Saint Francis Couture – Fashion with a Conscience
Saint Francis Couture designs and manufactures high fashion, animal friendly shoes, accessories, and they are now introducing apparel and jewelry. The company’s founder and designer, Tere Albanese, is a vegetarian and refuses to wear anything made from animals. “I thought the world needed some high fashion, moderately priced, comfortable, but sexy, shoes and accessories that were cruelty free,” said Tere. The company is named after Saint Francis, who is the patron saint of animals. Her first line is the Africa Collection, which honors African Wildlife.
This month’s featured product is the Africa Ankle Boot 3″ Heel. Great for slipping on under paints or jeans. Rounded Toes for comfort. Rubber sole for quiet, comfortable walking. 5” zipper. 3” heel, which is sexy, but all-day wearable.
Price: $58.00 (YES–this is REALLY the PRICE!!! Can you believe it???)
Chief Blonde Remarks: I am not sure I really need to say a thing about Saint Francis Couture. Look at the picture above, then look at the price. If that doesn’t convince you–look again. The quality of the product is even nicer in reality. I was sent the Africa belt ($38.00) pictured above (yea–it’s me modeling, no one uses women over 45 in their advertising and I try my hardest to buck that trend by ONLY using women over 45 to model items on this blog–so you are stuck with me!), the darling Africa clutch bag ($38.00) and the Africa Sandal ($42.00). The quality of the Saint Francis Couture items were just unbelievable. The belt buckles and other trim pieces were heavy and substantial, not the least bit chintzy. You may not have realized this but I am a SHOE freak. I will stalk a pair of shoes for YEARS on ebay until they turn up! So from a true shoe addict, I can say I seriously love these shoes. The fact that they are animal friendly is just another bonus in my mind. Did I mention they have really cute pleather jackets too? Ahh..you are just going to have to check all the cute items out yourself (this is one time I am sure you will BUY BUY BUY!) http://saintfranciscouture.com
Saint Francis Couture Africa Sandal ($42.00)
Africa Clutch Bag ($38.00)
Blog UPDATE as of 8-2015, this company appears to have gone out of business.
Blog Note: Chief Blonde and Blogger was provided a review sample. No compensation was provided. The opinions are her own.