Click for: World-renowned Wellington boots beloved for their comfort and iconic style.
Stay for: A surprisingly massive selection of footwear, accessories, and clothing for men, women, and kids, all crafted with the same attention to detail as the label’s beloved hunting boots.
The Store: Hunter is the very poster child of heritage-influenced style. Developed in 19th-century Scotland by an American entrepreneur, it was originally dubbed the North British Rubber Company. The name didn’t stick, but the mindset behind it certainly did. From its very earliest days, products were crafted of foolproof rubber designed to handle any challenge.
The military eventually came calling, and Hunter boots outfitted millions during World War II. Fast forward to the 1950s, when the label’s now-treasured Original Wellington boot was introduced to the world. Made with a whopping 28 separate parts, these boots are essentially the face of the brand.
Is it any wonder they’re still a mainstay today? Wellies for men, women, and kids are peppered all over the company’s website, and all are available in a wide range of colours. Added to the modern mix are astonishingly chic, on-trend pieces that few would guess are the brainchild of a vulcanised rubber brand. Natch, even accessories are made of the durable material—think weatherproof backpacks, enviable wallets, and downright adorable cell phone cases.
Browsing the site is a pleasure, as each category is easy to break down by size, colour, price, and product feature. (Why, yes, there is such a thing as a baby peach water-resistant anorak with its own carry case!) Bright, crisp photographs allow for flawless views of each item, making it simple to decide.
Add to the equation a comprehensive section devoted especially to discovering what the Hunter heritage is all about, complete with excellent products and fascinating stories, and you may feel as though you’ve stumbled across old-world Scotland yourself.