Boston Herald: Step into vintage luxury with Respoke espadrilles

Sara Hermes espadrilles featured at bostonherald.com
Sara Hermes espadrilles featured at bostonherald.com

Everything old is new again, or so the saying goes, and Massachusetts native Michael Tonello has taken the concept to a chic new level. The author of “Bringing Home the Birkin” (Morrow, 2008), who’s a luxury resale expert, takes vintage Hermes and Pucci scarves and turns them into gorgeous summer espadrilles. He and his line, Respoke, will make a Nantucket appearance at the end of the month at local luxe retailer Serenella.

“I’ve always believed that if something was once beautiful or expensive then it’s still beautiful and still has value. When I attended an auction in Paris back in 2000 for vintage Hermes and Louis Vuitton, I saw firsthand how spectacular some of those articles were and still are,” Tonello said.

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