ReMix is my shoe heaven!
Living near Hollywoodland, I’m fortunate to be able to slip on over to ReMix Vintage Shoes
when my pocketbook feels up to it. ReMix, as everyone knows, is one of the premier vintage-reproduction shoemakers in the world. Browsing through their website, it can be a bit challenging to appreciate everything that they have to offer. So I thought it would be nice to give everyone who doesn’t live in L.A. a taste of what the ReMix store has to offer.
What I love most about the store is they show every available color of the shoes they have to offer. It is such a smorgasbord. They have shoes spanning from the Edwardian era to the 1950s. From delightfully detailed straps, to period-shaped heels, the pairs have lovely details straight out of a vintage catalog. And like the Seats Christmas toy catalog I used to look at as a child, I just go up and down the aisles saying I want one of those, and one of those, and one of those.
The Problem With True Vintage
Being tall brings challenges to wearing vintage. This includes the shoe department. Finding shoes in my size borders on the impossible in authentic vintage. Even when I find vintage shoes, I worry about their fragility. Leather dries out and weakens, shoe linings crumble, and the structure of the shoe overall can be compromised. I feel much safer wearing reproduction shoes to allow the versatility, style and sturdiness I can’t find in vintage.
Today, though, I was on a mission. I needed a pair of navy shoes. I narrowed it down to two contenders. However, since one was more ‘20s and the other more ‘30s/’40s, it wasn’t much of a contest (except the ‘20s shoes were so stinking cute!) The navy Bloomsburys became mine.
So there you have it. Probably my favorite store on the planet. Hope you liked shopping