My love for shoes and bags knows no bounds. It’s a standing joke in my family, and to be fair with good reason.
Given my love for our little pocket of the world too, it goes without saying that I was filled with joy at the discovery of Devon based Rare Pear. Founded by husband and wife team Sarah and Ben, each with an almighty CV jam-packed with work spanning the globe for some of the biggest names in fashion, together they create beautiful handmade shoes and bags.
“We made a conscious decision not to set up Rare Pear in London, there is a perception that if a brand is not based there is must somehow be behind in style and thinking, but this is a huge misconception, particularly now. For us, it’s about making something we love in a place that inspires us.”
“The collection is organic but with timeless pieces at its core, Ben might use a couple of vintage buttons on a classic pair of our flats, or a suede that’s come off the last of certain bolt, and you know that you have created a signature design but also a one–off.”
“Attention to detail and a passion for making the highest quality products are at the heart of what we do and it’s a standard we are extremely proud of.”