About Alan Pinkus Backup


With a brand history of over 60 years, Alan Pinkus are the leading Australia special occasion foot-wearing specialists. Alan Pinkus shoes are equally at home walking the red carpet or dancing that first wedding waltz, thanks to a beautifully crafted range of delicate designs and dazzling details. Quality craftsmanship includes leather soles and lining, while luxe-look materials such as satin uppers and crystal applique embellishment add that extra touch of class. The Alan Pinkus bridal, mother of the bride and bridesmaid collections consist of pretty pastels, sophisticated neutrals and stunning finishing touches – the perfect fit for any glamourous occasion.

It all started in the mid 1950’s when Alan joined his late brother Brian in their first shoe store in Hampton. In 1959,Pinkus built a large upmarket family shoe destination with many international designers. On a raised dais surrounded by a limed timber balustrade complete with a chaise lounge and chandelier, a boutique was created, the first in Australia catering solely to the entire Bridal party. In early 1970, Alan and Diana Pinkus, his wife and partner, developed the existing Swanston Street location into a ground and lower level space totalling 6000 sq. ft. of shoe paradise, which was unique in Australia! Due to economic circumstances, Pinkus was forced to close his store in 1991. Myer requested Alan Pinkus bridal party and special events expertise, and thus the first Alan Pinkus concession store opened on the Myer shoe floor in March 2005, followed by Brisbane, Chadstone, Sydney and Perth.