My Story

Hi, my name is Lucia and I make shoes, hats, bags and sneakers here in Northampton, the capital of shoemaking, in my specially built workshop. 

This is how it all began:

My father was a shoemaker in the Puglia area of Italy.  When he came to England, he brought with him his wooden box of shoemaking tools which he used daily, until his death 7th May 2020. Not a day went by whereby he didn’t delve into his box to make or repair something.

As a child I watched him  mesmerised by seeing a piece of leather cut and transformed into a pair of shoes.  My interest in shoes never went away but it veered towards buying and wearing them.

Fast forward to the present, I am a milliner and shoemaker. 

Inspired by Salvatore Ferragamo, Elsa Schiaparelli and Giuseppe Zanotti, my ideas are a bit quirky and fun.

I am very passionate about shoemaking and hat making and want to share that passion with you so, come and join me. Make some sandals/shoes/bags/sneakers or hats, have fun, savour and enjoy some Italian cuisine and walk out wearing your own bespoke pieces, made by you.