Melbourne Retail Festival

Melanie Sheppard

Melanie grew up on the smell of leather. The daughter of iconic Australian shoe retailer Peter Sheppard, she has spent her entire life eating and breathing the retail industry.

Her traineeship commenced at David Jones and Polo Ralph Lauren before entering into her family business, Peter Sheppard Footwear, where she fast became the Head Buyer for over a decade. She has worked with high-end shoes brands in a wholesale capacity internationally and launched her own brand TheSlumberLoft.com