When much-loved brands get a makeover it’s not always for the better, but this isn’t so for shoe boutique Ted & Muffy. Duo was known for its excellent fit and beautiful quality – just check out my post from their blogger event last year to see what I mean – and while I’m sure many will be sad to see it go, its latest incarnation as Ted & Muffy is an exciting one. Ted & Muffy is Duo’s cool, stylish sister – like Duo, it offers a vast range of calf and width fittings (and size 35s for my little feet, hurrah!), but there are edgier styles as well as the classics Duo was known for which makes for a more interesting collection, with flashes of cherry red, cobalt blue, metallics and animal print.
I couldn’t make this year’s blogger event, so the Bath store was kind enough to invite me in last weekend to show me around the newly refurbished boutique and get me fitted for my first pair of Ted & Muffys (scroll to the bottom of the post to see which style I chose…). The decor makes it all about the shoes, with pared-back white walls and wooden floors and vintage-look accessories. It’s a more contemporary, minimalist look than Duo’s, and I like it!
And here they are! My Hawk ankle boots, with touches of patent leather and a zip detail at the back. Although I wish my legs were long enough to pull off the OTK styles (let’s all take a moment to admire these lace-up Freia boots) I always feel most comfortable in an ankle boot. I was tempted by the Arietty and Pixie styles, but I chose the Hawks in the end because I haven’t seen anything like them elsewhere (and I can’t resist a bit of patent leather!).
Find out more about the new Ted & Muffy brand on the website (just don’t blame me if you end up wanting all the shoes) and follow Ted & Muffy on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for competitions, offers and outfit inspo.