Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Our Windows Look Fly

The good folks at Fly London have asked all their independent retailers to have a crack at pimping their windows with truly 'fly' Fly London displays. We've decided to give you guys a sneaky peek at our work so far:

Don't forget to like the pics of our window at the Fly London facebook page- where you can keep up to date with the latest news from the brand of universal youth fashion culture. In line with their hardy urban look, we've gone for simple black and white window graphics that will really let their show-stopping collection stand out. 

This being the case it seemed a good idea to jot down a quick blog on our most successful brand. So, who are they? Good question. Fly London launched all the way back in 1994, and like our evolutionary themed promo-pics, they've stuck to their ideal of 'ever-changing, ever-developing'. This has stood them in great stead, making Fly London shoes not only a bold style statement, but a great way of keeping your feet comfortable all year round. 

From a small original collection, the Fly collection has since grown to an astonishing number of styles, colourways and finishes. In fact, the biggest challenge we've faced here at Tinfish is narrowing down our selections from the Fly London collection each season- and Autumn / Winter 2012 was no exception- we're expecting the first of our fabulous styles from Fly London to start filtering through in the next few weeks- so keep an eye out here, or on our Tinfish Facebook page for updates on our newest styles in store and online.

Meanwhile, in our current collection, styles have been zooming off the shelves-  not least, we imagine due to the fact that Fly London shoes do make jolly good cross-seasonal options; a god thing when the sun is lurching from having his hat firmly on to throwing it out of the proverbial pram completely.

ONE clear winner (as per usual), has been the Fly Yakin shoes- this year we've got ours in a mix of metallic, rug and nubuck leathers. Have a little peep at them here. 

For the fellas we've got a great smart-casual option in the form of the Fly London Fuzzy boots- a twist on the classic Chukka styles that have had a real renaissance in past years. Available in Blue Denim or mint green suede. Go on, have a peek.

Pardon the pun, but we're excited to see that the good old folks at Fly London have expanded into their own store. Mainly found in independent stores, Fly London has recently experience fantastic success with their Covent Garden store. The first of its kind in the UK!

And its not only shoes that these edgy folks have been making. Here at Tinfish we've got a streamlined selection of classic Fly London bags. Classics like Fly Mote a fantastic messenger bag in soft rug leather and suede- available this season in blue and black. Riding high o the wave of popularity splashing all over geek chic, Fly have produced a lovely satchel in their Annie style- available at Tinfish in Dark Brown and Blue leathers. A mini rich leather satchel with front pocket and mag-dot fastening that makes a fabulous wardrobe investment- great for day-tripping and day-to-night events.

Also in the satchel department, Fly London have produced the ultimate man-bag. The Al cross body bag in tan leather with buckle fastening and a whole heap of internal compartment will make your days as a Boomtown rat a thing of the past.

In other news, we're very excited to be in the throws of having a brand new homepage built-(hooray), with heaps of exciting new features to help you find the right shoes, quickly whenever you need it- as well as keeping you up to date with the lastest news and trends in footwear fashion.

You can also hook up with us in Pinterest- and on the new site you'll be able to add product images to your boards as all item will come with a 'pin it' button, so you can add them to all your other pinterests!

Feel free to comment on any other features you'd like to see on our brand spanking new site!

Over and out,

Tinfish. x

Friday, 15 June 2012

They will see us waving from such great heights

If the postal service are to be believed the subject of this Fridays late blog is pretty apt. (if you haven't hear the song we're waffling a about, do! Here's a link to the official video. That's right folks we're getting excited about heels.
Not the WAG-ish, trailer-trash type of death defying heels -  the ones that add height whilst violating health and safety guidelines wither you wonder. No, this week we're looking at some of the most exciting new works in footwear design.
Whilst at GDS this Spring we got all excited meeting Mr Julian Hakes. Doesn't sound like much of a shoe man to me, I hear you cry! And you'd be right, he's an architect by trade which explains the clear architectural bent in his latest show-stopping series of shoes. Inspired by a simple curl of lime peel at the bottom of his mojito. To find out how to make a great one, have a peep at the this recipe (zingy!) We purchased several colours from J Hakes Mojito range- these will be arriving in store this month! Jolly exciting indeed.
Speaking of brand new talent- we were thrilled to learn that ex-Tinfish employee Kimberly North had great success with her bionic degree show collection- not only selected for graduate fashion week, but! Also featured online at the upcoming. Spot Miss North here.

Right then all, have a lovely weekend, rain or shine( well, rain or torrential rain or drizzle, should we say)

Tinfish x.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

The pitter patter of tiny feet.

We at Tinfish aren't sure why, but some things just look better in miniature!
Crocs Chameleons Blue and raspberry before
The same shoe after a good dose of sun!
It may just be a case of small things amusing small minds, but we'd defy anyone not to find our selection of kids shoes simply adorable. As a stockist of Kids Crocs for a while, we've decided to add a slash more fun to our usual collection by adding Croc Chameleons into the mix! These are lovely Crocs clogs- but with a twist! These great shoes change colour in bright sunlight- what better way to keep your little one in their shoes when the sun has got his hat on?!

Allo' Allo' Allo' What's Goin' on 'ere then?
All these cute small things put us in mind of Slinkachu, and internationally renowned street artist who specialises in the smallest of touches. His 'Little People in The City' project has been adorning the streets with tiny figures at work and play in the unlikeliest of places. He's been placing these microscopic installations on the streets of London since 2006, and has even released a book of his whimsical pieces- Yet more proof that the best things come in small packages! Check out his blog here:

Join the one for one movement.
And its not only the best footwear that comes in miniature- as our TOMS collection proves, great intentions come in little boxes too! Just like their hit espadrilles for grown-ups, each pair of Kids Tiny and Youth TOMS comes with the one for one guarantee- meaning for each pair of shoes you buy for the little feet you love puts a pair on the feet of a child that really needs them. Our selection this season includes a range of colours in classic Toms Canvas espadrilles- in youth as well as Tiny sizing. We've introduced two new styles- pink glitters, for little ladies who like to sparkle- and TOMS Tiny Botas, in black canvas and natural hessian finishes. These ankle boots offer even better support for those taking their first steps.

In terms of putting your best feet forward- what could be better than a pair of junior FitFlop? Those clever folks have applied their gate-correctional technology to the classic adult FitFlop to create some great styles to keep kids walking tall all Summer long. We've got the gorgeous printed liberty gogh and the Gemma sandal in very berry - two cute sandals form the good people at Fit Flop shoes.

Have a peep at our full selection of kids shoes here.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

New School Monarchists- a blog for him

Its a right royal time to be buying new footwear. It's not just your granny who'll be glued to the TV for next week's jubilee celebrations. So, get ready and release your inner-royalist, as Tinfish shoes takes you on a tour-de-force of our best red white and blue shoes,as well as some British design classics - a great way to support British fashion and manufacturing.

Blues Suede.....Boots- H by Hudson Barbla Navy.
Not quite the quintessential Elvis Classic, but still, with Prince Charles and Prince Harry toting blue suede footwear in their recent diplomatic visits, If it's good enough for a future king, step on in, say we! Classic meets edgy in this Chukka boot from H by Hudson. A deconstructed Chukka boot with added attitude in the shape of a lightweight, yet hardwearing white sole unit. For anoter lightweight Summer option from H by Hudson, why not take a peep at H by Hudson Belafonte in Navy mesh? An easy, breezy style for the warm weather.

A British classic........Loakes Bedale
Perhaps even more spiffing than a cucumber sandwich and a glass of Pimms; these great brogue boots from Loakes are a real treat. All eyes on the international stage have been on brit styling of late, and Loakes haven't disappoitned us. Still handfinishing each and evey one of their fabulous shoes at their Northampton factory, you can take ehart that in a pair of these you're really supporting british manufacturing. This classic Brogue style ankle boot on a heavy sole is a fabulous wardrobe investment for any dedicated follower of fashion, but also any fan of top quality footwear. With top celebs also supporting Loakes, from Suggs to Kevin Spacey a pair of oakes ins a great investment.

Laid Back Bank Holidaying........TOMS espadrilles.
Social enterprise at its best, Blake Mycoskie's One For One movement has really taken off in the last couple of years. A pair of TOMS is a real must for anyone planning a relaxing BBQ or picnic this Jublilee day. Our Navy and red Freetown classics are a great twist on the regular TOMS espadrille we know and love. Still with their latex arch support and soft suede insole; but refreshed and updated by the addition of an espadrille style sole unit and with an upper made from cooling, perforated canvas.