Friday, August 5

Ernest Footwear - High Heel Specialists Paris, France

ERNEST Shoemaker of Paris and on the worldwide have been trading since 1904 and boast probably one of the most interesting collection of ladies footwear in France and for that matter the world at large. How many shoe shops do you know that only sell shoes and direct accessories such as Handbags? Most such companies diversify into additional items such as jewelery, hosiery and corsetry yet Ernest remain as High heel specialists.

They run not one but three divisions. The first is their shop located at 75,
boulevard de Clichy - 75009, Paris and open since 2007.
Tel: 01 45 26 97 20 - Fax: 01 42 85 48 13
Closed from 14 to 22 August 2011 for the French Holidays.

In the shop and online you may purchase the ERNEST Book published for its
centenary, featuring their sexiest models and tracing 100 years of high
heels, from 1904 to 2004
Entitled "Dizziness and Variations - High Heels".
With over 200 color photographs and many more in black and white we are
guided through the history of Ernest with never seen before material
including photographs and old catalogs
Book format is Format: 17 x 22.50cm, 196 Pages with text in French and
English. Surely a must for anyone seriously interested in High Heels. Priced at a mere EUR36.00 but until 31st August you can get this with
a 30% discount.

The second area is their Online shoe shop "Ernest Chausseur" to be found
at where they showcase the current
collection as Nouvelle collection ERNESTPrintemps Été 2011 translated as
New Collection Summer 2011 ERNESTPrintemps.
Footwear within this collection promoted in French with specific details
given in English. The range is diverse and offers heel heights from 9cm
to over 16cm in all shoe types from Mules to sandals, Ankle boots to
Thigh Boots and Court shoes (known as pumps) including covered toe, open
toe and various heel and sole colours and materials.

The third area is their Promotion or Sale area where they sell items not
in the current collection. The name of this site is known as Ernest
Collector at
Here they offer footwear sizes 34 to 46. I'm not sure what percentage of
their High Heels are purchased by men per-say but given the fact that the
French are advocates of dressing for the occasion i would imagine that
sales are split 50/50. I feel another survey coming on.

Being an advocate of you get what you pay for, their prices are not that
expensive, especially when you consider the quality of the materials used,
the craftsmanship of the product and the knowledge that this company know
what they are talking about.

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