>Love the clothes, but give me the shoes!

>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.

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19 Comments on >Love the clothes, but give me the shoes!

  1. Shrinky Inky
    June 9, 2010 at 1:08 am (14 years ago)

    >i actually became weak in the knees. and you know how i love shoes.

  2. Fab Gabs Vintage
    June 9, 2010 at 1:27 am (14 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!

  3. Dizzy Dame
    June 9, 2010 at 1:29 am (14 years ago)


  4. PoetessWug
    June 9, 2010 at 1:31 am (14 years ago)

    >I AM a shoe hound!!!…I love these too!!!

  5. mama grubbs
    June 9, 2010 at 1:38 am (14 years ago)

    >omg they are so cute! and cheap then!

  6. Solanah
    June 9, 2010 at 2:00 am (14 years ago)


  7. tiddleywink
    June 9, 2010 at 2:48 am (14 years ago)

    >Even adjusting for inflation, those shoes range from $15.53 to $35.92. I'll take *two* of each lovely pair!

  8. Zinnia Cress
    June 9, 2010 at 4:17 am (14 years ago)

    >those shoes… those prices… if only i can travel back in time… jsut for a little while…:)-Zinnia

  9. Emily
    June 9, 2010 at 4:37 am (14 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!

  10. art*deco*dame
    June 9, 2010 at 4:56 am (14 years ago)

    >*dies* omg I want those all so bad it hurts!

  11. Betty Lou
    June 9, 2010 at 5:56 am (14 years ago)

    >i want them all!

  12. Marie M
    June 9, 2010 at 10:32 am (14 years ago)

    >so nice shoes !!! i love its !

  13. Andrea
    June 9, 2010 at 5:15 pm (14 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.

  14. Lauren
    June 9, 2010 at 8:22 pm (14 years ago)

    >Love them!!!

  15. Diva
    June 9, 2010 at 8:44 pm (14 years ago)

    >Have just found your blog. What an inspiration :)

  16. Tia
    June 20, 2010 at 3:39 pm (14 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.

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