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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Foot Petals - 3 New Products for 2009

Keep your eyes open for three great new products by Foot Petals in early 2009. Watch this video to get a sneak peek at what to expect.

Shop now for Foot Petals at www.village-shoes.com

Village Shoes -Taking a Step at Reducing Waste!

Styrofoam containers leach toxic benzene into your food or any liquid it touches. Plastic bags pollute our land and kill wildlife. Both use petroleum as their main ingredient and can take hundreds of years to break down. Would you use these products if you had another choice?

Now you do.

Trellis Earth products are the true biodegradable, practical alternative to toxic containers and polyethylene plastic bags.

Village Shoes is taking a step at reducing waste and consumption of oil-based products such as pure petroleum bags and replacing them with 100% bio-degradable re-usable shopping bags made from corn. Now you can feel good every step of the way!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Organic Diva - Sensible Cosmetics

Diva, Are Your Killer Looks Killing You?
Cosmetic companies put labels containing 'pure' and 'clean' on products containing petro-chemicals. So how as a consumer can you know what to buy when you're looking for safe products without having to spend hours reading labels?

Organic Diva was born several years ago out of a desire to share knowledge about toxic cosmetics. Read the Diva Dirty Dozen for a list of 12 synthetic cosmetic ingredients known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, birth defects or endocrine disruption. When it comes to these chemicals in your cosmetics, Diva don’t do it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

30%-50% Off End Of Summer Sale!!!

We've marked down our summer styles to
make room for New Fall Arrivals.

30%-50% Off Starts Today!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Frye Boots - Their Long History in America

Founded in 1863 by John A. Frye, a prominent English shoemaker, The Frye Company is the oldest continuously operated shoe company in the United States. Mr. Frye ran the business for nearly 50 years and after his death in 1911, his family continued to run the company until 1945.
Frye’s footwear has a long and illustrious history… Frye boots were worn by Union and Confederate soldiers during America's Civil War, as well as soldiers in the Spanish- American War including Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. When homesteading sparked adventurous New England families to go West in the mid and late 1800's, many of these pioneers wore Frye Boots for the long journey.
Frye's Harness Boot is rooted in tradition and continues to draw influence from the American Cavalry. During a 1938 trip to Washington, DC, John A. Frye's grandson and namesake met a U.S. Navy Admiral who noted his difficulty in finding the Wellington style he liked so much. As a favor, John agreed to make him a pair. Frye continued to fill requests for these boots through World War II. By mail order, the company supplied thousands of WWII servicemen with Frye Wellingtons, known as Jet Boots. Our boots traveled the world on the feet of U.S. soldiers during the war - even General Patton wore a pair. Today, our classic Harness Boot holds a treasured place in American culture, has been featured in international fashion spreads, and enjoys strong sales in the United States, Europe and Japan.
In the 1960's, Frye reintroduced the Campus Boot based on its 1860 original. The style featured a bulky toe and chunky heel that came to epitomize the attitude and the style of the 60's and 70's. There was nothing like the "new" Frye Boot on the market, and consumers began to demand "Original Frye's." In 1975 the Frye Company donated a pair of Campus boots to the Smithsonian Institution, in our nation's capital, as a representation of the era.

The Frye brand remains true to its heritage and vintage American roots with finely crafted, fashionable boot, shoe, and handbag designs featuring rich leathers and quality hardware.

Frye Andrea $193 at village-shoes.com

Monday, August 18, 2008

El Naturalista Shoes - What Makes Them Different?

What does it mean to have the El Naturalista spirit? What makes them different? The company found it easier to explain this with images that move the spirit and inspire.

Their name expresses a different way of thinking and acting. Being a "Naturalista" implies a respect for a rich and deep philosophy that places its trust in life and, on principle, attributes all things to nature.

Their symbol, the frog, represents a land made fertile by water and embodies simple, worldly pleasures.

The frog represents the permanent fight against stagnation and reflects their nonconformist character. Read more...

Shop for New El Naturalista Styles at www.village-shoes.com

Friday, August 15, 2008

Fall 2008 Trend Report by Style.com

Here are some of our favorite picks
from Style.com's Fall 2008 Trend Report.
From top to bottom: Versace, Yves Saint Laurent,
Chado Ralph Rucci, Prada and Vera Wang.

Model Falls Twice on Paris Runway

News Anchors laugh hysterically when a model falls twice on the Paris Runway. Those must have been some tall shoes... Enjoy the laugh!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Custom Art Shoes - Zig Zag For Sale

Custom Art Shoes "Zig Zag" in a size 7 1/2 by local Ashland artist Halle Riddlebarger are now for sale! Hand drawn in India Ink these pumps are a one of a kind! Act quickly because they won't be available for long. $259 at village-shoes.com

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Shoes for a Happy Planet - Simple Shoes

Here is a video about your friends at Simple Shoes. Take a few minutes to watch their journey as a shoe company creating shoes and bags as eco-friendly as possible. Shop for Simple Shoes at www.village-shoes.com

MBT Shoes - TV Spotlight

Check out MBT's on Rachel Ray. She had a woman test them for one month. Listen to her results.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Is The Pegged Jean Really Coming Back?

I remember wearing this look back in the 80's and I never want to go back. Is this look really coming back? Straight from Stylewatch they've captured Katie Holmes sporting this flashback look. You decide. Read people's comments on People.com

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Village Find: Jam Tart Baby Pillow

I think this pillow is so wonderful! Measuring 10 x 10 made out of natural color cotton canvas (soft) with an adorable little illustration printed on the front of pillow. $20 at esty.com

Jam Tart Baby's Philosophy: "From Imagination comes incredible CRAFT! We believe in offering quality products with a modern vintage flair." Their special items are handcrafted and will be treasured for a lifetime.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Custom Art Shoes Now For Sale!

"Trees" by Halle Riddlebarger in a size 8 1/2 are now for sale! Beautiful hand drawn custom art shoes done by local Ashland artist. Each pair is unique and one of a kind. $259 at village-shoes.com

Village Find: String Chair

The collaborative team of Rie Egawa and Burgess Zbryk creates modernist inspired art and design. Here they have created a String Chair. Made from birch plywood, nylon cord and stainless steel. Look for more of their designs at www.egawazbryk.com