Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Shoes, Glorious Shoes!

Nothing thrills me more than seeing items glimpsed in vintage catalogues brought to life in the form of real-life vintage for sale.  Example:  some drool-worthy white 30s shoes on Etsy right now look like they've stepped out of the 1930s catalogue.  Shoes in first photo from Scottie in a Canoe ; second pair  from Flower on the Wall; third pair from Hillbilly Filly.













Music: "Brand New Shoes," She & Him

13 comments:

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

All I can say is "WOW!!" those first ones are so incredibly gorgeous. Why, oh why have I been cursed with size 9 feet! Those stunning peep toes will haunt my dreams for weeks! :(
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Stefanie Valentine said...

Incredible, they look so similar to the catalogue, it's as if they've just stepped straight from the 30s! The problem i have is that my feet are too wide and i have a stupid little toe that likes to moan and complain after half an hour. I can still look and drool though :)

BaronessVonVintage said...

yeah, these would never fit me, either. Fun to admire from afar, though!!

The Dreamstress said...

Oooooh, I need all those shoes!

Maggi said...

These are awesome!!!!!

Pixie Drive-In said...

The first pair is sooo cute, and I saw a similar pair in a store today!! All are wonderful. I kind of want some white shoes for summer.

Miss Rayne said...

$1.98???????????????? I'll take the whole catalogue

BaronessVonVintage said...

seriously! can you imagine how huge our shoe collections would be if we could get THOSE shoes at THOSE prices TODAY?! Swoon!

Tess said...

Ahhh! Nooo! White 30's shoes are my absolute weakness. I can never find them in my size. Then I finally win a pair for a decent price on eBay and they got lost in the mail. :(

Nancy said...

I fit into one pair of those, but they are out of my price range! I'm trying to furnish my vintage wardrobe in $25 or under per item. What great finds though! If I weren't undergoing my $25 Vintage challenge I'd snatch them up right now!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Tess: Ohhh nooooo! That's too bad ;(

Nancy: that's a great challenge. I must admit I got my 1930s white shoes for about $25 on eBay, so if you are lucky and patient you just might find your dream shoes, but without breaking your challenge goals!

nudeedudee said...

So fantastic!! I live right down the way from Re-Mix, and I'm always tempted to go in--at least they can outfit my manly size 10 feet! You must have the lucky narrow tootsies to rock these puppies. I always look on etsy for a shoe maker, but not much beyond house shoes so far~

BaronessVonVintage said...

Ooh, boy, I have yet to own any re-mix shoes. I'm thinking of saving for the Myrnas, but luckily I don't have the temptation of living so near the shop!!! I saw a person who handcrafts "st. tropez" leather sandals on Etsy, but that's about it. Too bad the art of shoe-making seems to have all but disappeared!!

I do have rather long feet. They would be narrow if it wasn't for my big toe joints...too many years spent standing as a cashier and then as an instructor also made my arches drop a bit. Too much foot info, I'm sure....:)