Upon entering the new Aventura Mall Paloma Barceló boutique, guests are greeted by the Spanish designer’s unique collection of eye-catching footwear. From signature chunky wedges and neon platforms to delicate sandals and flats – Paloma Barceló’s designs are created for the modern woman.
The Paloma Barceló brand emerged in 1960, when Manuel Barceló founded Cosí Cosí Footwear and opened his first factory in Elche, Spain. Through his brilliant craftsmanship and relentless energy, Barceló attracted the attention of renowned international brands. As a result of his hard work, he secured lucrative contracts to manufacture espadrilles, platform soles, and innovative footwear designs, eventually leading to his global popularity.
Inspired by the birth of his daughter Paloma, Manuel was determined to create a footwear brand that would create shoes she would be proud to wear one day. Thus, the Paloma Barcelo brand was born. Paloma’s brother, Manuel Barceló Jr., later took over for their father and breathed new life into the company. A talented visionary, Barceló Jr. developed new techniques and incorporated organic materials such as jute, hemp, and raffi in his designs, fusing tradition with the artisanal world.
Echoing his father, Barcelo Jr. said: “I wanted to make shoes that my daughter would wear. But it was clear I wanted to make things in another way.”
As a result, all Paloma Barceló shoes are handcrafted in Spain and eco-friendly, utilizing a variety of natural fibers and stitched leather. The brand prides itself in optimizing the design process to reduce its carbon footprint, including working with ethical supplies, using responsibly sourced materials, and reducing the factory’s water consumption.
Inspired by architecture, art and femininity, Barcelo Jr. wants customers to “appreciate the shoes’ craftsmanship so they feel like they are a part of the design process.”
Although the brand is known for its bold, trendsetting designs, there is a synergy that exists across its collections. The newest line, available at Aventura Mall, combines natural hues with statement colors, including blue, orange, and green.
Barceló Jr. is thrilled to open his newest location, enabling him to carry on his family’s legacy.
“Aventura Mall was one of our preferred locations in Miami because of its characteristics, such as its designed spaces, selection of brands, restaurants, and more,” he said.
To experience Paloma Barceló firsthand, visit the boutique located on the upper level near Macy’s Men’s/Home Furniture or call 305-607-6577 for additional information.