Paloma Barcelo

Paloma Barcelo

The brand’s story begins in 1960, when Manuel Barceló founded Cosí Cosí Footwear and opened his first factory in Elche, one of the leading manufacturing centres in the area around Alicante. It was not their craftsmanship skills alone that made the Barceló family a leader in the manufacture of handmade rope and braiding, it was also the restless energy of the company’s founder, who understood that having full control over the production process was the key to achieving excellence. He successfully attracted the attention of renowned international brands, securing contracts for manufacturing their espadrilles, platform soles and innovative designs. A model of artisan skill and timeless exclusivity. A few years later and inspired by his father, Manuel Barceló junior put in place the foundations of the brand as it is known today. Breathing new life into his father’s legacy, he came up with new techniques for using jute, hemp and raffia and continues to design new models with intriguing platforms, heels, new trims and materials, creating a unique style of footwear that challenges preconceived aesthetic formulas. His designs are displayed in store windows across the whole of Europe, America and Asia as well as in the brand’s own stores in Madrid, Valencia, Puerto Banús and Barcelona, a total of five stores in Spain and in La Spezia, Italy.