When Rebecca Barker became proprietor of Rangiora Shoe Lines in June, she was thrilled to be taking on a respected business with a long and loyal clientele.
The iconic shoe store is an independent business that’s been in the heart of Rangiora’s shopping precinct for over five decades, with previous owners Jill and Sandra retiring after 35 years.
Dedicated to sourcing the best in shoes from all over the world, every shoe is a carefully curated product – handpicked and tested for fit, style, quality, detail and, most crucially, comfort.
Shoe labels such as Alfie & Evie; Django & Juliette; Bresley; Minx; Hispanitas; Josef Seibel and Ziera, to name but a few, give customers immediate assurance their feet are in the best possible hands.
Colour trends this summer see shoes splashed in the brightest prints, while accessories, like Briarwood bags in chocolate and gunmetal, team beautifully with linens.
Platform sneakers are very in vogue (thanks to devotees like Trinny Woodall of What Not to Wear) and Rebecca says the platform sneakers from Minx have taken the concept of the casual shoe to a whole new level.
From Autumnal tones in khaki, navy and mustard, to the odd splash of leopard print, this season’s footwear trends are all about colour and texture.
Rangiora Shoe Lines always has an exciting range in store, and you can guarantee more stock is arriving by the day. Known for their ability to source the finest quality fashionable footwear from around the world, the shop is conveniently located in the heart of High Street.This season, on-trend statement pieces include loafers and ankle boots, textured and embossed suedes, moody colours contrasting with bright pops of colour, and, as always, comfort is a must.
The newly-introduced Josef Seibel range of European casual wear is already proving extremely popular with its waterproof leather design, and soon-to-hit-the-shelves is the funky Polish brand, Kacper, which offers wool-lined shoes and boots.
The ever-popular Minx brand also returns this season, featuring leopard print in its range, and pointed toe shaped designs. With new European brands coming in all the time, more boots will soon be arriving, and they’ve also introduced a selection of lovely heavy-duty canvas bags.
Now, shopping at Rangiora Shoe Lines has been made even easier – you can find them online via independent fashion boutique Mode (which offers Oxipay), as well as on Facebook. www.rangiorashoelines.co.nz
What a stunning shoe summer it’s going to be, if the new season styles at Rangiora Shoe Lines lead the way, with shelves of glamourous gorgeousness.
Feminine and flirty Hispantas come in strappy, elegant open-court design. From Poland there’s Kacper weekend streetwear, and the funky, comfortably soft Maciejka shoes. Minx always surprises with its hidden wedge shoe-boots, embossed designs, pin-punch, florals, studs, and crisp whites.
Fine and block heels are equally in vogue this season. The mules, scuffs and slides are of quality leather and great structural support. They flatter most outfits and easily slip on and off during those hot summer days. Shades this summer are so pretty, from subtle metallics to faded pinks and blues, and flesh tones to elongate the leg.
Of course new shoes warrant a new bag! The range of affordable Backyard Bags are made from heavy duty upcycled canvas, in taupe to dusky pink, with two-toned leather straps, and real calf hide – a fashionable vintage vibe. Every bag is unique, and wears extremely well.
Rangiora Shoe Lines, 162 High Street, Rangiora, now opens 7 days a week, with 10am-3pm Sundays being a relaxing shoe-try-on day. Phone 03 313 8444 or visit www.rangiorashoelines.co.nz or Facebook.