One of Italy’s most dynamic brands, Car Shoe, has opened a tony new store in Hong Kong, which carries the brand’s classic designs and more modern versions.
Founded in 1963 by Gianni Mostile, who shared a passion for both race cars and hand-made shoes, Car Shoe is famous for its signature moccasin with tiny rubber nub soles.
These extremely comfortable, well-crafted shoes had quite a following among powerful style icons that included Giovanni Agnelli, JFK, Ingrid Bergman, and Roberto Rossellini.
Prada bought a 51 percent stake in Car Shoe in 2001 and just acquired the remaining shares this past September. The acquisition is seen by many as a move to compete with high-end shoemaker Tod’s.
Hong Kong Store: Shop No. 2043- 44, Elements Mall, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Phone 852 2196 8163
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