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 children - Trudi found that it was very difficult to find well fitting, quality children's footwear so in 1992 Panache Kids was born selling quality footwear for children made in Italy and Spain to Trudi's designs.
Now a very hands on Grandmother to Max 5 and Lily 3 - Trudi still produces her own range of children's traditional footwear made in Spain, sold exclusively in Panache Kids to match the children's designer clothing collections sold in Panache Kids and Panache Baby.
Come visit us at 55A and 57 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8TQ - we'd love to see you!