Stuff We Covet: The Most Insane Gold Booties Ever

Psst: They're made in Philly!


A gilded age. | Images via Sevilla Smith.

In our fall fashion spread, you might have noticed gold boots sticking out from a pair of Etro flares. (Refresh your memory here.) They’re Saint Laurent and they’re close to tipping into the four figures, a price that, sadly, isn’t in my fall-shopping budget, even though my toes pine for a taste of their gilded glory.

Then — as if the golden-shoe gods were looking out for me! —I discovered this pair by Faye Sevilla Smith, a Philly-based designer whom you might remember from her Old City boutique Sevilla Smith. Though the brick-and-mortar has since shuttered, Faye is still designing, and her standout shoes deserve a spot in your fall boot arsenal. 

Faye designs, hand-cuts and makes each shoe to order, with customizable leather and color combinations, and engraving or monogramming options. What could be more luxe than a subtly monogrammed shoe?*

In any case, I’m dying over these handmade, limited-edition gilded boots, and I want to wear them every day: to work! To parties! To the grocery store! They’re $280, and you can join me in getting a pair here. Midas touch, indeed. (Not into metallics? She has plenty of other, less shiny, options over on her Etsy page.)

*Nothing. Except maybe a monogrammed private jet, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.