Italy brings us many amazing fashion brands, and there is one region in particular where numerous shoe makers come from – coastal Marche region – and more specifically Fermo and Macerata districts, not far from Rome. The most famous women’s luxury brand from Marche would probably be the jewel-incrusted Loriblu shoes, which would even match Cinderella’s glass slippers! Also the company making those famous Tod’s loafers and Hogan shoes is located in the Marche region.
The Loriblu factory outlet is a haven for shoe lovers, and their clothing selection is really pretty too. One can also take a little break in the wine bar, enjoying their own name-brand wine and bubbly selection – what a perfect shoe break!
During our tour we managed to steal a peak of a rehearsal of a local outdoor fashion show taking place in the lush gardens of an old palazzo – what a beautiful place to sit down with a glass of bubbly and enjoying the latest of fashion world!
Marche is the first place where I’ve visited an old-fashioned shoemaker, and not just anyone but the famous men’s leather shoe maker Armando di Rocco, who makes one-offs using exclusive materials/ Some of his most famous clients include George Clooney and the infamous Russian president Putin.
There are numerous stores, outlets and more exclusive artisans making hand-made shoes from unusual and rate leathers – something for everyone for sure in every price range, colour and style. What could be better than having a beach holiday with great food on offer everywhere, and some shopping (see a list of region’s fashion outlets here) in between sightseeing and art gallery visits. All that is possible in Marche!