Massaro | handmade shoes to order in Paris
If you’ve got the time, the money and the patience, and you love handmade shoes, then you should check out this marvellous workshop.
Raymond Massaro’s grandfather opened his Parisian shoe-making business in 1894, and the modest workshop has been creating beautiful shoes for the fashionistas, royalty, movie stars ever since.
Even the Kennedy family members, Marlene Dietrich and Elizabeth Taylor wore shoes by Massaro, whose family has been a faithful friend of iconic fashion houses and fashion & couture stylistas.
The company was sold to Chanel, but Raymond Massaro still takes an interest. Interested in getting shoes made? You can :
- visit the showroom
- consult with a master shoe- and boot-maker
- they will cast a mold of your foot, take measurements and work with you to design the perfect shoe for you.
All of this takes about 40 hours of work by the small staff to make one pair of handmade shoes. I did a shoemaking course for 3 days and I can attest to how much planning and effort goes into making a pair of simple slip-on shoes, let alone something stylish and gorgeous! Pop by and have a look, even if it’s to just to acknowledge this amazing craft which is still heppening in the City of Love and Light.
2 rue de la Paix | Paris 75002 France | http://www.massaro.fr
Phone: +33 (0)1 42 61 19 55