clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Jean-Michel Cazabat's E-Commerce Site Just Might Be Live in Time for Sandal Season

The man with a personality taller than his shoes, via Getty
The man with a personality taller than his shoes, via Getty

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

With a little luck, Jean-Michel Cazabat's flamboyant heels will be shoppable right from your computer by this summer. We spoke with the French-born, New York-based designer at his NYC flagship last night, and he told us that his aims are global because, well, that's how the world of fashion is these days:

Before you could say the customer of uptown is different than the customer of downtown. Today it's not true. Before you could say the customer of LA is different than the customer of New York. Today it's not true. Before you could say that the customer of America and the customer of Hong Kong and the customer of Italy are different. Today it's not true. I mean, everybody is so educated in style and fashion, to me there is no difference.

Considering the delays between the announced opening date of Cazabat's only US boutique (March) and the actual opening date (October), we're preparing ourselves for the launch to be pushed back. The designer, however, is hopeful: "I hope I can say [a site will be ready] for the next collection, so in June or July. I don't know if they can see my fingers crossed, but they are." Ours too, Jean-Michel. Ours too.

· A Day In The Life Of Jean-Michel Cazabat [WWD]
· All Jean-Michel Cazabat Coverage [RackedNY]