July 2021 Pre-Order is Open

We sortof fell off the wagon with the whole “new collection every month, woo” intention, but after a two month break, it’s time for another pre-order!

This month we have a mini-collection: Keckley Victorian Booties, Bellatrix Edwardian 3-Strap Shoes, and Londoner Edwardian Oxfords in all-black leather. *Snazzy*

Pre-Order is Open July 2 – 16, 2021
$20/pair discounts
US Women’s 5 – 11 & 12 (we are now offering size 10.5!)


These adorable little side-lace booties are a re-development/re-release of the former Gettysburg booties. We’ve re-named them for Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818-1907), the formerly enslaved mantua-maker to Mary Todd Lincoln, who built a thriving dressmaking business after buying her freedom in 1855. Keckley also became a civil activist and author, founding the Ladies’ Freedman and Soldier’s Relief Association and penning Behind the Scenes, her autobiography detailing her rise from slavery to businesswoman.

Keckley Victorian Side-Lace Boots in green and burgundy. Also available in black and grey.

The Keckley booties are cotton sateen foxed in black leather with flat squared toes and side-lacing on the inside of the foot. They are a flat shoe, very comfortable and soft, and work for both day and evening attire of the 1820s – 1860s. Four colors available.


Multi-strapped “bar” shoes were the height of fashion at the turn of the 20th century well into the 1920s. The new Bellatrix shoes tick all the boxes – pointed toes, button straps, French heels. These are perfect for anything Edwardian, Downton, Titanic (Rose wears a very similar pair), Great War, Gatsby – such a versatile and attractive shoe! Four colors available.

Londoner – Black Leather

Londoner Edwardian Oxfords in classic all-black leather.

You’re all familiar with Londoner oxfords, and many of you have requested an all-black version. We’re happy to finally oblige.

How Pre-Orders Work

We’ve changed things up a bit from how we used to run pre-orders. Now, all size quantities are unlimited during the pre-order period (2 weeks). We’re offering a larger size range than before – US women’s 5 – 11 (half sizes) & size 12. Once the pre-order period is over, we place our order with the factory. We do order more of each size than what was sold during the pre-order, but it’s based on what was sold, so if you are a size 5, 5.5, 6, 10.5, 11, or 12, it is very advisable to pre-order your shoes, as we may not have many or any when they come into stock later.

We always offer a $20/pair discount, and all USA orders over $165 ship free, which is basically everything. The discount is our way of saying “thank you” for the wait – in the BeforeTimes we could deliver around 8 – 10 weeks; in the AfterTimes, with all industries still greatly affected by Covid shutdowns and shortages, it’s taking 12 – 15 weeks. This is a hella long time to wait, so we try to make it worth your while. For pre-order releases since August 2020, we’ve been selling out of pretty much everything well before it arrives, so if you’re madly in love with the shoes, I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering to make sure you get them…we just want you to be aware of the wait time. <3

More explanations, much better written, can be found on our FAQ page here.

Pre-Order is Open July 2 – 16, 2021
$20/pair discounts
US Women’s 5 – 11 & 12 (we are now offering size 10.5!)

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