Salvatore Ferragamo

Born the 11th of 14th children in Bonito Italy in 1898, Salvatore Ferragamo, the “shoemaker to the stars”, found his calling at an early age and apprenticed to a shoemaker in Naples when he was only nine years old . He immigrated to Boston Massachusetts when he was 14 where he worked with one of his brothers in a cowboy boot factory. He moved to California shortly thereafter and it was here that Ferragamo found success. He initially opened a shop for repair and made-to-measure shoes which soon ... Read More

Salvatore Ferragamo