habbot on enbrogue.com

Friday, November 21, 2014

A month or so again my friend Sally gave me a copy of Hannah Rochell’s ‘enbrogue’ book which takes her love affair with flat shoes from her popular UK based blog ‘enbrogue.com’ and puts it in print. It is a gem and one of the best unexpected gifts I’ve received in ages. Thanks Sally!


So you can imagine how very excited I was to hear that Hanna was excited to feature our new habbot collection in her work!

Image: Hannah Rochell watercolour of habbot 'hatter' loafers.

Today on her blog, Hannah talks habbot and includes a hand drawn illustration of our ‘hatter’ loafer. I’ll admit, I had a little ‘moment’ with myself yesterday when I saw it for the first time … straight to the pool room with that! In all seriousness, I’ve never seen habbot in watercolour – it’s a very special day. photo: habbot 'hatter' loafers and 'quill' ballets.

On a slightly less emotional note … she’s running a comp for all her readers to win the hatter shoes so I’d definitely recommend you get on board with that over at her blog here …. www.enbrogue.com
Thanks Hannah … you’ve made my month!
Annie xx

 Leading up to The Design Files Open House, editor of The Design Files, Lucy Feagins was happy to share her innermost shoe thoughts with us. Lucky us.

Lucy in white habbot ‘Dee’ lace-ups inside The Design Files Open House 2014. Photo: Sean Fennessy

habbot are proud supporters of the Open House 2014, designing a limited edition capsule of shoes especially for the team to wear across the 4 days of the project (yes, you too can own a pair!)

As the images of the open house below suggest, it’s going to be rather special so we're sure to see you all there ... but in the meantime here are Lucy's answers to the BIG shoe questions!

Photo: Eve Wilson for the design files Open House.

Photo: Eve Wilson for the design files Open House.

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

Actually, I recently returned from a very special honeymoon in Paris, London and Rome and I brought back 3 pairs of amazing shoes - in their boxes!


How do you store your shoes – are you a box stacker, a shoe rack fan, or a pile builder?

Girly shoes always in their boxes, sneakers / converse in a bit of a jumble I’m afraid!


When you arrive home, where do you kick off your shoes? Coffee table, front door, under the couch?

I must admit at the moment I’m so busy in the lead up to Open House, my shoes seem to end  up all over the house - a pair under the coffee table, another at the bottom of the stairs, one in the bathroom… you get the idea! I think I’ve temporarily regressed to my teenage years.


What’s your earliest shoe memory?

My earliest shoe memory would be having lollipop pink hi-top converse in primary school and decorating them with glitter pens and biro.  I think I was channeling a kind of ‘Punky Brewster’ vibe.


What’s your go-to shoe?

I do love my new habbot Veruca stripe loafers -  the colours are so pretty!


Are you a socks or no-socks person?
I have just discovered no-show socks.  I may never wear a normal sock again.


We can’t wait to reveal the capsule collection we’ve put together to celebrate this fantastic Melbourne event and the artists and craftspeople it showcases very soon ... so stay tuned! 
The open house is being held on 4th-7th December in Collingwood. Click here for more details.  

Everyone's a winner with Lucky Envelopes

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To celebrate our Summer 2014 “Envelope” collection we’re holding our very own ‘lucky envelope’ event in each of our 3 stores for two weeks! It starts Wednesday 12th November and it’s the amazing type of event where everybody wins!!!

So get your lucky dip hat on and come in on to draw your own lucky envelope out of the box for every pair of shoes or handbag purchased. Each envelope has an instant prize inside … including the chance to Win back the value of your shoes immediately.


... and to get the fun started we're running an amazing promotion for WEDNESDAY 12th NOVEMBER ONLY where you can purchase two pairs of full price shoes and receive 50% off the second pair ... plus get a Lucky Envelope for each ... it just keeps getting better! *

Let the games begin!                                     


1011 High Street Armadale 03 9822 8484

Shop 10, The Strand Melbourne, 250 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. 03 9663 9991

Shop 23, The Royal Arcade, 335 Bourke Street, Melbourne 03 9663 2839.


* Second pair must be of less or equal value. Only available in store locations or via telephone orders. No lay-by or any other discount on one-day offer.


WEAR IT WITH: Spring racing offer

Friday, October 31, 2014

‘Edition’ black and white peep-toe wedge by habbot / Dress by Willow / Hat by Hatmaker / Chain bracelet by Mimco / Nail polish in ‘berry naughty’ by Essie

Enjoy 35% off one of our handbags when you purchase selected racing styles including this 'Edition' wedge, the 'Lords' pump in all colours, 'Flamingo' loafer in glitter, and 'Treacle' ballet in blue/glitter. 

Simply enter discount code: BAGIT35 at the on-line checkout or in store. www.habbotstudios.com/all

WEAR IT WITH: Spring racing offer

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Black and white houndstooth pumps by habbot. | black leather dress by Manning Cartell | black and white houndstooth clutch by habbot. | black leather necklace by Manning Cartell |  lipstick in ‘Greta’ by NARS  

Enjoy 35% Off one of our handbags when you purchase selected racing styles including this 'Lords' pump in all colours, 'Flamingo' loafer in glitter, 'Edition' wedge, and 'Treacle' ballet in blue/glitter. 

Simply enter discount code: BAGIT35 at the on-line checkout or in store. www.habbotstudios.com/all

 In October 2004, whilst working in Sydney, the idea of habbot was born … on a morning walk around centennial park with my friend Inez to be precise! I still have the note book to prove it … one of many MANY notebooks filled with special habbot ideas, (and a few not so special!)  It’s very funny to look back on the ideas I carried out … and those I didn’t! (A cafe cum vintage shoe library … I don’t think so Annie!)

It took me 5 years to build up enough knowledge and confidence to start my habbot project, but 10 years of spending most of my waking hours thinking about the next best shoe I could possibly make is something to be celebrated I say!

So join me in celebrating the habbot idea reaching double digits and enjoy a 10% discount of all styles, both in-store or on-line for TODAY ONLY!

Just enter this DISCOUNT CODE  at the check-out online or mention this offer in store.


view the collection here.

(T&C: This offer  cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Expires midnight Thursday 23rd October AEST.)

habbot are proud supporters of th​is year's​ The Design Files Open House. We're very excited to be designing a capsule of shoes based on an interpretation of TDF Open House colour palette, for the team to wear during the event.

Once a year The Design Files team fits out a house in Melbourne with their favourite locally designed furniture, homewares and lighting, artwork by talented Australian artists and much more; with each and every item for purchase on the spot! 
This year​ they're taking it up a notch ​by custom design​ing​ and buil​ding​ ​the Open House themselves, within the footprint of ​a ​rather large split-level warehouse in Collingwood​.​ 
It's an event unlike any other in Melbourne and one not to miss, so set aside the 4-7 December to visit TDF Open House. 
Click here for more details. 

Opening the envelope to Summer 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

With a drum roll and orchestrated pause, we’re opening the envelope to our Summer 2014 collection, inspired by the timeless love of stationery items.

The colour palette and detailing of the collection can be seen in any treasured stationery collection and includes desert, silver, silver glitter, brown, black, gold and elephant, with neon detailing.

Now more than ever, putting pen to paper is an act of self-expression and just like handwriting is an extension of one’s self, so too are the shoes we wear.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be celebrating those who have put pen to paper and enlightened our lives with their words.

To begin, we’ve selected a favourite quote from novelist and short story writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

New store celebration

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Friends of habbot gathered at our new store in the Strand Melbourne to drink, eat and talk some serious shoe business. It was a wonderful opportunity to show off our beautiful new store designed by the very talented Fiona Lynch. 

What a week

Sunday, September 07, 2014

The past week has been a very busy one for us, not only opening our new store at The Strand Melbourne and enjoying the associated festivities, but this on top of an exciting schedule at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.

The week began with me presenting at the ‘MSFW: Industry day’ event, alongside other fashion industry leaders and entrepreneurs such as Karin Upton Baker, Karen Webster, Yasmin Sewell, Jodie Fox, Nahji Chu, Liz sunshine and others.

Later that evening, I spoke again at another fantastic MSFW occasion, this time at the Melbourne-Milano sister city dinner held at The European on spring street for businesses with Italian connections.
On Thursday evening our spring styles graced the runway during the Megan Park segment of the third designer series. 

By the time Saturday rolled around and we opened the doors to our third habbot store I was well and truly ready for a champagne! I look forward to sharing images of our beautiful new space designed by Fiona Lynch, one of Melbourne’s leading interior designers very soon, but not before I’ve taken a moment to catch my breath!