Hotter Shoes Is Now Responsible For 1 In 3 UK-Made Shoes

Hotter Shoes has stepped up production of its iconic shoes as more women than ever turn to the comfort shoe brand for their footwear solutions. The company is forecasting that production at its Lancashire factory will increase to 1.7 million in 2011, smashing its 2010 total of 1.3 million which earned it the accolade of UK’s biggest shoe maker.

Hotter Shoes’ range and merchandising director Paul Sayer said: “Women have always wanted stylish shoes but now they’re switching onto comfort which is great news for Hotter.

“Whether it’s a lifestyle choice or the barrage of high heel horror stories and photos of celebrity bunions we’ve seen recently, more women than ever are falling in love with our UK made comfort shoes.”

One in every three pairs of shoes made in the UK are now branded Hotter Comfort Concept, and incorporate the company’s trademark features: light, shock absorbing soles; smooth seams; deep toe boxes and quality leather uppers. The figures were confirmed in a survey of all UK based shoe makers by the British Footwear Association.

Things are going well for the company that started out manufacturing and selling slippers and now “makes shoes as comfortable as slippers”. Hotter Shoes will invest a further £500,000 in its factory this year to meet increased demand, positioning it as one of Europe’s most technologically advanced shoe making plants.

Paul Sayer added: “We have survived and thrived because we share a passion for products and service with our customers.”

“In economically challenging times we’re discovering that discerning women are investing in long lasting, stylish and comfortable footwear rather than throwaway fashion that often languishes at the back of the wardrobe before making it to the recycling bin.”

Richard Kottler, chief executive of the British Footwear Association commented: “Hotter’s dedication and vision for the future has lead them to become one of the most successful, and innovative, British shoe manufacturers. It’s rare these days for a British brand to manufacture such a high volume of quality footwear on site, the planned investment will see Hotter go from strength to strength – this is British manufacturing at its best.”

Hotter is enjoying buoyant sales and is planning a dynamic retail expansion. In 2010 Hotter opened six dedicated stores in the south of England. It has opened nine stores across the UK this year including Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Salisbury, and Stratford and plans to have 25 stores in its portfolio by the end of 2011.

The company is also shipping its trademark style and comfort direct to the US market, with Hotter Shoes now shipped direct to the United States from the company’s warehouse, and US customer calls serviced from the Skelmersdale call centre.

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Debenhams Reports Miami Vice Chic Returning To The British High Street

Debenhams has reported that trends first made popular by the 1980s TV cop series Miami Vice are coming back into fashion, thanks to young men who weren’t even born when the series was first broadcast.

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The return of the look, first noticed by Debenhams in May, has seen demand for Miami Vice style espadrilles leaping by an incredible 197 per cent over the last three months alone. In the same period, chinos have risen by 94 per cent and light colour sports jackets have grown by 500 per cent.

T-shirts worn under formal mens jackets, pastel shades, rolled up sleeves, and mens shoes worn without socks – forever associated with heart-throb hero Don Johnson – have become top sellers once again, according to high street chain Debenhams.

Lizzie Singleton, spokesperson for Debenhams said: “Who could have predicted that the style would prove so popular thirty years after the programme started? Young men are still looking to emulate the classic American look. In fact, the T-shirt under jacket look has never managed to go away.”

Miami Vice (broadcast during the 1980s) was one of the most popular TV programmes ever. It won a worldwide audience and persuaded an entire generation of men that designer stubble and pastel shades were the height of fashion.

The style – perfect attire for sunny Florida where the series was set – has become the norm for British men going on a night out in Newcastle, Cardiff and Aberdeen, where the look has proved most popular.

Debenhams menswear design team believe that current TV presenters such as T4’s Rick Edwards and Nick Grimshaw, as well as George Lamb and designer Henry Holland may have encouraged the acceptability of the look.

Lizzie Singleton continued: “We’re not surprised that Miami Vice chic has undergone a revival. Light pastel colours, loose jackets and casual tees suit all physiques. Dressing like you are on Miami South beach is also a great way to cheer you up after a wash-out of an August.”

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Topshop And Topman To Open Flagship In Chicago 8th September 2011

Arcadia owned Topshop/Topman has announced the opening of the second flagship in the U.S., bringing both brand’s joint style authority and brave trend-setting approach to fashion to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

Topshop/Topman Chicago will boast the same selection of trend-driven pieces, specialized collaborations and bespoke services that both brands have become known for. With covetable collections available to the price-conscious consumer, Topshop/Topman have long had their legions of followers, and as British high-street style champions, Topshop/Topman remains a favourite amongst industry insiders alike.

Similarly designed in the spirit of London’s iconic Oxford Circus store, Topshop/Topman Chicago will be outfitted with a modern and sleek décor, including lacquer finishes and suspended glass fixtures, super slick walls and stark white tiled floors.

Set across the cellar and first floor, Topshop will showcase Unique, the directional collection presented at London Fashion Week, along with exclusive designer collaborations with many of New Gen’s young talent, as well as the extensive trend-driven mainline. The first floor will host the Boutique area, featuring limited edition ranges and premium styles. An impressive denim range by MOTO, a vast shoe lounge, and a breadth of casualwear, lingerie, as well as Petite, Tall and Maternity will be also available. What’s more, accessories and concessions to compliment will be merchandised throughout both floors. Boasting several changing rooms and a VIP suite on the first floor, all are constructed with maximum comfort and shopping ease in mind.

Topman’s brilliant men’s fashion premium line, Topman Design, as well as various designer collaborations will be found on the second floor. The floor will feature an exhaustive denim area, freestanding fixtures complete with variations of tees, printed tees, polos and vests. The Smart area shop-in -shop offers sharp tailoring, fine knitwear and chic accessories for special occasions. Similarly, men’s shoes are showcased in their own designated area.

Set in a private suite of luxurious fitting rooms, a team of talented Personal Shoppers will be on hand for complimentary appointments, offering a menu of tailored services for any shopping occasion. Topman boasts its own complimentary stylist service, whereby customers can employ the skills and advice of trained stylists in the privacy of the Topman Stylist rooms, in similarly private and comfortable suites, with no obligation to buy. Customers can also enjoy sweet treats and refreshments, the latest fashion magazines as well as expert personal shopping advice.

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Topman Announce Shoe Collaboration with Marc Hare

Topman has announced it will be collaborating with Marc Hare, the man behind the much lauded Mr Hare shoe brand, to launch his first ever footwear collaboration this autumn with the high street store.

The collection – which will form part of the Topman AAA range – contains ten styles across both shoes and boots including evening loafers and hi-shine hi-tops. The collection will launch in two parts – the first at the end of August 2011 and the second at the end of October 2011 and will be available on-line and at the Oxford Circus, New York and Chicago stores.

“The inclusion of Marc Hare to Topman’s ever increasing stable of designer collaborations is such an honour. Long being a fan of his beautiful elegant understated shoes it is such a pleasure to be able to introduce this collection specifically designed for our AAA range,” said Gordon Richardson, Topman design director.

Marc’s impeccable attention to detail is inherent across all the designs as is his personality – he has incorporated an element of fun into each pair. Designs come from the heart, each created from his desire to produce a shoe not lacking in style or quality, with all the signs of perfection at an affordable price making them obtainable to all.

Marc Hare, designer, commented: “I never understood why girls had all the fun when it came to shoes, especially as, when it comes down to it, he who rocks the illest chaussures is always the one they want to talk to, so seeing my shoes up in the AAA line and knowing that more guys are going to get their shoe game together, means a lot to me. Thank you Topman.”

Marc Hare’s full shoe menu includes the Oxford, the Rogue boot, the Loafer, the Sneaks, the Ankle Boot and the Derby Shoe.

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Hotter Comfort Concept Bucks High Street Trends

Hotter Comfort Concept is bucking high street trends with a dynamic store opening programme.

Having recently opened its 18th high street store, located in Peterborough, the UK’s biggest shoe maker is on track to beat its target of 25 stores by the end of 2011. The innovative shoe maker – which is forecast to make 1.6 million pairs of shoes this year – took a step out of its own comfort zone to venture into selling direct to the public in the 1990s.

Its unusual approach has seen the company set up its own 100-seater call centre to serve its mail order and hotter.com customers and open up 18 high street stores to sell its shoes through 200 independent retailers across the UK, including several leading garden centres. The company also sells and ships its shoes direct to the US.

“We have a dynamic store opening programme in place which has seen us open 12 Hotter stores around the UK in just over 12 months and we are aiming to open a further nine before the end of the year ,” commented Retail Operations Director John Nicholas. “Our stores have been carefully designed to ensure stand out on the high street, but what our customers really love, and which brings them back time and time again, is a combination of comfortable, stylish shoes and great service.

“We are totally focussed on creating a quality retail environment for our customers; our stores are carefully designed to showcase our collection, with customers lead around to store to view contemporary, classic, heels, sporty styles and accessories. We pride ourselves on our attention to every single detail, so on our shoes you’ll find handcrafted detailing and hidden adjustments and in our stores you’ll find lots of seats, at just the right height to for trying on shoes.”

Stylish shoes with comfort built into every pair is the product promise which has helped Hotter Comfort Concept shoes grow to be the UK’s biggest shoe maker. The team of Hotter designers works hard to hide comfort features in its stylish shoes, including lightweight, supportive soles; deep toe boxes; softly padded heels and tongues and removable insoles. Womens shoes, boots and sandals come in UK sizes 3 to 9 with some half sizes, extra wide fitting and EEE fitting; Hotter mens shoes, boots and sandals come in UK sizes 6 to 12 with some half sizes.

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Drapers Announce Footwear Awards Shortlist

Drapers, the body behind the well established Drapers Magazine have just announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2011 Drapers Footwear Awards.

Drapers have expressed that this was not an easy task this year, due to the levels of high quality and innovation that has been deployed by all potential nominees. During a year where the nation has experienced a difficult economic climate, footwear retailers have excelled to overcome this.

The Footwear Awards are held to honour the best independent footwear retailers alongside larger multiple footwear retailers. As well as honouring retailers, there are also awards for the best brands. Additionally there are some special awards this year, such as Buyer of the Year and The Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Drapers Footwear Awards 2011 this year is being held at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 11 May and is set to be a special evening for all attendees. The categories in the 2011 Footwear Awards which Drapers have announced the shortlist are for Best New Store, Comfort Retailer of the Year, Family Footwear Retailer of the Year, Kids’ Footwear Retailer of the Year, Footwear Etailer of the Year, Best Footwear Offer in a Fashion Multiple, Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year, Multiple Footwear Retailer of the Year. Additionally on the evening of 11 May, Drapers will announce Buyer of the Year, Brand of the Year, Student Footwear Designer of the Year and also The Lifetime Achievement Award.

There are a number of retailers who are big contenders for the various awards this year including Clarks, Schuh and New Look. Retailers and brands have worked tirelessly this year and the prospect of receiving a Drapers Footwear Award is an achievement that all those shortlisted will no doubt be hoping for. It can be seen from the shortlist released by Drapers that this year, there will be no one retailer or brand that will dominate the evening. This is apparent by the fact that particular names are not shortlisted for numerous awards, thereby implying that success will be had by many.

One retailer who is looking forward to the awards is Birmingham based, online fashion shoe retailer Cloggs.co.uk. This year Cloggs.co.uk is shortlisted in the Footwear Etailer of the Year category, a highly sought after award. Competition in this category is definitely high though, as Cloggs.co.uk are up against names such Jimmy Choo, French Sole and national brand Clarks.

The team behind Cloggs.co.uk is run by Birmingham brothers Nick and Chris Thomas and business partner Damian Scarlett. Cloggs.co.uk has more than 35 years’ experience of trading on the high street and began operating online just over ten years ago. Cloggs.co.uk now stocks more than 20,000 items, including popular brands such as FitFlop, UGG, Converse, Birkenstock and Crocs, online and in the flagship store based in the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham. The hope to continue the success by selling styles such as the FitFlop Fiorella.

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Debenhams Breaks New Ground With National Disabled Model Campaign

Debenhams has become the first retailer on the British high street to launch a national window campaign featuring a disabled model in all of its 160 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The ground breaking imagery features disabled model Shannon Murray, along with additional photography, mannequins and products in a display to launch the Debenhams autumn winter womenswear.

The innovative display follows an approach by Nikki Fox and Natasha Wood, both disability campaigners and presenters of the hit TV show, How to Look Good Naked, which lead to a trial using Shannon in three stores earlier this year. The pilot resulted in the some of the most responsive and positive feedback the retailer has ever received prompting Debenhams to take new shots and roll out across all its stores.

The move comes as a natural next step for Debenhams following campaigns featuring plus size and petite models, un-airbrushed swim models and size 16 mannequins – all since the start of 2010.

Debenhams hopes the latest move will encourage other retailers to follow suit and be more versatile.

Celebrity stylist, presenter of ‘How to Look Good Naked’ and inclusivity campaigner, Gok Wan, commented: “After months and months of hard work, this is some of the best imagery I have seen on the British high street…ever.

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Debenhams Breaks Ranks And Launches New Season With Designer Discounts

Department store retailer Debenhams turned the convention of the sale on its head by reducing prices at the start of the Autumn/Winter season, rather than the end of it.

The innovative move sees tens of thousands of new season lines reduced by up to 25 per cent, across new to store stock including womenswear, accessories, menswear, childrenswear, home, cosmetics, lingerie, sports and leisure and gifting.

The move will no doubt be popular with consumers, with many remaining cautious due to the continuing, challenging economic climate following spending cuts and the ‘will we, wont we’ double-dip recession debate.

So extensive are the ‘introductory offers’ that even top designers – Betty Jackson, Julien Macdonald, Jasper Conran, John Rocha, Matthew Williamson and Henry Holland – will see their exclusive to Debenhams, diffusion collection prices fall just before their mainline offerings grace the catwalks at London Fashion Week.

“Retailers discount at a time that suits them to help sell tired end of season stock,” said Michael Sharp, Debenhams deputy chief executive.

“This move turns that idea totally on its head. It offers customers discounts across the store on the very latest products, meaning they can pick up this season’s must-haves at sale prices,” added Michael Sharp.

“I have said it before and I will say it again. We are more determined than ever to deliver designer clothes at prices everyone can afford. Nowhere else on the high street can you see so many fantastic offers all under one roof.”

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Burton’s Black Label Style The Perfect White Shirt

Burton’s Black Label has executed 4 classic white shirts that are the ideal accompaniment to the perfect black suit, giving a new dimension to mix and match shopping.

These limited edition shirts are all made from luxury cotton and have specific collar formations to suit every man and every occasion. To identify this key shape more easily, each shirt has been given the name of a London borough that epitomizes its cool fashion credentials.

The Hoxton is a slim fit shirt, with its penny collar and a single button cuff is perfect underneath a slim fit suit that has a nod to the mod about it.

The Knightsbridge is clean and simple. This shirt on a tailored block has a point collar and a double button cuff, perfect for a smart suit or formal attire.

The Soho is a reaction to the Knightsbridge, the Soho is a much slimmer fit and has a slim point collar and single cuff to match. This shirt looks great with a thin blade tie.

The Mayfair provides a tailored fit shirt with a fold back single button cuff and cut away collar that creates a squarer neck line.

Added to this the fact each shirt comes with its own removable collar bones and given that there are only 100 available of each style, its easy to see why these classic shirts are proof that less is more this autumn winter.

Each of the 4 limited edition shirts will be made available as an online exclusive through the Burton UK website from the 15th of October.

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Burton Celebrates The Launch Of The Expendables, The Biggest Action Blockbuster Of The Year

Burton has teamed up with Lionsgate UK to offer a host of prizes to celebrate the launch of the most talked about movie of the year – The Expendables, which is in cinemas nationwide on August 19th 2010.

With a legendary action cast assembled, The Expendables is guaranteed to to be a sure fire hit when it opens in August and Burton has two tickets to the UK Premiere in London’s Leicester Square up for grabs. Plus, Burton is also offering the chance to win a stuntman holiday for two to Rio De Janeiro, including activities like rock climbing Sugar Loaf Mountain, tandem paragliding and surfing lessons. And there are runner ups prizes including exclusive limited edition POLICE sunglasses and black leather wallet, Expendables T-shirts, Expendables Quad Posters and ‘Action DVD’s collection’.

The Expendables is a hard-hitting action blockbuster about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realise things aren’t quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge – one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers.

Burton have teamed up with The Expendables because it is the perfect partnership with Burton’s key demographic loving action films and guys like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li being absolutely the Burton guy.

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Hotter Comfort Concept Expands Its High Street Retail Presence

Hotter Comfort Concept, UK shoe manufacturer, is bucking high street trends by opening three new stores to provide shoppers with the ultimate shoe shopping experience.

Hotter Comfort Concept Expands Its High Street Retail Presence

Since they opened their doors the new stores, in Eastbourne, Bromley and Chichester, have provided record company sales, fuelling the company’s decision to commit to a revitalized store launch programme. With stores currently located in York, Chester, Southport, Bournemouth and Kendal the Lancashire based shoe manufacturer plans to strengthen its high street presence, by creating a portfolio of 25 Hotter stores across the UK within two years.

Hotter shoe stores stand out on the high street by offering good old fashioned customer service along with quality, stylish shoes which are designed to offer improved comfort. With more than 50 years experience in looking after people’s feet, Hotter prides itself on the quality of each shoe produced and the levels of comfort that accompany them. Every shoe comes with smooth internal seams to avoid rubbing, along with deep toe boxes to allow extra room for toes to move around and flex.

Sales Director at Hotter Comfort Concept, Clive Leverett commented: “We’re the biggest shoe manufacturer in the UK and are proud to be expanding this year with a programme of new store openings. We’re excited to have secured a significant presence along the south coast in prime high street locations and we are delighted with our first few weeks of trading, in fact our stores are breaking our own opening sales records time after time.

Julie Jobe, manager at Hotter’s new Bromley store, commented: “The Hotter team here is thrilled to be part of the store launch programme and plan to create an enjoyable shopping experience for both new and existing Hotter customers. We have an extensive range of both men’s shoes and women’s shoes including stylish daywear, tasteful eveningwear, extra wide shoes, laid back leisure, women’s sandals and a range of Gore-Tex walking boots for outdoor pursuits.”

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Burton Joins With James Corden In A League Of Their Own

Burton continues to strengthen its relationship with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK and in this all important football season they have recruited the help of the ever irrepressible James Corden. Burton has produced two limited edition T-shirts and a wristband, in the vital colours of the summer: Red & White.

Burton Joins With James Corden In A League Of Their Own

Burton has committed to donating £1.50 for every T-Shirt sold by Burton and £1 for every wristband sold to the Bobby Moore Fund to further their research into bowel cancer, so customers can wear these items with pride knowing that they are doing their bit for a good cause.

Being an ardent football fan and in a league of his own James Corden is perfect for this collaboration. James was keen to offer his support not only to the England team but for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, as it is of the upmost importance with bowel cancer being the third most common cancer in the UK.

James loves the iconic tees that feature the unforgettable image of Bobby Moore holding aloft the World Cup trophy in 1966 when England last won the tournament beating West Germany in a 4-2 victory. Burton expects that football fans will love them too as they are not only great tees, but can help save a life as well.

The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK raises vital funds for research into bowel cancer and increases public awareness of the disease. The fund was set up by Bobby’s widow, Stephanie Moore MBE, after his death from the disease in 1993, at just 51.

The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK tee is available in selected Burton stores and on-line.

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North West Based Hotter Flies The Flag For UK Manufacturing

Hotter Comfort Concept, the Lancashire based shoe manufacturer, has reaffirmed its mission statement to keep manufacturing in the UK. This statement comes at a time when Cadbury’s, one of Britain’s best loved businesses, faces US takeover.

Hotter Comfort Concept, which is celebrating 50 years in the industry, is one of a few UK businesses currently beating the recession. Manufacturing 1.3 million pairs of footwear each year in the UK, Hotter is one of the world’s most technologically advanced shoe making factories and last year turned over £37.5m and made profits of £5m.

In light of the current economic climate and imminent Cadbury’s takeover, Hotter has renewed its commitment to remain true to its British roots with company values built on enthusiasm, passion and courage. Managing director, Stewart Houlgrave has seen many changes in the industry over the years and is determined to see Hotter shoes beat the recession and prove that the UK manufacturing industry is strong in the economic downturn.

Stewart commented: “The recession has seen many of our well known high street names disappear. Woolworths was probably one of the biggest last year and the recent Cadbury takeover is a shock and great loss to the UK manufacturing industry.

“My parents set up Beaconsfield Footwear over 50 years ago and I’ve grown up with the brand and through our business decisions and operations created some of the most advanced shoe manufacturing technology in the UK. I am proud that we are proving it’s still viable, and indeed a lucrative proposition, to manufacture and sell shoes in the UK with a British workforce.”

Over the past six years Hotter Comfort Concept has invested £6 million and now has one of the most successful production facilities anywhere in the world. Hotter targets the active mature market, where shoe shoppers are investing their cash in the ultimate indulgence for their feet. Many of the hundreds of letters and emails Hotter receives comment on the heritage and firm British roots the company retains.

Hotter Comfort Concept has strong values with a modern outlook on business. Stewart re-affirmed Hotter Comfort Concept’s determination to retain UK roots and that the company is not afraid of future industry change: “When other businesses fled overseas I was sure our future remained here in the UK and I am glad I made that decision all those years ago, despite surprise in certain parts of the footwear industry. I stood by what I believed in and today with a loyal workforce of nearly 400 including a manufacturing plant, call centre and five high street stores, Hotter is going from strength to strength and I’m extremely proud of what we have achieved.”

About Hotter Comfort Concept:
Hotter Comfort Concept targets the active over fifties market where thousands of shoe shoppers are indulging their feet in the hidden comfort of Hotter shoes – designed, manufactured, packed and shipped from the Lancashire factory.

Hotter manufactures more than 1.3 million pairs of women’s shoes, men’s shoes, extra wide shoes, women’s boots and women’s sandals every year- more than any other shoe maker in the country.

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Guide To Buying For Your Man

Men’s footwear brand Base London has indentified that buying Christmas presents for a man can be a real struggle for female shoppers. To counter the awkwardness that comes f r o m the exchange of unwanted presents, Base London has launched an online guide to help women buy the perfect shoes for their man.

The definitive guide for the woman who needs a little help getting the right gift in the right size, Base London’s online Guide to Buying For Your Man, will provide the perfect footwear solution, whether he occupies his weekend on the terrace cheering on his team, chilling out with his mates playing on a games console or being a socialite about town’s hottest venues.

After three simple steps to determine the man in question’s style, interests and needs, Base London will suggest a selection of formal, semi formal and casual shoes or boots to match the man’s desires for gifts this Christmas, leaving the shopper with the simple task of picking f r o m a select group of men’s shoes.

Base London’s Men’s Shoes Guide – Guide to Buying For Your Man – can be found online at www.baselondon.com f r o m Thursday 15 October 2009.

Base London can guarantee delivery in time for Christmas day, as long as the products are ordered online by noon on Tuesday 22 December.

About Base London
Base London was founded in 1995 after a niche was spotted in the market – branded men’s formal shoes for the high street. Previously consumers had the choice of own label or exclusive designer names with nothing in between.

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New Larger Shoe Sizes Collection By Base London

Base London, men’s footwear brand, has always been a big name in men’s shoes, but now it is big in big shoes too. Producing a range of larger size men’s leather formal and casual shoes, Base London is set to give the more ample sized guy a choice of fashion shoes that he can finally be proud to wear, with a choice of formal and casual styles ranging from size UK 12 to 15 (EUR 46 to 50).

Base London has released the men’s casual leather styles Vital Excel, Vista Excel and Control Excel in new mens large size shoes. These are all men’s fashion shoes crafted from the finest leathers, and are ideal for men who don’t want to sacrifice style just because they need big size shoes and want to have a relaxed look.

Control Excel by Base London brings a classic casual men’s lace up wallaby shoe, up to date with fresh detailing. Whether for a few drinks with friends or for a more dressed down look at work, this luxury leather versatile style is a great choice to complement any look.

Vital Excel and Vista Excel both incorporate rich crazy leathers with modern, up to date detailing to freshen up classic moccasin constructed casual loafers. A dual centre seam stitch runs down a vamp that is encircled by a chunky stitch that brings design features and stylish quality to the shoes. Vital Excel features an elasticated gusset to make the slip on extra comfortable, whilst Vista Excel reveals a fashionable side lace system, and both are packed with details and ooze style. Design heavy yet perfectly formed, Vista Excel and Vital Excel are ideal for any situation from catching up with a few mates down the pub or blagging the way into a club.

For the more formal occasion Base London’s smart formal men’s formal shoe Sense Excel, is the perfect slip on men’s loafer, with its strong detailing and high quality leathers. It takes a classic slip on loafer but adds a unique sole which wraps up onto the upper of the shoe at each side to create a contemporary look. This is combined with precise hand stitching around the moccasin toe and a luxurious leather outer and interior. An extremely versatile men’s shoe; it will be a staple for work with a suit or teamed with casual clothes for a more relaxed post work drink.

The new additions to the Base London collection mean larger men can step out of the box this summer and into a new more stylish, fashionable pair of Base London formal and casual mens shoes.

About Base London
Base London was founded in 1995 after a niche was spotted in the market – branded fashion formal footwear for the high street shoe shop. Previously consumers had the choice of own label or exclusive designer names with nothing in between.

base londonThe Base London Brand was launched at around the same time as lads’ mags such as FHM hit the shelves for the first time. These provided the perfect platform to talk directly to the target audience.

Keeping in line with consumer needs, the footwear range was expanded to include more casual styles. Base London rapidly earned an excellent reputation for high quality, affordable mens designer shoes and remains market leader in this arena.

Base London has received public commendation in the form of numerous finalist nominations in the Footwear Brand of the Year category of the FHM/Drapers Footwear Brand Awards. The company has actually gone on to win the award a remarkable 3 times – more than any other fashion brand has achieved.

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Topman Has Been Announced Amongst The Shortlist For E-Retailer Of The Year 2009

With the internet presenting the fastest growing route to market for retailers and brands, the competition to be the best is extremely strong. This makes being nominated on the shortlist for E-Retailer of the Year at the 2009 World Retail Awards, an immensely sought after accolade.

Topman’s Head of Ecommerce, Gracia Amico, said the nomination was testament to a lot of hard work in the last twelve months: “It’s been a great year for Topman, from launching our new website last year, opening our online store for US customers and achieving record sales over Christmas, this award nomination is great recognition to all the team.”

These awards recognise the retailer who can best show how they have succeeded in changing their business to perform on a multi-channel platform and who has managed to deliver increasing levels of profitable business transactions online.

The internet poses huge challenges to retailers who have previously only operated from physical stores or a catalogue, requiring them to adapt and embrace multiple new channels. This has lead to a revolution of the retail industry in terms of pricing, internationalisation, logistics, operations, marketing and branding.

For this year’s award, Topman is competing against some very strong nominations, which includes Tesco, the winner of the award in 2008, and two other British retailers – New Look and mydeco.com. Completing the shortlist are Italy’s Yoox Group and Zappos.com from the US.

The winner will be announced on 7th May, at a prestigious gala awards ceremony to be held during the World Retail Congress in Barcelona.

The shortlist for the awards were all reviewed by panels of specialist, expert judges who were chosen for their knowledge and understanding of the types of retail related to each award category. The shortlisted finalists will now go forward to the final judging process overseen by the Grand Jury who will meet in Barcelona immediately before the opening of the World Retail Congress.

About Topman:
Topman offers the latest in mens fashion, encompassing mens shorts, mens t-shirts and a range of styles to suit every shopper. Topman’s extensive collection embraces everything from the latest fashion trends to classic pieces, and extends to mens shoes, accessories, mens underwear and formal wear. Topman also provide the simplest way to search for and buy mens clothing, placing it among the leading fashion retailers in the UK market today.

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