Our biannual Peter Sheppard Magazine is the official launch of the season, providing updates on shoe construction, technology and showcasing the latest colours and trends. Learn more about the factories we use and receive tips on how to select the size that is right for you. To view our range in its entirety, we invite you to visit our website www.petersheppard.com.au.
A LETTER FROM PETER
To our valued Customers,
Wow, 50 years already. Turning 80 years of age shortly I have an enormous amount of memories, some testing, but mostly very joyful. I had the absolute privilege to be trained by the disciples of Sidney Myer as a seventeen-year-old naïve kid from country Victoria. Sidney Myer’s mantra has always been mine. Desirable stock, plenty of it, wonderful caring staff, sold in a pleasant environment, and putting our customers always on a pedestal. How simple is that.
My son Chris has taken over the business and his greatest attribute is that he is like I was, a floor man, never afraid to get “grit under the fingernails” like our wonderful floor staff have to do. This year we are starting a men’s shoe business believing that our proven culture will work in this arena. I’m betting it will.
Many customers are saying today they bought when I opened my first tiny little shop in Lt Collins St Melbourne 50 years ago, no capital, family in painting the walls, and credit terms from suppliers because they trusted and believed in me. Cork high wedges were the hottest at the time and Gino Pucci in Sydney was my go-to man as his family back in Montecatini Terme in Tuscany were cork suppliers.
You cannot expect our selling staff to have respect for our customers if management doesn’t have the utmost respect for them. I have always said to them I know how hard your job is because I have done it myself. Thank you for being our customer, and we will never give up trying to do a better job for you.
Autumn / Winter 2023
As we celebrate our Golden Anniversary this year, we take time to reflect on the past 50 years. We have survived recessions and lockdowns and none of this would have been possible without the unwavering loyalty and support of our customers. This is something that we never take for granted and on behalf of my family, thank you.
Spring / Summer 2022
I would like to thank all our customers for your continuous support in 2022. We are so delighted to be able to continue to offer our customers the distinct experience they enjoy in our stores.
Whilst we have almost returned to “normal”, this year has continued present challenges, yet we are pleased to say the positives outshine any difficulties. Our Autumn / Winter season has seen the launch of our incredible men’s collection launch and we are so pleased to be continuing the men’s collection through Spring / Summer.
Autumn / Winter 2022
I write this brimming with pride in our team who have held their heads high through another challenging 12 months. What a year it has been. A heartfelt thank you must got to our international agents and suppliers working tirelessly from the other side of the world to deliver premium footwear and accessories from Europe.
We look to a new season full of optimism, I am thrilled to unviel our the Autumn Winter 22 catalogue.
Spring / Summer 2021
It has been a monumental last twelve months and I am so thankful to be writing this on behalf of the business, which has proved its ability to pivot in the face of adversity. Every challenge presents an opportunity to be more agile and our customer service team has responded remarkably, offering further ways to shop with more ease.