For starters, what a fabulous name for a shoe boutique! Although I must say the film namesake, which I’m assuming it’s taken from – ‘The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover” – was a film that actually traumatised me somewhat when I went to see it as part of my fashion course, to take note of the Jean-Paul Gaultier costumes that were designed for it. It was a little difficult to focus on the costumes, considering the rather disturbing storyline, but anyway…..back to the shoes!
I wandered into said boutique on a lazy Saturday afternoon in Surry Hills, Sydney, and was immediately captivated by the store layout, the attention to detail, and of course the exquisite shoes. Speaking to the husband of the owner duo, presumably ‘The Cook’, it was clear to see the store had been opened from a desire to share gorgeous shoe discoveries, from across the globe, with the population of Australia. A mix of shoes from Spain,Italy, Iceland etc. along with a local collection, means there are some truly unique designs that I haven’t seen anywhere else in the city, and whilst the price tag may be a few hundred dollars, the craftsmanship of the shoes certainly warrants it.
I’ll certainly be going back to chose my favourite pair, and also maybe to test a few Welsh words on the owner, who bizarrely hails originally from Neath in Wales, just down the road from my hometown! It is indeed a small world! If you’re passing by or even in the vicinity of this lovely boutique, pop in and take a look, you won’t be disappointed. If you can’t wait and want to find out a little more now, visit www.cook-wife-shoes.com