Original Creations Include The Wedge Heel
About this Assortment The Salvatore Ferragamo brand is an Italian luxury goods firm, with headquarters in Florence, specializing in footwear, leather-based goods, and ready-to-wear for women and men. In 1914, Italian shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo moved to California and opened up a shoe store for the most important names in Hollywood on the time, including Joan Crawford and Gloria Swanson. Despite declaring bankruptcy during the great Depression, the Ferragamo shoe firm had regained enough popularity and success to buy the Palazzo Spini Feroni by 1938, a palace in Florence which currently houses a museum commemorating Salvatore Ferragamo’s life and work. Ferragamo has produced great innovation and creativity in the course of its company history. Original creations embrace the wedge heel, an 18 kt gold sandal, the usage of patchwork in leather accessories, and Marilyn Monroe’s metallic stilettos. Ferragamo’s devoted clientele has included Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Greta Garbo, Andy Warhol and Princess Diana, amongst others. Ferragamo is now an internationally recognized vogue home, primarily operated by Ferragamo’s widow, Wanda Ferragamo Miletti, who has expanded the Ferragamo lines to include eyewear, handbags, perfume, apparel and accessories.