Talaria Footwear in Kimberley, B.C., is for shoe lovers

Celeste Needham stands in front of her store's displays of shoes, handbags, scarves and hats.

Celeste Needham, owner of Talaria Footwear, stocks quality shoes as well as many other accessories. — Virginia Rasch photo

Celeste Needham was an interior designer and a yoga studio owner before moving to Kimberley. “What does Kimberley need?” she asked herself, and she kept coming back to a shoe store.

It took her three weeks to come up with the name—Talaria Footwear & Adornment, after the winged sandals worn by Mercury and other deities.

The boutique opened last fall and has been well received by men and women. “People are so happy to have quality footwear options in Kimberley and (near) Cranbrook,” Needham said.

Brands include Cloud, Taos, Keen, Blundstone, Bogs and Birkenstock. Talaria is also the only distributor in the East Kootenay of A.S.98, the high-end Italian brand.


Virginia Rasch

Virginia is a writer and copy editor with Koocanusa Publications. She is an avid outdoor recreationist in all seasons and has lived in the Kootenays for 10 years. With degrees in the natural sciences, she has worked as a tour guide, an environmentalist, a writer, and a copy editor of scientific publications. Virginia now brings her passion for everything green to Kootenay Business. View all of Virginia Rasch’s articles

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