I Want Shoes is a Montreal-based online store dedicated to offer high-quality handmade women footwear to its clients. Our collections are manufactured by expert artisans in Brazil, where the leather and footwear industry is well developed.
I Want Shoes was born out of a passion for high quality and well-crafted shoes for an affordable price. We are driven by creativity, quality and good taste. I Want Shoes presents well-crafted shoes in many styles, colours and mix of patterns and materials. Each pair of shoes is made with the highest manufacturing standards, using high quality leather and other material, bringing to our clients comfort and style.
The idea of developing handmade shoe collections manufactured in Brazil and making them available online came after a long winter in Montreal back in 2011. The founder of I Want Shoes felt frustrated for not being able to find shoes in Montreal with the same level of quality, design and comfort that are widely available in Brazil for a reasonable and fair price.
The founder of I Want Shoes always had an eye for fashion, new trends and styles, especially for shoes. After moving to Canada, she decided to change her professional field to fashion and retail. She worked for companies like MaxMara, an Italian luxury clothing and accessories company and Christian Dior, a high-end French Haute-Couture house, which belongs to the LVMH luxury group. At the same time, she decided to pursuit a degree in Fashion Marketing.
Still not happy with all the academic and professional background gathered until this point, she decided to pursuit the program “Launching of an Enterprise” offered by Cclaq (Chambre de commerce latino-americaine du Quebec affiliated to the Chambre du Commerce de Montreal). After this program, she felt she was ready to launch I Want Shoes.