Bionda Castana

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Created by two half-Italian Londoners – Jennifer Portman and Natalia Barbieri – Bionda Castana’s collections possess a perfect mix of London cool and Italian craftsmanship, making them completely irresistible to shoe lovers.


Named after the inseparable duo’s university nickname – Blonde Brunette – Bionda Castana is a young British label on course for international expansion. Established in 2007 – and loved by Hollywood stars Elizabeth Olsen and Keira Knightley, and home- grown talent such as Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery – Bionda Castana prides itself on creating shoes that women can feel proud to wear and own.

Featuring recognisable signature studding, woven silk, sumptuous velvets, buckles, and opulent lace, each handcrafted Bionda Castana style is distinctive and unique – but is much more than just a wearable work of art. As women creating shoes for women, Portman and Barbieri bring comfort to the fore of the design process, ensuring that looking good and feeling good are not mutually exclusive.



Despite their reputation for creating show-stopping red-carpet shoes, Bionda Castana’s luxury flats – from zip-adorned pumps to studded brogues and biker boots – are fast becoming their most popular styles; allowing their loyal customers to find a Bionda Castana shoe to accompany every look in their wardrobe.

Stocked internationally and online at stores including Browns, Nordstrom, Saks, Moda Operandi, Isetan, Symphony Style and MY- WARDROBE.COM, Bionda Castana has already received global recognition: winning the Best New Accessories Designer award at the Who Is On Next/Vogue Italia event a year after its inception; and having been featured in publications including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The New York Times, Elle, and VOGUE.COM.









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