Wedding shoes designer Charlotte graduated from the prestigious Cordwainers with a BA Hons in Product Design & Development for the Fashion Industry. For her final degree show, Charlotte created a bridal footwear range and this is where her dream began. Charlotte’s long term goal was to concentrate exclusively on creating her own luxury footwear brand but she needed to gain industry experience before her dream could be realised.
Since graduating Charlotte has designed footwear ranges for many of the UK’s best known high street brands, working with factories in both Spain and the Far East. In April 2014 her dream became reality when she launched her debut collection. Charlotte has seen her business grow rapidly in a short space of time. She now has more than 50 stockists in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and Canada. Aside from the online store, the brand has a flagship store in Greater Manchester and a Concession store in London. (See details here)
Each pair of Charlotte Mills shoes is hand crafted in Spain using only very best materials and craftsmanship. The factory Charlotte has selected to work with has been making shoes for over 50 years, which is evident in the attention to detail and quality of the finished product.
Charlotte’s Shoes are romantic yet fun, with fashion forward styling. She believes it is important to create shoes which stand out from the crowd and wanted to create a fresh look for bridal footwear with her unique designs. Love hearts provided the inspiration for Charlotte’s debut season and still play a big part in her current collections along with statement heels, glitter and girly details , these elements have become a signature to the Charlotte Mills Brand. Charlotte has also designed a range of love heart shoe clips, this allows the bride to customize her bridal shoes, to match the colour theme of your special day (see the full range of shoe clips here).
Each of Charlotte’s Bridal shoes are hand finished with a silver sixpence and the leather sole is embossed with the phrase
"Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe."
All bases of this old rhyme are covered with each pair of Charlotte Mills Shoes:
Something Old: the Sixpence
Something New: the new pair of shoes
Something Blue: details on the insock
Something Borrowed: a envelope which you send back after your wedding day with a picture of you wearing your shoes.
Charlotte hopes each bride will fall in Love with their wedding shoes and they will be a keepsake of their special day to treasure forever.