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Made in Switzerland

What's made in Switzerland, is beautifully handcrafted and dates back to 1851? Bally Switzerland, of course! Bally has been bringing its loyal clients some of the most luxurious leather  handbags and shoes in the world for hundreds of years.

Historical facts and details usually bore me profusely, but not in this case. Bally's heritage is really quite interesting. In fact, the person who began the national globalisation of the brand as we know it today was a man known none other as Carl Franz Bally, or Papa Bally, an endearing name used by his colleagues.

Carl's business philosophy was based on creating 'exquisitely crafted footwear in the finest materials that are divine to look at, whilst simultaneously functional and enduring.'1  No wonder I love their shoes so much!

Over the years, this prestigious brand has been worn by several famous people in history, such as the first man to walk the moon, Neil Armstrong, and mountaineers, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing

How's this for a collaboration? NASA and Bally! Together they came up with the patent for the very sole which would take that famous first step onto the moon, as worn by none other than Mr Neil Armstrong himself! As for Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing, they wore Bally hiking boots for their first Mount Everest climb, back in 1953.

I bought my very first pair of Bally shoes a couple of years ago. I chose to purchase a pair of black classic pumps and have been extremely happy with this investment. Since then, they have seen me through many different events and gotten me out of so many fashion binds. Since I had been wearing these Bally pumps more than any other shoes, and since they are my most comfortable heels, I needed to find myself a second pair.  

I chose to shop at Bally, Westfield Doncaster firstly because I always find the customer service to be excellent whenever I'm in there having a browse, and secondly, it's closer for me then their Collins Street store in the city. I found a pair of a similar style of shoe, but in black patent leather and a slightly lower heel. They fit like a glove and look fabulous too! If you wish, you can watch the video below to see these shoes and other styles in greater detail.

Who's your favourite shoe designer? I'd love to know!! Have you bought any shoes lately? If not, which ones have you been coveting?

Hoping you have had an amazing weekend and wishing you a great week ahead!

Yours in style,
Suzi x

Black patent pumps: Bally Switzerland

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  1. Beautiful post. The shoes are just gorgeous.


    Style of Purity

    1. Thanks Nesrin! I love them so much!!
      Suzi x

  2. really amazing purposes!
    loving your blog and good taste, i stay here! hope youll follow back <3
    Sergio, xx

  3. Those shoes are an awesome buy :) I've been an admirer of Bally for a while, definitely interesting to learn more about the history of the brand.

    With Love...

  4. Such a beautiful shoe!! xo


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