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Church's Shoes
Type Private
Founded 1873
Headquarters Northampton, England
Industry Retail
Products Shoes

Church’s is a high-end English footwear manufacturer founded in 1873 by three brothers.

Over time, the little family business grew into a corporation currently employing nearly 700 people.

Its main installations are located in the St James area of Northampton, with an estimated production capacity of 5000 pairs per week, 70% of which are exported all over the world. Besides production sold to resellers and individual customers, the company also has several of its own retail stores, including one in Jermyn Street, London and George Street, Edinburgh.

In 1999, the company was acquired by the international fashion group Prada, more recently that group sold a 45% stake to Equinox, a private investment fund. Currently, the market ambition of the company is to further expand itself in the high quality footwear sector and to introduce new clothing and accessory lines.

During Pierce Brosnan's tenure as James Bond, various selections of dress shoes from the Church's range were used in production. Lindy Hemming, who was the costume designer explained the choice of Church's shoes as having the appropriate weight to complement the silhouette of the tailored Brioni suits she had commissioned for Bond.

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