13/06/2012

Capri calling! My new bespoke sandals, just in time for Summer

Last week-end in Paris my mum and I made a little visit to Printemps, where I caught up with some of my favourite Frenchie brands, before moving up to the shoe department, on the 5th floor... I rarely venture to this floor as I find it a bit crowded, especially on Saturdays, but this time, I made such a cool discovery that it was well worth it!


Anacapri-based traditional cobbler Capritouch, which annoyingly doesn't seem to have a website, has opened a temporary corner in Printemps' shoe department, where you can get your very own 100% bespoke summer sandals made for you, on the spot!


Of course the moment the adorable craftswomen (girls more like, they were both so young and pretty!) explained the whole "custom-made" concept I knew I was going to spend a while at their table... 

I adore flat strappy sandals for the summer, but as 16 years of ballet ruined my feet, it's sometimes hard to find pairs which don't cut into my skin and which are really comfortable. This was my chance to get a super strappy piece without even thinking about it!


You see Capritouch make the shoe to your exact specifications and measurements, and produce the shoes on the spot often checking with your feet to make sure everything fits perfectly! The only issue? Choosing the options... there are so many colours, different skins, and even crystals to choose from! 


In the end I went for two very simple models, one in Capri blue with straps over the toes and one a simple thong in orange with gold hardware. Both in the smallest heel available (almost flat). Oh, and the cutest detail? Each pair gets monogrammed, with your letters to sit just under the foot, so nobody sees them but you know they are there... 

Hurry before these adorable ladies go back to Anacapri! Capritouch at Printemps, Bd Haussmann, Paris 9e...

6 comments:

sam said...

i want!!!!

bodie said...

Sigh... we're just starting our cold weather here in Australia, so sandals are a dream at the moment!
Beautiful though.

Mree said...

Love them!! Thanks for posting about them.

Mona P said...

Love both of your choices, especially the Capri blue!

And those lizard ones in beige and green look gorgeous as well!

LittleS said...

Thanks ladies! I am so in love with my new sandals, can't wait for my Summer holidays to use them!

stephanie said...

OMG....*I want it now* :-))

this is the cutest idea I've seen for a long time. Lucky you! Please post some pics when you're getting to wear them on holidays