Velvet slippers

Bowhill & Elliott

Established 1874

Founded in 1874 by Obadiah Bowhill, who purchased the business from Wright & Co., Bowhill & Elliott is a retailer of fine English footwear and a manufacturer of slippers and house-shoes. At the end of the nineteenth century, the business passed onto Bowhill’s son and son-in-law, Thomas Baines Elliott, thus forming Bowhill & Elliott.

Bowhill & Elliott’s most iconic piece is the hand embroidered velvet slipper. Worn in or around the house or with a tuxedo, the velvet slipper has quilted lining, a leather sole and can be customized with a personalized embroidery on the nose.

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