Dear Frances was founded with a youthful spirit and a clear objective: to redefine classics for modern women and to offer premium quality shoes while slowing the fashion cycle and leading the way for socially conscious businesses.
We work closely with our team of artisan shoemakers in Italy, utilizing sustainable materials and processes to develop a new kind of luxury - a luxury that seeks to slow the fashion cycle, a luxury that focuses on craftsmanship and a luxury that helps to increase the integrity of our fashion choices.
Dear Frances has become synonymous with modern, elegant designs, offering styles to hero a classic wardrobe, most notably the now cult Spirit Boots and sculptural Block Heels.
Dear Frances shoes have been worn by Selena Gomez, Bella Hadid, Emma Roberts, Kendall Jenner, Sienna Miller and Katy Perry. The brand has appeared in publications including US Vogue, W Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, British Vogue, Daily Front Row and others.
OUR QUALITY | Designed To Last
Details that matter
At Dear Frances, we want you to wear your shoes all day, every day, season after season. Each pair is hand-made in Italy using age-old techniques that have been handed down through generations of highly skilled artisan shoemakers. We source the finest quality Italian leathers and European textiles to produce modern classics, designed to last.
OUR PROCESS | Ethical Production
Slowing fashion down
We work with a multi-generational artisan factory in northern Italy, who share the same values as us: slow the fashion cycle, celebrate craftsmanship and invest in ethical production practices. We have worked with the same factory since our inception, we visit often and have developed a strong personal relationship, which enables us to work closely with them on a daily basis. Like them, we are passionate about sourcing sustainable materials, implementing ethical production process and investing in styles that endure, which in turn helps to minimise waste and curb over-production.
OUR DIFFERENCE | Making An Impact
Buy a pair, give a pair
We believe that good shoes make you look and feel great. We also believe that everyone has the right to comfort. Over 900 million people around the world live in extreme poverty and most of those people don't have access to adequate footwear. This means that for almost 12.8% of the worlds population, walking is unbearable - children cannot attend school and adults are prevented from working. To help address this problem, we partner with non-profit organizations like Soles4Souls to ensure that for every pair of Dear Frances shoes purchased, a pair of shoes is sent to a person in need.