Guess who can carry an extra pair of shoes?

Now I’m sure all of you have had times when you’ve worn a pair of shoes just for fashion and totally Killed your poor toes for the sake of looking good.

If this is or was you, then you are in for good news. This solution is by far a new idea or invention, but it is a spin and update on an old idea.

We have designed a roomier shoe bag from the prototype of a classic shoe bag from the 1960’s. The shoe bags are roomy and stylish. Made from a mixture of genuine leather/suede, and fabric.

Theses convenient bags will be launching soon, and I advise you to stay stay tuned for the collection of shoe bags by Thaqafah

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1960’s shoe bag

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New and roomier shoe bag…….

Stay tuned for more colors ,styles, and where to buy your very own.

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.

Styling with Mary Katrantzou ,beau coops, and bernhard Willhelm

ImageJust coordinating some pieces from the designer picks I’ve been posting, and came up with an electric mix. Mary Katrantzou ‘s printed Indian stamp pencil skirt, Bernhard Willhelm ink heart ink stained blouse , beau coops platforms, and some accessories .

Sole Shoe Boutique xoxo