Figgie Shoes at The White Ivy

Tell your love story in a unique way by wearing custom hand painted shoes for your big day!

We are absolutely delighted to announce our partnership
with fabulous Canadian design house Figgie Shoes!

“I’m all about little details and hidden surprises. My favourite part is hearing and seeing firsthand the reactions from my clients when they first open their shoebox. That reaction makes all the time and effort so worth it.”

Deborah Thomson- Kakoz

Head artist Deborah Thomson-Kakoz is one of the most adorable and creative women we´ve ever met. Together with her wonderful and supportive husband Iven, she will design wedding shoes that you´ve never even dreamed of and create a very special and unique wedding memory that will last forever!

“Figgie Couture is the world’s preeminent purveyor of custom hand-painted shoes. Figgie is wearable art, a one-of-a-kind fashion statement of luxury, style, and individuality. These are a true original. Deborah Thomson is the artist behind Figgie Shoes. Since her accidental start (she started painting shoes as a favour for a friend), she received requests from people in over 40 countries all over the globe, and regularly ships products to almost every continent. More than just a number in a mass of emails, each client is important to Deborah. Each order is equally important to her, each pair of shoes is uniquely designed for them.”

– Figgie Shoes -

We are very proud to have samples of her artwork for you to view in our store. And as Kathrin´s wedding shoes were Figgie Shoes too, we are happy to share our experience and provide further information and assistance in getting in touch with them and getting your shoes in for your perfect day!

Content on this page by courtesy of Figgie Shoes

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The White Ivy is located in the heart of beautiful Kenmare, Co. Kerry. Our premises are within Kenmare Shopping Centre, which is well signposted (follow signs for SuperValu) and accessible, offering plenty of parking options. It´s an easy walk to Henry Street, Main Street and Shelbourne Street, where you will find fantastic restaurants, cafes and shops. So, if you and you´re bridal party are planning to make a day out of it, Kenmare is the place to go!