Shoes, shoes, shoes. We love shoes! What you wear on your feet is such an expression of your personality. Are you conservative? Funky? Do you prefer style over comfort, or comfort over style? Indeed, you can tell a lot about someone by what they wear on their feet. This week’s Spotlight business is owned by Gemma Quiring, who loves helping people express their personality with their footwear and accessories.
Goody Too Shoes has been on First Street in Mission for nearly four years. Carrying groovy shoes and colourful scarves, funky hosiery, outerwear, handbags, wallets and wonderful accessories, this Fraser Valley shoe boutique is a feast for ladies looking to find a bit of urban style in the suburbs. Stylish designs from lines such as John Fluevog, Chinese Laundry, Bogs, Noanoa await you at Goody Too Shoes, who is also the exclusive Fraser Valley retailer for Fly, Eject and Prophecy shoes. Gemma says she never orders the same shoes twice, which is pretty fantastic. When everyone has the same shoes, that’s no fun!
In September 2010, Goody Too Shoes will begin carrying Fly London clothing. Gemma is very excited about this new opportunity to expand the store’s horizons and offer this great line to Mission and the Fraser Valley!
Goody Too Shoes carries a fun selection of handbags, wallets and makeup bags. A favourite was the quirky, indestructible HARVEYS seatbelt bags. Have you seen these? Such fun! They are hand woven bags made of seatbelt material and they are pretty cool. Check out the seatbelt bag collection on HARVEYS website.
Another favourite was a line of jewellery with a touching story. Twigz jewellery are beautiful pieces made of recycled materials. All of the necklaces and bracelets are made by a group of Ugandan widows; single mothers trying to better their family by creating these products to sell. Goody Too Shoes carries a lovely selection of Twigz pieces, including these cow horn necklaces below. You have to see the paper beaded necklaces, they are so pretty! And impressive… imagine just how long it takes to make one paper bead.
We wanted to know how Gemma came to open such a fun boutique. She says it’s something she has always wanted to do. Since age 8 she has been sewing and creating. Her love for shoes and fashion, and the realization that Mission could use somewhere funky to shop, she opened Goody Too Shoes in 2006.
We are so glad to have found this great little boutique in Mission. Next time you are in the neighbourhood, stop by Goody Too Shoes and check out all the fun shoes and accessories!
Goody Too Shoes
1-33231 First Avenue, Mission