Anh Bao Shoe Shop
Anh Bao Shoe Shop
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  • TessaHogan
    Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions
    Worthy advice..
    We got a total of 5 pairs of shoes here, and overall was very pleased. A few pointers that are worth reading so you know what you're getting. 2 boots - $50 usd (leather look lining) and $60usd (leather lining) these were quite different to the example we were shown in the shop. We would recommend you ask to see a final product for a customer rather than the display as the quality isn't quite the same. Leather looked a little cheaper. However the fit is great after second fitting having given feedback which is standard - don't be alarmed if they are too big on the first fitting. 1 dress shoe $35 - we gave her quite a complex design and so believe she did an excellent job being a shoe they weren't familiar with. Happy to change things I wasn't pleased with. Just be honest, firm and clear with want you want. 1 women's sandal $15 - these were amazing! They were a design off the shelf and didn't make any changes - this makes a huge difference because they are good at what they know. They are really comfortable. 1 women's shoe $45 - this was awesome! I basically designed these from scratch. From showing her a few pictures and talking about them she gave me exactly what I wanted. I didn't have high expectations because they were from scratch but did excellent. Important to know is that this lady takes great pride in what she does and is ready to please. - Be clear and firm with what you want. - Don't have high expectations it isn't fair to put that pressure on them and you may end up disappointed. - You get value for money, remember they are cheap. Thank you Anh Bao :)
    Written January 3, 2016
  • Montanna L
    3 contributions
    Love!!!
    Absolutely amazing! Got boots made were ready the next morning very pleased good shape and style fitted like a glove my friends got shoes as well we were all very happy would 100% recommend !!!!!
    Written November 28, 2015
  • Graham A
    Blackall, Australia57 contributions
    get them while they are hot
    my wife was after a good pair of knock offs at a reasonable price and that is exactly what she got, a looking pair of chanels. we also got a shoe reparied there but that took a little too long for our liking but it would appear that they copied it and the sandal was in the window for sale in 3 days.
    Written May 2, 2017
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ZZZamboni
4 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Ordered a leather bag to be made. Was asked to pick the leather. The bag came back COMPLETELY the wrong leather/colour. We ordered a buck/dark leather and got caramel colour and the shop owner and assistant argued, blatantly lying, that it was the same. We even showed out of the samples the one which they must have made it out of which was not what was picked and they continued to argue that it was the same. Even swore on the Buddha and her children. Shame on you such complete dishonest people. Such a contrast to the mainly honest people we found all over Vietnam. Watch her USD to VND conversion - dodgy.
Written July 25, 2017
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Jasmineelise
Athens, Greece3 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
I purchased two pairs of sandals that she had on display with a promise that they were the same. Two leather sandals for USD$25 each (USD $50 total).
They returned with one pair being a totally different material (a fake suede not the leather like she promised), there was a horrible glue stain all the way down the front of the shoes and along the sides and the heel was a completely different material than the display. Instead of being a jelly material as the display had it was a cheap foam that would have disintegrated in one wear. It had been cheaply painted a different colour with paint all over the sides.
The other pair was the promised leather but the heel was a cheap purple coloured foam - not the same as the display and the paint that they had used for the sole was all along be sides.
When I asked her to show me the display to show her it wasn't the same she said it wasn't there (she had conveniently hidden it).
She refused to give me back my deposit (half the total cost $25), refused to give me the shoes and was extremely aggressive and threatening towards me.
I wish I could have taken some photos at the time to post here to show just how bad they were but unfortunately in the heat of the moment it didn't cross my mind.
This lady is a massive scam artist don't go near her as I am sure there is other trustworthy shoe makers in town!!
Written July 25, 2016
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granmpa
Sydney, Australia40 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
What a brilliant shop this is. We recently purchased two handbags midmorning. We were show many samples of leather (made in Viet Nam), then styles until we decided exactly what we wanted. Late afternoon we collected the bags perfectly and exactly what we wanted. The workmanship was excellently and we left the shop amazed at what we had bought and amazed the the low price. The shop we would recommended to everyone.
Written April 8, 2016
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ab-stew
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions
Aug 2015
My partner and I went to Anh Bao yesterday and bought four pairs of shoes between us. We had the most amazing service and went back today to pick our shoes up and try them on.
The sizing was perfect! They are absolutely amazing and exactly as we wanted them, the lovely incredibly helpful shop owner (who's name I unfortunately can't remember) bought our shoes to our hotel so that we didn't have to lug them around town with us.
Incredible service, amazing prices, a huge selection. You must go to this shop, you will not be disappointed!
Written August 1, 2015
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harvey g
6 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
I stopped at the display outside this shop because of a distinctive pair of blue/tan suede 2-tone ankle boots that took my fancy. After closer inspection the boots passed my fussy QA standards and Gia (i think) was measuring me up for my first ever bespoke footwear to be ready the following day. All fuss free. My wife then did the same with a pair of fetching sandals. I specified only one change to display spec - black leather inner, my wife added a few mm to her heel size.
Returned next day at time suggested and both pairs were ready. Both exactly as specified, to same standard as display and both perfect fits. Two happy customers.
Price for both 62 dollars (40 mine, 22 wife's). We didn't haggle for our own reasons but i'm sure the store will negotiate prices.
Totally recommend the services provided and customer relations of this store.
Written June 23, 2015
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nettsturtle
Wellington, New Zealand72 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
I ordered a pair of shoes like some on the shelf but with added punch work like another pair. I chose thd leather and she stapled a piece to her copy of my order and put a piece with my copy when I asked. When we saw the finished shoes next day my husband ordered a par. They fit his wide with bunion foot perfectly. When requested they swapped the white lzces for black. He then ordered another pair, this time more complicated with 3 colours. Again ready in 24 hours and perfect fit, with soles as we discussed.
We are very happy to recommend these craftsmen.
Written January 9, 2015
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165jasminet
10 contributions
Dec 2014
We received quick and friendly service, with our leather boots and sandals being made in about 24 hours. The boots were great quality and obviously real leather. The sandals were good quality with a few little places that could have fit my foot a little better considering they are measured up specifically for you. However, she is happy to make alterations provided you have more time to get them done.
Written January 2, 2015
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pablo_jaye
Glorious Basingstoke42 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
My son and I each bought a pair of Shoes from Anh Bao today and were absolutely thrilled with the quality of shoe that we got. We had nipped in there on Christmas morning whilst wandering into town and both found styles that we liked. Gai, who is a lovely friendly lady, was most helpful and professional in helping us out and taking our measurements.

We went back today and tried on the shoes ... and wow ... They are excellent, they fit like gloves and are very comfortable - even on first wearing. It is Gai's husband and father who make the shoes and the quality was excellent. The stitching was perfect and there were no loose threads or imperfections. Oh, and quite aside from the quality, they were an absolute steal at $30 per pair .... fortunately for my bank account, my wife and daughter didn't see anything they wanted!!
Written December 26, 2014
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Leah S
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions
I went to Anh Bo as a gesture of good will after I was accosted leaving Spider Silk next door. They assured me the shoes could be finished before I left. The first fitting was a disaster. The shoes were too narrow and straps way too tight. The second fitting, they added elastic to the end of the straps instead of lengthening them and were quite surprised I thought they looked ugly. They were supposed to bring the completed shoes to my hotel but I had to get my taxi to the airport to stop there on the way. When I tried them on again, my little toe was hanging off the edge. Their response? We already widened them. Clearly not enough! They offered to let me keep the shoes for my $20 deposit and not pay the rest but I fought to get my money back. They paid me back in dong and short changed me but too little to keep arguing. On top of that, the shoes were poorly made, the leather looked cheaper than the sample I was shown and the stitching nothing like the sample I was shown. Further, the heel was a shiny plastic where the rest were a soft black leather. They tried to tell me that's because the sample shoe had a shiny heel - because it was patent. All in all, bad service and shoddy workmanship. Stay away if you want quality.
Written December 23, 2014
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simonmcmahon7
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
I was so skeptical that my shoes would be the same as a photo.
I bought 3 more pairs because I was so impressed. I also bought a laptop case.
Very few changes were required.

3 other members of my family bought a variety of things and overall we were happy with the result.

BEst to be a specific as possible to help the shoe maker match your requirements.
Written October 12, 2014
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