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A Lord Mayor's Commendations Recipient

As a small, family-owned business, Peter Sheppard Footwear has been presented with challenges over the last 18 months. However, the business’ resilience and adaptability show the importance of having a unique imprint on a city's retail offering. We truly believe there is no other footwear retailer that offers the same standard of service and quality of product than Peter Sheppard Footwear, and it is this service and quality that has enabled us to ride the pandemic's wave.

We know that family-owned businesses have always played an important role in defining the economic prosperity and personality in Australia. Small, family-owned businesses comprise the city’s hidden gems, its well-loved characters, and the small businesses that are a part of our city’s fabric. Our promise to deliver an authentic and unique shopping experience has allowed us to exist and thrive as a small business, even throughout a global pandemic. We owe this to our loyal following of customers we are so fortunate to serve, and a number of small factories in Europe who have consistently delivered premium footwear collections.  

The Lord Mayor's Commendations acknowledge businesses who have contributed in a significant way to the city of Melbourne, and we are honoured to be a recipient of the Lord Mayor's Commendations in 2021. The 2021 40-plus years Lord Mayor's Commendations specifically recognise small businesses that have operated continuously within the City of Melbourne for at least 40 years.  

Peter Sheppard Footwear has been selling beautiful European footwear in the City of Melbourne for over 48 years, and we're proud to still be 100% owned and operated by the Sheppard family. Peter’s son Chris is now the CEO, and we have a collection of beautiful shoes named after Peter’s grandson Hugo. While we can’t predict the future, we know it’s bright in Melbourne and we look forward to serving our customers for another 48 years and beyond.  

To view and read about the 40-plus years recipients of the Lord Mayor's Commendations please click here