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Our traditionnal Basque espadrilles have arrived!

June 24, 2008

Popularized by Brigitte Bardot in Saint-Tropez in the 1960’s espadrilles are a definite French tradition. Handmade in the South West of France by Artiga, these casual sandals are composed of a flexible rubber sole stitched to a 100% cotton upper. The traditional Basque stripes pattern comes in different bright colors to match your favourite outfits.

 

Basque linens are part of the Basque heritage. The uniqueness of these linens comes from their 7 stripes representing the 7 provinces of the Basque Region: 3 French provinces and 4 Spanish ones. The palette of colors is inspired from the strong regional tones which associate thin and wide stripes, the genuine signature of Basque fabrics. The patterns designed nowadays are a variation of the old mante à boeufs which was meant to protect working cattle from insects.

 

If you live in the Bay Area, feel free to come and visit us at Péché Mignon to try one pair on!  Our espadrilles are available in sizes 6 (36 French size), 6.5 (37), 7.5 (38), 8.5 (39), 9 (40) and 9.5 (41). We also take orders by the phone at (415) 221-6000 and ship anywhere in the US.

Péché Mignon is located in San Francisco, on 147 Clement Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Our opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.

 

Thank you!

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