An early Christmas treat!

Wednesday, December 02, 2015


Christmas has started early and we're offering a $100 Gift Voucher with every full price pair purchased between now and Christmas Eve! 
The perfect gift for yourself or a friend! The Terms and Conditions are outlined below. 
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$100 GIFT VOUCHER PROMOTION

Receive a $100 Gift Voucher when you purchase a FULL PRICE pair of shoes

to be redeemed on the purchase of a second FULL PRICE pair of shoes.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Voucher to be redeemed on Full Price SHOE purchases only.

      Excludes all other items and sale items.

Gift voucher valid for 12 months.
Gift voucher cannot be earned or redeemed on Lay-by purchases.
Gift voucher cannot be earned or redeemed in conjunction with any offer

      offers such as Birthday vouchers.

Gift vouches can be earned and redeemed  with on-lines orders. Vouchers will be enclosed with the order when it is dispatched.
One gift voucher may be redeemed for every Full Price shoe purchase. (eg. 2 gift vouchers cannot be used to purchase 1 pair of shoes).

MSFW 2015 all wrapped up

Monday, September 14, 2015

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week was an exciting one for habbot. We hosted a three-part 'Conversations in Colour' series, exhibited at the Creative Collective and partnered with Megan Park at the Designer Resort runway. 

Here's a snapshot of what went down ... 
CONVERSATIONS IN COLOUR. 

Clea Garrick kicked off our in-store conversation series with a rainbow love admission - which would come as no surprise to most Limedrop devotees. Her latest adventure in the form of her new Limedrop nail polish range has been a long time coming with each shade named after an Aussie cultural icon such as VB green. 

We found out that both Marsha Golemac and David Flack like to stir things up in their work and David insists on including a little bit of ‘wrong’ in every one of his projects. We heard about the brown phase he finds himself going through at the moment, and Marsha’s love of all things white goes far beyond paper. Expect the unexpected in everything they do. 

We’ve put Renee Brown's quick decision making ability down to someone who knows what she wants when it comes to colour at Jardan. She breezed through our colour-psych test to reveal a colour visionary with her feet firmly planted on the ground when her final response associated ‘royal blue’ with ‘power-rangers’. Clearly a wonder-mum. 
CREATIVE COLLECTIVE. 

Creative Victoria in conjunction with Moth design and Virginia Dowzer created a fantastic exhibition in the gallery at thousand pound bend. habbot shoes and shoe lasts literally climbed the walls amongst the work of a selection of wonderful Melbourne independent designers. 
MEGAN PARK RUNWAY. 

The week finished off with an appearance at the Designer Resort runway where we provided footwear for Megan Park resort collection. It’s the third time we’ve supported Megan and luck had nothing to do with the fact that it came together beautifully. Two Melbourne designers focused on detail, quality and colour … how could it go wrong. 
Thanks to all habbot staff and the project agency for their hard work on each of these events and to norda water for keeping us hydrated in style! 

Images courtesy of: Amelia Stanwix (Conversations in Colour). Moth design (Creative Collective). Lucas Dawson (MSFW Runway).  

Talking shoes with Megan Park for MSFW

Thursday, September 03, 2015


We are so pleased to be supporting Megan Park again this year at MSFW during the 'Designer - Resort’ show tomorrow night. 


I thought I had a ‘thing’ for beautiful detailing and craftsmanship, but Megan gives me a run for my money when you consider the stunning work that goes into the fabrics she designs for each of her collections. The garment silhouettes are beautifully understated – it’s the fabrics that really set her work apart. The printed colour and hand beading is something to behold. I like to think we make a great pairing … and luckily so does she! Be sure to check out the show if you can. Tickets can be booked here


In between the busy preparation for this week, Megan took a minute to answer a few important shoe questions for us to share with you. Thanks Megan. 

Do you have a special Shoe memory in your childhood or teenage years?
At the age of 8, I embraced my inner hippie which saw me proudly wearing my treads. They were the craze in country Victoria in the 70's- the sole was made from car tire with a lattice work of leather strips forming the upper. Totally unattractive on reflection.

If you could only own one pair of shoes, what would they be?
David Bowies' Ziggy Stardust boots

Where was the most memorable place/s your shoes have taken you?
Balenciaga wedges for our wedding day, Knee High Red or Dead boots onto the dancefloors of London clubs in the 90's  and Indian chappels I still always revert to when in India.

How do you store your shoes; are you a box stacker, a shoe rack, or a pile?
Each in their own drawstring cloth bags within our shoe drawers which are large and shallow.

When you arrive home where do you kick off your shoes?
At the front door

Over to Clea Garrick from Limedrop!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Although Clea Garrick of Limedrop is the last creative we’ll be questioning about their shoe wearing ways, Clea is the first to speak at our ‘Conversations in Design’ series, part of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2015 curated program.

The label Limedrop signifies bold silhouettes, electric digital prints and distinctive tailoring and captures the essence of freedom, discovery, independence and modernity of Australian fashion.



From Clea

Do you have a special shoe memory from your childhood or teenage years?
When I was a teenager, I bought red platform Mary-Jane heels. I was already towering over everyone as a 6 foot girl but just couldn't resist them. I imagined I was like Dorothy and could click my heels to magical avail.

If you could only own one pair of shoes, what type would they be?
I have a vision of myself in stiletto heels, but in truth, it would be sneakers at the moment so I am ready for action.

Where was the most memorable place/s your shoes have taken you?
There are so many wonderful places. I am so lucky to be living my dream. It would have to be to my Limedrop shop. It's such a pleasure to see such a welcoming, open space in the stunning Cathedral Arcade. You must come to see the heritage-listed lead lighting! Jaw dropping.

How do you store your shoes – are you a box stacker, a shoe rack, or a pile? When you arrive home, where do you kick off your shoes?
I store my shoes in a neat line in my walk in wardrobe, mostly- although sometimes I do take them off randomly in the house and have to search for them the next day! I love wearing slippers around the house- it makes me feel like I'm at a resort and living glamorously.

Make sure you book your free ticket to hear more about Clea Garrick’s insights into colour and design while engaging in an open question and answer session at our MSFW2015 in-store event. Be quick as tickets are limited to 25 only - click here to book.
We managed to snatch some time from the busy schedules of the most exciting Melbourne creative team going around, to ask a few questions about their shoe styles. 

So sit back, put your shoes up for a moment and gain an insight into the lives [well shoe lives at least!] of the incredible Marsha Golemac and David Flack.


From Marsha

Do you have a special shoe memory from your childhood or teenage years?
When I was 10 years old, I spent my pocket money on a pair of white runners with The Simpsons characters on it. I thought I was the coolest [wasn’t though].

If you could only own one pair of shoes, what type would they be?
Hender Scheme MIP 10 Sneaker

Where was the most memorable place/s your shoes have taken you?
Memorable – too many! But one of my faves would have to be going to Mum’s for lunch [as often as possible].

How do you store your shoes – are you a box stacker, a shoe rack, or a pile? When you arrive home, where do you kick off your shoes?
I have a long shoe rack in my wardrobe but I occasionally find myself kicking them off somewhere in the apartment and then forgetting where I left them.


From David

Do you have a special shoe memory from your childhood or teenage years?
Ballin’ in my Reebok pumps.

If you could only own one pair of shoes, what type would they be?
I could never just have one pair.

Where was the most memorable place/s your shoes have taken you?
Well, I think some of the most memorable things I’ve done have been not wearing shoes.

How do you store your shoes – are you a box stacker, a shoe rack, or a pile?
In their original boxes inside protective felt bags.

When you arrive home, where do you kick off your shoes?
Next to the drinks trolley.

And remember, the incredible design duo of Marsha and David will be centre stage at one of our ‘Conversations in design’ events as part of MSFW 2015 curated program. For event details, please click here.

Q&A with Renee Brown

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Now that you know who the four leading Melbourne creatives taking part in our ‘Colour in Design’ conversation series are, I thought I’d give you an insight into their shoe wearing ways!


First off is Renee Brown, Jardan’s creative de force.

Do you have a special shoe memory from your childhood or teenage years?
Yes definitely, I had a black patent leather pair of winkle pickers when l was about 14.

If you could only own one pair of shoes, what type would they be?
A fabulous sandal or anything flat.

Where was the most memorable place/s your shoes have taken you?
Cannes film festival

How do you store your shoes – are you a box stacker, a shoe rack, or a pile?
Shoe rack and each season I pop away in a box . Then pop whatever season it may be in my shoe rack.

When you arrive home, where do you kick off your shoes?
I'm kind of a neat freak so when l get home l kick off my shoes in my bedroom and they go straight on the shoe rack in my cupboard.

Photo by James Geer.

Hear more from Renee Brown at our MSFW 2015 curated event, 'Colour in Design' conversation series. Get your free ticket here.

As part of the MSFW: CURATED program I will be hosting a series of conversations with the central theme ‘colour’ and hope that you can come along! 

I'm truly excited and feel fortunate to be speaking with four incredible Melbourne based creative professionals who explore and celebrate colour within the interiors, still life, design, fashion and beauty industries.

These insightful (and free!) Q&A sessions will be held at our store at The Strand Melbourne. 250 Elizabeth Street or via the Emporium.

Click here to reserve your seat or read on for more details. (Limited to 25 people per session). 


Session 1: Clea Garrick, Limedrop - Monday 31st August, 6 – 7pm

Designer, Clea Garrick launched Limedrop in 2006 when she moved to Melbourne upon completing Bachelor of Fashion Design at the Queensland University of Technology. Based on the concept of travel the label captures the essence of freedom, discovery, independence and modernity of Australian fashion. 

Session 2: Marsha Golemac & David Flack, Flack Studio - Tuesday 1st September, 6:30 – 7:30pm 

Marsha Golemac is a Melbourne based creative consultant whose work is undeniably arresting, and yet politely restrained. Less is most definitely more in her instinctive approach to Styling, Art Direction and Design, reflecting an aesthetic that has become immediately recognisable for its consistent reference to line, shape and colour. Working across print, digital and real world installations Marsha’s work is unified by her desire to create impactful scenes and captivating imagery.

Less than a year ago, David Flack established his own interior architecture and design studio, Flack Studio, armed with experience and skill acquired working in collaborative environments at some of Melbourne’s top design practices. Since then, David’s designs have garnered industry attention and caught the critical eye of peers he admires.

Session 3: Renee Brown, Jardan - Wednesday 2nd September, 12:30  - 1:30pm

Renee oversees all creative aspects of Jardan, including styling of the stores, overseeing the buying of homewares, designing the new bedding range, choosing all the fabric for each furniture piece, putting stories together and working with the design team on new products. On top of all this Renee also collaborates with local artists and coming up with concepts for any design shows Jardan stages.

Between 2001-2009 Renee worked as a stylist for KHManagement and has also previously set the creative direction for many MSFW shows, as well as a personal stylist for many actors and celebrities. She has also been heavily involved with big advertising campaigns for the likes of Country Road, Bonds and Guess just to name a few.

We hope to see you there at one if not all three sessions! Make sure to reserve you spot as numbers are limited to 25. Click here to book.


During my last trip to Italy to design this Spring’s collection, it dawned on me that what I was doing was much like what a chef would do to create their most unique and exciting dish possible.

A chef would scour the fresh produce markets for the finest and most inspiring seasonal ingredients; inspecting anything that piques interest by sight, feel and smell. 

I may not scour markets but I do trawl the textile houses and tanneries to find exceptional materials. I search high and low for the finest and most interesting leathers and textiles of the ‘season’.

I search for colour, vibrancy, freshness and irrefutable quality to bring you truly unique and inspired shoes.

Enjoy ‘To Market’ handpicked for you this Spring.

 

“Just as a chef would seek out the finest and tastiest produce at the market, I too search each leather and textile house high and low to bring you the finest, most unique and inspired shoes.” Annie

Croc Shock!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Never smile at a crocodile? What a load of croc! 


This winter we have soft yet durable statement croc embossed leather on offer, so we've put together a little infographic about some of our croc styles. Enjoy!



Our last hoorah at High Street!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

After nearly 3 years at High Street Armadale, we’ve now outgrown the office and warehouse space at the rear of the building and need to move to bigger premises. 


Naturally we continue to love serving our customers in our 2 city stores in the Royal Arcade and the Strand Melbourne, but if you can't make into Melbourne town, then we always have free shipping and returns right here on our website.


To celebrate our time at 1011 High Street Armadale, as well as the new collection we're having a last hoorah at High Street - I’d love to mark this significant milestone with you in person. 


Annie x


Celebrate our last hoorah at High Street with us!  

Thursday 23rd April, 10am – 8pm 

Enjoy champagne and a 10% VIP discount all day!