The “Velvet” Collection – Pre-Order Now Open

Get ready for one heck of a Fall/Winter season. We’ve been finalizing *so* many new styles and *so* many new colorways, and I’m stoked to introduce the first of four Fall collections: “Velvet by American Duchess.”

We actually didn’t plan to group all of the velvet+leather styles together, but it just rather happened that way! Back by popular demand are Camille and Alpen boots, and we’ve added a new style, Lucille, made on our most popular last and heel shape.


“Camille” Edwardian Boots in black

These are possibly the sexiest boots we make – yes, they are historically accurate! Getting the curves right on these 1890s – 1920s boots has been tricky, but it’s essential. We went through many iterations to bring the ankles in, and in this re-introduction we’ve widened the tongue to make these boots fit a very broad range of calf sizes. Camilles go from 12 inches all the way up to 17 inches (1/2″ overlapping the tongue on each side), and don’t extend up to the widest part of the calf. The see if they’ll fit you, measure 8.5 inches up from your heel, then around the leg at that point.

New “Camille” Edwardian boots in new colors for Fall 2021
Black and Ivory “Camille” Edwardian Boots – classic!


Navy and Taupe “Lucille” Oxfords are chic as heck!

The low-top oxford sister of Camille boots, the Lucilles pair leather and velvet with wide satin shoe laces. You all went for the fun colors in the color poll we did a few weeks back, and the results are to die for! Acid green, rich merlot, navy, smooth black.

New “Lucille” Vintage Oxfords in new colors – velvet, leather, and satin

The two-tone Lucilles each come with contrast shoe laces, so you have two sets – one to match the leather, and one to match the velvet. They’re made on the Londoner/Bernadette/Gibson last and heel – very sturdy, comfortable, and well-balanced.

“Lucille” Vintage Oxfords in action


Classic “Alpen” Retro Winter Booties in navy and ivory

Finally our best-selling vintage winter boots are back and in six colors! The Alpens are super comfy, super cozy, and made for cold weather. They’re leather foxed with hard-wearing velveteen uppers, sheepskin trim, and houndstooth wool lining. The soles on Alpens are rubber, making them safe and sturdy for wet, icy weather.

New colors for “Alpen” Retro Winter Booties – red, black, ivory, green!
“Alpen” Retro Winter Booties in action

Pre-Order is Open
August 20 – September 3, 2021

$20/pair discounts
Women’s US Sizes 5 – 11 & 12
Unlimited ordering – all sizes, styles, and colors available

All USA & Canadian orders qualify for Sezzle Layaway
Free shipping, returns, and exchanges on all USA orders
We ship internationally too! Duties Paid shipping is available – no surprises!


  • Kelly Lincoln

    August 21, 2021 at 7:17 AM

    4 new collections!! Omg! Is there any way we can get sneak peaks into the other 3? I need to know how much money to save up/that I can spend on this collection if there are more coming out soon!

    • Lauren @ American Duchess

      August 21, 2021 at 2:58 PM

      Hi! Yes, we normally do previews before launching, but this time the final samples showed up the day before! It was quite a long night getting them photographed and up on the website. Oi!

      Here are a few things coming up, pictures pending – 16th & 17th century low-heeled shoes, an entire Regency collection with two boots and two slippers, two knee-high lace-up boots from the 1910s-50s, menswear spectator oxfords and short side-button
      flat boots in women’s sizes, Colette boots in new colors, and Paris short-top lace-up Victorian/Edwardian low-heeled boots, to name a few.

      • Kelly Lincoln

        August 21, 2021 at 3:12 PM

        Thank you so much for replying! That is very helpful information- I will start saving up. You’re doing amazing work and I can’t wait to see all these collections!

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