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|Address:||89 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1EU
|Nearest Tube:||Chancery Lane||Categories
|Telephone:||+44 207 831 1846|
Church’s is a high-end English footwear manufacturer founded in 1873 by Thomas Church and his three sons.
Over time, the little family business grew into a corporation currently employing nearly 700 people.
Its main installations are located in the St James area of Northampton, with an estimated production capacity of 5000 pairs per week, 70% of which are exported all over the world. Besides production sold to resellers and individual customers, the company also has several of its own retail stores, including one in Jermyn Street, London, George Street, Edinburgh, and Pacific Place, Hong Kong.
In 1999, the company was acquired by the international fashion group Prada, more recently that group sold a 45% stake to Equinox, a private investment fund. Currently, the market ambition of the company is to further expand itself in the high quality footwear sector and to introduce new clothing and accessory lines.
During Pierce Brosnan's tenure as James Bond, various selections of dress shoes from the Church's range were used in production. Lindy Hemming, who was the costume designer explained the choice of Church's shoes as having the appropriate weight to complement the silhouette of the tailored Brioni suits she had commissioned for Bond.