journal: Leffot

Summer sale!

Our summer sale is now in progress. Take 30% off select items from Alden, Saint Crispin’s, Edward Green, Quoddy, and more. Shop online or in our store at 10 Christopher Street.


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We’re hiring for Chicago!

We’re looking for a store manager and sales associates for our upcoming Chicago location. We like to think of ourselves as advisors or guides, rather than salespeople, and are looking for others who feel the same about the shopping experience. We want to build relationships with our customers that go beyond simply selling merchandise.

We opened our Manhattan store in May 2008 with a tightly edited selection and low key web presence. We didn’t know what was to come, but our goal was simple: to offer classic styles that can be worn for a lifetime. With the motto Nuquam Jactate, which means “Never Boast,” we set out to make finding the perfect item as simple as possible.

Since then we’ve expanded our offerings and opened a robust online shop. We’ve kept the same spirit throughout everything we’ve done for the past eight years, and we want to extend that feeling to our Chicago customers.

If this sounds like you, or if you have questions, then let’s talk. Contact us at Include a copy of your resume, and tell us what makes you right for Leffot.

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Chicago, here we come.

Hard to believe it was eight years ago today we opened our doors for the first time. It is a humbling experience to own a small business, and our success is due to those of you who have encouraged and supported us over the years.

And to our trading partners who believed in us back in 2007, when we came to you with an idea of opening a multi-brand shoe store in the West Village. Not your most likely spot. Without your support we would not be here today.

We truly appreciate each and every customer who has purchased a can of shoe polish, pair of socks, or pair of shoes. It’s no small wonder that we’ve built a group of like-minded friends who share our passion and appreciation for high quality footwear and accessories.

As we enter our ninth year we reflect on our commitment to providing you with the best offerings and service possible.

Today we are very excited to announce that we will be entering a new phase in our growth. This fall we will open our first shop outside New York. We are proud to be coming to Chicago.

Our location will be in the historic Monadnock building on South Dearborn Street in the South Loop. We look forward to meeting friends old and new in this beautiful building in the heart of the city.

We’ll keep you posted with updates in the coming weeks and months. Until then, thank you all once again for your loyalty and patronage.

Chicago, here we come.

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Leffot in Robb Report

There are a lot of shoes out there, and if you’re just starting to invest in footwear, it can be hard to know where to start. Steven was recently interviewed by Robb Report about his top five shoes for a classic wardrobe. Check out the article to see what he chose.

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Leffot in Robb Report

Spring 2016 Trunk Shows

We organize trunk shows with our vendors twice a year. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the artisans or their representatives who are extremely knowledgeable about their products. It is also an excellent chance to see first hand many sample styles for custom orders.

We’ve begun to schedule our spring 2016 trunk shows. We’ll announce more events as they are confirmed. Keep an eye on our Events page for additional shows. We invite you to join us for the following:

March 21 and 22: Edward Green, with Fredrik Blindheim
April 25 and 26: Saint Crispin’s, with Phillip Car
May 13 and 14: Hiro Yanagimachi, with Hiroyuki Yanagimachi

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Further Markdowns

It’s that time again. All sale items are now 50% off. With shoes from Edward Green, Alden, Gaziano & Girling, and John Lobb, gloves from Thomas Riemer, and socks from Pantherella. Shop our sale online or in our store at 10 Christopher Street.

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