How To Wear: The 70’s Trend AW16


Hippy goes haute this AW16 with the return of the 1970s trend.

From free-spirited folk to retro glamour, the 70’s trend is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. With suede over-the-knee boots and tassel trimmed ankle boots, this season brings a myriad of retro bohemian silhouettes to suit every style. When it comes to the 70’s trend you can be as bold or as subtle as you like – so if you haven’t jumped on the 70’s bandwagon yet, now is the perfect opportunity.

Still not convinced? Here’s how to nail the trend that everybody has been talking about.Read More »

See what really goes on Behind the Scenes – Shoe Connection AW16 Photoshoot

Models, Amanda and Ben from 62 Models
Make-up by Natalie Fisher, Styled by Sopheak Seng, Photography by Louise Hatton

Want to know what shoes to wear this Winter? Well you’re in luck – we’re just putting the finishing touches on our Shoe Connection Autumn Winter campaign. Get an exclusive preview of the upcoming range of winter shoes, boots and sneakers in these behind the scenes snaps of our photoshoot at Avalon Studios!Read More »

Happy 102nd Birthday to our founder!


Happy Birthday to the man that made it all possible! Our founder, Cecil Bank, turned 102 years old last week.

From humble beginnings, Cecil Bank opened his first shoe store in Wellington in 1938. His primary customers were soldiers returning home from the Second World War. Bank Shoes on High Street was the first store in New Zealand to x-ray customers feet, ensuring a flawless fit to all his loyal customers. With 75 years in the shoe trade and 17 stores under the Banks Group name, Cecil devoted himself to building a chain of thriving footwear stores.

Happy Birthday Cecil Bank!


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Celebrating Mother’s Day – A tribute to Shoe Connection’s Mum’s style

Without a doubt, our mothers are the most important ladies in our lives. Whether we like it or not, over the years we’ve collected and compartmentalised memories of our mothers donning the craziest perms, tackiest jerseys and the most incredible shoes!! Today on the blog, we pay homage to all mums by celebrating Shoe Connection’s mother’s finest fashion moments.
Happy Mother’s Day! We love you X

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An Eggceptional Cause – Read our exclusive interview with NZ Artist Rochelle Andrews

New Zealand artist, Rochelle Andrews, has been painting professionally for over a decade. Specialising in “contemporary realism”, Rochelle captures delicate floral scenes beautifully on canvas. This Easter, Rochelle has been asked to participate in the annual Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt. With Easter literally around the corner, we decided to find out more about Rochelle and this nationwide event!

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One shoe, endless ways to wear – Miss Sofie Matilda

If we had to pick one of our absolute favourite heels of the season, it would have to be the Miss Sofie Matilda block heel. This must-have shoe has an on-trend chunky block heel and buttery leather upper making it one of the comfiest (and totally chic) heels of this season. We especially love the monochrome colour scheme with contrast white detailing and the minimal buckle closure. Its incredibly unique and versatile silhouette adds sophistication to casual outfits and subtle edginess to feminine dresses.

Four of our Shoe Connection girls show us how they’d style the Miss Sofie Matilda heel.Read More »