"Love my Canfora sandals! Worth every penny!"
In 1946 Amedeo, shoemaker of great talent, known for his prolific production of colorful sandals, opened the boutique "Canfora".
Over the decades, Amedeo's splendid sandals, made in wonderful soft leather and decorated with exquisite pieces of costume jewelry, have been purchased by customers of international fame such as Princess Margaret, Princess Caroline, Soraya, Maria Callas, Oona Chaplin, Sofia Loren, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Dawn Addams, Anita Ekberg, Naomi Campbell and many others.....
Canfora was a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for whom Amedeo never hesitated to open his shop out of normal trading hours so as to guarantee his client a fitting in total privacy. The sandal christened "K" was made exclusively for Mrs Onassis.
Angela and Rita, Amedeo's daughters, have inherited the artistic skills of their father, and continue to make the beautiful handmade leather sandals from the little shop in Capri, updating the designs each year to reflect the changing fashions and as an expression of their innate creative talent.
I did not visit the store when i was in Capri in September (what was i thinking!!) but made a purchase once i returned home. There was a glitch in the order and it took over a month to receive my... more »
This place was everything I had hoped it would be! A great selection of sandals for every style and taste, and a custom experience that can't be beat! I ended up buying 3 pairs. I was so excited to... more »
Outdated models, lack of style. Handmade but most are ready made to be sold. Just try your size, pay and get them. You will not see artisan working in the shop as you will in other shops. It is about... more »