Some standout lines in women’s, with good service in a spacious, boutiquey environment
Dune has some striking styles including a great update on the wedge in the form of a ponyskin leopard-print shoe with a shaped demi-wedge for a point of difference. Mongolian fur updates the now tired-looking sheepskin offer on a calf-length boot. An equestrian-style knee-high boot also catches the eye with a good range of block-heel suede courts. The men’s offer is less impressive, with a middle-of-the-road collection that does not quite live up to the women’s styles.
There are two entrances to this store, with a window display between them giving the store an inviting and open appearance. The window displays a selection of winter boots through to party heels, but all are tonal with a tan, black and leopard-print theme. A member of staff asked Drapers what it was looking for and provided an alternative suggestion. There is an open seating area with plenty of space to browse and floor-to-ceiling mirrors create an overall boutique feel.
Coloured suede platform courts at £85 are a fair price for the quality and style of shoe. A flat brogue shoe is pricey at £65, but an equestrian-style boot is value for money at £169. The attention to detail warrants the extra a customer pays here compared with, say, Aldo.