Photography Joke De Wilde (C).
Footwear fetishists are one step closer to shoe bliss thanks to Walk The Line, a brand new boutique opened by Audrey Jaeger little over a month ago, near the posh Place Georges Brugmannplein. After working in boutiques such as Paule Ka and Chanel, she found the incentive to set up her own place following an observation that footwear lovers of the capital bemoan only too well… “In Brussels, you won’t find shoe shops that sell Vivienne Westwood or Pierre Hardy. A lot of women were obliged to hop on the Thalys in order to find what they were looking for, so there was clearly a void to be filled.”
Amongst brands currently stocked, you’ll find Vivienne Westwood, Pierre Hardy (both exclusives in Brussels), Emma Hope, Belle by Sigerson Morrison, Avril Gau, Atelier Mercadal Vintage, Pretty Ballerinas, and Rupert Sanderson‘s pre-collection (as of June), as well as a small clothing selection with designs by Indress and Tsumori Chisato. She handpicks all the brands and models herself, favouring timeless pieces and strong designs. As for men’s, Audrey clearly plans on extending her selection in the future, but is waiting to build a better knowledge in that field. The sweet and shy Belgian grew up in a strong fashion environment and even jokes about spending the better days of her childhood falling asleep on fitting room couches during her parents’ endless shopping sprees. As for her philosophy when it comes to footwear? “I could spend the rest of my life wearing a white t-shirt and 501’s every single day, as long as I have a different pair of shoes to fit every mood.”
Walk The Line
525A Chaussée de Waterloosesteenweg
+32 (0) 2 346 55 30walktheline.be