Friday, January 31, 2014

Introducing: Johnston & Murphy

We are so excited to announce the arrival of our newest collection, Johnston & Murphy! Not only do they make impeccably crafted leather shoes for men, but as of 2008, they started a new line of Women’s shoes, and naturally we have to carry it!

It all started in 1850, when shoemaker William J. Dudley established Dudley Shoe Company in his New Jersey home.  The company gained notoriety for crafting shoes for each President, from President Fillmore to our current President, Obama. The company went through many adjustments and three name changes, but finally emerged with the name we all know today. Through all the changes, Johnston & Murphy still holds to the same level of craftsmanship in their shoes as they did in 1850.

Over 150 years after the start of the company, Johnston and Murphy decided to add women’s shoes and accessories to the mix, including everything from drivers, to oxfords, to heels.  What makes them unique is their attention to quality. Each flat is cushioned with memory foam insoles and constructed with leather soles.  The “Claire” penny driver is even cut from one piece of suede and is lined in sheepskin!

We are now carrying three styles, in both our Annapolis and Baltimore stores, and are awaiting the arrival of another.

Stay tuned for more Johnston and Murphy to come!