Our Top Picks – Best Winter Boots for Women 2010

We’ve hunted out the best picks of this seasons women’s boots so you can beat the cold snap with the coolest boots around… And best of all – they’re available wherever you are to buy online. Our selection, from independent shoe designers and boutiques, will deliver worldwide!

Penelope Chilvers Impossible Boots
Impossible Boots by Penelope Chilvers

Anna Primrose Hill РPenelope Chilvers latest design Р Impossible boot.
A UK luxury brand, Penelope Chilvers’ designs are created by artisan bootmakers in Spain and Italy.
Billed by Anna as a cosy warm alternative to your Uggs, these boots are quality suede with 100% shearling lining and designed to keep your toes super warm. With a practical non slip, rubber sole – these festive boots will definitely be tramping around Primrose Hill this winter.

The Penelope Chilvers boots range – including her Spanish Riding Boots are available from Anna’s boutiques and from her online shop.
The Anna boutiques are famed for their customer service and styling expertise. If you need advice, then contact their Styling Team with your questions.

HUB Boutiques in Stoke Newington
New in store – we love the new Dahlia Lowe ankle boots in the H by Hudson range. HUB also has a great selection of ankle and knee high boots by Ash and Camper. This is an ever changing multi-brand boutique. Everything is hand-picked by Louise and Georgie. It’s a unique blend of clothing and accessories for girls (at No.49) and across the road for guys (No.88).

Hub Boutiques - womens winter boots 2010
HUB Boutiques - H by Hudson boots for women

Wild Swans Chiswick & Islington
Caroline van Luthje has carved out a very special niche in the London fashion scene. Wild Swans is now widely acclaimed as being the best Scandinavian fashion source in the capital. With two boutiques in Chiswick and Islington and the webshop, Caroline has sourced over 20 fashion brands which are now shipped worldwide. There are the known brands of course –By Malene Birger, Day Birger et Mikkelsen and Rutzou. However, it is for the lesser known (in the UK that is…) Danish and Nordic brands that Caroline has built up such a loyal following –‘Muus’, Rabens Saloner, Naja Lauf and Billi Bi to name just a few. Customer service is a high priority. Do join their mailing list for invitations to evening soirees. In a totally relaxed atmosphere, you’ll meet the designers and have a styling session with Caroline’s expert team. There are always great offers available on these ‘special nights’.

Womens boots at Wild Swans, London, UK
Billi B, Ganni and CS Bloomsbury boots for women from the range at Wild Swans.
Embroidered boots for women to buy online.
Unique embroidered boots by Shirdak

These embroidered boots are quite amazing designs! Available as cowboy boots with a cuban heel or a knee-high with a round toe, each pair is uniquely hand embroidered with silk on velvet and leather.
Marianne Tuerlings is the owner of Shirdak in Amsterdam. She has been working with the women of Kyrgyzstan for many years, travelling to this remote region two – three times a year to bring back an incredible selection of handmade Fair Trade nomad fashion.
Shirdak specialises in felt and silk road textiles, felted slippers, hats and of course, this range of beautiful embroidered boots. The best part is you don’t have to go to Holland to buy them. You can now buy online and have them delivered to you!

I Love Vintage shop Amsterdam, NL
I Love Vintage - Womens Boots

I Love Vintage
This amazing Amsterdam vintage atelier is a very new concept. It’s a real fusion of vintage (clothing) and new (technology). There is a great selection of vintage boots available to view online, and via computer screens in the shop. Their Advanced search facility allows you to state your size or colour preference enabling you to see exactly what’s available. It’s easy for you to see the quality of each item via 8 separate close up images. The unique stock is always changing and they have a huge loyal following worldwide – via their webshop.

Emma Hope boots, Westbourne Grove, London UK
Emma Hope boots - available from Westbourne Grove or Sloane Square boutiques

Emma Hope Womens Boots
Emma Hope is one of the UK’s best known shoe designers. A graduate of Cordwainer’s College, she now has two boutiques in London – Westbourne Grove and Sloane Square. Her footwear collections are sold in the most discerning boutiques and Department Stores around the world.

Dominio – Italian Leather Boots
Specialising in the finest quality Italian leather designs. The Dominio boutique (in the Nine Streets) Amsterdam, has an incredible selection of women’s shoes, boots and bags to buy online.
These exquisite boots are handmade in Italy, by artisans using traditional techniques handed down by generations of shoemakers and leather workers. These are truly boots for life!

Italian leather boots for women
Italian leather boots by Dominio