Between my appointment at Ngee Ann City and the fitting at TANGS (thank you TANG+CO Men) yesterday I somehow managed to walk past Car Shoe at ION Orchard, which has been boarded up for the longest time. Imagine my surprise when I realised I was actually looking into a functional store, replete with rows and rows of shoes, bags and actual humans (who were actually sales associates).
I stared in disbelief, took a deep breath and walked right in, wondering how I managed to miss it since they actually opened in early April.
I was hooked almost immediately. After all, Italian brand Car Shoe is as highly regarded its peers, established back in 1963. In 2001 the Prada Group took a controlling stake in the company and injected new life, opening flagships in Milan and Capri, along with introducing the brand’s lines to 200 top boutiques around the world. And as of today, they’ve opened in Singapore as well.
Prices are pretty competitive too, with the basic moccasin starting from SGD680, which is almost the same price as Tod’s and a tad lower than Prada’s offerings. I didn’t have enough time yesterday to actually try anything on, which just means I’ll be heading down again this weekend. Fingers crossed that I don’t actually come back with a pair (or two).
And in case anyone is wondering where they are located within ION Orchard, they are actually between Miu Miu and YSL.
Images: Car Shoe