Hobbs About Us

Our Story

Since our first shop opened in Hampstead in 1981, Hobbs has grown from a small yet sought-after shoe label to a global brand synonymous with the best of British design. Fusing Britain’s reverence for tradition and its tradition for irreverence, we take a chic, pragmatic approach to dressing.

We pride ourselves on crafting pieces the modern woman loves to wear. Our family of distinct Hobbs collections each has its own personality; you’ll find tailored polish and flair in Hobbs London, playful wit and whimsy from NW3 by Hobbs, and standout event dressing at Hobbs Invitation.

A very British affair…

Our in-house design team has been whipping up creations and spearheading affordable luxury in its central London atelier since the very beginning. Bearing all the hallmarks of high-end designer pieces, most Hobbs creations are realised here, from first sketch through to final garment. 

… with a dash of Italian flair

Exquisite craftsmanship and pin-sharp attention to detail are intrinsic to the Hobbs brand, which is why our footwear collection is handmade in our very own, traditional factory in Italy. From the stitching of leathers to the boxing of the finished shoes, each pair is lovingly crafted here by dedicated artisans – an approach that makes Hobbs truly unique. 

From conception to creation, every piece that bears the Hobbs name has a story to tell.