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Les Tropéziennes by K.Jacques and Rondini: the art of the "Made in Saint-Tropez" sandal

People love strolling along Saint-Tropez’s beach in the sunshine or in the shade of the village’s pretty lanes. Grab your cat eye shades and little round wicker bag before heading out, but especially, don’t forget every chic Saint-Tropez woman’s must-have – a pair of sandals courtesy of K.Jacques or Rondini!

A shoemaker’s soul

K.Jacques and Rondini, from father to son

Saint-Tropez : a little village in the South of France renowned the world over! Famed for its bell tower, private beaches and “BB” (aka Brigitte Bardot), this ancient fishing village is also acclaimed for its craft know-how. Here, the art of leatherwork is part of the local DNA, fronted by two historic firms with unrivalled expertise: Rondini and K.Jacques. The inventors of the inimitable “Tropézienne” launched their businesses between 1927 and 1933. The iconic sandal went on to seduce generations of footwear fans and is the star of an incredible success story that continues to gain ground to this day. The stories of the two firms have much in common: a family legacy handed down from father to son and a timeless talent for innovation, while continuing to produce the models that made their name. The secret? Creative workshops that have remained loyal to the all-embracing summer sunshine of their home town…

Right on trend  

Top celebs want a pair too!

Rubbing shoulders with the stars! Saint-Tropez is a must-do summer meeting place for celebs from the world over. And its craftspeople aren’t complaining. Many famous names have crossed the threshold to their workshops, seeking the perfect pair of sandals. Blurring the lines between traditional wear and haute couture, Les Tropéziennes have seduced Kate Moss, Isabel Marant, Balenciaga and Vanessa Bruno to name but a few… K.Jacques has even been collaborating with Golden Goose since 2011 on the exclusive “Golden Goose for K.Jacques Saint-Tropez” model.

Timeless elegance

“Designed & Made in Saint-Tropez”: style and authenticity

Made in France is good, Made in Saint-Tropez is even better! The emblematic firms K.Jacques and Rondini are a local pride and joy. The brands have never left their little fishing village and boast unrivalled talent in the shoe world, with 85 years at the service of the little tootsies that roam the lanes of Saint-Tropez… Today, you can buy their products online too. Experience, know-how and creativity have spurred their success and international renown. Today, K.Jacques invites you to customize the model of your dreams online and you can even have it engraved! Located in the village’s Rue Clémenceau, you can count on the sterling advice of Rondini to find the shoe that fits… You’ll even find bracelets there courtesy of the baby of the family, Clara.