The Early Modern Commons

American Duchess: Historical Costuming

Recent Posts

A Little History of "Eliza" Early Victorian Shoes

12 February 2018

American Duchess "Eliza" Early Victorian Oxfords in brownToday in our "little history" post I'll give you some background on our new split-vamp oxford "Eliza."The idea for the "Eliza"...

Podcast Episode 15: Jazz, Dandies, and Vintage Style with Dandy Wellington

9 February 2018

Hi All!We're back with the first of our "second season" of Fashion History with American Duchess! Our first episode is with our talented & well dressed friend, Dandy Wellington....

A Little History of "Amelie" Satin Pumps

8 February 2018

Amelie Victorian & Edwardian Satin Pumps with Clip-on Bows by American DuchessIt's that exciting time of year when we here at American Duchess present all the new Spring/Summer...

PRE-ORDER! Spring Historic Shoes!

1 February 2018

Ladies, it's time. It's February 1st. We promised you a pre-order and a pre-order you shall have!We have four fresh new styles for you covering pretty much all of the 19th century (and...