Friday, December 12, 2008

Dress Up Your Shoes with Vintage Shoe Clips

vintage shoe clipsGoing directly from the office to an important party or date but don't want to be bogged down with carrying a change of shoes? Here's a solution. In the 1950's and early 60's, women would have a wardrobe of shoe clips to change the look of a basic pair of pumps. These fancy clips attached to the front of the vamp with a small metal clip. It's jewelry for your feet, and a great way to add a bit of sparkle to your evening without spending a lot of money.

Here are some vintage shoe clips available from sellers I know and trust:

Couture Allure, vintage shoe rhinestone shoe clipsAurora Borealis rhinestones dazzle on a goldtone setting. Available at Couture Allure for $25.

Emerald green and clear rhinestone clips available at Viva Vintage for $30.

A set of three pairs of co-ordinating shoe clips are available at Dress for $40.

A pair of rhinestone clips that stand up and away from your foot. Available at Frock of Ages for $45.

9 comments:

Sal said...

I've seen ladies do this and think it's such a fantastic idea. Glam AND thrifty!

Penny said...

ohh i've always wanted shoe clips, i love the rhinestone ones at the end. but knowing me, i would probably lose one of them!

Chel and said...

oh how interesting- i've never considered shoe clips before!

great post! :)

-MJ

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

They are fun, aren't they? Penny, the clip part has tiny teeth that grab the underside of your shoe, so they should stay in place with no problem.

Belle de Ville said...

OMG, I haven't seen shoe clips in maybe 30 years.
When I need a pair of shoes to wear with a special outfit, I often buy low priced satin bridal shoes in white or off white, and then have my cobbler dye them the color that I need. To really make them special, shoe clips would be great.

capitolagirl said...

Great idea!

ryder said...

80' style.

DRESS the art of wearing vintage said...

Hi Couture Allure! I love your blog and just wanted to say that I'm glad someone else loves shoe clips! Lisa at www.dressingvintage.com

Absolutely Audrey Stylettos Blog said...

Great article! I am a bit biased since I own a shoe clip company, Absolutely Audrey. My mom used to be a collector of shoe clips and I started collecting vintage pieces 13 years ago. I now started a website that focuses on reviving the shoe clip trend. Feel free to visit me at www.absolutelyaudrey.com

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