John Lobb to make foray, shortly

Ties up with Mumbai-based Regalia Luxury

UK-based John Lobb, a luxury shoe maker, has tied up with Mumbai-based Regalia Luxury for distribution and retail of its exclusive range in India. A top executive at the company said they will their foray here with 'on request' shoes priced between Rs 45,000 and 6 lakh a pair.

This brand will later open exclusive stores in the country.

John Lobb is currently owned by French luxury house Hermes Group, and has designed shoes for celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Aristotle Onassis and George Bernard Shaw.

Thomas Collette, commercial director for Europe, Middle East and India at John Lobb, in a media interaction, said, "It is the perfect time to launch our operations here.”