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By millyjshoes, Sep 19 2018 06:23PM

We are excited to announce that the home of Milly J Shoes and Bridal Shoes By Milly J has moved home! We have relocated to a bigger shop in the heart of Norwich - the beautiful historic Tombland area.


We are situated opposite the main entrance to the cathedral, so you can't miss us. Come and visit the new shop and say hello.


Our address is:


Milly J Shoes

12 Tombland High Street

Norwich

NR3 1HF


By millyjshoes, Aug 23 2018 09:51AM

Norfolk has a strong history in footwear manufacturing. in the late 1700s, James smith was one of the founding fathers of mass producing shoes when he realised that most people had similar sized feet. Creating lasts that could take away the small scale, bespoke creation. His grandson later branded the shoes as - Start-rite.


Spring forward several centuries and the 1930s saw the emergence of Van dal Shoes who also manufactured shoes in the city. However, we have now heard of the sad demise of one of the last remaining footwear factories in the country.


With this news, the BBC called me to chat about the future of British footwear and to visit me in my shop. The interview was aired on the Nick Conrad show yesterday and can be found on BBC iplayer at timescale 2:08:50 with the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06g3c3x

By millyjshoes, Sep 15 2017 01:36PM

Receiving an email from BBC Look East's, Susie Fowler-Watt inviting me onto their news couch was indeed surreal. Upon hearing of my awards, business ventures and shoes, she wanted to get me onto the programme as soon as possible, alongside co-presenter, Stewart.


A fascinating evening going behind the scenes, finding out about the news process. Susie was enthralled by her Milly J shoe clips and said she'd have to visit the shop soon!


The footage can only be viewed online until 7pm GMT tonight! http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b094dg76/look-east-evening-news-14092017


Clip starts at 20:06 timing.

By millyjshoes, Sep 13 2017 10:54AM

After a few attempts and previously being told I was not ready, I am delighted to be shortlisted for the well respected Footwear Friends Awards.


The Footwear Friends Annual Awards are now established as one of the key awards for developing British Design talent.


These sponsored Awards enable Footwear Friends in recognising young entrepreneurs who are the future lifeblood of the industry.


The Awards for 2017include


The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers


Award for Innovation/ Entrepreneurship of £5,000, is to further Designers/Entrepreneurs business expertise. Additionally there is a twelve-month tailored mentoring programme by industry specialists.


Judges included Guy West of Jeffrey and CEOs of Clarks.


By millyjshoes, Aug 3 2017 02:34PM

A successful and vibrant day was had at the St Benedicts, Lanes street fair. We were visited by many a character, including the wonderful, Red Hat Society Ladies who are big fans of the Milly J designs.


Many a local business part of the Lanes Society were in full swing during the weekend event. From artisans to wonderful food stalls.


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