Uppers Shoes is a multi-brand retailer of high quality footwear for men and women. All of our shoes are made in England, Italy and America... Priding ourselves on variety, beauty and customer service, we have passionately developed relationships with each of the products that we sell, many of which have been made to order with creative direction from our founder, Vincent Chauvin. Vincent personally oversees all business and product affairs, bringing his personal touch to what has now become a very well respected, high quality retailer in France.
A story of trust, the Upper Shoes story began in 2002 with the acquisition of the Church’s Footwear franchise in Lyon. The offering of our first store has since been enriched by other well-known classic English brands, including Crockett & Jones. All of these great manufacturers had confidence in Upper Shoes from the very beginning and for that we are thankful.
Soon, we built a reputation for being a fine retailer of fine shoes a thus other European brands began to join rank. Building on this early success, a Women’s only store was opened in 2013. The Upper Shoe retail fleet quickly developed into four Upper Shoes shops in Lyon alone until in 2014 when we opened a flagship in Paris, which for all involved was an exciting step forward. Today, we continue to service our national and international clientele with a personal service that is close to the hearts of all Uppers Shoes staff.
How long have you been working with Crockett & Jones?
Why have you chosen to stock Crockett & Jones Shoes & Boots?
The launch of the Upper Shoes brand was closely timed with the rebuilding of Crockett & Jones’ distribution throughout France in the late 1990s and also the launch of their own Parisian flagship. The choice of Crockett & Jones was a determining factor for the Upper Shoes offering and proved a remarkable alliance for decades to come.
Which style(s) do you think is the most iconic from the Crockett & Jones Collection?
In France; Connaught, Chukka, Coniston for starters… then the entire Hand Grade Collection which for our clientele was a strong sign of the brands position, offering exceptional quality at a very competitive price.
If you have any particularly fond memories of your time working with Crockett & Jones, we would love to hear and share them.
“I had been hearing about the Crockett & Jones brand for a number of years… and I was particularly interested in what people were saying. But it was my meeting with Thierry Duhesme near to a Heschung store that ended up being so decisive. Indeed, Thierry Duhesme had already launched a Crockett & Jones store on the Rue Chauveau Lagarde in partnership with Crockett & Jones, and this had a particular affect with the English house style in and around the locale. In addition to our true friendship and passion around shoes, this meeting was decisive for the launch of the Upper Shoes brand and my collaboration with Crockett & Jones. Thierry was a wonderful man to all those who had the good fortune to know him”.
8 Rue Jean de Tournes, 69002 Lyon: +33 4 78 38 39 31
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