Having cut her teeth at Laura Ashley, Emma Hope’s own-name designs nod to current trends yet remain every inch a reflection of her own dainty tastes; styles are the more sensible side of feminine, tending towards Kensington classics such as court shoes, ballet pumps and riding boots rather than sexy killer heels (although her snakeskin platforms are a little more in your face). Her unisex Joe sneakers are popular thanks to their natty juxtaposition of unusual uppers such as velvet and embroidered silk with stripes and simple rubber soles. Her straw weave and metallic leather ballet pumps are also bestsellers, while for evening there’s a wide selection of slender courts and slingbacks. Men’s styles centre around loafers and desert boots. Quality materials and craftmanship mean steep prices, however, starting around £199 for a pair of sneakers.
|Venue name:||Emma Hope||Contact:|
53 Sloane Square
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-6.30pm Mon, Tue, Thur-Sat; 10am-7pm Wed; noon-5pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Sloane Square tube|