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For over 35 years Francesca has been providing Fashion Forward Footwear & Accessories.


Francesca conveys international designers to her local area, particularly current and on-trend exclusive footwear and handbags.

Francesca has been trading in the heart of Whitley Bay since 1981. For over 35 years they have has been providing Fashion Forward Footwear and Accessories aiming to provide a friendly and professional service.  Francesca’s success lies with owner Kathleen’s passion, which emits through her high quality shoes and accessories, that she continues to source from all over Europe. At Francesca we cater for stylish, practical and comfortable footwear at affordable prices.

Special occasions are catered for also and Kathleen’s individual style advice will ensure everyone leaves happy.

our brands

Francesca conveys international designers to her local area, particularly current and on-trend exclusive footwear and handbags.

Marco Tozzi

MARCO TOZZI is a lifestyle brand for the modern, fashion-conscious market in shoes and bags made by Wendel. From young fashion to classical elegance to active comfort, MARCO TOZZI is our answer to international trends with its own style and quality.


Born in 1990, Lunar Shoes set out with the aim of creating something new, colourful and elegant at prices that were within the reach of most British Women. … The result was an exciting range of classic footwear with a designer twist that became an instant hit in footwear boutiques across the UK.


Mustang footwear follows the heritage American theme, right in time for this season’s love of the wild west. Mustang moves into an urban zip code with high top trainers and retro pumps; wear yours with everything from baggy jeans to distressed denim.

Leather Collection

Leather Collection Footwear was established in 1865 by a skilled shoemaker from Northampton, England. The family business is now one of the largest trade suppliers of high quality fast fashion footwear in the UK and worldwide.


Our Savannah Shoes collection is a candy store for ladies that love stylish quality shoes and attention-grabbing designs at low prices. So, when your outfit demands drama, hot colours, embellishments or sky-high heels add a pair of Savannah Shoes or two to your shoedrobe.

Could this be you?

We’re always on the look out to work with international designers. Please contact to find out more.


Use the form on the right and our aim is to respond to you within 48 hours.

Opening hours

9.30- 5 Monday -Saturday

Call us

0191 252 1888

Useful info

Established in Whitley Bay 1981 – Exclusive Footwear, Bags & Accessories at affordable prices.