Meet our Obsessive Team…
A diverse selection of shoe and bag obsessed style gurus… click below to find out more about our Team at Obsession Shoes.
Obsession Shoes has had a total renovation, overhaul and new look since new owner Shane recently bought it! Moving from an apartment in Potts Point, Sydney, to a few gorgeous acres in Myocum has been a big change, and he’s loved settling into village life up here on the beautiful North Coast.
Having owned and run shops (RM Williams in Berry for example) in the past, he’s extremely well qualified and experienced to have taken on the project of providing exceptional and exquisite footwear to the women of Bangalow and beyond.
-HIS GOAL AND DREAM FOR THE STORE?
To provide footwear to three generations in one visit! That’s what his shops have done in the past, and it’s his vision for Obsession. For a mother, her daughter, and her daughter to all come in together, be fitted, and all walk away happy with their new shoes. How wonderful!
So gather up your daughter’s and your mother’s and mother-in-law’s, and head into Obsession and chat with Shane and Amanda, who between them have many years of styling experience and can help you find your new favourite shoe, boot or handbag.
“My first pair of shoes were a size too small, but I loved them so much I had to have them..”
Amanda has been an integral part of the Obsession team since it’s beginning.
Her grandfathers shoe shop was the first in Avalon, Sydney and as a result her love for shoes stems back to her earliest years.
Her experience in the beauty and fashion industries has developed in her a passion for classic, timeless elegance that is reflected in her role at Obsession.
Amanda has lived in the Bangalow area for over 18 years with her partner and daughter, and in that time has seen the area move through many changes in not only the town, but also its ever evolving style.
Amanda’s own sense of style is defined by a distinct love of simple, feminine beauty and her role at Obsession includes assisting Shane with his buying selections, trialling each design for comfort and wearability, as well as offering a unique personally styling service to her customers.
– FAVOURITE SHOE DESIGNER?
Beatrice Furest. Her shoes are feminine, soft, stylish and simple. And the leather smells beautiful!
– FLATS OR HEELS?
– WHATS YOUR OBSESSION?
Dancing and movement. I’ve danced salsa for 12 years. I do pilates and swim. Movement is so important to me and with trying all of the designs that we buy, the shoes HAVE to be functional as well as beautiful. They have to allow you to flow and be organic.
– WHAT’S YOUR TOP TIP WHEN BUYING SHOES?
They must be comfortable. Or you won’t wear them! If you’re choosing between 2 pairs, always go for the ones that feel best on.
– WHO’S YOUR DESIGN INSPIRATION?
Travel. I’ve been to Vietnam, Bali, Turkey, UK, Italy… I always bring something home with me from those places. But I try to keep in mind what will translate back to Australia. Not everything works as well here as it does in situ.
Styled by us… Loved by you
The team at Obsession combine to offer their customers a sophisticated level of Personal Styling for your footwear, based on their years of experience in the business.
Whether you are local to the Bangalow area, or simply visiting the Byron Shire, the team at Obsession are able to provide you with appointments to help you find the perfect shoes for any occasion.
Their unique understanding and careful eye means that you can feel confident in making the right choices for your footwear, with comfort, style and class being the end result.
Personal styling at Obsession includes discussing your requirements for a specific occasion, what to perfectly match with your wardrobe or simply get the most from your everyday wear.
Browse and fit in a comfortable, personal setting with Shane and Amanda, helping to guide you in your choices, whilst enjoying the beautiful surrounds of Bangalow.
Morning or afternoon coffee can be arranged from one of the fabulous cafe’s and eateries that make Bangalow renowned as a leisure destination.