As the fashion and shoe industries continue to develop, so do technology and manufacturing techniques. But whatever happened to the old-school way of doing things? Is shoemaking even alive these days? While many brands rely on machines to support their growing line of footwear, Fiorentini and Baker thrives on traditional shoemaking techniques and simple designs.
Founded by Deborah Baker in 2001, Fiorentini and Baker produces footwear from several small, family-run factories in Italy. The artisans practice shoemaking methods that seem a world away from the shiny and glamorous stores where the shoes end up, but it’s what gives the shoes their unique edge. From Fiorentini and Baker women’s boots to booties, the brand uses quality materials.
In fact, the signature of every collection is uncompromising attention to detail and the implementation of incredible materials like vintage fabrics, soft and supple leather and velvet smooth suede. Baker has an eye for high-end designs and timeless details whether you love her Fiorentini and Baker booties or sneakers.
The Mastermind Behind the Designs
Deborah Baker had an interest in shoes at a young age and attended Cordwainers College. She then headed to Italy where she found inspiration for her first line of shoes. The culture and lifestyle of the country formed the foundation of her design inspiration. She spent several years freelancing and honing her skills, and when Baker decided to start her own line, it was an instant success.
She continues to stay true to the philosophy of making shoes and having fun — sounds right up our alley. Unlike many other designers, Baker avoids trends and relies on the simplicity of her creations. With the combination of skilled craftsmanship and top quality materials, her shoes allow you to fashion your own vibe as opposed to looking like everyone else.
Baker has a passion for vintage furniture and is also adamant about keeping traditions alive with shoemaking. Although she foresees more manufacturing in the future as her brand grows, she’s open-minded. Grabbing inspiration from vintage furniture, architecture, films and more, Fiorentini and Baker produces shoes for women who want footwear that’s enduring — not short-term when it comes to style or quality.
The Brand You Need in Your Life
Whether you’re in love with the Fiorentini and Baker 713 style or other silhouettes of Fiorentini and Baker boots, it’s a type of “forever” brand that sticks with you through life. It’s not the shoe company that focuses on quick turnovers and produces mediocre designs. Fiorentini and Baker is a footwear designer you will cherish. Baker’s divine footwear gives you the feeling it was handmade for your feet. Her sought-after designs are often in short supply because the brand isn’t a typical chain retailer.
Made in Italy, the line of footwear supports a diverse audience of women with unique and desirable designs while depending on the skills of Italian artisans instead of technology.
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Shoe-Inn works with different Italian manufacturers to source the freshest designs made with incredible materials. Our selection of shoes supports a variety of different styles and any occasion, no matter if you’re looking for the perfect bootie heel to match your fall outfit or boots to strut your style in the winter. Check out our upscale styles from Fiorentini and Baker and be the true designer behind your ensembles. If your order amounts to more than $100, you also receive free shipping. Have fun!