Thursday, June 5, 2014

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Introducing "Savoy" Edwardian Shoes - Pre-Order Now Open!

Savoy Beaded Edwardian Shoes by American Duchess

I'm so happy to finally *properly* introduce you to "Savoy," the fully-beaded, multi-strapped Edwardian stunners inspired directly by antiques in collections like The Met, The V & A, and Shoe Icons.

Here are the facts:
  • 100% Leather Construction - upper, lining, and sole
  • Hand-beaded vamp is absolutely covered in seed beads and crystals
  • Side-buttoning closure (can be adjusted by moving the buttons)
  • Multiple straps and cutouts give the period look
  • 1.75" / 4.45 cm French heels will have you dancing all night

"Savoy" is already in production, and you can reserve your pair and get some free goodies during our Pre-Order, June 5 - 21, 2014 at www.AmericanDuchess.com

Savoy Edwardian Beaded Shoes by American Duchess
Savoy Edwardian Shoes in ivory and black
"Savoy" style shoes were popular from the 1890s to the 1920s, and were available in all sorts of colors, materials, and styles. Here are a few of the "study pieces" we examined while developing "Savoy":

The Met, 1916
The Met, 1915-20
Antique Dress
Maria Niforos, c. 1910 - this is an example of the 4 straps attached at the ends, which as as common as each strap being separate. We opted for the attached version to make the straps "behave" better.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, c. 1908
Vintage Textile, c. 1900 (no longer listed on their website) - this pair served as the model for the beading pattern on Savoy
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Remember, the pre-order specials are available through June 21st. Savoy is already in production and will be arriving in mid-August.  Don't miss out on these glamorous shoes - order yours at




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  1. Yaaaaaaayyyyy!!! I'm off to make a pre-order.

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