Shoe Shine

Photo by Napoleon Habeica

The other day, my sister was waiting for the elevator and happened to admire the shoes the woman next to her was wearing. It turns out the woman, Andrea Vargas Deippa, just happened to be the designer of the shoes and is half of her eponymous company, Dieppa Restrepo. After checking it out, I knew I had to share.

Photo by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Vargas Dieppa and her partner, Elisa Restrepo hail from Columbia. Inspired by classic menswear styles, their unisex shoes are “refined, androgynous and elegant…beautiful and simple enough for the chic and fashion-minded, yet comfortable and durable enough for their contemporary urban lifestyle”. Need I say more?

photo by michelle cortez

How adorable are these? So perfect for all the menswear styles this season or even just with jeans.

They are going to have an online shop soon but in the meantime, the shoes can be found at the Steve Alan stores in the city (NYC) as well as the Columbus Ave. and Gansevoort St. Theory shops. And if you don’t live in NYC, you may contact the store.

29 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
+ 1 917.697.5901
+ 1 646.652.6768
[email protected]

Your feet will thank you.


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8 Responses to Shoe Shine

  1. How would you decide??? Great style…and the colors…sigh!

  2. These are fabulous – I would take them in all colors!

  3. elle says:

    GREAT scoop. I will be attending to my shoe fetish this weekend (luckily, I live in nyc!)

  4. Sanity Fair says:

    I’m loving the patent colors! That’s just a great look. My one caveat: I have big feet, so I look pretty silly in these shoes! Which just leaves me with shoe envy, because they’re so fun for fall. Me and my ballet flats will be wistfully watching from the sidelines :)

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