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We're sole-d: these local boutiques bring you the ultimate shoe-shopping experience online during lockdown.

While we may miss the thrill of in-person shoe shopping and the joy of trying on several pairs of heels at the store, the new normal for shoe addicts may yet present a different kind of fun, with local designers and brands making themselves more accessible than ever to customers both offline and online and adapting creatively to the challenges of a lockdown. Give these luxe shoe purveyors a try when you're next in the mood for some online retail therapy.

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1. Feith

In December 2019, Feith London opened its first store at Fahrenheit 88, Kuala Lumpur, delighting shoppers with its rose-hued interiors and floral cues. If you're missing browsing through Feith's delicate ballerina flats and espadrilles imported straight from Europe, the boutique is ready to assist even during the NRP. Feith London recently introduced a 'Private Fitting' feature for clientele residing in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

Over WhatsApp, clients can describe what they're looking for in a pair of shoes as well key details like their shoe size and other requirements.

"We love speaking with clients over the phone basically to have this whole conversation about their feet," quips Feith London director Wenfei Teh. "We get a feel of what they like and based off that, we compile about nine to ten pairs of shoes to send directly to their homes to try on." 

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The shoes are sanitised and checked before being delivered directly to shoppers' doors via Feith London's dedicated driver. Shoppers get to try on these pairs for up to one to two days before selecting their purchases while Feith makes all the arrangements to pick up the remaining pairs and send over payment details to complete the purchase. 

"We love that our customers have this extra treat of trying on these quality shoes from the comfort of their homes during the lockdown," Teh shares. "We once sent shoes to a customer with several daughters – and we were thrilled to learn they spent the whole day having this little shoe party, trying on several pairs together at home."  

Visit feithlondon.com or call +6012-7588 001 to learn more.  

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2. Nush Secret

Nush Secret's gorgeous vegan leather shoes are designed and handmade in Malaysia, built for the modern woman with timeless style and taste.

Earthy tones and neutral colour palettes are a specialty of this homegrown label which offers an impressive range of strappy sandals, slip-ons, slingbacks and block heels for every occasion, whether it be a trip to the grocery store or even a walk down the aisle in the not-too-distant future.     

Visit nushsecret.com to learn more.

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3. Mel & Molly

For sneakers, mules, heels, wedges and more edgy shoes with a youthful and high-octane twist, look to Mel & Molly. The brand has collaborated with superstar influencers like Yaya Zahir and joined creative forces with the likes of Nala Designs to produce eye-catching shoes and accessories that you'll never grow bored of wearing. Opt for a personal shopper via WhatsApp or browse Mel & Molly's collections on Fashion Valet.

Visit Mel & Molly on Instagram to learn more.

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4. Cipela Mansion

'Go big or go home' is the name of the game where Malaysian label Cipela's footwear is concerned. Cipela's show-stopping creations range from everyday-wear with flair to bespoke, lavish heels that are perfect for special occasions. If you haven't already seen Cipela's Wizard of Oz-inspired collaboration with accessories brand Sereni & Shentel (pictured above) or its Tenun-inspired heritage collection with Royal Sembilan, check them out on Cipela Mansion's online store or WhatsApp +6018 9054768 for info on how to customise your own Cipela shoes. 

Visit www.cipelamansion.com to learn more.

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