melbourne: belmore bootmakers store opening

© belmore bootmakers - fancy with vintage

hailing from down under, belmore bootmakers craft men's and women's footwear and accessories with an artisanal edge. its product range is made using simple construction methods and a straightforward design, with emphasis on quality materials, function and longevity. the brand has launched its first store on home turf in melbourne, in a redeveloped area just south of the central business district. the store is located in an 18-metre long steel and glass structure with a 3-metre wide retail space. the interior was inspired by elements of the sample room in the century old building in which belmore bootmakers is still making boots today. vintage props specialist guy mathews was asked to source pieces for the store. he picked a few striking items, the wall-mounted bricolage made from timber benches being the most prominent one. below stands a horse saddle making bench that maximises the frontage of the store. the interior excels in balanced detailing, and the hand-made copper and steel shelves fitted on either end of the store very much prove this. the new belmore bootmakers store features the brand's full men's and women's collection. location: 2 convention centre place, shop 4 [south wharf].

© belmore bootmakers - inside the new store