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October 21st, 2014

Kork-Ease POP Boutique @ Buffalo Exchange Colorado

The shoe that defined a generation of footwear fashion during the decade of love, and stood in line at Studio 54, is debuting at the gallery at Buffalo Exchange Colorado. The gallery will transform into a righteous Sixties Biba-inspired Kork-Ease POP Boutique featuring our iconic Kork-Ease platform shoe, as well as styles from our fall 2014 collection.

Local artisans, Fin Art and Justin Schmidt, have descended upon Buffalo Exchange Colorado at 51 Broadway in Denver to transform the gallery into a modern-day interpretation of Biba – the famous Abingdon Road London boutique known for revolutionizing the fashion landscape of the early 1960’s.

It was during the 60’s the platform shoe came into style – the independent youth culture was defining its own sense of fashion derived from street culture, and from free-spirited artists, musicians and designers. It was the simplicity, comfort and organic look of Kork-Ease designs that epitomized the earthly, natural outlook and the optimistic spirit embraced by the youth culture. During the 70’s, the platform cork wedge revolutionized the disco-chic era – it would become forever be synonymous with the era.

Let’s continue the story – celebrate with us at the Mod Party on November 15 in the Broadway store gallery as we revel in over 60 years of Kork-Ease. Dress fab and come ready for an outta sight party!

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The Kork-Ease POP Boutique at Buffalo Exchange Colorado opens November 1, 2014. A perfectly curated selection of Kork-Ease sandals – with over 15 colors of Ava, shoes and boots, will be on sale for the entire month of November. The Mod Party, sponsored in part by Martini and Rossi, will be from 6:00 – 9:00 on the evening of November 15th. POP Boutique closes November 30, 2014. Email kaya@hhbrown.com for additional information.

Posted by Kork-Ease  •  October 21st, 2014

October 15th, 2014

AMP’D UP

  • Feeling Hagstrom Blue Sparkle

    Feeling Hagstrom Blue Sparkle

  • Pre-rocked Guitars

    Pre-rocked Guitars

  • Imagining

    Imagining

  • Concealing Rock History

    Concealing Rock History

  • Testing 1 - 2 - 3

    Testing 1 - 2 - 3

  • Kurt Cobain's Hagstrom Blue Sparkle

    Kurt Cobain's Hagstrom Blue Sparkle

The beautiful display of 70′s Fenders and rare Rickenbackers we spotted through the window summoned us into BlackBook Guitars like moths to a flame. Nate, the owner, was quick to greet us with his warm smile as we strolled through the front doors.

For a rock-obsessed girl like me, walking into BlackBook Guitars was like coming home. It smelled legendary, if legend has a smell. My mind started racing as I began to imagine the back-story of each vintage guitar – each scratch, each stain telling its own unique tale.

Like an encyclopedia of rock history, Nate explained the significance of each rare treasure that I laid eyes on. His passion for curating impossible-to-find guitars, vintage basses, amps and pedals from northwest music history makers beamed, and when he showed me a guitar that was once owned by Kurt Cobain, I decided that my life, in that moment, was complete.

When you’re in Portland and feeling a bit Hagstrom blue sparkle, stop by Nate’s place at 3624 N Mississippi Ave, and be sure to check out his amazing  finds at www.blackbookguitars.com.

Featured: Kork-Ease Helene in midnight, currently sold out. More sublime colors available.

Posted by Kork-Ease  •  October 15th, 2014

September 26th, 2014

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’… & ROCKIN’!

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If you covet only one boot this season, let it be VELMA.  The beautifully burnished leather bootie is accented with double gore for a cool, custom fit. The best part… cushioned insoles for all day comfort. Pair them with a skirt or skinnies for your best fall fashion look. #closetclassic

SHOP HERE

Posted by Kork-Ease  •  September 26th, 2014