OUR GIFT BOX EXPERIENCE
NOT A SHOE SHOP
We are not another high street shoe shop. We want you to take time out, visit us and enjoy an experience that is so much more than 'shoe shopping'.
Your Experience, Your Shoes
The beautiful thing about gifting our unique experience is that this is not instant gratification. This is something that lasts more than a moment in time. You decide you would like try the HDSCo experience. Perhaps you start to play with the customiser in our online store, or by getting inspired by the hundreds of shoes we have crafted for other people before.You click the 'Book an Appointment' tab and set a date for your visit to one of our fabulous locations. And now, the excitement truly begins. We love this bit. The wait for their appointment is very much part of the experience. You are now familiar with the brand, the styles and you spend many hours contemplating what you may choose. We'll email you a day or two before offering some directions to the location of your appointment. See you soon!
Today is the day!Upon arrival at your studio location, we kick things off with a drink. We have booze, gins, all the coffees, all the teas... this is all part of getting into 'the mindset of choice' - we are going to design some shoes from over 2 million possible combinations, after all.We kick things off with the fitting. As we take the important measurements, we offer lots of education about the different styles and of course what we're looking for when it comes to the perfect fit. We can also offer advice on what style would suit his feet best. Once the fitting is done, it's the fun part! Choose a style, a colour (or colours) a texture, finish, leather, suede, textiles, what sole, monogram, shine intensity and more... Don't worry if you're not creative, we'll piece it all together one the iPad so you can see what they will look like.The final part is the after care. We'll talk you through and show him how to best maintain his new creations in order to keep them looking beautiful for many years to come. We will also offer reassurances in terms of our restoration services for future.
It takes 4-6 weeks to beautifully hand craft your bespoke pair of shoes.
This is the part we really enjoy. The anticipation. We are not Amazon; these shoes are going to be lovingly handmade specifically for him! So, sit back, relax, and be patient as we get to work crafting your beautiful bespoke design in approximately 4 to 6 weeks. When they are ready, we will send them out with our courier to be delivered to your home - itself a very special treat with lots of extra bonus treats. We have put so much love into our packaging and the big reveal moment, you'll need to see it to believe it!
- How much are the shoes?
- Where are you based?
- How can I book?
- Can I buy a voucher?
- Can I order online?
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. This is why we cap the gift box at £399. If his order did not reach £399 and you have paid for a £399 gift box, we would reimburse you the difference at the end of your appointment. If you need to top up to your gift box, we will also settle this at the end of the appointment.
Our main studio is in County Durham. Our studio is based in a beautiful, Ushaw College. 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.
Yes, of course. If you want to get organised, simply order a gift box which we will be with you within 48 hours too.
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.
Yes, 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.