Kate – a name now synonymous with elegance and great taste thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge, but did you know there’s another stylish Kate out there? Going by the name of Kate Kanzier, she is a designer producing excellent shoes and bags at highly affordable prices, but it’s all a bit of a secret unless of course you work near Leather Lane where her one-and-only shop resides.
Producing cutting-edge leather bags and shoes since 2001, my current favourite is the Duena which is a fantastic lower-budget alternative to the colour-block totes which designers from DVF to Anya Hindmarch have produced this season. I think this bag is chic and perfect for every day and available in 6 different colours, you’re bound to find your perfect match. Just chuck everything in and go!
(Duena Tote, Kate Kanzier, £65)
Kate Kanzier also stocks a wide range of brogues, ballerinas, heels, wedges and boots. 90% are leather, but even the faux-leather are very well done so worth the spend. Check out the vintage-style courts and tassel slippers, they are divine. For Spring, I am considering investing in these powder blue suede brogues. (Elvis would be proud!) With vibrant pink laces and a chunky heel, these will be ideal with my rolled-up skinny jeans or with ankle socks and a flippy skirt. Ahh…come on sun, I need an excuse to wear these!!!!
(Betana blue suede brogues, Kate Kanzier, £55)