Outfit of the day: Maison Margiela/Calvin Klein/Thaqafah Shoes

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How we Thaqafah……… @maisonmargiela orange lux hoodie @calvinklein ribbed fitted green skirt @thaqafah_shoes metallic and hunter green bi-color babouche

Get your custom pair at: http://www.thaqafahshoes.com

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Taking ethnic footwear to the modern level

The most beautiful thing about fashion is that we have fusion. Fashion can be influenced by many cultures and tailored and designed according to the designer and what they are trying to convey through their art and brand.

Thaqafah Shoes (our house brand) is on the paths to merge old world ethnic design with modern fashion. The brand also uses local craftsmen who have been in the shoe game since yay high, and provide for their families solely through this skill. The shoes are created using ancient techniques and handmade from start to finish which give them character and being.
Check out some of the latest designs from Thaqafah and take a peek at the site to see the rest of the collection and stay tuned for more to come from Thaqafah in the future.

See the rest of the collection http://www.thaqafahshoes.com

Tunisia has got it going on folks

Soooooo, turns out that Tunisia also has babouche that they produce as well. I have to tell you that these nations have some of the flyest footwear in the world. Right up there with Turkey, Spain, India,Italy, Portugal, and Mexico, in my shoe making masters book.

The designer world has been scoping and copying these styles for years, and it’s time to introduce them to the world at large for who and what they are and come from.

That is what Thaqafah is all about, aiding the artisans of these countries to bring the old with a new modern twist, along with keeping the shoes trendy without compromising tradition and quality.
Love love these shoes (la sigh).

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The babouche

Hey listen, I don’t know about anyone else but we can’t get enough of the moroccan babouche. They are elegant, colorful, unique, diverse,and just down right funky man!
We have some custom made babouche on their way straight from Fez Morocco handmade by some skilled artisans with generational knowledge of footwear and years of experience.

We have put our own personal spin on them though, which we will post once they arrive………..

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The traditional ballet flat huh?

Ok so we came accross these beautiful Moroccan shoes/ballet flats. They are absolutely geogeous and look very comfortable indeed. We have got to get to Morocco and see their souk and bazaar.
I hear that the craftsmanship that they put in their shoes are totally amazing. I need to see it in person in order to get the full affect….‪#‎travelgoals‬

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Thaqafah teaser

Shall we give you a glimpse at what’s to come? Hmmmm…..let’s see

So as I was thinking of what styles should be included in our Thaqafah collections, I thought of all the bright countries in the world with wonderful colorful market places and bazaars.

Morocco popped in my head, so I started to look closely at their beautiful slippers, and then I came across these beauties of the 1970’s from a couple of vintage sellers on Etsy

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Aren’t they just gorge! The detail and craftsmanship is just amazing on these beauties. In the sample bag they go,to be taken to the artisans to recreate.

Busting out!

It’s been a long 2014 and dreams have come true and others grew.

We are proud to announce our very own private footwear label……Thaqafah. Thaqafah means culture in the Arabic language, and was created by myself owner of Sole Shoe Boutique , Ruqayyah Amrikeeyah.

The brand will be dishing out handmade shoes from across the globe. All leather shoes from start to finish, made by talented artisans from Far East, inspired by traditional style but modern appeal.

After being in shoe business for so many years, and growing up in a shoe loving family of women, eventually creating a collection of my own was a no brainer. My lovely mother had been trying to get me to actually learn how to make shoes. But of course that was just not feasible.

So, we decided to take an approach to the footwear world ,that would be unique, trendy,exciting, colorful, comfortable and most importantly affordable.

We present to you……………

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Follow us on the Instagram @thaqafah_shoes and come along for the ride.