Duo Shoes x Ted, Muffy + Nick

Ted, Muffy and Nick sound like the names of characters from a cool 90's Brit kids TV sitcom. They're actually the team behind Duo an international footwear brand we came across during S/S 2013 press days. Ted and Muffy Maltby and Nick Sinfield are based in Frome Somerset, the same said county that's home to what's left of the British footwear and leather industry. Duo started life as a collection of shoes purchased by Ted and Muffy in 1974. A shoe shop in Bath, that 38 years later are all grown and now an international multi-channel bespoke fashion footwear business. Big in Germany, the brand is profiling at home with UK focused marketing campaign. The business partnership has been award winning, this year the company won the Queens Award for International Trade 2012. Until we (this season we did the rounds with Style Cartel) had the opportunity to meet and greet with Duo during press day events we were clueless, caught napping as you might say. We're awake now and have seen S/S 2013 samples, shamefaced though. While we were napping, we were half expecting a price conscious collection but we love surprises! we were totally caught off guard by their shoes and boots lasts that look designer but have affordable mid-range price points. We think Duo are a bespoke high street brand to watch. There’s nothing quite like discovering new brands and we've picked our favourites shoes, boots and sandals (prints and bright colours) from their A/W12 and S/S 13 collections. Next stop their Covent Garden store to check out the full range...






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