Edgy brand Bertie is a shoe and accessories retailer with a distinctly urban edge. Inspired by street fashion, the shoes and bags at Bertie are a step away from the mass-made shoes of the high street. A brand to watch if you prefer to stand out from the crowd. Celebrities who have been spotted wearing Bertie shoes include Kelly Ripa, Zoe Graham, Karen Gillian and Chloe Bridges. Bertie is part of the Dune group, which owns Bertie, Pied a Terre, Chelsea Cobbler and the online footwear website Shoestudio.com. We love that Bertie was started when a Milan airport cleaner grew curious about the shoe industry when he chatted to others working in it at the airport. Proof indeed that anyone with a passion for fashion and a good work ethic can start a fashion business. Bertie now has their own store in London, and the range is sold in Debenhams and John Lewis stores throughout the UK.