A few years back while shopping in Mumbai I spotted a pair of the most fabulous shoes coming my way. Naturally, I stopped the woman and inquired about their origin. I followed her path of a few right turns and some left turns and landed at a chic new boutique filled with up-and-coming Indian designers.
Of course, they did not have my size there. But, the sales woman was kind enough to tell me to hit a store in the shopping mecca Colaba called, Oak Tree….where they would make my size and have them delivered to my door later!
It is not possible to rave enough about these sandals! They are available in practically every color gunmetal, silver, bronze, white, black, poppy red…the list goes on and on. You can purchase them in varying wedge heel heights. (I have shorter heels for the day and clearly higher ones for more dressy occasions) They match perfectly with pants, skirts, dresses, swimwear, sarees, whatever. Dressed up or down they are consistently comfortable, even with a 25 lb toddler on your hip. They’re under $50.00. They last forever. And, I myself get stopped repeatedly as people inquire about their origin.
I have sent loads of friends to Oak Tree and they are never disappointed. They always come back with a bounty…you will too! What’s best is they don’t only carry shoes. There are gauzy embroidered dresses, white breezy tunics, stylish clutches from the ever-popular line 500 BC, and statement jewelry.
If you’re heading to Mumbai you need to shop on Colaba Causeway. So, duck into Oak Tree…you don’t want to miss it!
The Oak Tree, 18 Cusrow Baug, Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
+91 22 2281 9031
For those not traveling to the Indian subcontinent any time soon, you can find select style at: