• The Mandarina Trading Company

    by  • 10 Feb ’07 • shoes, shopping • 9 Comments



    While travelling back home on the train yesterday I had the chance to catch up on essential reading (namely home and fashion magazines). I read an article in Homes & Interiors of Scotland about Caroline Townsend, Co-founder of the Mandarina Trading Company—a quirky and original collection of shoes headquartered in Scotland.

    If you haven’t guessed by now, I have a real weakness for shoes, handbags and accessories! Not only are the design fabulous (can’t wait to buy a pair!) the Mandarina Trading Company works with small, ethical manufacturers in India and South-East Asia, and all the products are hand-made using a unique choice of fabrics, prints, and brocades.

    Thanks to everyone who posted while I was away. It was really fun to read were everyone is from and dream about all the fanatic places to travel.

    all photos The Mandarina Trading Company

    9 Responses to The Mandarina Trading Company

    1. Anna
      11 Feb ’07 at 11:46 am

      Great to have you back Ronda!!

    2. The Peak of Chic
      11 Feb ’07 at 3:03 pm

      I love the bottom pair in the wool plaid!

    3. Fairfax
      11 Feb ’07 at 4:09 pm

      That’s one of the things I miss most about the UK – the wonderful home & garden magazines, usually with some fun goodie in them. I adore the shoes. I have some flats like these from Zalo, Stubbs & Wooton and Talbots! They’re just so comfortable.

      Hope your meetings went well!

    4. My Marrakech
      11 Feb ’07 at 8:41 pm

      Very pretty. Actually the flats look quite Moroccan.

    5. Gypsy Purple
      12 Feb ’07 at 3:17 am

      I`ll take the top one`s

      Chamara

    6. Amy
      12 Feb ’07 at 3:17 pm

      you’re back! i hope you squeezed some fun and new shoes into your trip!

    7. Christy
      16 Feb ’07 at 3:08 am

      Those shoes are great! Really love the last pair.

    8. ** Terramia **
      16 Feb ’07 at 9:00 am

      Oh so stunning! I love to stray away from conventional leather and suede… very pretty.

      And your blog is such a treat!

    9. KiWi
      1 Mar ’07 at 6:42 pm

      Hello, lovah! I literally gasped when the little pictures of shoes came up. Gorge.

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