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Actress Emma Watson raised eyebrows with her admission that she owns only eight pairs of shoes. The Independent's Assistant Fashion Editor thinks she's got it just right

Jimmy Choo steps into new expansion

Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoe designer, is to expand into selling clothing as part of its rapid brand expansion as it celebrates 15 years in the business.

Jimmy Choo steps out into clothes and jewellery

Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoe-maker, is to expand into selling clothing as part of its rapid brand expansion as it celebrates 15 years in the business.

Designers, socialites... and now trade envoys

Tamara Mellon, the socialite who founded upmarket shoe designer Jimmy Choo, has been recruited by David Cameron to bang the drum for British companies around the world.

The Timeline: 50 Years of Dr Martens

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Carola Long: 'I don’t really get Uggs, but I appreciate the principle behind them: comfort'

I'm going to try and be open-minded about the collaboration between Ugg and Jimmy Choo, and not say knee-jerk things like, "I'd rather wear two KFC buckets on my feet". Instinctively, I think this is taking the "high-low" mix that has defined fashion for the past decade into the realms of the absurd, but I'm going to try and understand what – really, what? – the appeal is.

Gemma Arterton the height of fashion



Screen beauty Gemma Arterton was at the height of fashion today as she showed off some towering heels - as big as her.

Jimmy Choo: The world's most valuable shoemaker

Jimmy Choo's owners stand to make hundreds of millions from the latest sale of the company. James Thompson reports

Jimmy Choo considers options for the future

The owner of the luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo is evaluating strategic options for the company, which could lead to a sale or a flotation.

Shoe fans aTwitter in dash for Jimmy Choos

Shoe lovers in London have been glued to their mobile devices and computer screens in a race to win a pair of free Jimmy Choos.

Carol Sarler: Just good friends – or just good actors?

The 'amicable' split to which Dawn French and Lenny Henry aspire is more common than we might imagine

Margareta Pagano: Why John Lewis's Andy is streets ahead

The best moment in the first part of BBC's new fly-on-the-wall series, Inside John Lewis, shown last week, was hearing the managing director, Andy Street, explain why he didn't mind not being paid the millions he could earn if he were working elsewhere on the high street.

My night with the stars: Preparing for the Oscars

Amanda Posey, co-producer of 'An Education', gets swept up in Oscars fever as she prepares for tomorrow night's ceremony

My Life In Travel: Jimmy Choo, shoe designer

'I have always drawn inspiration for my designs from travel'
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