the Cobblestones toCocktails blog


Cruise In Comfort

Our mission is to help every woman find her new, favorite pair of shoes.  Make that shoes that can be worn all day- whether she’s navigating cobblestone streets or headed to a cocktail party.

Handcrafted in Mexico, our footwear is purposefully designed by it’s founder Neely W.Powell, often described as a 5’2 comet of energy with a magnetic personality. As a professional shoe designer, Neely recognizes the importance of style, but passionately believes a woman doesn’t have to sacrifice comfort in the process.

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Charming Positano

We have been cruising in comfort through the Amalfi Coast! Shop here to #CruiseInComfort for your next destination From cruising the coast in a vintage vespa to taking a boat to the Isle of Capri to drinking Spritz with the beautiful views of Positano, we’re in love with the Amalfi Coast! Book your flight now […]

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Newport Flower Show

You can find us here all weekend! There is a reason we keep coming back to Newport, Rhode Island! Not only to sell shoes, but to take in these gorgeous coastal views! There is nothing more serene than sitting on the lawn of Castle Hill Inn with a glass of wine and taking in the […]

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Traveler in Bulgaria

Charleston Shoes has made it to Sofia, Bulgaria!! Sofia has surprised us in so many ways. From the beautiful mountain scenes around the city center to the fresh food and cute restaurants tucked behind every corner. We’ve sniffed out every cute restaurant and divulged in the local cuisine! We’ve only got one more week in […]

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Trending with Fashionistas

Wow, what an honor! Read about Neely’s story from the beginning selling one shoe at a time to now “trending with fashionistas”! How Charleston Shoe Co. went from a money losing hobby to trending with fashionistas. 

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Why the Montereys are Having a Moment

Merrell Hambleton, a writer for The Strategist, New York magazine’s destination for online shopping expertise, swears she’s found the perfect pair of comfortable yet completely fashionable sandals and—get this—she calls them “grandma” shoes and thinks they’re better than Birkenstocks. “Here’s why they’re perfect: The broad, elastic straps cover just enough of your feet to make them look trim […]

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Travel Guide Through Portugal

We’ve been greeted with sunshine, blue skies and kind people. We fell in love with this beautiful country. We explored the narrow streets of Lisbon, the sweet pastries and the grottos and caves of the algarve coast! Lagos Skip the touristy Praia Dona Ana beach and head to the hidden gem, Praia do Pinhão to relax […]

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Discovering Porto, Portugal

Discovering the charming city of Porto in our Benjamin sandal! Our weekend plans included driving to a winery to taste the very best port wine of Portugal, a lot of cocktails and really good food! We highly recommend a visit to the beautiful wine country of Portugal. We sat along the Douro River drinking port wine […]

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QVC with Leah Williams

Third time’s a charm right?! Our third appearance on QVC and Neely nailed it again! It won’t get old! This time, we featured the Cooper wedge or as Leah Williams said “the perfect height wedge”. This time was special because Neely had by her side her mother, Lucy, and her daughter, Gigi. With Mother’s Day […]

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Daydreamin in Lagos

Can we stay forever?! Lagos is like a dream. Cliffside beaches, grottos and caves make us swoon. We were in heaven vacationing in Lagos for the weekend from Lisbon. Our current remote worker is living in Lisbon for the month and we couldn’t be more jealous. Our comfy sandals are keeping her cool and comfy […]

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Adventures in Lagos

We are traversing across Europe for the next few months and currently obsessing over Lagos, Portugal. If you haven’t pinned Portugal for your next vacation, you need to add it to your list asap! From the cliffside beaches to the magical grottos and caves, it’ll be hard leaving this dreamy town! Follow along on our […]

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Martha’s Vineyard

Coming in May We are so excited to announce our 15th store opening in Martha’s Vineyard. Sail over to the island for the most comfortable, everyday sandals! Wear them all day shopping then head over to our favorite, Rockfish for a cocktail! 65 Main St. Edgartown, MA 02539

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Spring 2017 Southern Loafer

Designed with flexibility and simplicity in mind, our loafer is offered in seven colors. All of our shoes are handmade with style and comfort in mind. Grab a pair of the Tradd loafers to keep you comfy and stylish! Handmade suede driving loafer, TRADD $135 *comes in 7 different colors Shop the SOUTHERN LOAFER

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Happy Easter

We are celebrating Easter around the world. This year in Budapest, Hungary. With the cobblestone streets and ancient history, it’s no wonder our shoes have found a ‘home’ here. (Hint, hint- we threw a shoe over the Chain Bridge and into the Danube River!) With similarities to Charleston, Budapest has quickly become a must-see destination […]

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San Sebastian

Hola Spain! We’ve opened up our 14th store in San Sebastian, Spain! It’s been a crazy year already and we can’t wait to see where the rest of the year takes us! It’s impossible to lay eyes on stunning San Sebastián (Basque: Donostia) and not fall madly in love. This city is cool and happening […]

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CALL YOUR GIRLFRIENDS, GRAB YOUR QVC MOP AND START CLEANING THE HOUSE FOR ANOTHER VIEWING PARTY! Neely will be on air with host, Jane Treacy, tonight from 9pm-10pm EST on QVC. This is our second debut on QVC and we couldn’t be more excited! Join us tonight to cheer on Neely as she does what she does best- SELLS […]

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Escaped to Dubrovnik

‘Dreamy’ was the word in our minds as we wandered through the limestone streets of Dubrovnik. Resting on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik is known for it’s walls that protected the city since the 7th Century. We walked the Walls of Dubrovnik in our trusty Monterey!

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Southern Women’s Show Nashville

Join us next week for the Southern Women’s Show in Nashville. March 30 – April 2, 2017 Music City Center 201 5th Ave South Nashville, TN 37203 Thursday: 10am-7pm Friday: 10am-8pm Saturday: 10am-7pm Sunday: 11am – 6pm

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Sail Away with Us

This past weekend we took a weekend trip to Hvar, Croatia. We sailed to the empty island (off season) and walked around and had the whole island to ourselves! Walked the whole island in our Seabrook slip on! It’s so easy being fashionable and comfortable. Stay tuned next weekend for a trip to Dubrovnik!

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Pack Like an Expert

TRAVEL LIKE A PRO It’s no secret that our shoes can take you straight from the airport  to dinner and drinks with your friends. It’s also no secret that most of our shoes are machine washable! These factor are why Charleston Shoes should be the only shoes you pack for your next vacation!   Shop […]

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We fit bunions!

Fighting bunions all your life? Can’t find a comfortable shoe because of your bunions? We’ve curated a list of styles for you to try! We promise they won’t disappoint! Our collection is made for comfort and our customers has approved that our line is bunion-friendly. The straps are elastic and fit comfortably over any problem […]

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Split, Croatia

Charleston Shoe is in Split, Croatia! Wanted to share a sunset from our first night here! Welcoming our comfy shoes with a beautiful sunset! Couldn’t ask for more! 🙂 Stay tuned all this month for travel inspo shots from around Croatia! #cscxcroatia

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Did you know our shoes are machine washable?!

Have you heard our shoes are machine washable? It’s true! Our shoes are made out of all washable materials- rubber soles, washable suede foot beds, and elastic straps! Nothing like throwing your sandals in the wash for a quick clean after your vacation. Here’s How Throw your Charleston Shoes in with towels or in a […]

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Your One Shoe Love

A new style has hit the shelves! The Easton is the hottest new spring sandal in the stores and online right now! Featuring our new cork-like rubber sole and elastic straps to ensure a custom fit! “Ain’t no shoes like the ones we got!”   Shop it now!

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Tune into QVC tonight!

Call your girlfriends, grab your QVC mop and start cleaning the house for your viewing party tonight! Neely will be on air with host, Jane Treacy, tonight from 9pm-11pm EST on QVC. This is our first debut on QVC and we couldn’t be more excited! Join us tonight to cheer on Neely as she does what she […]

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Tune into QVC this Thursday!

Have you heard? We are making our debut on QVC this Thursday Feb. 23rd at 9pm-11pm EST. Host, Jane Treacy will be kicking us off on her segment Shoe Shopping with Jane! We are in good hands with Jane, no doubt! Everyone wish Neely the best of luck! We know she is going to rock […]

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Roses are red…

Violets are blue, for date night wear comfortable shoes! We’ve got comfortable ready-to-wear, red shoes for your date nights! Why suffer in stiletto designer shoes. No one wants to hear you complain. We’ve got the comfort and the style! Don’t sacrifice comfort for style ladies! Shop our collection for all your remedies! Shop now!  ps- […]

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Planning a vacation?

Pack these essentials on your next get away! We’ve picked out not only our top sellers, but also the best shoes to travel with! Here are reasons why you need to pack Charleston Shoes Machine washable Easy airport shoes Super comfortable Versatile They’re great walking shoes if touring a city If you haven’t already, get […]

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Lower King Street Shopping Event

Join us along with other shops tomorrow until 7pm for a special Valentine’s Day shopping night! Shop for date night shoes while sipping champagne. All red, pink and metallic shoes will be 20% off. A deal you probably can not pass up! 161 King St. Charleston, SC 29401

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forget the roses…shoes mean more

We’ve curated a list of our favorite date night sandals! These are our top sellers and most comfortable, stylish picks! We know the importance of comfort without sacrificing style! We say it all the time! Shop our picks to keep your feet happy all night! We know you’ll pull them out for every date night! […]

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New store in Delray Beach

We are so excited to announce the grand opening of our store on East Atlantic in Delray Beach. We have had so many customers input that they would love a store in Delray. You spoke. We listened. Voila! Making it easier for our most loyal customers to buy Charleston Shoes! 1126 East Atlantic Ave. Delray […]

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Beaming over the Benjamin

NEW STYLE We are so excited to announce that we have a new spring style to add to our collection. You talked and we listened. Our customers wanted a wider, lower heel with our famous criss-cross ankle straps! Voila…the Benjamin! I will be taking this style on our European escape in just one month! Why? […]

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Weekend Style

It’s friday and you know what that means! Cocktail happy hour! It is no secret that we love a good happy hour! I mean our slogan is Cobblestones to Cocktails! I’m ready to go from work to happy hour in my trusty Liberty Boots! What are you wearing to Happy Hour?   #cobblestonestococktails

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Sailboats and Montereys

Ok, we are all ready for summer to come. Ready to get out those sandals we just bought and let our toes out! We are all thinking the same thing! Wishing, thinking and dreaming of warmer weather and sailboats this Thursday! This picture was taken in Nantucket on a summer evening out with friends. Pictured […]

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Keeping it Classy

Michelle styling the Franklin in black.

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Vacation Mode: ON

That’s right ladies! We are wishing of warm destinations and our packing list. We will no doubt be packing our favorites from our spring collection like the MED! Nothing says sunshine like our MED wedge!

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We wear Charleston Shoes

Danielle wearing our Savage Boot in the Long Island snow! We don’t lie when we tell you that our boots can be worn in the snow. The best part…they are machine washable! Throw them right in the wash on cold, delicate cycle and let them air dry. We like to use our Shoe Suds!  #wearingcsc

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King’s Day with Charleston Shoe Co.

Please join us at our New Orleans location to help us celebrate King’s Day this Friday, January 6th! We will be giving out discounts all day long. Look forward to champagne, king cake and more! You can’t miss this fun event at The Shops at Canal! The Shops at Canal Place 333 Canal Street, suite […]

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Ok, we’re ready for Summer now!

It’ll be sandal weather soon and we couldn’t be more excited! Sun’s out, toes out! Shop our sandals today! 

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The Villages, FL

Just a couple of girls who love shoes…comfy, cute shoes! Picture taken from our trunk show with all of our neighbors here at The Villages Community. These trunk shows are always fun and a great way to try on the shoes with one-on-one help from our shoe stylists!

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Behind the Scenes

Just a normal Tuesday…hanging out in the cutest alley in Charleston! Candid moment with Jackie and Michelle from our photo shoot today! Spring/Fall 2017 coming at ya!

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Stay Tuned

We have big news coming next year! We are so excited! | Photo taken in Saint Jean de Luz Our expansion plan in 2017 is BIG ya’ll! Hold onto your hats…because it will be a crazy ride!

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Today, we give. Spread love. We are spreading love to the Charleston Animal Society today. 10% of online sales will be donated to the Charleston Animal Society from 12pm today to 12pm tomorrow. Neely Woodson, the owner and designer, is an avid dog lover who has 2 adopted dogs of her own! Buy the most […]

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As Thanksgiving nears, we can’t help but daydream about all the little things we are so thankful for. FAMILY FRIENDS LOVE WORK #thankful  

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Fall Staple: Lower King Shoe

Pretty in the Lower King Shoe! This closed-toe shoe is a must-have in your shoe closet this winter. The long v-cut design is so classy and attractive! We love the dramatic design of this European inspired shoe!

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Lowcountry Live

Watch us on Lowcountry Live WCIV right here! We talk about how Neely got started and how we’ve grown in the past 5 years and our plans for the future! Exciting things happening! Watch it here! “Ladies, they’re the most comfortable, stylish, affordable, and versatile shoes you will ever own! The Charleston Shoe Company will […]

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Throwback Thursday

Neely in Mexico with our friends! This trip was so fun! A group of company leaders took a trip to our factory last year to design our then SPRING 2o16 line.

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Guide to Holiday Shopping

C H E E R S | Let us show you the way to comfort during the holiday party season! We’ve picked out a list of comfortable, fun, and stylish heels to dance your way through any party this holiday! Shop our Holiday cocktail heels first! Our Holiday Shop

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Shop OUR HOLIDAY SHOP! Metallic golds, silvers, and radiant reds to match any holiday outfit!

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Throwback Thursday

The Bull Boot in red multi stripe made an appearance in NYC last winter. Jackie surprised her dad, who is an alumni of Lafayette, with tickets to the 150th reunion of Lafayette vs. LeHigh at Yankee Stadium! Best gift ever! “Yes, we walked all day in the Bull Boot through NYC. Yes, it was cold. […]

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Featured on Suncoast View: Ladies Night Out

Did you catch the Suncoast View? They featured the Ladies Night Out event in Sarasota, which we are proudly apart of!

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Timeless Icons: Audrey Hepburn

Stopped to pose with Audrey Hepburn while taking a break from selling shoes! Our team has been on the road for the past 2 months doing show after show. Listen, we love selling shoes to you ladies. It is the most fun to travel and meet all you beautiful ladies. If you haven’t seen us […]

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Halloween Contest

Trick or Treat Make Charleston Shoes part of your costume! Snap a pic Hashtag #cschalloween Tag @charlestonshoeco We will pick a winner on Nov. 1st for 30% off!

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Pack Your Bags

We don’t disappoint when it comes to versatility and comfortableness! Our brand makes the perfect travel shoes ” I love the shoes and wore them while touring Italy recently and they worked great!” – Margaret Hutchinson   Start shopping before your next get away!

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Why we are the #1 Comfort Brand

It’s no secret that our shoes are ridiculously comfortable. Our passion is designing and our key is comfort. Our distinctive brand features elastic straps on rubber soles. These two combinations equal perfection. Try on our shoes for yourself and you will soon find your go-to comfort sandals! The first pair, get 10% off on us! […]

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The Best Travel Shoes

Travel and Leisure once said “Shoes are some of the most important items to pack on a trip.” That is the truth. We specialize in comfort and style! Our shoes are hand made, machine washable and versatile! “I love your shoes! They really are all about comfort and function. I’m on the short side, and love a […]

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Escape With Us

Want to escape hurricane season? Escape with our new South of France straw totes! Just added online! Shop now!

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Charleston Shoe X San Francisco

Who wants a store in California? Sausalito?! We love the West coast and want to open a store out there! Keep your eyes open! A Charleston Shoe might pop up soon!    

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We love a good tile backdrop! Thanks The Westendorff for your cute tile entryway!

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We are keeping up with the hottest trends this year. Extreme ruffles- Oh hi BEN! Check out our cute ruffle fabrics! Evening goes low key- Like we’ve always said, our casual shoes can be dressed up! Fancy footwear- Our black mesh fabric is nothing less than FANCY

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Fall Stripes

New color in our hottest espadrille wedge! Cannon caramel stripe $135  

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Summers in Nantucket

It is still summer! Keep enjoying those sandals and those beautiful blue skies! #charlestonshoeco #nantucket #ack

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Shop this Look

Hot as hell! We are staying cool in our MED wedge in red multi and Ale by Alessandra Sancho Hat! Accesorized with Christie Design shell necklace and House of King white tunic!

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Dog Days of Summer

We are loving the dog days of summer here in Nantucket!

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@brietheplantlady has been an avid supporter of our comfortable shoes and we absolutely adore her! Follow her on Instagram to see her classic style and follow her love of plants!

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Fall Collection 2016

Surprise! It’s your turn to shop and preview our Fall Collection 2016! GRANTING YOU AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT OUR NEW FALL COLLECTION!   Shop our Fall Collection 2016

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Take me Back Tuesday

‪#‎TakemebackTuesday‬ | That time we were in Barcelona viewing the most spectacular views in our Monterey sandal. ‪#‎besttravelshoe‬ Monterey in red multi stripe $100

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@marymfp | You are the cutest thing Mary!! Way to rock the 2 different shoes! ‪#‎charlestonshoeco‬ ‪#‎trending‬

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How to Transition into Fall

Follow these three steps to find transitional shoes for the Fall Find comfort Find style Find color We can check off all these! Shop our collection for easy transitional fall shoes!

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Mondays are like Fridays on Nantucket. Especially when wearing my Cannon red multi stripe. Cannon Red Multi Stripe $135  

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Ice Cream, We Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream

Juice Bar Ice Cream day on Nantucket! Best way to beat the heat! #charlestonshoeco #nantucketisland

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Cobblestones to Cocktails

Traveling this Summer? Don’t leave until you’ve packed our Charleston Shoes in your suitcase! Our line is specifically designed for comfort and walking. Shop our collection now!

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Kathie Lee and Hoda

We were recently featured on Favorite Things on Kathie Lee and Hoda! We absolutely are enamored with these ladies and were beyond excited to have met Kathie lee in Nantucket where she fell in love with our Cobblestone to Cocktail shoes! Shop Kathie Lee’s picks!

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Bridal Lookbook

Brides everywhere, check out our bridal look book! Pictured: Harbor in silver $135 Shop now

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SAVE THE DATE: Charleston Shoe Co. Trunk Show May 12th-13th Leggiadro 716 North Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

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We are live on Zulily!

Shop our collection on ZULILY.COM! We were so excited for our Zulily debut. You can shop our most popular styles at a discount.

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Treat your Mother!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and we have the perfect gift!  

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Shop with Neely in Naples!

Shop with Neely in Naples! She will be in our Naples store all week! Meet the designer behind Charleston Shoe Company! She can fit you in the perfect pair of sandals! No better shopping experience than with us in Naples! See you in the store soon! XOXO 370 13th Ave. South Naples, FL 34102

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Build Your Own Shoe

BUILD YOUR OWN SHOE! So easy. 1. Go to 2. Pick a size 3. Pick a sole 4. Pick a color Make a fun shoe for the summer like the Logan in black flowers or Cannon in navy fringe!

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Happy Friyay! Need a heel to hit the town this weekend? Grab the Vendue for comfort and style! You’ll be able to wear it all night long! Vendue, $165

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Bonita Bay Club

Meet Neely in Bonita Springs, Florida April 19th! We will have all our new spring styles there for you to try on! Don’t miss this opportunity to see our Spring ’16 line. It will be held at the Bonita Bay Club inside the Tennis Shop! Grab your girlfriends and come try on shoes! Our trunk […]

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Spring ’16 Line

Shop our Spring 16 line! New styles out that we know you’ll love! Comfort, style and versatility is what we master in!

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Cobblestones to Cocktails

Our many cobblestones-to-cocktails shoe styles are geared toward the modern woman who needs to be on her feet and stay fashionable all day long! Walk through the cobblestone streets of Charleston, then dance into evening cocktail parties in a pair of shoes that won’t let you down.

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We Have Been ‘Graced’

NEW! We have been ‘Graced’ with a new sandal this summer! Your welcome! This comfy, 1 inch sandal is perfect for your garden parties. It’s becoming our top seller in the stores! The Grace,

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Spring’s Here

Springs here, toes out! Grab your spring/summer sandals with us! Our line features comfy, versatile and affordable sandals for the everyday woman!

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Summer Sandals

Here are our choices for your easy, summer sandals that you need in your closet! They all feature elastic straps for a custom fit and rubber soles for all day walking! Cannon  Harbor Cooper Grace

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As Seen On

Robin Madison in the Telfair black and white stripes! Shop the look here. “We first visited your stores in Charleston on our honeymoon in 2012, and my wife went crazy over your shoes.”  

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Send us Photos to receive 25% off!

Send us photos of friends, family or loved ones in Charleston Shoes and have a chance to win 25% off any Charleston Shoe brand style! Each photo will enter your name in the pot once. So if you send us 3 photos your odds are better! “May the odds be ever in your favor” Email […]

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Join us in Naples for Flexx Trunk Show!

We are hosting The Flexx trunk show at our Naples store! Come out and shop with us! We carry the Flexx in all of our stores. We love the Flexx for their comfort, high-quality leather, and memory foam soles. Don’t miss out on all the fun! 370 13th Ave. South Naples, FL 34102  March 10th 10am-2pm

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Vacation Series

Walking in Venice in our Upper Monterey Boots. These boots are made for walking! ‪#‎vacationseries‬ ‪#‎chs‬ ‪#‎venice‬   Happy Hump Day!

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Spring 2016 Color Pantone

Happy Tuesday! Here is our Spring 2016 color pantone. If you love any of these prints, go to our website and shop!

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Trunk Show Madness

Take a look at our time in Florida this past week at the trunk shows! To see more shows in your area, visit our NEW site.

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Wednesday’s Wisdom

Happy Hump Day! Kicking our heels because it’s halfway through the week! Words of Wisdom to live by….

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Disney Shoe

Jumping for joy in the Montereys at Walt Disney World | ‪ Bring the ultimate walking shoe with you on your vacation! And send us a picture to be featured in our vacation series!

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Go-to Summer Sandals

Your summer go-to sandals: We’ve made a list…no need to check it twice! Edisto $135 Gigi $100 Cannon $135 Logan $135

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“We are celebrating all of our wonderful retailers that we work with each season! Thank you all for being such great accounts! We look forward to another successful Spring and Summer season! We have added some really great accounts in the Northeast! All of them have been added to our newly renovated website! Please get […]

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Spring Collection

Jump into Spring with Charleston Shoe! Where we offer comfortable, affordable and versatile shoes for the everyday woman. Shop now,

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The Monterey’s poolside in Switzerland….dreaming of warmer weather!

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New Spring Flexx shoes online! Perfect transitional shoe for the spring. Features perforated suede tops with soft, rubber soles with memory foam insoles. Shop them here

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Coming Soon!

We will be adding these loafers to our Spring 2016 collection! We couldn’t be more excited for the Spring to come. So many good surprises for our loyal customers! We will also be adding purses to our collection! Handmade, custom designed purses will be a staple among these cobblestone streets! I guarantee it! Stay tuned!

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