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Norman Vilalta Trunk Show, December 3 and 4

You are cordially invited to join us for a trunk show with Norman Vilalta this Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4. Norman Vilalta is a classically trained shoemaker with a modern eye for detail. All of Norman’s shoes are unique creations that attest to his love of creating beautiful objects. They’re truly pieces of art, and Norman is a true artist, taking inspiration from sources as varied as Ferran Adrià to contemporary Nike sneakers.

Norman studied and practiced law for a number of years, but at 31 decided he wanted to pursue something that truly motivated him. In 2002, he moved from his home in Argentina to Florence, where he trained in the Stefano Bemer workshop. Since then he’s been crafting shoes in his workshop in Barcelona.

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Riccardo Bestetti Trunk Show, November 12 and 13

We’re excited to bring Riccardo Bestetti back for his third US trunk show. Riccardo will be here to take orders for bespoke and made-to-order shoes.

In addition to regular MTOs, Bestetti also offers the Novecento line, which is made to bespoke standards. An existing last is adjusted to fit your foot, and small changes to the shoe’s shape are also possible. Both the Novecento line and standard MTOs are hand welted with a wood-pegged waist, and are made of the highest quality raw materials.

We’ll have a full size run of try-on shoes to assist in determining your size, so if you’ve never worn Bestettis, you’ll be able to get a sense of the shoes’ fit and feel.

Appointments suggested. Contact us at to schedule an appointment.

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Thomas Riemer Trunk Show, Tomorrow and Saturday

Our trunk show with Thomas Riemer begins tomorrow. Sample styles for both men and women will be on hand, as well as a range of leather swatches so you can design the perfect glove for this winter. We also have many styles in stock in a variety of leathers and linings. They’re all available online and in the store.

Thomas Riemer gloves are handmade and handcrafted in the Riemer workshop in Vienna, where they’ve been making gloves since 1845. They are the oldest glovemaker in Vienna, and use only the finest skins, hand-selecting each with meticulous care for the finest quality and construction.

Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome.

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