1922 | André Perugia's debut in New York?
Source: New York Tribune | August 30, 1922
Presenting to New York
The Wanamaker Copy Of A Perugia Shoe
Perugia - the coming bootmaker of Paris - made the original, a charming new interpretation, in patent leather, of the close-fitting ankle-length slipper, with an entirely new idea for the piece over the instep.
We copied it exact in every subtlety of line, but using, in place of the original parallel lines of gray across the front, slender insets of buckskin in a soft shade of one of the modish tones between gray and brown. A few pairs are in stock now for showing and for ordering. The full line will be here early next week.
Source: New York Tribune
August 30, 1922
André Perugia models at the Musée de la Chaussure, Romans sur Isère
© Romans; Musée international de la Chaussure
© Direction des Musées de France, 2007 © Christophe Villard
1923 | Perugia Copies at John Wanamaker
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle | March 30, 1923
The shoes, faithfully copied after Perugia in the finest brown kidskin, have smartly rounded toes, light turned soles and demi-French heels.
The dark polished buckles of finest Italian and American walnut are beautifully carved and shaped to fit the instep. These may be purchased separately at $ 2,50 a pair.
Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
March 20, 1923
1924 | Perugia Copies at John Wanamaker
Source: The Sun | April 29, 1924
1925 | Perugia Copies at John Wanamaker
Source: The Sun | September 1, 1925
1929 | Perugia Copies at Brooklyn's Loeser's
Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle | March 5, 1929
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