Book Review: Warman’s Shoes Field Guide by Caroline Ashleigh

Warman's Shoes Field Guide by Caroline Ashleigh

Warman’s Shoes Field Guide by Caroline Ashleigh

With the May 27 sequel to the Sex and the City movie just around the corner, the release of Caroline Ashleigh’s Shoes Field Guide is what you might call a perfect fit.

Shoe lovers, collectors, or anyone with a sense of fashion will love Ashleigh’s pocket-size book on Warman’s® Shoes Field Guide. It’s more than a price reference; it’s a stunning, illustrated history of 20th-century shoes. Just as people buy shoes on their aesthetic appeal, this guide has a layout that is hip, fresh and sleek.

This is the only book on collectible vintage and contemporary footwear with current pricing. This area is second only to handbags in popularity among collectors of vintage clothing and accessories from the later half of the 20th century.

An acclaimed couture author, Ashleigh writes authoritatively while at the same time focusing on the fun aspect of shoes. Four hundred gorgeous color photos illustrate everything from chunky and wild disco platforms, celebrity and contemporary shoes to the restrained elegance of Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Chanel, Christian Dior, Michael Kors and more.

Caroline Ashleigh has been a featured appraiser on the popular television show Antiques Roadshow since 1997, and has been featured in publications such as Forbes, the New York Times, and Art and Antiques. Throughout her appraising career, Ashleigh has claimed some of the biggest names in the collecting world as clients, including working relationships with respected auction houses, major museums and celebrity collections. Ashleigh is also a noted public speaker and lectures extensively on many facets of appraising and collecting throughout the United States. She is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America.

Warman’s® Shoes Field Guide will be available in May at a retail price of $14.99. Published by Krause Publications, a division of F+W Media. Purchase it through by clicking here.

ISBN-13: 978-1-4402-08981-0

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Caroline Ashleigh, antiques authority and author of Warman’s Shoes Field Guide

Caroline Ashleigh, antiques authority and author of Warman’s Shoes Field Guide