Step aside sneakers – it’s time to rediscover the stunning low heels and one-of-a-kind vintage flats designed by some of the most prominent fashion houses over the past few decades. Ballet flats, espadrilles, derby’s, oxfords, loafers, flat sandals, slides and slippers – low heels cater for any occasion and it’s their effortless sense of cool and unrivalled comfort that have earned them that extra space in our wardrobes and lives. No longer reserved for daytime or off-duty looks, statement flats with luxurious (or for the daring: eccentric) detailing will add unexpected edge to a party dress and add a personal touch to a smart office two-piece. Indulge in hand-crafted heritage footwear with a pair of vintage derby’s, loafers, brogues or oxfords and give your look a mannish edge that would have had Marlene Dietrich jealous. For the not-so-meringue bride-to-be, a pair of designer vintage flats, vintage sandals or low heel vintage wedding shoes will work well with an understated vintage wedding dress. Slippers and flip flop sandals are summer wardrobe must-haves – keep your holiday dressing efforts to a minimum by investing in a pair of dressy vintage flats which will take you from beach to barbeque in no time. For a contemporary feel, team a pair of embellished sandals or statement print flats with cropped denims, an oversized shirt and a vintage scarf dangling off a patent tote bag.
OfV says: A good pair of flats will work perfectly with both casual and smart attire. In Open for Vintage’s superb edit of vintage flats, Salvatore Ferragamo’s iconic Varina ballerina pumps sit next to new classics like Valentino’s trailblazing rockstud flats and statement flip flop’s from Miu Miu. After a unique vintage gem? Keep your eyes peeled for a pair of 1920s Art Deco ballerina shoes or 1960s psychedelic print low heels and pay tribute to the original style references in contemporary fashion design. Work a vintage pair with a stripped-back dress and a vintage clutch bag or vintage shoulder bag from the same era for a summer look with conversation-starting retro charm. For the dedicated sneakerhead, we do get our hands on the occasional pre-owned designer sneakers for you to fall back on, too.
At Open for Vintage, we consider everyone as a collector with a desire to possess beautiful things with a story worth living on. Our curated edit of unique and contemporary vintage and pre-owned fashion pieces are hand-picked for their individuality, relevance, and of course, style appeal.