Hello friends and loyal customers.
As most of you know, I recently started on this venture full-time. Previously I was doing it for fun as a side project in the evenings and on the weekends. From there, I started receiving orders and more orders, and I decided to take it seriously and quit my day job as a designer in Manhattan to see if I could really take this somewhere. I absolutely love making these shoes, and I love being a part of the hand-made, American-made, Brooklyn-made community. I love seeing babies wear my shoes, and I love seeing the excitement people have when picking out a pair for loved ones.
In the month that I have had so far to revamp my website, add new products to the line, crunch the numbers...seriously crunch the numbers...I have come to the conclusion that I have to raise my prices.
I want to be open and honest with you as customers. I will have to say I loved my $50.00 price point! It was such a great number! But I came to the conclusion that it was just not a realistic number for the amount of time and quality goods that goes into each pair and for me to continue on. I have high hopes for this brand and more styles up my sleeve that I can't wait to get out there! I want to expand into more stores and be available in more cities.
With this new price structure, I will be able to expand and not have to take a cut on the quality of goods or the skill level that goes into each shoe. Each shoe that you purchase takes about 1 hour to make. It is hand cut, hand stitched, hand polished, hand packaged, and hand shipped to you! I want to be able to keep it this way as that is what makes your purchase, your gift so special.
Thank you again for all of your support!!
I can't wait to see where this goes!