History

Established since 1978,

The first Panache shop was opened at 96 Chapel Market, Islington, North London - selling ladies shoes.

Desperate to offer her customers something different, a teenage Trudi undertook a shoe making course at Cordwainers College in Hackney and learnt how to make shoe patterns so that she could design and make her own range of shoes - this she did in many factories in both Italy and Spain and in time one shop grew to eight shops in various parts of London.

With three young children - Trudi found that it was very difficult to find well fitting, quality children's footwear in the UK, so in 1992 Panache Kids was born selling quality footwear for children made in Italy and Spain to Trudi's designs.

After many requests from customers for matching clothing, Panache for Kids started stocking Children's Clothing in 2005 and now sell many popular children's wear brands for ages newborn to teen - including a very large selection of Traditional Spanish clothing - several include designs exclusive to Panache for Kids made in Portugal and Spain in small traditional factories.

Now with her adult children working alongside her in this 100% owned family business, Trudi uses her experience as a grandmother to Max 10 years, Lily Rose 8 years and Gully 2 years to chose well made, on trend clothing and footwear for her customers - who buy from all over the world on Panache for Kids website.

One of the greatest pleasures Trudi gets from her business are the visits from customers who recount stories of buying shoes from her in one of her London shops all those years ago when she was a teenager and who are now parents and grand parents bringing their children and grand children to shop with her.

Everyone always remembers Trudi for the variety of colours that she would make ladies shoes in and that's how it is with Panache for Kids shoes - our Mary Jane shoe is available in over 20 colours.

Do come and visit us at 55A and 57 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8TQ - we'd love to see you!

And if you can't make a trip to our shops - you can buy online from us with confidence in the knowledge that we are a 100% family owned business based in the UK with strong ethical values who really care about our staff and customers.

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