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Vintage Crush: Daniel Green slippers

There is nothing more addictive than a good Ebay search.

I have some set up for daily search updates. The list is long, but the one I remember and want the most is for a pair of Daniel Green brocade slippers size 10. (I know, I am a large footed lass!)

My obsession with these darling slippers began when my mother purchased a pair like the ones below for a fancy vacation with my Dad.  Her pair was bought on sale at Nordstrom for I believe $10.00. (My mother is the consummate bargain shopper-FYI.)  She loved them and was very excited to finally own a pair of Daniel Green slippers. However, during their airplane travel, my Mom’s luggage was lost and never returned. Unfortunately she never found another pair of discounted Daniel Green slippers, but she missed them.

Aren’t they darling?

Daniel Green slippers have been around for a long long time–since 1881, when a young shoe salesman named Daniel Green was inspired by slippers that workers at a piano factory made with the excess felt from leftover from the pianos.  Those little felt slippers turned into something fancier over the years.

When you think of those fancy satin high heel slippers that female celebrities wore with a stunning pegnoir, you were probably looking at a pair of Daniel Green slippers.

Amazing, right? And they are for sale. Right now.

Truly a gift to be cherished.  Wouldn’t you like to see a pair of these for Mother’s Day?

I think I’ll take one of each!

These little elf booties aren’t as fancy as pompom ones, but still so charming, yes?

From Salon of the Dames

These darlings are from the Frou Frou line and cost about $8.00 in the 1940s when they were introduced.  Divine, aren’t they?

From Straight Talking Mama

In the fifties/sixties, they started to shy away from the heel and focus more on creating a charming ballet flat.

From StutteringMama

But it was when Daniel Green incorporated its signature brocade that things really began to take off.  And many of the company’s famous brocade ones are available today in very good condition too!

Now these little gems are going for only $15 for some lucky size 7 footed lass.

Oh, how I wish I could squeeze my large feet into these gorgeous beauties, which must go to some lucky size 8.

I may have to write a little letter to our friends at Daniel Green who make some lovely slippers, but need to bring back the brocade ones, don’t you think?

And they truly are comfy! It says so on each insole of Daniel Green shoes. Each pair lasts quite some time and the quality is amazing.  I love the idea of buying a pair of these with my black yoga pants adding a bit of glamour to my work at home day.

Do you have fancy house slippers?

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  1. lishyloo says

    i have always wanted marabou slippers.

  2. Saskia (1=2) says

    Those Daniel Green brocades are spectacular! I’m not even sure if ‘pontoffles’ is a real word or something my dad made up, but I wear them. They’re like thick knitted socks with a sewn-on leather base. Definitely house slippers – wouldn’t dare venture outside in them as one could in any of your beautiful numbers!

    • Dottie says

      I have heard of these Pontoffles, actually and am familiar withe those wonderful slippers to boot!

  3. Amber Liddle says

    Oh, Alisha, I could totally see you sporting marabou slippers!

    I love the little green booties. So cute.

    • Dottie says

      I know–those little green booties look like something one would wear with a nice quilted dressing gown on Christmas morning!

  4. Moe says

    Those slippers are divine! What a fancy lady the wearer of those shoes must have been. My slippers are decidedly more frumpy. But I think you may have inspired me!

    • Dottie says

      My slippers are totally frumpy–and covered with shearling, so I’m looking for a nice summer slipper. I actually just bought the gold pair from Daniel Green and I can’t WAIT to wear them!



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