Twenty years ago, when I was working at one of Manhattan's premier private schools, all the fashionable mom's were wearing Ferragamo Vara pumps. They were cute and I wanted to blend in and wear the same "uniform" so I bought two pairs. I wore them while I worked there but thought they were a little too "Upper East Side" for my next job in hospitality, so they languished in my closet. But Ferragamo shoes have gotten a lot trendier in the past few years, so I pulled mine out only to discover that they were now a little on the tight side. Nowadays these shoes retail for $575 a pair so I decided that I had two options: sell them on Ebay or take them to my local shoemaker and see what he could do to stretch them out. Luckily he did an amazing job! The pairs were generally in very good condition so he just stretched them out about a half size and on one pair replaced part of the sole and they now look brand new.
Ferragamo Vara pumps
I'm so excited that I shopped my closet and now have vintage Ferragamos!
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