Rachel Simpson Collection

After graduating from De Montfort University in 2001 Rachel Simpson created collections for a number of high street brands as a successful freelance designer. Whilst on the course, it was the art of shoe making which became the passion, and it was for this reason Rachel bought a couple of old footwear machines and built a workshop at the bottom of the garden!
It was after making shoes here for friends as well as commissioned work that Rachel saw a gap in the market for fashion lead yet timeless, well made bridal shoes. Seeing her sister walk down the aisle in a pair of shoes she had created was a feeling worth building on!
A regular visitor to the MICAM footwear show in Milan, it was here Rachel sourced factories suitable for the brand, and after several development trips, the first collection was launched into the market at the 2008 National Wedding Show. The fantastic reaction proved that brides were ready for something a little different but also that they weren’t the only ones, and the brand soon attracted a large number of well respected boutiques as stockists.
Today Rachel works closely with two family run factories to create shoes which are as comfortable as they are beautiful. Every shoe is designed in the UK and beautifully handmade in Spain by skilled craftsmen- and women! Emphasis is on quality, with full leather linings and beautiful leather, satin and suede uppers. As well as her love of vintage, inspiration comes from all over, including current trends and of course listening to customers!
The collection is then carefully shipped to the company’s own Birmingham warehouse where hundreds of pairs are kept in stock ready for dispatch. Every order is processed and each pair carefully picked and packed by dedicated staff, who handily also love shoes! The collection is currently sold on the recently re-vamped online boutique in addition to a network of stockists across the UK, and more recently across the world. The 2012 collection continues to offer the fundamental qualities of Rachel Simpson shoes- quality, comfort and style.. and that little something which makes them so beautifully unique.