Founded in 1968, Arche is a French, family-owned company, specialising in highly original designs for women's and men's footwear collections, for over three generations.
Arche shoe collections offer sleek, stylised lines, a comprehensive palette of vivid colours, leathers soft as a second skin, and airy soles – all features designed to suit and assert every personality.
Today, the Arche brand, led by Catherine Hélaine and her brother Pierre-Emmanuel, manufactures the great majority of its models in Frane, at Château-Renault in the Loire Valley. It is one of the few Houses to take charge of every stage of the design, development and production process.
Sold all over the world, from Japan and the US to China and Australia, Arche footwear is also available in 38 company-operated stores – 16 of which are in France.
THE LOIRE VALLEY WORKSHOP
From drawing board to production, Arche's shoe collections are created at Château-Renault in the Loire Valley, in a workshop with a staff of 70 artisans, all of whom are experts with unique expertise and know-how that melds craftmanship with the latest technology.
THE DESIGN STUDIO
At Arche, our philosophy is to offer "fitting footwear" in every sens of the word, designed to be an integral part of everyday living, with style that goes above and beyond fashions and fads. There are no star designers here, just a design studio of four experts whor are passionate about what they do and who work in close collaboration with the local studio. The studio is behind the House's legendary models – our Archette ankle boots and Laïus ballerinas – which have been revisited over the decades, as well as some fifty new, one-of-a-kind models launched each season.