local love... invogue footwear
We first opened our doors over 30 years ago on the Mornington Peninsula.
The philosophy of our store is to gather all fashion trends of the season with a special emphasis on comfort and style.
We strive to bring fashion forward pieces to shoe lovers everywhere.
An institution of Main St, Mornington, InVogue Footwear like so many other local bizs in lockdown right now is really starting to feel the effects of having had their doors closed for months on end. They miss their customers, they miss the Main Street vibes and they miss being able to show off their gorgeous new stock.
Together, we wanted to introduce the team and their fave shoes for the season ahead. Also... (in case you need new shoes to dance your way out of lockdown!!)
First up, naturally, is Simone. Simone is a Mornington local who has been the owner of InVogue for the past 11 years.
Simone is doing it tough running a small business in stage 4 lockdown, as well as trying to home school two very energetic boys! But having a wine maker as a partner certainly has it's benefits!
Prior to owning the business, Simone worked as a window dresser in London, and has a knack for making things look beautiful. Simone is health & fitness conscious and follows a vegan diet, but can easily be persuaded to 'cheat' by a custard doughnut!
This pic is of Simone wearing her favourite ~ Giantry by Melbourne brand Django & Juliette. They are a metallic mesh leather sneaker with a cleated statement sole. RRP $149.95
Liz ~ A Mount Martha local, who has worked for Invogue for 11 years. Liz is very proud of her 2 kids. Her youngest Olivia is currently at the Australian Institute of Sport & has just signed a basketball scholarship to attend Washington University in the USA! (omg, how exciting!) Liz and her family had plans to travel to Europe & the US this year and can’t wait to be able to travel again soon. Liz is terrified of mice, and her favourite drink is a Gin & soda. Liz’s hubby Steve is one of the owners of Progress signs in Mornington. (I think anyone who is from around Frankston, Bayside and the Morn Pen knows Progress Signs!)
Liz’s new faves are the Duty slides by Melbourne brand Alfie & Evie.
Perfect for those warm days by the beach or bar, this elevated design is just the style you need for simple summer sophistication. Set upon a two-toned flatform sole, with a touch of woven jute trim which lend a fashionable and functional feel to the shoe. Style it with denim shorts and a relaxed-fit tee for an effortlessly chic look. RRP $119.95
NAOMI ~ In her spare time Naomi loves to spark joy by organising and de-cluttering. She also has a knack for flipping houses. Naomi has 6 children ( 2 step kids ) and one granddaughter. Naomi attended 27 schools growing up, and is currently homeschooling her youngest Son during lockdown. Her favourite drink is a Gin & Tonic, or a good cup of tea. Naomi has a famous ARIA award winning sibling ~ Her brother Seth Sentry is a famous Australian Hip hop artist!
This is Naomi’s favourite pair ~ Loddy by Melbourne brand Mollini. The pin punched detailing on this flatform sneaker gives it a feminine feel that's fun and fashion-forward! Comprised of leather upper & lining , this design has a lace-up fastening with a side zip for convenience! Also available in metallic navy leather
Terri is Mum to 3 young boys, and she is doing her very best homeschooling them during stage 4 lockdown. Terri spends a lot of her time sitting in basketball stadiums & on football ovals. When she’s not running around after her family she loves to style & decorate houses. Her favourite well deserved drink is, Gin with pink grapefruit & soda.
Terri’s must haves are the Suzy espadrille sandals by Melbourne designers Django & Juliette. This open toe espadrille-sandal hybrid fastens at the ankle with rustic straps, securing the foot with a woven heel strap and soft leather vamp, finished with a rustic jute wedge for beach-ready charm. RRP $139.95
And last but definitely not least...Helen, the superstar who helped put this post together!
Helen ~ A Mornington local for over 40 years, Helen has worked for Invogue for over 15 years! In this time she has accumulated a very large number of shoes (far too many to count) Helen is happily married to her childhood sweetheart and has recently become a first time grandma to a 2 month old baby girl, Ariella. Her favourite drink is a French martini and she is also a serious chocoholic.
Helen's fave shoes (she is wearing them in pic above) are the OnStage lace ups by Melbourne brand Top End. Perfect for those days when you want to look and feel comfy on your feet! Crafted from soft leather, this lace-up is adorned with polka-dot cutouts that lend a quirky feel to the design. RRP $179.95
This time last year Simone & Helen traveled to Milan to attend the European shoe fair to select the beautiful European shoes that will be arriving any day now!
How beautiful are Simone and her team? Don't you feel like you could just slot in there with them?! Chatting basketball with Liz and Terri. Having a gin with them! Dangling custard donuts in front of Simone!
I can't not share my fave pair from InVogue with you too...
How cute are they?! I hope you've enjoyed meeting the InVogue team. They are such an amazing bunch and as soon as they can reopen, would love to see your face instore and help you find a rad pair of shoes. In the meantime, shop online and don't forget, you can save 20% off all new arrivals and a further 20% off all sale with the code INVOGUE20
Cannot wait to see you all soon ladies xxxxxxx