Hmm! Where do you go in Perth when you need some gorgeous shoes to make you feel happy and sparkly?
Image: Ankalia Swarovski crystal sandals handmade in Perth, Western Australia
Well, of course I’ll say my online shop www.ankalia.com.
Image: Ankalia Swarovski crystal wedding sandals in sliver, champagne and gold
Check out my designs. They’re all handcrafted by me in my little studio in Mount Claremont.
Image: Ankalia sandals handmade in Perth, Western Australia
I cater to all sizes big and small. I offer sizes 35-43 Italian. That’s 4-12 Australian.
Image: Ankalia Swarovski crystal wedding sandals handcrafted in Perth, Western Australia
You can also choose your heel, either 2cm or flat.
My sandals are all lovingly handcrafted by me with beautiful high-quality Italian leather and Swarovski crystals.
Image: Ankalia Founder and Creative Director Cheryl Botha
To be fair, if my sandals are not really what you're looking for then I would suggest you head straight to Claremont to find the highest concentration of good shoe stores in Perth. Start at Zomp on Bayview Terrace, then from there cross the street and go straight into Claremont Quarter. In CQ you'll find David Jones the upmarket department store, then just a bit further along you'll find Hobbs and then Wittners. After these three you could then check out the Australian designer stores that mostly sell clothes but also sometimes offer a very limited range of shoes in their own label as well. After exhausting what CQ have to offer you could go outside onto St Quentin Avenue and there you'll find Elle et Lui, Valentini and Tony Bianco.
If you don't find the right shoes in Claremont then I suggest you go to King Street in the city and shop the European designers stores of Gucci, Prada and Chanel. And my very last suggestion might be Marie Claire on Rokeby Road, Subiaco for a bargain.
Happy shoe shopping lovelies! If you're a shoe lover you might also like to follow @ankaliasandals on Instagram for behind the scenes peaks of my life as a sandal maker and also to keep up-to-date with new sandal designs.
Lots of love,