Monthly Archives: June 2015

Style Your SOLE With TOMS


Last Saturday, TOMS took over our Westfield London SOLE store to offer free customisation for each pair bought. TOMS Artists Stacey and Begona spent the day drawing and doodling their way though your requests and we saw some amazing results!


We had a range of patterns, logos and animals (including a cat or two!) and the creativity was well and truly flowing.


Not only did our Westfield customers get a one-of-a-kind pair, but they also did a good deed – for every pair of TOMS sold, another pair is given to a child in need. They have a range of shoe styles depending on the location of the child – boots for colder regions and canvas slip-on shoes for warmer areas.


TOMS are pioneering this unique one-for-one idea and have expanded the campaign to include bags, eyewear and even coffee.

We’ve got another event at our Covent Garden SOLE store this Saturday 27th June, so if you’d like to do your bit (and get an amazing personalised pair of TOMS in the process), come down and place your order. Fashion blogger Mademoiselle Robot will be visiting too, so come along and say hi!



Are you taking wellies?

Visit our festival shop

Festival season is finally upon us and while you may be thinking non-stop about the amazing line-up, have you spared a thought about which shoes you’ll be packing? There’s a fine balance to be struck between optimism and realism and the only way to truly cover all your bases (and keep your socks dry) is to pack for all eventualities. Sunshine? Grab some streamlined sandals. Pouring rain? Pull out the wellies. Forgotten where you’ve pitched your tent? Erm, sorry – you’re on your own with that one.

We’ve broken down our festival footwear essentials to help you decide which will make the cut for that all important space in the backpack. Probably best to pack some clothes too though.

Shop all wellies

Obviously these are the natural choice for a festival in Britain. It may be the height of summer, but we’ve all been to enough damp barbeques to know the reality of the situation. When someone says “Oh, there’s a bit of blue sky over there”, we know we’re going to need our wellies.

Shop all sandals

The unthinkable has happened and the sun has come out. You’ll be wishing you slipped a pair of flip flops in your bag. Pack Havaianas if you’re stuck for space or bring along your Birkenstocks if you want to look a little more fashion-forward.

Shop all slip ons

Sometimes you need to just get to the main stage as quickly as possible – for this, a slip on can be a lifesaver. There are no laces to tie, no awkward pulling on or off, just slip on and go. Choose a slimmer style for a lightweight feel, or look to Vans for Old Skool appeal.

Shop the floral trend

Team your floral sandals with your floral backpack and a floral tee. You may look like you’re on safari, but your friends definitely won’t lose you in the crowd.

Browse chukka boots

Just because you’re at a festival doesn’t mean you need to look all scruffy. If it looks like it’s going to be a dry one, make a smarter impression in chukka boots. Probably don’t wear them if it’s chukking it down though (see what we did there?).

Shop trainers

Why break the habit of a lifetime? If you’re never without your trusty pair of trainers, why not take them on your festival journey with you? Every time you wear them afterwards, you’ll be taken back to muddy tents, crowd surfing and stage invading.

Visit our FESTIVAL SHOP >>

Burberry has landed

Burberry Prorsum – the pinnacle of modern English style, one of London Fashion Week’s crown jewels. This traditional brand, famous for its tartan pattern and trench coat has undergone a slick, digital revolution over the past decade.


When Christopher Bailey joined the company in 2001 as Creative Director followed by American Angela Ahrendts in 2006, the brand was ready for a revolution. The pair managed to breathe a new lease of life into the already world-renowned reputation of this British design house.

Fast forward to the present and Christopher Bailey has designed his first ready-to-wear men’s footwear collection, worlds away from the tartan image once synonymous with the brand.


If you’re a man who knows his Hermes from his Alexander Wang – and you can’t get enough of fashion’s most celebrated labels, then these sneakers will make a welcome addition to your shoe collection.

These understated, slick training shoes exude designer Christopher Bailey’s aesthetic of the season – high-end sports luxe.

Available in three neutral shades, these trainers will see you through summer and fall.

Shop the collection here >>