We are delighted to announce a collaboration with the Hand Dyed Shoe Company for all our discerning visitors.

With the media awash with pessimism when it comes to the retail industry, here in Durham we are privileged to be collaborating with a stunning independent business that’s turning that notion completely upside down. The Hand Dyed Shoe Company, based only 4 miles from the city centre in a stunning former monastery on the Ushaw Estate, offers a memorable tailoring experience for your feet.

Founder and Creative Director, Simon Bourne, has an extraordinary story and he himself is the epitome of his brand. During a one-hour consultation, Simon himself takes you through a fitting, a design consultation and care advice whilst giving you lots of insight into his magnificently creative and entrepreneurial.

The self-proclaimed ‘Shoe Guy’ told us, “The Hand Dyed Shoe Company was borne out of scrap leather from the furniture industry. My background is varied and includes journalism, marketing, sales and product design… but the thing that has always followed me through my journey is my passion to entertain and I think that is what HDSCo is really about. Anything less than a 5-star review for me would be disappointing.”

You can book an appointment with Simon by contacting us personally at Hotel Indigo and we will make the arrangements for you. Alternatively, you can book direct at www.handdyedshoeco.com/vip.

This award winning company is changing the way the world buys shoes and the attention to detail throughout the brand is truly beautiful. It is a real experience underpinned by first class customer service and stunning products, and we highly recommend you pay Simon a visit during your stay here in Durham City.

Simon Bourne

’The Shoe Guy’

Tel:        +44 (0) 191 814 7467     Mo:   +44 (0) 7553 664 706

We had the most fantastic [wedding] day. The whole weekend was amazing. Everything went so very well. The food was amazing as always, the décor and the ambience was all perfect. All of our guests had a wonderful time and are still talking about it, especially those who stayed over. The staff were an absolute credit…polite, helpful, courteous and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. What a wonderful experience it was and we will never be able to thank you all enough.
Marie and Phil Butler

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