And they finally did!
Here's the adventures of myself and Mr. C yesterday, and how your shoes came to be on their way to you today.
|Here they all are on the palette. They came this way all the way from Shenzhen, China.|
|Hatchbacks, for the win. My Mazda on the left, Chris' Subaru on the right, and 25 cartons of shoes packed in like sardines. Driving the 20 miles home was ... interesting.|
|Arrived in the garage. Time to check how they look. Despite most of the shoe boxes being rather smooshed, all the shoes inside were perfect.|
|Size 12s. They looked lovely, shiny, pristine, and new.|
|Our packing station - I was printing packing slips and shipping labels, picking orders, and checking size and quality. Chris was assembling and packing shipping boxes, sticking labels, and stacking the orders.|
|At the beginning of the day, the pile of orders ready to go looked rather small...|
|By the end of the day (10 pm), well over 200 pairs of shoes were stacked and ready for pick up from the USPS.|
|This is what's left (there are some behind these, don't be alarmed), stacked nicely on a rack Mr. C built just for this purpose. It was about 11 pm, and we called it a night.|
If you are state-side, you will have your shoes by the end of the week! All stateside orders are going Priority USPS, yay!
If you are international, the shipping time will vary depending on your country and customs offices.
Custom Dye Orders - your shoes are going in for professional spa treatment this week. I'm not sure how long it will take, but I will keep you updated and try to push the orders through as quickly as possible.
Thank you for following the journey and making this dream come true. Without you, none of this would have happened. I hope you all enjoy your shoes, and enjoy future styles - we're currently developing 1790s slippers, early 18th c. Louie heels, and 1900-1910 strappy pumps. Whee!
One last thing. The leather version of these shoes, the "Devonshires," are going on pre-sale August 1st, along with a second pre-sale for Georgianas. If you were waiting for leather, missed the silk, or just need more of both, get in on the sale in a couple weeks, save money, and help our historical footwear business grow.