Charlotte Olympia – Wikipedia

Charlotte Olympia
Industry Shoes and accessories
Founded 2008; 14 years ago (2008) in London, England
Founder Charlotte Olympia Dellal

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Charlotte Olympia is a British luxury shoe and accessories brand founded by Charlotte Olympia Dellal in 2008.[1]


Dellal launched her eponymous label after graduating from the London College of Fashion’s Cordwainer’s footwear design course.[1] Although she wanted to design from a young age, it was during her foundation year that she discovered she wanted to specialise in footwear.[2] Her first footwear collection was presented during London Fashion Week in February 2008.[3] In 2010, Charlotte Olympia opened its first store on Maddox Street in London,[1] followed by a second in 2011 on East 65th Street in New York City,[4] and another on Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles in July 2013[5] In 2014, the brand opened three additional stores: in Miami,[6] Hong Kong,[7] and Dubai.[8] In 2015, Charlotte Olympia opened 4 further stores in South Coast Plaza in California, The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, The Emporium Shopping Complex in Bangkok and a second store in London in Brompton Cross.[9]

Charlotte Olympia designs are influenced by classical Hollywood cinema glamour, pin-ups and movie stars from the 1940s and 50s. Her design philosophy is to create luxurious, feminine shoes and accessories with a sense of humour.[2]

The brand has become known for the “island” platform Dolly pump, the Kitty flat and perspex Pandora clutch box.[10] All shoes and accessories are handcrafted in Italy.

Although primarily focused on footwear and accessories for women, the label also produces a collection for little girls called ‘Incy’[11] and the Tom Cat smoking slipper for men.

  • Footwear News Achievement Awards, Emerging Designer of the Year
  • Glamour Women of the Year, Accessory Designer of the Year
  • Footwear News Achievement Awards, Designer of the Year
  • WGSN Global Fashion Awards, Footwear and Accessories Designer Award
  • Marie Claire Spain Prix de la Moda Awards, Accessory Designer of the Year

Designer biography[edit]

Charlotte Olympia Dellal was born in 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa,[12] to Brazilian model Andréa de Magalhães Vieira and British property developer Guy Dellal,[13] son of the property tycoon Jack Dellal. Her sister is the model Alice Dellal.[14]

Charlotte attended Bedales School, Hampshire.[12] At the age of eighteen she left to complete a foundation course at the London College of Fashion before graduating from Cordwainers with a degree in product development.[12] She launched her London-based shoe and accessory brand in 2008.

She lives in London with her husband, Maxim Crewe (m.2010) and three children.[13]


  1. ^ a b c Mistry, Meenal. “Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Shoe Queen”. Wall Street Journal Online. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b Alexander, Ella. “Charlotte Olympia’s Recipe For Success”. Vogue News. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ “Charlotte Olympia Dellal”. Business of Fashion. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  4. ^ Murrow, Lauren. “The New Step Class”. New York Magazine. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  5. ^ Moore, Booth. “Charlotte Olympia Boutique Opens Today in Beverly Hills”. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  6. ^ Cordle, Ina Paiva. “Charlotte Olympia opens store at Bal Harbour shops[permanent dead link]“. Miami Herald. 3 June 2014.
  7. ^ Harilela, Divia. “Charlotte Olympia Boutique brings stylish new shoes to Hong Kong”. South China Morning Post. 3 June 2014.
  8. ^ Khouy, Stephanie. “Charlotte Olympia Boutique Opens in the Middle East”. Archived from the original on 2 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  9. ^ Henning, Kristen. “Charlotte Olympia to Open Four New Stores in 2015”. Footwear News. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  10. ^ De Rosée, Sophie. “The Perfect: Charlotte Olympia Tailor Made Shoes”. The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  11. ^ Karmali, Sarah. “Charlotte Olympia Takes Baby Steps”. Vogue. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  12. ^ a b c “Charlotte Olympia Dellal”. The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  13. ^ a b Blasberg, Derek. “Personal Style: Charlotte Olympia Dellal”. Harper’s Bazaar. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  14. ^ Fisher, Alice (9 November 2014). “Charlotte Dellal: ‘I named my bag collection after men, as I’d rather have a man on my arm’. The Observer. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 20 August 2015.

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