China’s Own Luxury Footwear Label
The label-loving Chinese now have a homegrown shoe designer of their own support, with the nation’s first luxury accessory label Mary Ching delivering the perfect mix of Asian heritage with European style and discernment. The brand, which has been hailed “La Louboutin Shanghaienne” by ELLE France, is known primarily for its stylish footwear, featuring bold touches like Mao coins, Chinese characters, pearls and pom poms, expertly paired with subtlety sleek leather, snakeskin, suede and velvet.
The final result is collection after collection of unique, elegant foot candy ranging from cashmere slippers to jeweled wedges to gravity-defying d’Orsay pumps, all complete with signature MC amethyst trim or soles.
The brainchild of Central Saint Martins graduate Alison Yeung since its 2006 inception, Mary Ching not only consistently delivers premium quality goods, but also prides itself that all the shoes are locally-designed and produced.
To find a pair, you’ll need to know that the Shanghai flagship store can be a bit tricky to locate, hidden as it is within the hip lifestyle compound of Ferguson Lane in the former French Concession. But even the most jaded fashionistas will attest that the trip is well worth it, as you leave with a prized pair or two tucked within the gorgeous and practical MC satin travel pouches. Next stop, cocktails!