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As a brand, we seek to empower women:
by making them feel more elegant, beautiful, confident and stylish.

Every day our team vies to ensure that every single pair of shoes is produced with the highest standards of quality and with the best materials. Our craftsmen are some of the most talented in the world, and they execute every piece with utmost care.

1999

The big debut

The brand performs its first presentation of the LUIS ONOFRE line in Madrid in ModaCalzado. It has been a regular feature ever since, as well as at Barcelona’s Fashion Café.

2001

Onofre arrives in Paris

The brand participates in the Printemps Portuguese Fashion show in Paris, presenting the 2001 Summer Collection in a very special edition called “Portugal Fashion – Footwear and Accessories”.

2003

A first time in Milan

The brand initiates its participation at the «Micam» fair in Italy, where it has showcased new collections every year since.

2009

Partnerships

The brand begins working in technical development and production of several collections and accessories, leather goods and footwear for H&M and other brands, such as Jimmy Choo, Marni, Anna dello Russo, MMMargiela and Isabel Marant.

2010

The webstore appears

Initially, the Onofre webstore serves Portugal, Spain and The Netherlands. The brand’s focus on the Spanish market is rewarded by an invitation for the “Swarovski Boulevard” show from Madrid’s El Corte Inglés.

2011

A year of accolades

The award for“Best Design Accessories” is presented to Luis Onofre by Portugal Fashion Awards. Paris Hilton wears the brand in Valencia and Michelle Obama sends us a thank you letter after being gifted a pair of the brand’s shoes.

2012

Leading footwear industry

The position of the brand as an industry leader in Portugal is strengthened as the “Best Design Accessories” award is presented to Onofre once again.

2014

The Lisbon store is open

The brand’s first flagship store opens in Avenida da Liberdade, one of Lisbon’s premiere locations. Luís Onofre is awarded a medal of merit by the township of Oliveira de Azeméis, where he was born and raised.

2014

Man of the year and Order of Merit

Luís Onofre was elected fashion’s “Man of the year” by GQ Portugal. He also won the first ever Golden Globe for “Best Designer “. This was also the year the American ambassador to Portugal visited the company. Onofre was also received the Business Order of Merit, awarded to him by Portugal’s President Aníbal Cavaco Silva.

2016

Men’s Collection

The brand’s online store was launched, promoting sales all over the world. Luis Onofre introduces a men’s collection for the first time ever, targeting a whole new market.

2017

Onofre in Porto

A newstore is opened in the city of Porto. It’s a contemporary and elegant space in the heart of the high-end shopping area of the city.

1999

First presentation

The brand performs its first presentation of the line LUIS ONOFRE in Madrid – “ModaCalzado”, where it is presented up to now, as well as at Barcelona–“Fashion Café”.

2001

Onofre Paris

The brand participates in the Portuguese Fashion show in Paris – “Printemps” and presents the 2001 Summer Collection in the special edition of “Portugal Fashion – Footwear and Accessories”.

2003

A bit step

The technical development and the production of several collections and accessories, leather goods and footwear are assured by the brand ( Luis Onofre ) for partnerships developed between H&M and other brands such as Jimmy Choo, Marni, Anna dello Russo, MMMargiela and Isabel Marant.

2009

Partnerships

The technical development and the production of several collections and accessories, leather goods and footwear are assured by the brand ( Luis Onofre ) for partnerships developed between H&M and other brands such as Jimmy Choo, Marni, Anna dello Russo, MMMargiela and Isabel Marant.

2010

Online store

The first online store of the brand is launched for sales in Portugal, Spain and The Netherlands. (…) focus on the Spanish market, the brand is invited to join the exhibition of “Swarovski Boulevard” from Madrid’s El Corte Inglès.

2011

Onofre awards

Receives the award of “Best Design Accessories” is given to the brand’s creator by Portugal Fashion Awards. Design Accessories” by the Portugal Fashion Awards. Paris Hilton wears one model of the brand in Valencia and Michelle Obama sends a thank you letter after receiving a pair of shoes of the brand as gift..

2012

Leading footwear industry

The award of “Best Design Accessories ” is received again, given by Portugal Fashion Awards. The position of the brand as a leading one in the footwear industry in Portugal is strengthned.

2014

Onofre store in Lisbon

The first flagship store of the brand is opened in Lisbon, Av. da Liberdade. A medal of merit is received at the Town Council, in Oliveira de Azeméis, where Luís Onofre was born and raised. The medal was awarded for the brand’s “priceless contribution to the promotion of the city.”, according to the mayor.

2014

Man of the year

Luís Onofre was elected “Man of the year” in the fashion area, by the GQ Portugal, becoming the first designer winning the Golden Globe of “Best Designer “ in the XIX Edition. The American Embassador in Portugal pays a visit to the company- Luís Onofre is condecorated by the President of Portugal, Cavaco Silva.

2016

Man Collection

The brand’s online store was lauched, promoting sales all over the world. Luis Onofre introduces a man collection for the first time ever targeting a whole new market.

2017

Onofre in Porto

A new flagship store is opened in the city of Porto. A new modern, comtemporary space in the heart of the high-end shopping area of the city.

The man behind the brand

Luís Onofre was born in the early 70s. He grew up wearing leather shoes thanks to his grandfather, who in 1933 founded a small shoe factory in Oliveira de Azeméis, a small town in Portugal’s Aveiro district. His grandmother, Conceição Rosa Pereira, would take over the company after her husband’s passing in 1939, and she would help raise a man who wanted to be an architect.

“I never wanted shoes. Never even considered it. I was studying design in São João da Madeira, and, honestly, I was tired of it. I designed my first shoe and we made it at the factory. When I saw that first shoe being made, that’s when I radically changed my mind.”

The year was 1993. Since then, Onofre has become an international brand, synonymous with luxury. It has gained the trust and patronage of some of the world’s most famous women, from Michelle Obama to Princess Letizia of Spain.

Perfect shoes need elite components. Onofre relies exclusively on the finest names in raw material sourcing. Once they have been produced and selected, the materials arrive at the state of the art Onofre workshop in northern Portugal. After crafting and inspection the shoe is one step closer to you.

Quality assurance is held-up as perhaps Onofre’s most important business operation. Each produced piece (every single one, there is no sampling) is manually inspected by our people. The next step is the delicate packing and delivery process. A shoe is born, the shoe fits, wear it with pride.

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