Important Announcement from American Duchess Historical Footwear

Okay, lads and ladies, it’s time for me to put my business hat on and make a very important announcement.

On Monday, October 14th, the prices on some of our shoes will be going up.

While most of our prices will stay right where they are, we’ve had to make the difficult to decision to raise the prices on Tavistock, Hartfield, Astoria, Kensington, and Pompadour.

This tough decision involved many factors.  While the quality of construction and materials has gone up, unfortunately this means the price of those materials goes up too, as well as the cost of shipping and freight, and the skilled labor needed to manufacture high-grade leather shoes and boots.

We care about everyone connected to our business, from you the customer to the people making our product.  In return for the price increase, you get an awesomely authentic, comfortable, and superior quality shoe, and our factory workers get a higher wage and much better quality of life.  We here at HQ get to continue making historical shoes and accessories.  Everybody wins, even our mail carrier, who gets cash bonuses for all of the packages he picks up from us.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.  This isn’t easy, but I know you wonderful people in the community will understand the conundrum, especially those of you who yourselves run small businesses.

So if you’ve been eyeballing a pair of boots, Kensies, or the new Pompadours, take advantage of the lower prices this weekend.  EasyPay Layaway plans are also welcome.

If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them in the comments, or by email – [email protected] .

Most Sincerely,


  • Michelle Hamilton

    October 11, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    I understand completely that you need to raise the price. Your shoes are beautiful and comfortable, I am so happy that you were able to get size 10.5-11 back in stock. Can't wait for the 1860's pump, I know that they are delayed but I know they will be worth the wait!

  • Anonymous

    October 12, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Because of the way my job is set up, I can only earn a maximum of 1000 gross a month. So, I support raising the living standards of people! I hope everything keeps chugging along for you. My goal is to be able to get a pair of shoes for my next event in February. And dye. I have to dye them.


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