always try to avoid being a fashion victim, in the sense of what’s fast
and ephemeral. The fashion schedules we face nowadays give us designers
no time to think deeply about what we can give, show and express. I
always try to go back to basics, in the sense of the elegant simplicity
of the classics."
-- Luciniana Rios Benso
Rios Benso is a young Argentinian designer not yet discovered by
American shoe aficionados. Rhonda found her through a fashion blog and
- smitten - pursued her crush!
Benso works from her studio in Buenos Aires and sales direct from her
boutique on the Rue des Artisans. When Rhonda tracked her down, and
shared her business philosophy, Lu was excited about the opportunity to
be a part of it. Due to the long lead time inherent in filling an order
with hand-made product, Lu sent Rhonda stock from the shelves of her
own boutique to get the relationship going. A little bit of Buenos
Aires graced the windows of Kirkland Crush when the doors first opened.
The style played to rave reviews.
Benso shoes are exquisite, hand-crafted and 100% leather from lining
to sole. They're made in small batches; an order we place will take
six-weeks to construct, with international transport increasing the
time to our store. But we are committed to bringing this exceptionally
beautiful and comfortable footwear to our customers. Find a style you
like and if we need to order your size, we will. Because we deal
directly with the designer, our prices are well below what you might
expect to pay for fashion of equal quality.
Watch our spring collection for more Rios Benso styles
. You might get a crush on one of
Shoe Store in Kirkland - Ribbon Cutting & Reception. →
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