top of page
be·spoke [bih-spohk] : adjective
Made to the specifications
of an individual client

Bespoke & Custom

Footwear – With Attitude

Made to Measure Shoes & Boots,

hand-sewn in my atelier in Brooklyn, NY.

Old world craftsmanship.

Finest quality materials.
Fitted to your unique shape.
Tailored to your personal style.

Long-lasting functional luxury.

One pair at a time.


About the Maker

Anne Marika Verploegh Chassé

... is a shoemaker, artist and educator from Switzerland and the Netherlands.

In her Brooklyn atelier STIEFELwerk – meaning "bootwork" – she designs and builds 

made to measure footwear for individual clients, employing traditional techniques and skills.


Fascinated by the physicality of the making process, and the challenge of combining design, math, ergonomics and artistry, AMVC has worked with skilled master-craftsmen all over the world to learn the craft.

Her fine arts background bleeds into her designs. Bold lines, curves, hand-stitched details, multicolor rows of threads, and leather surfaces marked by

nature, exemplify her work.

Collaboration with other artists and designers is a source of inspiration.

In addition to her atelier work she teaches footwear design and construction at Rhode Island School of Design, Fashion Institute Of Technology and Parsons.

photo: Robert Pennington




Buy less, choose well, make it last.
Mme Vivienne Westwood


The Process - Fully Bespoke
Schedule your first fitting that starts the conversation in the workshop.
Having a pair of Shoes or Boots made is not a quick process - but a labor of love. It can take anywhere between 6months to 2years from the initial meeting to completion. It all depends on my current waitlist of existing orders, material sourcing, the project, your availability and the intricacies of conversed design, material, techniques, fittings and making.
The actual hours that go into a pair range from 60hours to a whole month from start to finish.
Everything is done in-house by the maker:
From taking measurements to creation of the design, pattern, upper and construction/making of the shoes or boots.

Fully Bespoke starting at $3,500 (Sales Tax not included)

50 % Deposit Required to start the order (non-refundable).

Get Measured!

For Appointments, Inquiries and to get notified of any upcoming events:

Give a ring to (917) 498-9711 - or send a message!

Success! Your message was received.

Visit the Atelier

55 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238


bottom of page