June 12, 2022
'tis the season to don our finest frocks, sup the amber nectar and enjoy the sunshine! Whether it's Royal Ascot, Wedding celebrations or a party on the lawn, here are our top tips for the season - what to wear and how to wear it...
Wedding shoes (for bride and guests) need not be vertiginously high, nor so OTT that they are rarely worn again. Better for the planet that we purchase clothes that we can enjoy time and time again, through the years.
With a hand-turned wooden heel that will biodegrade in the far out future, this gorgeous mid-heel slide is luxurious and elegant. The sole is finely balanced upon a beautifully crafted red wooden heel - the craftsmanship so exquisite that the leather sole is proudly signed by its maker. A velcro closure on top makes this a sandal you can truly fit to your foot shape, for a sleek look, with flash of seductive red. The perfect compliment to any outfit, pair with a great shade of toe polish.
We know many of you have been asking for bright coloured mens shoes this season, well, Karl Bubblegum is the answer to your prayers. A smart, stylish, fun alternative to the more stuffy men's wedding shoe so often begged, borrowed, or unearthed from the closet. This is one to enjoy yourself in, feel immensely comfortable, and catch a sliver of the limelight for yourself too! ;)
Made from luxurious Italian calf leather they have a removable padded insole that you can refresh when the time comes. Karl Piano below, are another pair to suit every occasion. The graphic quality to these makes them look super slick with sharp tailoring.
For a corresponding look in womenswear we have Jackie Fineliner, an incredibly comfortable wedge sandal - not as high as it looks! At 35mm it is actually a low heeled sandal and is as comfortable as a flat. You can effortlessly walk in it all day long but look dressed up to the nines! The soft, vegetable-dyed leather wraps around your foot, as silky soft as Jackie O's scarf.
Turning to accessories - Loopy Petal is the answer to your summer handbag needs. This gorgeous dusty pink applique bag is lined in pure silk with Italian leather base and handles; the perfect size for all your party needs. A take on our classic Loopy bag, it comes with a shoulder strap too, so you can wear any-which-way you fancy.
Circular leather handles hang from your wrists, leaving you hands-free to embrace the world, and that champagne glass...Cheers!
Extend the art to your ankles with these incredible socks. Adorned with intricate soft cotton knit patterns these sheer socks come with reinforced toes and heels. A great way to add 'kick' to a Summer outfit - the patterns stand out on your legs like magic. The selection of designs includes 'Paisley', 'Labyrinth', 'Leaf', 'Streamer' (pictured) and our current staff favourite 'Metro'.
See full selection HERE
Finish off your outfit with a dainty piece of shimmering jewellery. This bracelet from Canadian designer Kara Yoo is exquisite - a sensual piece as delicate as floral notes on a summer breeze. Pair with Whipple for effortless elegance.
We also have a number of one-off, last pairs from our archive available at our Coal Drops Yard store. You can peruse the selection here in Last Pairs.
June 26, 2022
It looks like we're in for a long hot summer, whether abroad or at home. Keep it cool in the right pair of sandals for you.
Check out our selection of the best SS22 sandals, get 'em while it's hot!
June 19, 2022
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our Coal Drops Yard's boutique will be closed Sunday the 19th and Monday the 20th of June.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.
Thank you for your understanding.
June 12, 2022
June is Pride month - and this one's EXTRA special as it celebrates 50 years.
Pride is about allowing everyone to feel proud of who they are no matter who they love...of bright, colourful pride in being!
This year's parade will take place on Saturday July 2nd