For this week’s featured online store, we put the spotlight on one of our long time local faves, Gold Dot. So, we talked to half of the Gold Dot duo, Ally Duazo, for a bit of catching up and some updates on the new pairs we’re dying to get our hands on.
Loving all your new pieces! Can you tell us about your new releases?
“Our latest collection is a collaboration with our sister brand, The Leather Company. The shoes are made of genuine soft leather, and the tassels are made of genuine suede leather, all handmade with love in the Philippines. We've always wanted to make shoes that could be worn in multiple ways. That's how we came up with the idea of adding colorful tassels to a basic pair of shoes. Plus, tassels always cheer up everything! Slip-ons, slides and mini stilettos are making a comeback. We want our customers to have a pair of shoes they can wear day to night. Simply add the tassels, you'll go from basic to fun! It's like having two pairs of shoes for the price of one!”
What type of girl do you envision wearing your creations?
“Girls who value money. Who choose quality over quantity. Girls who like classics, but would love to add a bit of fun from time to time.”
You’ve been in the business for some time now. How do you think your brand has evolved over the years?
“We believe we have covered almost across the demographic. We always try our best to give our customers something that's both classic and edgy!”
What can you share with the young startups now about building a name and a brand for themselves online?
“Building a brand is not a joke. It is not just about thinking of a brand name, designs, and selling. You need to have a solid business plan. And of course, you have to love what you do. It's not just about making money, you also have to ALWAYS consider customer satisfaction.”
Check out the new pairs we’ve been raving about.
Need to get our hands on these Rea Mules.
Tanya two-way slip-ons in Genuine leather white.
These Suki Flatforms are perfect for the weekend.
The Saxa Sandals in white are simply pretty.