With the relaxed island lifestyle here, one could say that the state’s official shoe is the slipper. In many places like Australia it is known as a thong, and in the United States a flip flop, but here in the 808 state we call them slippers. While they are great for the beach and a casual day out and about town, there are times when a slipper just will not do! Imagine Carrie Bradshaw shopping for shoes in Hawaii. What would Carrie wear? Not flip flops. In that case, Carrie would head to one of the following spots to get her luxury footwear.
Jimmy Choo in a word – sexy. His shoes are not for the faint of heart or those with a fear of heights! This Malaysian shoe designer has built his empire on incredible feminine and tempting shoes. www.www.jimmychoo.com
Gucci is world-famous Italian ready-to-wear fashions and accessories for men and women. The luxury leaders in craftsmanship and design. This well known and popular brand has three locations here in Hawaii, on Oahu the Ala Mona Shopping Center and the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, and one location on the Island of Maui at the Shops at Wailea. www.gucci.com
Another well known name in shoe worship is – Stuart Weitzman. His true believers feel he understands that a great shoe is about more than form or function; it is about making a woman feel beautiful. A Stuart Weitzman shoe is equal parts spectacle and sculpture. Across the sheer range of styles, there is an attention to detail and craft that reveals the touch of a master shoemaker. www.stuartweitzman.com
Coach seeks to be the leading brand of quality lifestyle accessories offering classic, modern North American styling. According to their website, they constantly challenge themselves to be the very best in every aspect of our business. I recognize that if they have been around since 1941, Coach must be doing something right. www.coach.com
A strong sense of personal style and a passion for color set the tone for each Kate Spade collection. Hawaii is a place that loves color, and Kate Spade continues to find inspiration in the everyday and the unpredictable, graceful, exuberant approach to style and living. Kate Spade has two locations on Oahu, Ala Moana Shopping Center and the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. www.katespade.com