Designed in Australia and made in Italy, you only need to pick up one of the many shoes that line the walls of Habbot’s Collingwood store to realise that you have some high quality footwear in your hot little hand. For designer and founder Annie Abbott, it’s not just exceptional quality that is paramount to a shoe – it’s also the colours.
Abbott spends several months of the year in Bologna, Italy choosing materials, observing the forecasted colour palettes and finalising her collections. The colours of the store are purposely muted. The shoes, positioned neatly atop white benches in front of grey and porcelain-hued walls are the heroes.
From a classic wedge sandal to the smart stylings of heeled brogue lace ups in royal blue, canary yellow and ruby red, there is no denying that the carefully chosen colours of Habbot’s footwear make it a cut above the rest.