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This was the website for VincentShoeStore.us The content below is from the site's 2006 archived content. Unfortunately you can no longer purchase Vincent's shoe styles on this US site that was created to introduce the US to the delightful and stylish footwear.
The Vincent Shoe Store offered Swedish designed footwear and accessories for babies and children up to the age of 8, with an emphasis on fun and functional unisex shoes in quality leathers. Characterized by bold colors and sleek yet simple styling, Vincent offered high-end styles at a mid-range prices. The collections included slippers, wellies, snowboots, shoes for the beach, school, special occasions and everyday casual.
My wife loved Vincent shoes when our kids were young. She was really disappointed when this site disappeared. Recently I discovered that the domain for vincentshoestore.us was available, so I bought it with the goal of recreating some of its content from archived pages as an homage to these two brilliant Swedish designers Thomas Elbaum and Patrick Osterman and their shoe designs for the wee ones. While restoring the site, I came upon some information that might have influenced the closing, but I'll never know. A search for the store name yielded a first page Google result that included a story of an internet scam involving vincentsshoestore.us - a slightly different spelling. But having them both on the first page of Google could be a game changer, an existential burden. I remember reading about reputation management companies that offer to remove bad search results from Google for a fee. It's a super expensive proposition, but the best players actually do perform - the question is whether the cost is worth it. The search results have changed since my discovery and the scam story no longer holds rank, but I don't know if the site was under some kind of attack, or whether the previous owners paid for a search result removal, or whether what I found was extraneous. Anyway, on this site, my wife says the shoe designs were so fun and fashionable but also looked very sturdy and well made. She thought her sister would like them for her kids. Our kids are now grown and we're back in the states, but my wife still laments that other US parents will never get the chance to buy Vincent shoes here in the US.
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About Vincent Shoes LLC
Vincent - a big step for small feet™ line of kids’ shoes and children’s shoes are fun, fashionable and functional. Based in Raleigh, NC, Vincent Shoes is the exclusive distributor for North America of the Vincent shoe brand, which is 100% focused on kids’ shoes and children’s shoes, including kids sneakers, kids dress shoes, kids dress-up shoes, prewalkers, kids indoor shoes, baby booties, kids leather boots, kids rain boots, kids snow boots, kids rubber boots, kids slippers, kids high tops and kids sandals.
Vincent Elbaum. Born February 22, 1998, in Stockholm, Sweden. He’s the very reason you are visiting this site as he is the inspiration for the Vincent brand of kids’ shoes. Not bad for a kid his age, we think. How did all this come about, you may wonder?
When Vincent was born, Vincent’s uncle Thomas and partner Patrick went to buy a baby gift for him. They thought shoes would be a good gift – something fun, a little functional, too. These two Swedes, who have been in various areas of the fashion world, Patrick at H&M and Thomas as an international model, couldn’t find anything to suit their tastes. Soon, they were designing a collection of kids’ shoes.
It became even more of a family affair as Vincent’s parents joined as managers of this budding business. Just over a year after Vincent’s birth, a store in Stockholm opened, in August 1999, called Vincent Shoe Store, exclusively selling the full range of their children’s shoe designs – all of them fashionably styled and done in high quality materials and construction.
Baby Vincent certainly received a gift that keeps on giving. There have been a Spring/Summer and a Fall/Winter collection every year since the debut. Patrick and Thomas derive their inspiration from global trends and the runway fashions of Paris, Milan, London and New York, though the shoes are 100 percent focused on kids.
Fall/winter and spring/summer collections both range from soft pre-walkers and comfortable indoor shoes to day and dress shoes as well as boots for girls and boys up to about age 8.
meet patrick & thomas
Swedish designers Patrick Österman and Thomas Elbaum are the creative forces behind the Vincent™ shoe brand. The birth of Thomas' nephew, Vincent, in 1998 and their subsequent disappointment with a lack of high quality, stylish children's shoes, sparked their desire and initiative to design a fun, fashionable and functional shoe brand.
Patrick and Thomas derive their inspiration for Vincent kids shoes from global fashion trends and what's seen on the runways of Paris, Milan, London and New York, though the result of their efforts is Vincent shoes 100 percent focused on kids.
Prior to the start of the Vincent brand in 1999, Patrick spent 15 years with H&M as a store decorator, staff training coordinator and apparel purchaser working throughout Germany, Holland, Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia.
In the early 1980's, Thomas lived abroad in France, Spain and Greece working as a model. He returned to his native Sweden, where he worked at a pre-school. The experience of working with kids provided him first-hand insight into the needs and wants of his future target market. Thomas later worked in interior design and was also a successful Stockholm restaurateur before the Vincent opportunity beckoned.
Patrick and Thomas always had an inherent interest and passion for design, but it was the launch of Vincent that afforded them the prime opportunity to develop and design a completely new, exciting brand that's all about the kids.
Exchanges & ReturnsVincent Shoes is committed to your highest satisfaction and if your Vincent purchase for any reason, including sizing, does not meet your expectations, we will be happy to exchange the item(s) or accept your return.
Please note that for your exchange/return to be accepted and credited, you will first need to obtain a Return Authorization (RMA#) from us buy calling our Customer Service toll-free at 1-877-816-2368. Our Customer Service representative will also explain the procedure for how and where to send your item(s) back.