What’s New: Trendy, Local Shopping in George St

Pepper Shoes – Unique and beautiful shoes and accessories from around the world.

PEPPER SHOES is the latest fantastic shop to open on George Street in East Fremantle and owner Camille Gribble has a very personal connection to the area.

She grew up in Freo and would ride her bike up and down George Street aft er school to get out of doing homework!

Thankfully she knuckled down and went on to have a highly successful career – specialising in footwear in the fashion industry, where she spent decades in retail and wholesale across the globe.

Three years ago, Camille and her husband took over the family business Pepper Shoes, which had been successfully run by her sister for nine years and had outlets in Floreat, Innaloo and Warwick.

Over the years Camille had helped out in the shop and was very familiar with the business.

Aft er covid subsided, she decided to open a new Pepper Shoes in the picturesque George Street, where she knows the local market. It opened its doors five weeks ago.

“George Street is such a gorgeous setting and just seemed the perfect spot for a friendly, local shoe shop where we can get to know people and become part of the social fabric,” Camille says.

Pepper Shoes has a wide variety of stylish ladies footwear with everything from summer sandals to everyday chic, winter boots and sneakers. They also stock a lovely range of accessories including wallets and handbags.

“We’re all about quality shoes at affordable prices,” Camille says.

“Our shoes are comfortable and stylish and I have used my decades of experience in the retail sector to secure some fantastic footwear at great prices from European countries like Turkey and Spain.

“As an independent store, we pride ourselves on customer service. Most of our staff have been with us for many years and have invaluable experience.

“We’re not pushy and want people to feel comfortable trying on shoes and finding out what they want.”

Aft er a decade living in Singapore, Camille is delighted to be back in her hometown of Fremantle. 

She says George Street is predominantly known for its cafes, restaurants and small bars, but is hoping Pepper Shoes will kickstart a retail trend with more shops opening up.

“It’s just the perfect setting to do a bit of shopping at your favourite local store and then meet your friends for lunch at one of the gorgeous cafes,” she says.

“I’m delighted to open Pepper Shoes in my hometown and can’t wait to meet the locals and become part of the George Street community.”

Pepper Shoes is at 81 George Street in East Fremantle. Get down in person or they have an online shop on their website peppershoes.com.au

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