Invogue Shoes of Stone

Finisher, Invogue Shoes

'Boz' Phillips, a finisher at Invogue Shoes, Stone, c.1935 (Staffordshire Heritage & Arts)

Invogue was the only shoe manufacturer apart from Lotus Ltd. to survive beyond the Second World War. By 1932 the company, which belonged to the Reinli family, had taken over Perry’s shoe factory which stood behind 59 High Street. Perry’s had employed around 50 people.

Invogue made very high quality shoes for London’s West End shops and had a workforce of around 40 people. The factory closed in about 1950 and was taken over by Metrobound. The building has since been demolished and houses built on the site.

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  1. John Dennison says:

    I remember Boz Phillips in the factory off the High Street – he used to take snuff all the time he was working. His apron was always covered in it.

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