Add:Unit 101, 17 Fuzhou Rd
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Set among the luxury stores along the Bund, Suzhou Cobbler is a tiny shop easy to miss. Find the corner of Fuzhou Road and Zhongshan Road E1 and walk through the entrance into a small room filled with beautifully hand-embroidered silk shoes and slippers with quirky designs. The shoes are completely worked by hand, from the silk stitching to the leather soles. Merging traditional Suzhou embroidery techniques with modern styles, the footwear items are great works of art and a feast for the eyes. Owner and designer Denise Huang, armed with a background in graphic art, designs the patterns and colors that reflect Shanghai's early grand era when the city was a fashion capital. She is keen on recreating the kind of high-quality slippers that style-conscious Chinese women like her grandmother once wore. The results are vivid motifs of flowers and animals embroidered onto pure silk or cotton fabric. Each pair of Suzhou Cobblers arrives in its very own plush velvet bag. Ladies slippers start from 450 yuan, men's are 780 yuan and junior slip-ons 398 yuan.