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I'm delighted to announce we have recently completed the restoration of 'The President's Suite' here in the magnificent Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens, Durham, where the HDSCo HQ resides. Packed full of history, the room, which includes an early 20thC cast iron double bed, a stunning art deco sofa bed as well as a retro record player - complete with jazz and blues vinyls - is a beautiful boutique experience. 

There is even a very welcome surprise hidden away in what was once the President's wardrobe - you need to book to find out more! 

You can enjoy our overnight stay, including a tasty continental breakfast, for just £99 per night. Or, alternatively you can STAY FOR FREE* if you order more than one pair of shoes with us during your appointment. Ready to book? Simply choose when you would like to come: 

*Appointment should be booked and paid for in advance. If you order two pairs on the day, we will discount your order by £99.

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  • How much are the shoes?
  • Where are you based?
  • Do we sell gift vouchers?
  • Can I pre-book the appointment for a gift?
  • Do I have to visit to order some shoes?

It is difficult to say exactly what the end price will be because we don't know what he will choose, but our shoes range from £350-450 on average depending on what he chooses. We will guide you through the pricing and how it works during your appointment but expect to pay somewhere around the £350-450 price point.

Our main studio is in County Durham. Durham is a beautiful city and we have many customers every week travel from all around the UK to visit us. Our studio is based in a beautiful, early 19thC former schools called Ushaw College - a stunning estate where thousands of boys once lived and were educated in on their way stardom as Catholic priests. The chapel alone with well worth the trip and as a guest of ours, entry is free to this incredible venue for your appointment.

And don't worry about accommodation either if you are travelling far. We have converted the former President's Suite, across the hall from our design studio, into a wonderful Hand Dyed Shoe Company themed apartment which you can rent as part of our Shoes & Snooze offering - a great way of making this whole experience extra special and unique. 

If you can't make it to Durham, we also have a stockists in London, Yorkshire and Dubai who have a small collection of our shoes and who are trained to offer you a consultation and experience similar to our Durham offering.

Durham:   The Hand Dyed Shoe Company, The President's Gallery, Ushaw Estate, Durham DH7 9RH

London:    McCann Bespoke, 34-36 Lime St, Langbourn, London EC3M 7AT

Yes, but not your stereotypical gift vouchers! Instead, we do a gift box which works the same way as a voucher - i.e. a deposit on a product - but instead of a piece of paper in an envelope we will send you a beautiful box with lots of extras. You can find more about our gift box here:

Yes, of course. If you want to get organised, simply order a gift box (which we will be with you within 48 hours) and pre-book the appointment here: 

No. We would always rather you came because for us, we want to make sure you get the full experience of HDSCo. But, if you have ordered before we will have your sizing on file and if you haven't there are ways we can work our your fitting remotely. 

Our website is e-commerce friendly so you can add anything to your basket and checkout like any other website. We would always get in touch with you to discuss your order and refine details so if you can't make it to one of our locations, don't be concerned with ordering online. We aren't a normal shoe shop and we will personally be in touch to chat with you about your order.