Hove Family: Husband and wife team – Kim Jackson & Mark Necus with one son (aged 20!). How did you get into footwear? Tell us […]

Chris Hart, Managing Director of Charles Ager Ltd

Chris Hart, Managing Director of Charles Ager Ltd

Cheryl Taylor talks to Chris Hart, Managing Director of Charles Ager Ltd. With stores in Coventry, Kenilworth and Swadlincote, celebrating 175 years in the footwear trade. Q&A Name: Chris Hart, Managing Director of Charles Ager Ltd. Shops: 4 stores. Our main Charles Ager shop is in central Coventry with a smaller Charles Ager shop in […]

Michelle Lane of Soles With Heart, West Malling, Kent

Michelle Lane of Soles With Heart, West Malling, Kent

Name: Michelle Lane Shop: Soles With Heart, West Malling, Kent Brands: Petasil, Hush Puppies, Keds, Riccosta, Sketchers, Primigi, Camper, Joules. Birkenstocks, Bo Bell, Pediped Leli Kelly, Superfit, Hi-Tec, Umi Home Town: West Malling, Kent Family: Husband David and son Oliver age 9 How did you get into footwear? Tell us about your background and your current […]

Andrea Afrifa of Stampede, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Andrea Afrifa of Stampede, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Cheryl Taylor talks to Andrea Afrifa of Stampede, Tunbridge Wells, Kent Name: Andrea Afrifa Shop: Stampede Brands: Start-rite, Ricosta, Geox, Petasil, Converse, Skechers, Lelli Kelly, Superfit, Noel, Ralph, Lauren, Crocs, Garvalin, Kickers, Emu, Primigi. Home town: Tunbridge Wells, Kent Family: Married to Baf Afrifa, 3 children Isaac (11) Leon (8) Audrey (3) How did you get into footwear? […]

Rosi Greenall of Junior Choice

Rosi Greenall of Junior Choice

Cheryl Taylor talks to Rosi Greenall of Junior Choice, Rushden, Northamptonshire Name: Rosi Greenall Shop: Junior Choice Home town: Kettering, Northamptonshire. Brands: Start-rite, Clarks, Garvalin, Primigi, Ricosta, Geox, LelliKelly. Bobux Family: Married with one son, 18 years old. How did you get into footwear? Tell us about your background and your current business? Born in Cologne, […]