The Josephine

15% off 6/21 - 6/30

Step into the iconic fashions of history with Josephine.

Revel in the splendor of silk ribbons, striped prints and alluring pops of color with our new 18th century shoe.

From Georgian mules to vintage pumps

We’ve got shoes to suit every occasion. Wear them to a theme party, a wedding or the grocery store.

No matter the venue, you’ll be stepping in style.


From Past to Present

Each American Duchess design is a marriage of meticulous historical research and our expertise in modern footwear manufacturing.

But these designs only come to life with the support of our community. When you pre-order with American Duchess, you allow us to bring new life to these styles at the best price we can offer.

Josephine’s Debut

Real silk ribbon trim, vivid cotton colors, and distinctive Italian heels come together in this stunning new style.

Explore the Blog

Catch up on all things American Duchess! From costuming tips to deep dives into fashion history, our blog will keep you educated and entertained.

Karolina Collection

We set out to capture the avant garde spirit of the 1930s with an exclusive and bold new line of oxford shoes and pumps. Designed in collaboration with noted vintage aficionado Karolina Żebrowska, each pair brings deco drama to any ensemble.

Bata Collection

Own a piece of wearable art when you shop our best-selling collection of embroidered satin footwear. Crafted in partnership with the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and inspired by florals in footwear and the legacy of famous designer François Pinet.