hailing from the alsace region in france, heschung was founded in 1934 as a modest family business. it actually still is, making men's and women's shoes that pair artisanal quality with a timeless elegance that's so sought-after these days. the shoes are manufactured by skilled craftsmen at the brand's factory in steinbourg and a newer unit in hungary, using top quality materials. heschung already operates a network of stores across france but still sees room for further growth given the recent launch of a third store in paris. situated in leafy neighbourhood of st.-germain, in the same street where it had set up its first store in the french capital years ago, heschung occupies a 250 sqm. [2,691 sq.ft.] space, spread over two levels and decorated in a clean simple style. accommodating both a shop and a showroom, a section of the store also features a workshop which allows shoppers to view first hand how craftsmen make the shoes. the new heschung store carries the brand's full range of men's and women's shoes. location: 18 rue du vieux colombier [st.-germain].