Review of the Stuart Weitzman Store at Palladium Mall, Mumbai

     Ladies, there’s a new bag & shoe boy in town and his name is Stuart Weitzman, all ready to steal your heart. You’ll resist him at first but soon succumb to the charms of pretty bags and satchels, dizzying stilettos, fun wedges,boots and flats.
Stuart Weitzman, is an internationally renowned luxury brand, that has opened its first retail boutique in India a couple of months ago, through its licensee and distributor Reliance Brands LimitedAmerican shoe god label Stuart Weitzman’s designer boutique is located at the Palladium Mall, Mumbai. The outlet showcases Weitzman’s fashion collection including boots, flats, weather shoes, and handbags.
Stuart Weitzman Store, Palladium Mall, Mumbai
  The brand’s founder and designer, Stuart Weitzman, said: “Opening in India is a logical next step to expand the global footprint of the Stuart Weitzman brand. Indian women love fashion, embrace Bollywood, and are very often seen visiting our boutiques throughout the world.”

Brand Background 
    The brand has a reputation for highly fashionable yet comfortable footwear designs,which have catapulted onto the pages of top international fashion magazines and red carpets worldwideStuart Weitzman designs a special red carpet evening collection each year for Oscar night. He created an Oscar tradition of designing a one-of-a-kind jewelled pair of shoes for one lucky up-and-coming starlet to wear in Oscar night. Weitzman’s shoes have adorned the feet of many an A-lister since then,from Angelina Jolie to Eva Amurri and socialite Olivia Palermo.

Stuart Weitzman has retail stores across the globe. For over 30 years, Stuart has been committed to creating this experience, making shoes that caress, adorn and adore a woman’s foot – shoes that ignite her imagination, making her feel glamorous.Their current brand ambassador is Supermodel Kate Moss, who features in their eye catching advertisement campaigns.

Kate Moss for Stuart Weitzman



My Experience at the Stuart Weitzman Store

   I was invited to visit the Stuart Weitzman store in Mumbai to check out their New Collection. Their shoes are a Celebrity favorite, with celebrities like Kate Middleton,Jennifer Aniston,Eva Mendes,Kim Kardashian,Jessica Alba,Taylor Swift,Olivia Palermo,Carrie Underwood,Angelina Jolie, Sofía Vergara often sported wearing their shoes both causally and on the red carpet too. So I got to first-hand check out and try on shoes and bags from their prized collection. I surely felt tickled pink actually wearing the identical shoes worn by some of my favourite International Celebrities.
   So here are the pictures of me sporting some of my favourite pieces from their new 2013 collection.

Stuart Weitzman 5050 Over the Knee Flat Boots

The luxe over-the-knee boot with a round toe and elastic boot shaft panel makes for a great fit. Made of Soft nappa leather upper and Logo rubber sole.The wildly popular 50/50 Boot is enjoying 20 years of ‘legendary over-the-knee style’ and being worn by legend herself Kate Moss in the brand’s new ads.
The Super high boots that Kate Moss is wearing in the campaign are my favourite. They are super versatile, you can wear them with the long, at-the-knee skirt that everyone is wearing or with a mini skirt or even tuck your jeans in them and rate very high in the comfort factor too. You can wear them for running around for your daily errands and still look so chic. I matched the 5050 boots with a snakeskin texture, high shine handbag in greyish-black.

Stuart Weitzman 50-50 Boot as worn by Angelina Jolie
Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boots & Snakeskin Bag


Stuart Weitzman Navy ‘Corkswoon’ Wedges
I also tried on ‘The Corkswoon wedges‘, made world-famous by Kate Middleton. They made their debut in July 2012 when the Olympic Torch relay passed via Buckingham Palace. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton,wore them often throughout the London Olympics and later again on the Jubilee Tour of South-East Asia.
I wore a little variation of these wedges,with glitter on the round toe, maybe a little better suited for a night out. I surely felt regal in them.Stuart Weitzman Navy 'Corkswoon' Wedges
Stuart Weitzman Corkwoon Wedges

The Orange Snakeskin texture HandBag and matching peep toe heels   
Orange being one of favorite colors, I couldn’t resist trying out this glamorous snakeskin texture handbag with matching peep toes, great for a grand brunch party or even a special dinner date.Stuart Weitzman Orange Snakeskin Bag & Heels

Floral Clutch and Wedges
I adored this cute clutch/purse in this vibrant big floral print with matching wedges. I would so get this for my next beach vacationStuart Weitzman Floral Print Bag & Heels

Glamorous Pointed-Toe Pumps with Glitter & Gloss

  They also had a variety of pretty pumps , I loved these ones in red and blue with metallic gold fronts and also very glamorous were the black pumps with silver glitter on the pointed toe. I would wear these to add a finishing touch to a sexy LBD.
Stuart Weitzman Shes 2013
I’m Wearing: Aztec Peplum Top – Forever New, Stripe Skirt – Forever New, Belt-Mango

   Some of the other highlights of my store visit were these beauties below :

Stuart Weitzman 2013 Collection

Price Point: Their price range starts at Rs.10,000 for the Jelly Shoes and the rest of the handbags & shoes range from Rs. 22,500 to 75,000.True prices are pretty high, but I guess that’s the price you pay for feeling akin to your favourite celebrities.

My Verdict :  A great variety of shoes and handbags for a casual affair as well as a glamorous night out on the town in every hue and texture imaginable from leather, snakeskin texture, suede,florals, glitter to metallic. But don’t expect lots of skyscraper heels, most of them have a modest 2 to 3 inch heels here.
I must say that the most of their shoes, especially the 5050 flat boots are insanely comfortable and stick true to their Made for Walking’ fall Marketing campaign. Shoes are meant for longevity which comes with high quality to endure life’s daily deal, which Stuart Weitzman defines quality and in the most fashion forward way.
It’s a brand that does combine both comfort and style; for you to walk in it all day and dance all night.
So if you don’t mind shelling out the extra moolah for some high quality stuff head on over to the Stuart Weitzman Store,1st Floor, Palladium Mall, Mumbai.

Photography By : Pooja S
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