Worn by the likes of Madonna, Dee Lite, and Marilyn Manson, Fluevog shoes have become fashion history and are continuing to make a mark in the fashion world. Having started in Vancouver each shoe is designed by John Fluevog himself. The unique designs are sometimes over the top, zany and outrageous but that is what makes them Fluevogs. They have a huge followings with stores across Canada and the US.
I was invited to the grand opening of their fab new Calgary location last night and have to say I was so impressed by the space! Having a street front store on Stephen Avenue, the space is raw with original floors and brick. As soon as you enter, you are greeted by a large over scaled white Mooi chandelier that makes quite a statement. The space however doesn't take away from the stores crowning glory, the SHOES!
They have done something really inventive with this location, that no other location in North America offers. A gallery space in the lower level where they have set up, works that Fluevog fans have created and where they are hoping to showcase local talent. There is permanent Fluesuem on the upper level that showcases Fluevog through the times and a space where you can even have a hand in designing a pair yourself!
This space is a definite welcome to the YYC scene!