It’s been a while since I shared some old catalog images. Finally got my scanner hooked up again, so I have two darling pages to show from a 1938 Chicago Mail Order catalog. This comes from a little sale catalog and it’s one I go back to over and over again for style inspiration. In fact, it’s in this catalog that I found the image I based my Fiesta Farmerettes off of!
Paging American Duchess- I want “N” in the above photo- the floral ones with little bows on the front and open toes with matching purse, k? I’m not picky… I’ll take them in stripes instead of florals Or green.
It’s not often shoes make my heart go pitter-patter, but these… oh my! Yes, please!
American Duchess brings us the newest of her shoe line, these gorgeous Edwardian shoes in ivory and black leather.
Check out the great cross over straps! These are definitely on my “must have” list. She’s opening up pre-orders on Monday for a discounted price.
For more photos and info visit the American Duchess blog and Website.
All images are property of American Duchess. I am not paid or compensated in any way for posting them on my blog, I just want to share the shoe love!
Have you seen these gorgeous new shoes by American Duchess? Lauren has been working hard on getting these shoes “just so”, and they’re opening up for presale tomorrow!! I’m so excited!
These look just divine- they’re made of silk and leather and are dyable!
Although aimed toward the 18th century look I think they’d be equally lovely as bridal shoes, don’t you? I plan on buying a pair and wearing them with my 1870s and Edwardian looks as well.
To make this dream come true she needs to meet a pre-sale of 100 shoes. If you know anyone who would be interested won’t you pass along the word? Then we all get pretty new shoes!
>Hope you all had a great weekend! Many thanks on all the kind comments on the new repro pattern Yay!
If there’s one shoe I’ve been after for years, it’s a pair of early 40s spectators. I wish there was a vintage catalog mail order plant, where I could send away and have a perfectly immaculate and new pair of these shoes delivered right to my doorstep! Version “S” spells perfection to me!
Do you have a pair of shoes or some other illusive vintage treasure that you’ve been on the hunt for?
Aren’t these shoes
to die for? A lovely friend sent the link to me. I’m just 1/2″ off from fitting these darlings but I thought they really needed to be brought to attention and admired (or bought, if you’re lucky enough to fit into them), despite the smaller size.
What is not to love about these? They’re not only a super rare example of surviving 1930s beach sandals, but they are so interestingly made- the criss crossed stripes remind me of old time beach chairs. The stripes even go around the heels! I personally would put these shoes around 1937-1940, but something in me thinks they are even more specifically from 1937-38.
I was so inspired by them I went and flipped through some of my old catalogs to see if I could find a similar image. Although I didn’t find one quite on par with these beach sandals I did find two pages of rather lovely colorful shoes from around 1938. Enjoy!
Click on the images for larger versions
>I love mid 30s sportswear styles! I also really love the collegiate influence and the rage for college wear. So fun and sporty and wearable! Here’s some shoes from 1936 I wish I could just pick up and wear. Very fun, very sporty and still chic!
These shoes would cost about $102 in today’s money according to the inflation calculator. I’m particularly in love with the Berkshire and the Cobbie Shawl… and I think I have a pair suspiciously close to the Hampton in my closet already! What are your favorites?
Many thanks for your sweet comments on my last post! I had so much fun dressing the adventurer.
Just a little reminder that I’m not going to be available to ship next week, so if you’ve got your eye on something in the shop snag it now I just put up two lovely 1930s patterns from my personal stash!
Hope you’re having a great week! Is it Thursday already? Where has the week gone?
>Now, I admit I’m not the most avid shoe hound. I’ve never been the one to go straight to the shoes at the department store and long after something in every color. BUT- I admit- I am strongly drawn to vintage shoes. I love them. When I look through old catalogs I literally drool at the beautiful shoes that were available. If I could order things from the past it would most likely be hats and shoes. Clothing we can make, but shoe and hat making? Now those are REAL lost arts. And aren’t they just works of art in themselves? *le sigh* This particular shoe offering is from Spring and Summer of 1939.
click on the image for a hi res copy