Here’s another great opportunity to be fashionable and support the Portuguese economy: Shoes Closet. This women’s footwear brand is designed in Portugal, made in Portugal, and sold in Portugal. The line blends creative, contemporary design with traditional quality craftsmanship. So, check out Shoes Closet brand, and treat your feet to some fashionable footwear.
The roots of Shoes Closet can be traced back to the tradition of Alentejo boot factories. Siblings Helena Amante and Miguel Marques grew up in the family shoe business. Their passion for shoes is part traditional and part creative exploration. Their entrepreneurial spirit led to the opening of the first Shoes Closet shop in 2011. And, their vision is to take the brand international. As they say in their manifesto, “We know where we come from and where we want to go.”
A small creative team, lead by Amante, design three collections each season. Inspiration for designs comes from current trends to iconic personalities, and historical events to ancient traditions. In the past, the team has created collections around fado, petite moments and rural escapades.
For Spring/Summer 2012, the three collections include Inside Africa, The Kiss, and La Pelegrina. These themes balance factors such as innovative design, bold shapes and natural materials to create a quality product.
For more information, visit the Shoes Closet website. Find Shoes Closet products at the following retail locations in Lisbon:
Rua das Galés, 31
SAPATARIA DO CARMO
Largo do Carmo, 26
Avenida Marquês de Tomar 66
Avenida Ressano Garcia, 11D