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Shoes at the Show…RHS Chelsea Flower Show with Maidstone florist Jackie Brooks.

Chelsea Flower Show is always an exciting time for gardeners, growers, florists, landscapers, vegetable lovers and anyone with an appreciation for nature’s beauty.

Every year seems to surpass the last, and this year was no exeption…

Having been a florist for 20 years and a regular CFS attendee for 30 years, Jackie Brooks was the perfect lady to test out a pair of our sandals, and see how they’d hold up after a long day browsing and admiring what this year’s show had to offer.

Jackie wore Gabor Karen 42.824.50 ; a beautiful white leather wedge sandal, with a bold silver buckle on the ankle strap.

IMG_0485Now, those of you who have been to Chelsea Flower show before will know. This event is BIG! There is so much to see, which also means so much risk of that horrible ‘soles on fire’ thing I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, but Jackie explained that she was genuinely surprised at the comfort level. The leather lining and cushioned foot bed will help this, but walkability scored high on the scale as well, especially for a first time wear. For a lady who runs her own floristry business, Jackie appreciates the absolute importance of comfort and wearability, but also wanted to look relatively smart/casual for this event, and Gabor Karen 42.824.50 worked perfectly.

 

Jackie wore them with cropped white jeans and a sweet printed blouse and mentioned that she now wants them in a different colour too…Luckily for Jackie, we also stock them in tan!

If you didn’t get the chance to go this year, take a look at some of Jackie’s highlights…

Tickets and Gianni Conti 913206 bag at the ready…

"Tickets and Gianni Conti bag at the ready"

Meet Jackie’s Mum, fitting in with the display perfectly!

Bright and vibrant colour palettes were in abundance this year, demonstrated in carnival style headdresses and a huge peacock.

A happy little treefrog sits in amongst a tropical paradise and copper has been intricately entwined with yellows, greens and the brightest of pinks.

Soft pastels are delicately displayed, and orchids are combined with hydrangeas and roses.

The biggest Dubarry boot we’ve ever seen

indexAfter a long day Jackie returns home feeling inspired and ready to take on the busy up-and-coming wedding season…with her feet very much intact and unblemished.

Gold Medal for comfort and style!

Take a look at our Gabor range online or pop in store…

Images: Jackie Brooks  www.jackiebrooksflorist.co.uk/

 

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headerAs soon as the nights start to draw in and leaves on the line becomes a viable excuse for being late for work, I start thinking about what pair of boots will take me through the dark months until the verdant shoots of Spring.

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How to wear your Panama Jack Aviator boots

The clocks have turned back; it is officially the end of British summer time. The temperature has dropped, the rain is pouring and the leaves have fallen. The Golden Boot’s fantastic selection of boots will keep you looking stylish, dry and warm in a predictable wet winter.

With shearling a key trend for this A/W14, the rugged Panama Aviator boots are both practical and stylish. Here are our top tips on how to wear your new Panama Jack boots.

For the ladies, the casual styling of the Panama Jack Aviator boots look great teamed with a pair of skinny jeans, a chunky knit jumper and a fur shawl. Wrap up extra warm with a waxed Barbour jacket for the ultimate country look whilst on a crisp winters dog walk. Team your outfit with our Dubarry saddle-bag (Clara, £129), to hold all your essentials and add a touch of glam with a woollen fedora hat, a key fashion item this A/W14.

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For the men, we’ve got everything you need to style your Panama Jack Aviator boot, right here in The Golden Boot. To opt for a country casual look, pair the boot, with our Barbour shirt and blazer, and finish the outfit with a classic tartan scarf and cord flat cap to keep warm on a winters day.

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Click on the links, to shop the look, but be quick! Panama Jack is one of our most popular brands and we wouldn’t want you to be disappointed.

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Fabulous Footwear for the Fall.

With our A/W 14 stock fast flowing in, now is the perfect time to update you with next seasons key trends and give you a sneak preview of the hottest styles we’ve got to offer.

 This winter, the classic styling of the Biker and Chelsea boot have made another strong comeback. With oversized and multiple buckle detailing being a predicted key trend for A/W 14, the biker boot is a winter wardrobe must-have. The casual silhouette of the biker and Chelsea boot can be worn with skinny jeans or skirts for a versatile winter outfit. Doc Martens

 Our favourites this winter come from Doc Marten and UGG. The UGG Grandale boot with biker influences incorporates their traditional shearling lining for maximum comfort, warmth and style. Doc Marten, in addition to their classic boot, have introduced the Moll Kirin biker boot to their A/W14 collection.  The boot features the definitive Goodyear welted sole merged with traditional biker boot buckles.

However, our winter must have is the Kensington Flora Chelsea Boot from Doc Marten. Available in high shine in black and burgundy, the versatile boot from DM can be worn with both formal and casual wear to provide effortless style and comfort.

Army DMs

Kensington FLora

 

 

 

 

The Timberland boot has recently grown in popularity to become a key trend this A/W14. Many celebrities have been spotted sporting this trend, including Rita Ora. The 10361 boot from Timberland combines practicality and comfort to revive 1990s looks with outdoor heritage styling.

Rita Ora

Androgynous styling combined with masculine tailoring continues to emerge as a key A/W trend. The loafer, brogue and monk strap are this seasons favourites. The Busby range from Clarks offers a fantastic selection of loafers and brogues, perfect for work or college.

Busby Fizz

Busby FollyBusby JazzPop in to store to see the full A/W14 collection we’ve got to offer. Check back here for more trend updates, top buys and new arrivals.

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign results

Our Breast Cancer Awareness week instore was a roaring success! Saturday 20th was the conclusive day to our  Breast Cancer Awareness fund raising week. Staff and customers had a great time with everyone getting behind this worthwhile campaign. The limited edition pink shoes and bags from Peter Kaiser were snapped up. Customers were treated to special cupcakes from fairydustcupcakes.co.uk and a glass of Biddenden Vineyards sparkling wine.

In total we raised £263.50. The Peter Kaiser shoes will remain on Sale for a limited period and we will continue to sell our pink bootshapers with 50p going to Breast cancer research.

Thank you everyone for getting involved and very special thank you to those who bought a pair of the pink shoes… enjoy wearing them!

Take a quick look at some of the photos from the day

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Ochre Blue Handbags and purses

Ochre Blue is new to The Golden Boot, we have introduced a comprehensive range of their leather accessories and handbags. The brand celebrates exquisite leather craft and they have a love for vintage style and intricate patterns and embossed details. Here are some of our favourites from the collection –Ochre Blue purses and wallets are beautifully produced using soft leathers and delicate stitched decorations. The practical designs are a good size and have lots of design features that will make organising your purse easy. A luxury leather miniature bag, The Ochre Blue Callie Pouch could be used for make up, brushes or stationary. The buttery soft leather design has been embossed with a tag and a contrasting colour piece beneath. The bag is fastened with a zip and would make a lovely gift idea, remember that we offer a free gift wrapping service.

The Cleo bag follows the nostalgic school satchel trend for AW12. The beautiful leather bag can be worn across the body or as a stylish clutch and is the perfect size to carry your everyday essentials. The bag has a magnetic catch with a phone pocket and organised internal sections.

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Tracy’s Hunter Wellingtons – Ideal for dog walking

Tracy bought her Hunter wellingtons over two years ago and has been really pleased with how they have survived walking her dog, every day, rain or shine!

My Hunter Wellies are looking pretty good considering they are over two years old and how much I wear them.

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Peter Kaiser Statement Heels

Peter Kaiser has a lot of history as a shoe manufacturer but the brand specializes in contemporary statement heels. For S/S2012 the Peter Kaiser collection at The Golden Boot is full of attention grabbing styles which showcase the best the brand has to offer.

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Zinda SS12 is here

The Zinda Summer collection has arrived at The Golden Boot, full of neon colours and stunning heels.

Neons are everywhere on the High Street for the summer, and an easy way to wear the bright trend is to use shoes and accessories. (more…)

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Work Shoes Tried and Tested

Our staff all have one thing in common, their love of shoes. Every member of the team wears a design from The Golden Boot range and we find this hands on knowledge invaluable.

A typical day for us really tests the shoes to the full. We are on our feet from 9-5.30, knelt down while fitting and up and down ladders in the stock room, so we need a comfortable style which lasts. (more…)

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