As our regular readers know, Mandarina is one of our favourite shoe brands. Founded by Caroline Townsend in 2005 when she was in her mid-forties, her top tip for women over 50 is “Resist frumpiness at all costs!” – one of the many reasons we like her and her fabulous footwear!
Caroline works in rural Scotland with a small team, designing quirky, colourful styles that are appreciated by an ever-growing tribe of very loyal Mandarina shoe collectors, including royalty and celebrities.
There’s great excitement about the just launched Autumn/Winter 22 collection. Since the pandemic it has become clear that women over 50 are choosing to continue to wear flat shoes. However, the typical Mandarina customer also likes to dress up so you’ll also discover some stylish heels. Kitten heels, for example, are hugely popular because they are not too high but still add length to the leg and so tend to slim our calves. There are velvet and silk versions on the way in some lovely Autumnal colours.
On a practical note, the shoes have non-slip soles, vibrant coloured linings and the fabrics are coated for weather resistancy. Mandarina Shoes are handmade limited editions so don’t dither if you’d like a pair as their shoes and boots don’t hang around for long, especially in the key sizes.
“Not only are these glam loafers as soft and comfortable as a goose down pillow but they are in fabulous gold leather. Metallic shoes are everywhere this year – so don’t miss these.” MANDARINA BRAND DIRECTOR
Exclusive discount: Use code AG10 at Mandarina checkout for 10% off
So that is just a small peek of what is available – there will also be some more of their best selling boots coming online in September/October. To make sure you don’t miss out, you can sign up for Mandarina’s emails which means you’ll be among the first to hear about new styles, special offers and Mandarina promotions.
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