My darling husband just got me a pair of wonderful wedges from Ness. Ness is my favorite Scottish store.
Founded in Edinburgh in 1996, Ness takes inspiration from the contemporary feel and flavour of its birthplace. Here's what the founder says: "Scottish design doesn’t have to be all shortbread and country houses. We pay homage to custom through the use of tartan in a way that is more inclusive, stylish and we hope fun. Our look is chic and ageless – my aim is to give Ness pieces a free spirited, individual air, mindful of tradition but unrestricted by it."
And I LOVE it! Ness recently introduced some great vintage inspired shoes including these wedges in a delicious tartan:
David got me these teal ones for Christmas! The best thing for me is that they are all manmade (no leather!) I have this horrible allergic reaction to chromium, which is a heavy metal they use to tan leather...so I can't wear any leather shoes! Which has been slightly difficult when trying to get vintage shoes....so these are great. Plus they have matching purses....and clothes that match the colors in their tartans (I can get in so much trouble at their store because I am sucker for things that match!!)
I'm visiting the store in St. Andrews on Saturday so I'll let you know if I pick up any other goodies :-)