Jessica Out of the Closet & American Duchess Collaboration Collection: Pre-Order is Open!

Jessica Out of the Closet & American Duchess, our new collection designed in collaboration with YouTuber Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, is now open for pre-order! We’re thrilled to announce two beautiful new vintage reproduction styles, the Jessie Pumps and Claud Flats.

The Jessica Out of the Closet & American Duchess collaboration collection is 15% off per pair from April 26-May 5, in our US and UK/EU stores!

We have been fans of YouTuber Jessica Kellgren-Fozard for several years now. Over on Jessica’s channel (which recently surpassed 1M subscribers, by the way!) Jessica makes content about disabilities and chronic illnesses, deafness, LGBTQIA+ life and history, vintage fashion and beauty, parenting and family life, intersections where these topics meet…and more.

It was truly an honour to work on this collection with Jessica. Her personal style is no less than iconic, of course; additionally, her channel is an incredibly important online space, where one can learn so much. Jessica even has an honorary doctorate from the University of Worcester for her work in disability awareness! Seriously, if you aren’t subscribed already, you simply must check her out. Also, go ahead and follow Jessica on Instagram!

Now, on to Jessie and Claud, our splendid new shoes!

Jessie Vintage Pumps

Say hello to the Jessie Pumps, named after the one-and-only Jessica Kellgren-Fozard herself. Based on original shoes from the 1940s, Jessie Pumps feature attractive lattice cut-outs, beautiful scalloped edges, and a decorative leather bow. The bow is cleverly mounted on a piece of hidden elastic, which helps make these pumps easy to slip on and off. Each pair of Jessies come with two removable leather ankle straps, to suit a wide variety of ankle sizes. Simply thread the strap through the tab on the back of the heel and fasten the quick-release buckle for days when you need some extra security, or just want to change up your look! A rounded toe box and beautiful 3”/7.62 cm Spanish heel make Jessie perfect for 1940s-1950s ensembles, or for whenever you want to add a bit of vintage flair to your outfit.

Jessie is available in both standard (B) and wide (D) width, in black, soft ivory, brown, pink suede, and wine suede.

Claud Vintage Flats

If you prefer a lower style, look no further than Claud. Named after Jessica’s wife, Claudia (who is also the photographer behind these gorgeous photos, by the way), Claud is the quintessential vintage Mary-Jane you have been searching for. Based on the popular “flatties” styles of the 1950s, Claud features a beautifully shaped vamp, darling pointed tongue, and a rounded toe. Claud’s uppers are made from smooth leather, with suede trim and a suede cord bow. The strap over the instep fastens with an adjustable, quick-release buckle- no fiddly fastenings here! Claud boasts our custom 0.5”/1.27”, tried-and-true common-sense heel, which will keep you looking and feeling stylish for miles.

Claud is perfect for vintage silhouettes and contemporary ensembles alike! Pair them with your favorite vintage dress or slacks, or try them with cuffed jeans.

Claud is available in both standard (B) and wide (D) width, in black, soft ivory, navy, dusty blue, and cordovan.

The Jessica Out of the Closet & American Duchess collaboration collection is on sale for 15% off each pair from April 26-May 5 in our US and UK/EU stores. Order by May 5 to guarantee you get your favorite colors!

Pre-Order is Open
April 26-May 5, 2024
15% Discount Per Pair

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