Timeless and elegant, strong and independent…introducing Dear Frances to Quincy Boutique!

Quincy is so excited welcome a new designer to the boutique…Introducing Dear Frances!

Timeless and elegant, strong and independent, Dear Frances brings a unique and fresh vision to luxury footwear design.
The Quincy team were lucky enough have an exclusive interview the creative woman behind the label, Jane Frances. Read all about her newest collection, personal style and of course shoe design!
After studying in London and Milan, Australian designer Jane Frances took up an internship at a family-owned footwear factory in Italy. Here she trained in the artisan craft of footwear design under the guidance of her celebrated teacher and mentor. Today, Dear Frances shoes are still made by hand at the same factory, using the age-old techniques handed down through generations of artisan shoe makers.

So, tell us about your Spring 2017 collection… 

Jane – ‘The development of Spring came from a study of opposites. I was interested in looking at the influence of the past on the present and of nature on modern design. In keeping with our aesthetic, I worked with timeless silhouettes such as lounge mules, classic ankle boots and minimalist heels, bringing them into a modern setting with a vibrant seasonal colour palette and refined textural fabrications. This season also sees the continued evolution of our best-selling Spirit Boots, as well as an exciting update to our signature perspex Float Heels.’

Who is the ‘Dear Frances’ woman?

Jane – ‘I see someone who is self assured and elegant. She has a mature approach to personal style and above all, an attractive sense of being.’

How did you get into being a shoe designer, is it something you always wanted to do?

Jane – ‘I’ve loved shoes and design, form, texture and tone since a very young age, as long as I can remember. However, it wasn’t until I explored these interests while studying that I truly realised my passion for shoe design and my desire to take it further.’

Tell us about the first shoe you ever designed?

Jane – ‘When I was a student in Milan, I designed a pair of shoes inspired by a table I had been admiring in one of the city’s beautiful design stores. It had clean lines with an intricate geometric pattern embossed into the legs. I was determined to translate the design into a pair of shoes and went about looking for a fine-artist, who would be willing to help me individually hand-paint the pattern onto wooden shoe heels. It took months to achieve the effect I was looking for, but the end result was just what I had pictured and made the entire process very satisfying. The design actually became part of our very first Spring collection.’

What is the most surprising or interesting thing you’ve learnt being a shoe designer?

Jane – ‘That just 1mm can make all the difference!’

How would you describe your personal style?

Jane – ‘I have a fairly clean aesthetic so generally wear sharp, monochrome pieces, like fitted jeans, a crisp white shirt, or structured tee. I also like to add some warmth and personality to an outfit, so a pop of colour or subtle details, which only I know I’m wearing are also nice.’

What was your last fashion purchase? And what is still on your wishlist?

Jane – ‘My latest purchase is a pair of beautiful ribbed woollen pants by Theory and I’m still pining after the most amazing cane bag by Swedish designer Palmgrens.’

And here is the the Quincy shortlist….our absolute must haves from the new collection…

The Summer Slide

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The Jen Slide in Optic White

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The Everywhere Mule

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The Poser Mule in Forest

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The Timeless Boot

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The Float Boot in Black

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The Sexy Stiletto 

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The Natalie Heel in Black

Product photography by Mark Colliton London UK more info at www.markcolliton.com All Rights Reserved

All images courtesy of Dear Frances at dearfrances.com

You can now shop the collection here or visit us in store at

76 Queen Street, Woollahra

(02) 9363 0559

Quincy puts the best boots forward

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It might not feel like it yet but boot weather is fast approaching and our Quincy window this week features all our amazing new boots so….if you plan to step out the door this winter it will be well worth stopping in at Quincy for that perfect pair. Our buyers have carefully selected a divine collection of boots just for you.

Oh and shhhhh a tip for finding the perfect boot at Quincy this season? Be quick! due to the size of our tiny little store we only have one size run

The Boot Edit 

1.The Urban chic …Its well worth taking a close look at the new Manas label designed in Italy, the practicality and edgy Euro style is event in these designs

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2.So Frenchy so chic…The feminine line of boots from Repetto just gets better and better the pointed toe is the game changer in ankle boots this season but classic and dateless that pointed toe shape is here to stay.

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3.Refined comfort and chic…Pedro Garcia introduces some ankle boots points to his range on a mid heel these will take you from lunch to dinner to party this winter

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4.Rock chic with edge …Tabita Simmons Buckle and zipped boots have the wow factor .. say no more!!

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5.Off or on duty chic in the City…The Kate spades and Rebecca balducci tick all the boxes. This selection fits the bill for all your winter excursions. We consider these the true all rounders not to dressy but not too casual and the heel heights make us happy.

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Boots are now out on display and featured in the window for the next two weeks … it may take us a little time to get them all up on the online shop so please feel free to call the girls in store they would love to help.

The New Winter Hue Alert

Navy!!!

The must have colour in winter shoes and boots we have a large selection of Navy in store shoes and bags from Diane Van Furstenberg, Repetto , Nicholas Kirkwood, Deadly ponies, Rupert Sandedrson, Rebecca Balducci and more…

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The New Trend Alert

Sneakers!!!

If Boots are not what you are after this season the Sneakers trend is a game changer for winter dressing. They have well and truly sneaked their way into becoming a must have wardrobe staple.

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Festival style 2015 celebrities wearing Hunter boots

Kicking off festival season this weekend is Splendour in the Grass.  For 2015 we take festival style inspiration from these celebs wearing Hunters’ at Glastonbury in June. So, grab a pair of Hunters and you’re ready for days of dancing!

Cressida Bonas - Glastonbury 2015 - Day 3 - lr
Cressida Bonas
 - Glastonbury 2015 - DAY 1
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Poppy Delevingne - Glastonbury 2015 - DAY 1 - lr
Poppy Delevingne
Stella McCartney and Alasdhair Willis - Glastonbury 2015 - DAY 1
Stella McCartney and Alasdhair Willis
Suki Waterhouse and Stella McCartney - Glastonbury 2015 -DAY 1
Suki Waterhouse and Stella McCartney

 Festival snaps courtesy of Hunter

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New! Slim Zip Hunter Boots $229

Available exclusively in store now.

Phone on (02) 9363 0559

or visit us 76 Queen Street, Woollahra