One of our favourite things at Sassy is hearing about Sassy girls who have started their own small businesses in Hong Kong. We’re always so impressed with how creative and talented you guys are! Our latest success story is brought to us by Ilissa Howard, who, with her sister Dori in the US has set up a custom shoe business called Milk & Honey. Ilissa’s love for shoes developed from a semester spent abroad in Italy where she discovered a taste for fine Italian leather, and came home with 17 pairs of beautiful shoes. She had a vision of providing custom-made shoes at affordable prices for everybody, and Milk & Honey was born!
Although Hong Kong has some great options for custom-made shoes, often the quality can be a little disappointing, and you don’t have full creative control over the result. Milk & Honey aims to push beyond these limitations, by not only offering super-high quality in terms of the materials they use (they favour lambskin inners and leather soles), but also with their innovative shoe designing tool which lets you design your own shoes online from scratch. This “shoe builder” is totally amazing, and dangerously addictive too as it has over 4,000 possible combinations, not even including different colour options. We’ve already wasted a couple of hours between us at Sassy playing around with it to create the most fabulous heels and dreaming we’re Christian Louboutin…
As well as being able to custom design a pair of shoes, Milk & Honey also has some great ready-made options to choose from. Prices start at around US200 and sizes go up to a 42, making it perfect for girls who have sizing challenges in Hong Kong.
Best of all, Milk & Honey are offering 25% off to all Sassy girls for the next week! Just enter the coupon code SASSY when you check out to claim your discount on the site. Email [email protected] with any questions and they’ll be happy to help!