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Maniet ! Luxus is a family-run business that has been selling shoes for over 30 years.
There are two totally different aspects with the same customer service behind this Belgian chain.
First there’s Maniet, shoe shops in our town centres, high streets and shopping centres.
Then there’s Luxus, large stores located outside the cities. Customers can help themselves to the shoes filling the aisles.
What’s our business philosophy? Nobody is a number, everyone has their place and we count on everyone.
We put shoes on the whole family’s feet, make them want to come back again and again with a wide range of products, brands and quality services as well as good service from enthusiastic staff in a friendly environment.
We focus on simplicity, community and efficiency. We strive to constantly improve and we hope to simplify all our key procedures to free up energy that we can devote to our clients and new projects.
It is vital to our company’s growth and future that all our staff share our values. They are interdependent and enable us to achieve our targets and accomplish our mission.
From the first steps of success…
The Maniet family opened its first shoe shop in 1903 in Montignies-sur-sambre in the Charleroi area. 2 generations succeed one another and this is now the third generation that is moving the shop into Charleroi town centre.
In 1985, the establishment of the limited company Chaussures Maniet [Maniet Shoes]. The first outlet opened in Brussels under the name of Alexandra. The first superstore emerged in 1989 under the name Luxus. Today, 31 specialist retail stores are grouped under two brand names: Luxus and Maniet. Each one supports a specific approach related to its development, layout and style.
Luxus was taken over. There were 18 stores at the time.
2006 saw the creation of the first e-commerce web site containing the collections presented in the Maniet and Luxus shops. 4 years later, the site underwent an update and supported home delivery and delivery to Kiala points.
Finally in 2014, the new site is launched! A new look and a host of new features completely set it apart from its former iteration, as well as offering the classic ordering system, in-store reservations are also available.
We moved from Wavre to Nivelles into offices and a warehouse that is twice the size.
Our online shop was given an update to become mobile-friendly with brand new functions: gift voucher purchase, size filter and lots more. This year also saw the opening of 7 new stores in Wallonia: Tournai, Fléron, Sprimont, Hannut, Woluwe, Saint-Lambert and Belle-île.
We have been supporting several charities on a day-to-day basis for many years. We believe in helping each other and working together; we believe it’s important to help people who provide support.
Justine for Kids
This charity was founded in 2008 by the famous tennis champion Justine Henin. Justine and her team hope to support sick and disabled children as well as their families and paediatric centres.
The support provided by the charity is in line with Justine’s own values: solidarity, courage, perseverance and kindness.
The main aim of Justine for Kids is to meet the needs of sick children in collaboration with French and Dutch-speaking paediatric centres in Belgium by organising recreational activities, funding and developing hospitalisation projects and other initiatives to support the children’s families.
Maniet ! has sponsored two beehives in Louvain-la-Neuve since 2014. The sweet outcome is that almost 50 pots of organic honey were filled and sold. We loved the idea so much that we set up 3 new beehives in our grounds after moving to Nivelles. Next year we hope to fill 200 pots whilst protecting the eco-system.
At Christmas time we provide help to the most destitute. The idea is simple: pick up a shoe box, fill it with non-perishable goods and drop it off at one of our stores. In 2016, over 4800 shoe boxes were collected and distributed to charities and social welfare centres through the Samaritans.