Posted on April 11, 2013

Shoe crush on Attilio Giusti Leombruni

Romantique/ Shoes
Attilio Giusti Leombruni oxfords

I have a new shoe crush: AGL, Attilio Giusti Lembruni, is an Italian shoe designer who does what Italians do best: Well crafted, stylish shoes.

My first pair of Leombruni shoes, bought in Berlin, are classic Oxford lace-ups in mid brown, my everyday go-to shoe for denim, skirts, dresses – casual or smart. New shoes hurt until you wear them in? Not with AGL shoes: The leather is buttery soft and the foot bed a dream to walk in.

Attilio Giusti Leombruni platform ballet pumps


I would describe AGL shoes as classic and fuss free (Oxfords, bendy ballet pumps, mid-high and flat sandals) with a feminine and modern twist. My favourites from the current collection are the platform ballerinas in patent leather with espadrille detail and the rainbow couloured patent lace-up collection. The 53 year old company is family owned and run by Attilio’s three granddaughers Vera, Marianna and Sara. Here in London I’ve only found one shop that stocks Attilio shoes so if you happen to know where to buy them in London (did they say it’s a fashion capital??), hit me up!

Leombruni shoes are not the cheapest shoes going around but they are also not overpriced. You get excellent quality for your money.  Fashion designer icon Jil Sander, who grew up in war battered Hamburg in the 50s,said that her mum drummed the credo “Too poor to buy cheap” into her. She would  pay a slight premium for clothes that would last longer   instead of buying bargain basement and having to bin them after a season. I couldn’t agree more with Jil’s mum.

AGL's rainbow lace-up collection. I'm in for the pink ones!

AGL’s rainbow lace-up collection. I’m in for the pink ones!

My nougat coloured lace-ups with woolen tights and skirt

My nougat coloured lace-ups with woolen tights and skirt

overdressed book

“In the book Overdressed, the author sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut, tracing the rise of budget clothing chains, the death of middle-market and independent retail­ers, and the roots of our obsession with deals and steals.”

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