Established in 2010, Nicola Sexton is a Mother and Daughter run award winning British shoe brand. Nicola’s path to the world of footwear first started when she launched a luxury designer footwear boutique in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. There, she imported as yet unknown entry level luxury brands from Italy and Spain. Unable at times to satisfy her clients’ needs within their budgets, and armed with their feedback and the technical knowledge she had gained from the designers whose collections she stocked, Nicola decided to launch her own collection.
The Nicola Sexton collection was initially born to sit alongside the other brands at Nicola’s boutique. A line of more wearable and affordable footwear, designed in the UK and made exclusively in Italy, that still had the “wow” factor to set it apart from the many high street brands. The result is a collection of timeless designs with a modern twist, with quality, craftsmanship, design and comfort at the heart of the brand’s DNA. The collection soon became Nicola’s best-selling line at the boutique.
Shortly after, a visit by a fashion agent marked the beginning of the next chapter. The agent asked to take a few pairs from the collection on the road with her for the season. The rest as they say is history. An invitation to speak at and participate in Pure London soon followed which helped to kick start the momentum and interest surrounding the fledgling brand. Fast forward a few years and the Nicola Sexton collection is proud to have the support of an ever expanding list of retailers internationally and available at selected boutiques across the UK, Ireland and USA.
Season to season, Nicola continues to deliver her beloved classic styles in the finest of materials combined with her signature flair for colour. Always designed to take you from day to night, from town to country.
Following 10-years juggling both retail and designer roles, SS20 marks the latest phase of the Nicola Sexton brand. The focus has transitioned from her own Suffolk boutique to online with the launch of the new website, whilst also building on the momentum with national and international stockists. Pop ups and events are also planned so do stay tuned!
Nicola was presented with the BFA/FN Platform at Magic Award during her first exhibition in Las Vegas, and has since been selected as a finalist in the Footwear Industry Awards for Designer of The Year 2019 and 2020, and Drapers Footwear Awards 2019.