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Shoe Shopping in Taipei, Taiwan

AppleMark
The bamboo(?) shaped Taipei 101

Since I`ll be staying in Taipei for few weeks, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of shoe-shopping destinations in this city. Admittedly, Taipei is not as quite fashion forward as Tokyo or other major Asian cities, but new boutiques have been popping up here and there. In short, you`re able to get Aldens, Church`s, John Lobbs, Santonis, and even Berlutis. There are also local shoemakers and manufacturers like Aso and La New that are quite popular here.

This is a list in making, and I will be updating it throughout my stay here. I know there are a few SF members living here in Taipei, or have families living here. Please feel free to chip in!

Xingyi District

Taipei 101 Mall
A. Testoni
Bally
Berluti
Ermenegildo Zegna
Salvatore Ferragamo
Tod`s

Bellavita
Jeffery West
John Lobb
Tod`s

Tuantuan @ Eslite Bookstore
Church`s
Danner
Giacomorelli

Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Complex
Ermenegildo Zegna
George (Taiwanese brand)
Loake
Magnanni
Marelli
Regal
Salvatore Ferragamo
Tod`s

Hankyu Department Store
Cable & Co,
Madrid del Sol
Marelli

GIDER
GIDER (Taiwanese brand)
Saphir

Eastern District

Hotel V
Grenson
Heschung
Marc Mcnairy
Sebago
Trickers
Yucaten

Authentic Filson
Alden
Whites

The Sartorialist @ Breeze Zhongxiao
Jeffery West
Loake
Wolverine

FIND Taipei (Zhongxiao, Zhongshan)
Alfred Sargent
Loake
Saphir

Sogo Department Store Zhongxiao, Fuxing
CR Cerini (Taiwanese brand)
George (Taiwanese brand)
Loake
Marelli
Regal
Santoni
Tod`s

Breeze Center
Salvatore Ferragamo
Church`s @ Tuantuan
Tod`s

The Mall
Fratelli Rossetti
George (Taiwanese brand)

Miramar Mall
CR Cerini (Taiwanese brand)
George (Taiwanese brand)
Regal

Timeless Fashion (by appointment)
Gaziano & Girling
Crockett & Jones
Trickers
Saphir

Cleankicks (by appointment)
Saphir (complete lineup); also available online
Tarrago

O`ringo Shoes
O`ringo (Taiwanese brand)
Saphir
Edited by nutcracker - 8/18/13 at 6:02am
post #2 of 79
I think there is a bespoke shoe workshop in Taipei isn't it? 神岡右線?
post #3 of 79
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I think there is a bespoke shoe workshop in Taipei isn't it? 神岡右線?

神岡右線 (Turnright) is located in Taichung, in central Taiwan. They are the parent company of Kamioka/Ingenuity shoes in Japan, but I believe they don`t do B2C business here in Taiwan. I`m not certain if they take Bespoke orders either. I actually wanted to visit their workshop during this trip, but unfortunately didn`t work out due to schedule conflict.

edit: Turnright shoes (RTW, Bespoke) are available to consumers. The Thurs in Taichung carries them.
Edited by nutcracker - 8/13/13 at 1:25am
post #4 of 79
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Some photos...

Xingyi Shopping District



Bellavita Mall: Upscale boutiques. JLP and Jeffery West


AppleMark
AppleMark

Shinkong Mitsukoshi Complex: Mostly conventional brands


Eslite Bookstore / Shopping Mall


Tuantuan @ Eslite carries Church`s


Taipei 101 Mall: and the newly opened Berluti.
AppleMark
AppleMark
post #5 of 79

Hi NC,  Would you happen to know where can I find shoe care products like Saphir, Burgol or BootBlack in Taipei?

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Originally Posted by barky View Post

Hi NC,  Would you happen to know where can I find shoe care products like Saphir, Burgol or BootBlack in Taipei?

 

http://www.cleankicks.com.tw/saphir/gide/main.php

 

It seems more Saphir products are available in TW due to easier import regulations.

post #7 of 79
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

http://www.cleankicks.com.tw/saphir/gide/main.php

It seems more Saphir products are available in TW due to easier import regulations.

Awesome. Thanks for the link Chogall. I better drop by their stores and see whats up.



克林奇克有限公司 CLEAN KICKS LTD. (seriously, what`s up with their company`s Chinese name? lol8[1].gif)
TEL:(02)2378-0268
FAX:(02)2378-0264
台北市信義區基隆路二段149-17號2樓
營業時間:週一至週五 09:00~18:00

The above address is their head office. You can buy direct from them. (they have online store too)
They used to have a Saphir store located in Eslite Xingyi, but it closed this April. They`re looking for a new location.

I was going to say Mr.Cobbler in Sogo carries some Saphir, but there seems to be an official outlet now smile.gif
Edited by nutcracker - 8/12/13 at 8:55pm
post #8 of 79
Thread Starter 


750 NTD = $25 USD

edit: they currently go for 850 NTD ($28 USD)
Edited by nutcracker - 8/19/13 at 8:26pm
post #9 of 79
I heard totally different story, they do take bespoke orders. check out their blog online!
post #10 of 79

They do, but they seem to focus on making factory shoes right now and been elusive regarding the details.  I've inquired but two weeks isn't long enough for fitting shoes to come out.

post #11 of 79
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

Shoe Shopping in Taipei, Taiwan

AppleMark
The bamboo(?) shaped Taipei 101

Since I`ll be staying in Taipei for few weeks, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of shoe-shopping destinations in this city. Admittedly, Taipei is not as quite fashion forward as Tokyo or other major Asian cities, but new boutiques have been popping up here and there. In short, you`re able to get Aldens, Church`s, John Lobbs, Santonis, and even Berlutis. There are also local shoemakers and manufacturers like Aso and La New that are quite popular here.

This is a list in making, and I will be updating it throughout my stay here. I know there are a few SF members living here in Taipei, or have families living here. Please feel free to chip in!

Xingyi District

Taipei 101 Mall
A. Testoni
Bally
Berluti
Ermenegildo Zegna
Salvatore Ferragamo
Tod`s

Bellavita
Jeffery West
John Lobb
Tod`s

Tuantuan @ Eslite Bookstore
Church`s
Danner
Giacomorelli

Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Complex
Ermenegildo Zegna
George (local Taiwanese brand)
Loake
Magnanni
Marelli
Regal
Salvatore Ferragamo
Tod`s

Hankyu Department Store
Cable & Co,
Madrid del Sol
Marelli


Eastern District

Hotel V
Grenson
Heschung
Marc Mcnairy
Sebago
Trickers
Yucaten

Authentic Filson
Alden
Whites

The Sartorialist @ Breeze Zhongxiao
Jeffery West
Loake
Wolverine

Sogo Department Store Zhongxiao, Fuxing
CR Cerini (local brand)
George (local brand)
Loake
Marelli
Regal
Santoni
Tod`s

Breeze Center
Salvatore Ferragamo
Church`s @ Tuantuan
Tod`s

The Mall
Fratelli Rossetti
George (local brand)

Miramar Mall
CR Cerini (local brand)
George (local brand)
Regal[/quote
I need a pair of all these designers'shoes

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post #12 of 79
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

They do, but they seem to focus on making factory shoes right now and been elusive regarding the details.  I've inquired but two weeks isn't long enough for fitting shoes to come out.

Fair enough. Bespoke shoe process always takes time. However, I am more keen on the pricing, their bespoke work seems very good. It seems they had visited Mr. Eric Cook, a marker which I used before.
post #13 of 79

Who did Mr. Cook worked for?  I know he's one of the older generation shoemakers thats passing down the crafts.

post #14 of 79
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Who did Mr. Cook worked for?  I know he's one of the older generation shoemakers thats passing down the crafts.

He works as a sole trader, I think there is only a telephone contact online, no website or email. Very nice work, for some reason similar to Cleverley bespoke with a cheaper price tag.
post #15 of 79
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I confirmed with a Turnright rep, and yes their shoes (RTW and Bespoke) are indeed available in Taiwan, but they prefer to have us go through one of their contracted retailers. Turnright doesn`t operate their own retail store. The Thurs boutique in Taichung has Turnright RTW shoes in stock, and they also take MTO and Full Bespoke.

Turnright RTW and MTO costs between 20000 NTD to 30000 NTD @ The Thurs

Turnright Full Bespoke starts from 45000 NTD ($1500 USD) or so. Lead time is 1 to 1.5 months (or so I was told but I guess longer if a fitting session is involved?)

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Turnright RTW whoecuts @ The Thurs

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Some more RTW shoes

The Thurs Facebook

I was told that their shoes are not available in Taipei. uhoh.gif
Edited by nutcracker - 8/13/13 at 1:31am
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