Saigon Socialite Shoes

Elaborately crafted soles reincarnating Vietnam's artisanal villages through the ancient art of pagoda-carving

The elaborately carved soles of Saigon Socialite are the brainchild of LanVy Nguyen, born in Vietnam and raised in California. A corporate finance veteran, in 2007 Nguyen embarked on what she calls the “education of my life,” which began in a Vietnamese factory. A new openness had brought foreign investors seeking high skill, low cost labor, and while Nguyen admired the effect such infrastructure had …