There is something strikingly beautiful with a pair of black boots. Paired with just the perfect outfit, it stands out from the crowd and it speaks of elegance and confidence all at the same time. While most of us probably choose function during this time of the year, we can still try to remain fashion forward even in the middle of the winter frost.
And though you may not think of Le Chateau first when you think cold weather shoes and outerwear, you would be surprised to know that the long time retailer actually carries a big selection of handsome coats and jackets, as well as a huge collection of sandals, shoes and boots. Yes, Le Chateau is well-known the world over (Did you know that they opened a huge store in the heart of Dubai this summer?) for festive and party ready wear, this Canadian fashion company is also now known for stylish, high quality footwear, with some actually using real Italian leather.
LE CHÂTEAU INC. SINCE 1959
Founded in Montreal, Quebec in 1959, Le Château Inc. designs, imports and retails a wide range of women’s and men’s apparel, accessories and footwear. It has 226 stores in Canada, 2,600 employees and close to 35 per cent of its production done here in Canada. Although it made its reputation and popular following on fast fashion and glitzy glam party and club wear originally aimed at a younger demographic according to its vice-president of sales and operations, Franco Rocchi, it has, in recent years, have transformed into a well-rounded lifestyle destination. From party dresses to the corporate boardroom, from snappy ties to trendy sports jackets and from sequin pumps to some serious killer boots, Le Château has been a great source of quality apparel in a not so expensive price.
LE CHÂTEAU STORE AT THE RIDEAU CENTRE
I was indeed pleasantly surprised during my recent visit to the Le Château store at the Rideau Centre that they have more than a wall full of cold weather footwear collection, as well as fabulous office and parry options in the a new clothing line curated by Canadian actress Lauren Holly. Le Château store managers Con and Melanie, as well as their staff (themselves just as stylish as the store they represent), were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. From the hundreds of options, we were able to narrow down to this pair of amazing killer boots!
THE PERFECT KILLER BOOTS
It is the perfect tall boots that has form and function done right. It has the appropriate height for heels, a platform sole for extra comfort and more than enough style with the gold buckle detailing. If you look at the back of the boot, it is in fact made of mixed material and unlike full leather boots, it is more versatile and flexible with the use of Teflon-like elastic for the calves and shin, which means it can accommodate a wide variety of leg shapes and sizes.
I have worn my Le Château killer boots a few times, including on TV (recently at DAYTIME OTTAWA with Derick Fage, also a BIG FAN of Le Chateau Style), and it has never, ever failed to impress. In fact, I get follow-up e-mails inquiring about the boots and yes, they are just as surprised to learn, they are from Le Château!