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Vanessa Lees finally gets the boot

Published on October 22nd 2007.


Where is it?

20-22 King Street
M2 6AG


Duo isn’t an unfamiliar brand to those accustomed to swanning down Saville Row with gay abandon. However 30 years after the first store opened, Duo has now set up shop in Manchester. It’s a fab concept. The shop is more of a fitting room. You can’t actually take the boots away with you, as they order them for you online and then they’re posted out to you.

Who shops there:

Anyone who values a good fitting boot, so that’s pretty much everyone. They’re not cheap with prices starting at £80 but they are boots for life – that’s what you tell yourself to cushion the blow.

What does it sell:

Like Jones the Boot Maker who sell shoes as well as boots, Duo also follow suit. There's 33 different styles to be precise, all beautifully made and little chance of your heel falling off or you developing unsightly bunions.

Why go there:

A good boot is like a trusty friend – they’ll always give you the utmost support. The range is massive to suit all preferences and they have 21 different calf sizes to address the problem of skinny pins and curvaceous calves. If you’re more of an online shopper, the website gives you specific instructions on how to measure your calf size and once you’ve bought a pair of boots, then your measurements are logged in the system (although this might be an issue for yo-yo dieters).

The future:

Along with Manchester, Duo in Edinburgh has recently been launched and they also have a store in Amsterdam. We’re sure it won’t be long until they’re trampling across the rest of Europe.


It was the busiest shop on King Street last Saturday, which is a fairly good indication of its popularity and reputation.

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GillOctober 22nd 2007.

I've always had a problem with having too skinny a leg to get boots to actually fit...couldn't believe i have found a great shop with fantastic fitters and a good selection of boots to suit anything i'd ever need! well done duo..you've got a customer for life here!!

becOctober 22nd 2007.

I've had fat calfs all my life and I got some duo boots for my 40th... my first ever pair of knee boots... they have changed my life, my wardrobe and my outlook.... ordered online and arrived three days later a week before Christmas... get in and orders yours ladies before the rush...

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