Exciting Things in Store for Vintage Shoe Lovers

2016 is already off to a roaring start. The beginning of the year always comes with lots of planning for the next 12 months, and this year is more intense than ever.

In addition to adding new colors and styles to American Duchess, particularly for you Civil War ladies, I will be presenting my first collection for Royal Vintage Shoes, our recently-launched retro footwear brand.

This is a big deal for me because for the past five years we’ve been building American Duchess’ footwear offerings one at a time, but Royal Vintage’s collection will be all at once.

The reason I’m sharing this now is because I want you all to be a part of it. I want your feedback, opinions, and help with making the absolute best first collection we can. We’ve always tried our best to listen to our customers and create what you want, so if you’d like to be a part of the “development team” for Royal Vintage, please follow us on your favorite social network:

I’ve been working closely with the workshop to develop four iconic 1940s styles, most likely offered in two colors each. We will offer our ’40s collection on RoyalVintageShoes.com, and we are also hoping to team up with some hand-picked retailers. If you are a vintage/retro fashion retailer and are interested in carrying our shoes (USA, Canada, Europe, Australia), please shoot me an email to [email protected].


It’s early days yet, but the plan is to open the collection for pre-orders in mid-August. Those of you attending Costume College at the beginning of August will get an in-person look at each design in context (and if you’re a 7.5 you can try them on, too).

I know it’s a lot to take in, but I wanted to let you all know what’s up, and invite you to come on this journey with me. I’m excited to share updates and news over the next eight months. Stay tuned, lovelies!

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