Gwen is a South Carolina native who had her heart stolen in Milan. Ladies fine Italian shoes were the culprit and before long, vacation had become vocation.
Leveraging a background in international shipping, Gwen launched her Italian shoe boutique in the capital city of her home state in 2012. Gwen is the exclusive Unites States retailer of some of the most sought after Italian designers such as Cesare Paciotti, Ballin, Luis Onofre, Le Babe, Antonio Barbato, Luciano Padovan and Gianna Meliani. Gwen is proud to extend the brands that shaped her own style to women throughout the Southeast and is excited to be part of Columbia’s transformation.
From heels, pumps, mules and flats, to clutches and totes, Gwen offers Columbia shoppers a range of styles and colors to suit the most sophisticated of palates.
Gwen has served multiple times on both statewide Miss America pageants and Miss USA pageants---most recently at the Miss North Carolina - Miss USA pageant.
Gwen was honored by the mayor of Columbia with the key to the city and was voted “Best Women’s Shoe Store” by the readers of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and Columbia Living Magazine. Gwen’s boutique was also featured in an advertising campaign for the South Carolina Ports Authority.
With a combination of fashion know how, business sense and a feel for the needs of her clients, Gwen has swiftly built a reputation among local residents as a retailer who invests in her community.