Calleen Cordero

Calleen Cordero Designs Inc

"I want everything I make to be as authentic as it is beautiful, as comfortable as it is luxurious, and as nourishing to the soul as it is to the eye. "

Calleen Cordero has been handcrafting luxury footwear, handbags, and accessories in Los Angeles for nearly 17 years. After starting in an upscale boutique at age 15 and going on to represent some of the top names in the footwear industry, she began designing her own line in 1999. She started her company with the goal of bringing the Old World art of handmade artisan quality back to the U.S.

Designing beautiful, timeless footwear and accessories comes naturally to Cordero. She works closely with her team of artisans to create a collection of extraordinary pieces that get even better with age. Each heel is carved, stained, and finished by hand from alder wood, every leather sole is molded with extra EVA padding for support, and her signature artwork—solid nickel and brass ornamentation—is placed one at a time.

Cordero's limited-production shoes, handbags, and accessories are created from the finest materials using careful attention to detail. Every piece passes through as many as thirty-six talented hands, making each item a truly one-of-a-kind work of art.