Shoe Shopping in Taiwan

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  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shoe Shopping in Taipei, Taiwan

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    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
     
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    I think there is a bespoke shoe workshop in Taipei isn't it? 神岡右線?
     
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    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.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some photos...

    Xingyi Shopping District

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    Bellavita Mall: Upscale boutiques. JLP and Jeffery West
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    Shinkong Mitsukoshi Complex: Mostly conventional brands
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    Eslite Bookstore / Shopping Mall
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    Tuantuan @ Eslite carries Church`s
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    Taipei 101 Mall: and the newly opened Berluti.
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    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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    http://www.cleankicks.com.tw/saphir/gide/main.php

    It seems more Saphir products are available in TW due to easier import regulations.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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

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    克林奇克有限公司 CLEAN KICKS LTD. (seriously, what`s up with their company`s Chinese name? :lol:)
    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 :)
     
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    750 NTD = $25 USD

    edit: they currently go for 850 NTD ($28 USD)
     
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    I heard totally different story, they do take bespoke orders. check out their blog online!
     
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    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.
     
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    Shoe Shopping in Taipei, Taiwan

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