About Our Pearl Velvet Loafers
This shoe was originally designed by our designer, Milicent, for her own wedding day. She was looking for something for her fall wedding that would feel luxurious and special, but comfortable enough to dance all night in. She loved wearing the shoes and received so many compliments that we decided to make it available for all brides.
- Upper in 100% silk velvet, hand-loomed by a women's collective in Uzbekistan.
- Leather sole with 3/4 inch heel.
- Handmade in Istanbul in a small, family-owned workshop, by cobblers whose families have practiced the craft for generations.
Avoid rain or snow as much as possible. If your shoes do become a little bit wet, that’s ok; just let them dry out completely and continue wearing as usual. They can be freshened up by brushing lightly with a soft clothing brush.
If you plan on using your velvet shoes for daily walks or throughout city streets, you may extend the life of the soles by asking your local cobbler to attach a rubber sole to them.
Standard orders ship within 1-2 business days of order confirmation. Calculated rates will display in your cart after an address has been entered.
|Standard Domestic Shipping
|Free (Orders over $200)|
|Expedited Domestic Shipping
|UPS Next Day Air
(1 day, orders placed by 11am EST)
|UPS Second Day Air
(2 days, orders placed by 11am EST)
Please note that duties are not included in our shipping charges, and are the responsibility of the recipient.
|USPS Priority International
|UPS Worldwide Expedited
*UPS Ground is offered for customers who cannot receive packages via USPS, or who prefer not to, but is not an expedited option.
Returns & Exchanges
Unused merchandise in its original condition can be returned within 30 days of shipment for an exchange or a refund, less a $7.50 domestic return shipping fee (if you use our return label), to the original form of payment.
International orders and sale items are considered final sale.
Please find our full return policy here.
The Difference between our Women’s Styles
Our Kilim Loafer might be considered the “classic” Artemis shoe. The shape of our Kilim Loafer fits narrow or medium-width feet best, but they will stretch over time to accommodate most widths. Runs true to size.
Inspired by menswear, our classic Smoking Shoe for women features a high vamp and a slightly wider width. If your feet are of medium-width or on the wider side, you may find that the Kilim Smoking Shoe provides the best fit.
A backless version of our Smoking Shoe, this style is evocative of classic menswear, featuring a high vamp and a slightly wider width. This style runs a half-size smaller than our closed-back styles, so if you wear a half size, order the next size up (example, a 38.5 should take a 39).
Inspired by the ease of a classic clog, but with a more feminine shape and a sleeker profile. The heel of this style is twice as high as our other styles, giving the wearer a flattering little lift. This style runs a half-size smaller than our closed-back styles, so if you wear a half size, order the next size up (example, a 38.5 should take a 39).
The Difference between our Men’s Styles
Our Men’s Kilim Loafers are inspired by classical formalwear. In particular, the velvet slippers sometimes known as “Prince Albert Slippers” that men wore with smoking jackets in their studies while partaking in after-dinner cigars. We recommend that gentlemen size down in this style to ensure a snug fit.
A backless version of our Men’s Kilim Loafer. If you enjoy the look of our Kilim Loafer but want to have something a bit more casual, the Kilim Slipper is an excellent choice. This style runs small, so we recommend ordering the European equivalent of your US size, or going one size larger than your Men’s Kilim Loafer size.