>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.
>Love the clothes, but give me the shoes!
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Shrinky InkyJune 9, 2010 at 1:08 am (13 years ago)
>i actually became weak in the knees. and you know how i love shoes.
Fab Gabs VintageJune 9, 2010 at 1:27 am (13 years ago)
>I'm both glad and heartbroken that I checked in today! I do rarely browse the shoe section at Nordstrom on my way to the makeup counter, but nothing ever inspires me. These shoes are enough to make a vintagette tear up a little – so few are left to us – and certainly none are my size!I'd petition Prada to remake these styles exactly — but I couldn't afford them if they did. Can't decide which I'd have to have more, either, the red and black with blue, or the four color ones!
Dizzy DameJune 9, 2010 at 1:29 am (13 years ago)
PoetessWugJune 9, 2010 at 1:31 am (13 years ago)
>I AM a shoe hound!!!…I love these too!!!
mama grubbsJune 9, 2010 at 1:38 am (13 years ago)
>omg they are so cute! and cheap then!
SolanahJune 9, 2010 at 2:00 am (13 years ago)
tiddleywinkJune 9, 2010 at 2:48 am (13 years ago)
>Even adjusting for inflation, those shoes range from $15.53 to $35.92. I'll take *two* of each lovely pair!
Zinnia CressJune 9, 2010 at 4:17 am (13 years ago)
>those shoes… those prices… if only i can travel back in time… jsut for a little while…:)-Zinnia
EmilyJune 9, 2010 at 4:37 am (13 years ago)
>I am totally with you on going back in time for shoes and hats! I am a total shoe nut and these are simply divine!
art*deco*dameJune 9, 2010 at 4:56 am (13 years ago)
>*dies* omg I want those all so bad it hurts!
Betty LouJune 9, 2010 at 5:56 am (13 years ago)
>i want them all!
Patjila's Retro Print ArtJune 9, 2010 at 7:50 am (13 years ago)
CharlotteJune 9, 2010 at 9:30 am (13 years ago)
>Oh my! Now those are some faulous shoes! xx CharlotteTuppence Ha'penny
Marie MJune 9, 2010 at 10:32 am (13 years ago)
>so nice shoes !!! i love its !
AndreaJune 9, 2010 at 5:15 pm (13 years ago)
>Those shoes are all so utterly gorgeous! I really wish I could learn to make shoes, it's been a goal of mine for such a long time.
LaurenJune 9, 2010 at 8:22 pm (13 years ago)
DivaJune 9, 2010 at 8:44 pm (13 years ago)
>Have just found your blog. What an inspiration :)
"The Golden Girl of the West"June 10, 2010 at 4:24 am (13 years ago)
>Absolutely agreed! Those shoes are like candy, beautiful image!XOXO~Syd
TiaJune 20, 2010 at 3:39 pm (13 years ago)
>Ah, wonderful! I wish shoes like those were still available–and at those prices! ;) I love the red ones on the top row.