$1bn in 8 Minutes – Chinese Singles’ Day


Chinese Singles Day is a once-a-year event that eclipses the UK’s and even the USA’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. With a unique history and record-breaking sales, it is a modern-day phenomenon. Singles’ Day was started in the 1990s by students as an anti-Valentine’s Day, designed for single people to celebrate their single status. Celebrated on November 11th, it is also known as ‘bare sticks holiday’ due to the date, or ‘bachelors’ day’ to symbolise the ever-growing … [Read more...]

History of Black Friday


Here at Shoetique, we love grabbing a bargain which is why we love Black Friday. We got talking and started wondering where Black Friday originates from. So here at Shoetique, we thought we’d give ourselves a history lesson! In the 1950s police from Philadelphia used the term to describe the exodus of shoppers that would descend every year. Some say that the reason they referred to it as ‘Black Friday’ was in the hope that this would deter people from behaving so … [Read more...]

Style Watch – Paint the Town Black


“I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colours was black.” — Pierre-Auguste Renoir” What do you associate with the colour black? Black has many associations, some of which are good some not. It is perhaps one of the few colours that has meaning rather than just being visible, and across the globe it has always been a popular choice when it comes to clothing (a few of the girls in the Shoetique.co.uk office love a classy black outfit). Think about it... what … [Read more...]

Party Shoes & More: This Season’s Hottest Trends


The clocks have gone back, Halloween has been and gone and the X Factor live shows have begun. It can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming! With the party season creeping ever closer, it’s time to start thinking about putting together your disco-ready outfits. Take a look at Shoetique’s latest blog post to find out how to work this season’s trends with your shoes and accessories. 70s Glamour This season it’s all about the 70s, as bold patterns, flares and … [Read more...]

FitFlop™ Work Wear – Style Guide


We love FitFlop™ here at Shoetique! From ballerina shoes to boots and slippers, FitFlop™ have a huge range that is perfect for absolutely any occasion. Work wear requires sophistication, style and comfort which is essential for all day wear. To inspire you to look fabulous every day for work, we have thrown together a few outfit ideas that look great with your FitFlop™ favourites. FF2™ by FitFlop™ Shoes F-Pop™ Mary Jane Leather Black Lizard - “We love the lizard strap … [Read more...]