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Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

A perfectionist who as a child crafted a pair of white shoes for his sister’s first holy communion because his parents couldn’t afford new footwear, Salvatore Ferragamo was ambitious from his earliest days. The young Italian shoemaker established in the years that followed what would one day become a fashion empire — the highly profitable multinational family-owned and -operated luxury brand today counts more than 600 stores in 96 countries around the world, and vintage Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, belts, handbags and other clothing and accessories are objects of desire for fashion lovers everywhere.

Salvatore Ferragamo sought an education in the art of shoemaking when he was eleven — he apprenticed with a local shoemaker and spent a short time in nearby Naples learning what he could at a shoe factory. He opened his first shop with a handful of workers the following year, and in 1914 — when he was still a teenager — Ferragamo emigrated to America, just as his siblings had before him, seeking new opportunities for work and to learn in the footwear trade.

After securing a job at the Plant Shoe Factory in Boston, Massachusetts, Ferragamo was uninspired by machine-made footwear. He moved across the country to Santa Barbara, California. Owing to a connection he made with a then-actor cousin, Ferragamo found work with the American Film Manufacturing Company. He made women’s shoes and provided durable cowboy boots for a film crew’s costuming department. Ferragamo’s reputation in the world of Hollywood cinema soon broadened, and he established a storefront in Mission Canyon where he made shoes by hand for the likes of actresses Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo and Dolores del Río.

By the 1920s, film directors commissioned Ferragamo to produce shoes for a range of movies — the list of films eventually included The Ten Commandments, The Covered Wagon and The Thief of Baghdad. When he felt comfortable enough with the English language, Ferragamo also enrolled in anatomy courses at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in order to better understand motion and the demands that we place on our footwear.

By the late 1920s, Ferragamo sought to expand production of his shoes and returned to Italy. He hired scores of apprentices to work in a factory in Florence, where Ferragamo carefully melded the principles of handcraftsmanship with all that he learned about America’s shoe factories. He filed patents — hundreds over the years — on the steel shank arch and many other unique aspects of his shoe design, and when economic and political influences during the 1930s forced Ferragamo to substitute pressed cork for steel to support the arch, the wedge heel was born. Other creative materials he integrated into his forward-looking creations were hemp, felt, nylon fishing line, fish skin and cellophane twisted with silk.

In the late 1940s, the brand’s first storefront opened in Manhattan, and today Salvatore Ferragamo is known worldwide and is synonymous with a wealth of iconic footwear such as Viva ballet flats, Vara Bow pumps, Gancini loafers and lots more. Ferragamo’s son, Ferruccio, was appointed CEO in 1984. Under his leadership, Ferruccio diversified and expanded the fashion business further, getting into sunglasses, fragrance, watches and made-to-measure men’s shoes. Ferruccio was succeeded by his brother, Leonardo Ferragamo, and British designer Maximilian Davis is now creative director of the brand.

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Designer: Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo White Rectangle Tinted Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamo designer item. This item comes with original packaging. Please note that due to poor storage, there is a mark to the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo White Rectangle Frame Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamodesigner item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1046S Season: JAN2022 White...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Dark Brown Browline Gradient Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamodesigner item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1088SE Dark Brown Plastic ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Forest Green Transparent Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamo designer item. This item comes with original packaging. Please note that there is a small scratch on the lower right ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Black Cat Eye Gradient Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamodesigner item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1081SE Black Acetate Cat...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Brown Gradient Rectangle Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamodesigner item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1027S Brown Acetate Rect...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Ivory Butterfly Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamodesigner item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1023S Ivory Acetate Butt...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Dark Khaki Browline Gradient Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamodesigner item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1088SE Dark Khaki Plastic ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Brown Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamodesigner item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model:SF1081SE Tortoise Acetate C...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Dark Khaki Aviator Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamodesigner item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1090S Dark Khaki Acetate ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Bordeaux Cat Eye Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamodesigner item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1081SE Bordeaux Acetate ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Marble Ivory Cat Eye Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamodesigner item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1059S Season: SEP2022 M...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Transparent Forest Green Gradient Square Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamo designer item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1043S Transparent Forest Gree...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Black Browline Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamo designer item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1088SE Black Plastic Br...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Vintage Tortoise Square Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamo designer item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1045S Vintage Tortoise Ace...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Ivory Browline Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamodesigner item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1088SE Ivory Plastic Bro...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Blue Aviator Amber Lens Sunglasses
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is New with tags on this brand new Salvatore Ferragamodesigner item. This item comes with original packaging. Details Model: SF1090S Blue Acetate Aviat...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Salvatore Ferragamo Italian Women's Tortoise Shell Sunglasses in Box c 21st c
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in University City, MO
Salvatore Ferragamo Italian Women's blue lens tortoise shell sunglasses in Ferragamo box c 21st c The stylish sunglasses are designed sleek amber lucite tortoise shell frames with tinted blue plastic lenses Paired with the Ferragamo eyeglass storage...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

Ferragamo Cat Eye Striped Reptile Sunglasses (SF652SL)
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Brown/green ITEM CODE: SF652SL FRAME MATERIAL: Leather MEASURES~ Arms: 130 mm COMES WITH: Sunglass case, Care card, cloth duster, cloth protecto...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses

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Find an extraordinary range of authentic Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of blue and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Stella McCartney, Prada, and Roberto Cavalli appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses from top boutiques around the world. Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $245 and tops out at $250, while the average work can sell for $248.
Questions About Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    Yes, Salvatore Ferragamo is a luxury brand. Over the century since Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo opened his first shoe store on Hollywood Boulevard in 1923, the brand — which Ferragamo subsequently established in Florence, Italy, in 1927 — has gained an international reputation for pieces made with fine Italian artisanship that elegantly balance form and function. After Salvatore's death in 1960, his wife, Wanda Ferragamo, led the brand's growth into a global luxury empire that, in addition to shoes, produced silk scarves, leather pieces, perfume and much more while adhering to its high standards of quality. Today, the multinational family-owned and -operated luxury brand has more than 600 stores in 96 countries around the world, and vintage Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, belts, handbags and other clothing and accessories are objects of desire for fashion lovers everywhere. Explore a variety of Salvatore Ferragamo pieces on 1stDibs.

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