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Pixel Shoes is every girl’s dream shop
There is nothing more guaranteed to put a huge smile on a girl’s face than a new pair of shoes. With Valentine’s Day in mind, I recently visited Pixel Shoes, a ladies footwear store, situated at the 9th Avenue Shopping Centre in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, and my breath was taken away by this beautiful little shop.
Perhaps the only factor that could surpass the warm welcoming atmosphere and service at Pixel Shoes was their amazing range of beautiful, high-quality and affordable shoes that tempted me wherever I turned. They ranged from boots to wedges, flats, pumps, heels and espadrilles – all in a variety of styles and colours.
Before I spent all my money, I managed to have a chat with the owner, Julie Oates, about the shop. Oates is also the brains behind Julz Wholesalers.
Together with a former partner, she started Pixel Shoes in 2010 with the aim of providing quality, comfortable and affordable shoes for every occasion and season. Today, they have expanded to offer other fashion accessories such as earrings, bangles, jewellery, wraps, designer handbags and sun glasses.
In 2014, she established her own trendy shoe label – Julz. Due to demand, Julz shoes are now sold in many fashion stores throughout South Africa.
“When it comes to Julz, I work with a designer who studied in London, and we work together to make up the different designs of the shoes,” Julie told me.
“We then travel to China to personally choose the type of leather, the right colour for each design as well as the embellishments. The shoes are then made at a factory in China and imported into South Africa.”
“Julz is fun, it’s my passion and I love it!” Julie enthusiastically said.
While shopping around the Pixel store, I indulged myself and tried on a few lovely pairs that, apart from being beautiful, I could feel were of excellent quality. I could see why Pixel prides themselves on high quality shoes at affordable prices.
What is so great about the Pixel Shoes and Julz brands is that they each have their own identity and creative vision, something that you wouldn’t normally see in other shoe brands.
Apart from the Pixel Shoes shop, you can also spoil yourself or a loved one this Valentine’s Day with a new pair of Julz shoes by visiting local footwear stores such as Don Marco at Walmer Park and Greenaces Shopping Centres.