When you’ve been in the shoe industry for long enough, you learn to identify what
type of ‘shoe person’ every individual is.
You see, there are three types of people in the world of shoes. There are those who
completely adore, live and breathe shoes; those who enjoy shoes but find oxygen
sufficient for breathing; and those who have absolutely no interest in shoes aside from
appreciating that they provide a barrier between their feet and the ground. You can
probably guess which category those of us at Dolci Firme Shoes fall into!
Ever since first opening our doors in 1999 at the Como Centre in South Yarra, we
have been providing top quality products for the men and women of Melbourne,
making sure to accommodate for all ages and budgets. We have also paid close
attention to worldwide trends, taking note of what’s happening on international
catwalks and thereby remaining at the top of the ever-growing fashion industry.
When translated, Dolci Firme means “sweet signatures” or “sweet labels” and
stems from our promise to supply an Italian quality shoe of the same standard as
international designers without the designer price tag. In fact, the Bianca Buccheri
brand is manufactured by factories that also work with Valentino, Sergio Rossi,
Jimmy Choo and many more designer labels. We also do our best to find the same
leathers and accessories used by these labels.
Most importantly to us, however, is the fact that all of our shoes are made in Italy.
Since our debut into the Melbourne retail scene over ten years ago, we have offered
local Italian brands, renowned International Designer brands as well as our Italian-
made house brand Bianca Buccheri (that you won’t find anywhere else). Because the
finest craftsmen in the world make all our shoes and handbags with genuine Italian
leather, our customers can be confident that they are buying the best.
In 2009, we opened another Dolci Firme store in the historical Georges Building at
the “Paris” end of Collins Street, Melbourne. With the cosmopolitan vibe of the CBD
and the exquisite shoes that we have on display, this store really will make you feel
At Dolci Firme we welcome everyone with open arms no matter how obsessed or
unaffected you are by shoes. However to those men and women who do share our
love of all things shoes, we warn you that once you step foot in our store (no pun
intended) you won’t want to leave… or at least not without a few fabulous new
We look forward to seeing you in store soon and in the meantime keep checking out
our new blog for great stories, information and pictures.