Thursday, October 30, 2008

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Dear Mrs. Vivian,

I am a junior in high school and have just recently begun visiting college campuses to see which one is the best for me. Here are my Bonanno sandals at a Florida State vs. Virginia Tech game. We (FSU) won! Thanks for making great sandals that I enjoy wearing during my college tours and beyond. Once I become a college freshman I'll be sure to stock up on Bonanno's in my new school colors!

Kaitlyn -- Wellington, FL

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Back in the Saddle

Our friend Inez has always wanted to give her fiancee Michael, a Camel.
Living in Stuart, obviously that wasn't going to happen.

Michael "The Colonel" a retired Army Colonel, hence the nick name, owns an antique Camel Saddle, the pillow to the saddle is in tatters (see below).

Inez thought it would be the next best thing to a Camel if she could have Michael's pillow repaired, or if need be, remade for his upcoming 50th birthday.

After examining it, they all agreed it needed to be remade.

They got right to work. Stephen hand cuts the patterns while Domenick adds a personal touch by embroidering "The Colonel" on the front.

They chose the fabulous Faux Brown Croc for the cover with Pearwood backing and Whipstitching. The embroidery's in Gold.

Domenick dropped the pillow off with Inez, who was delighted with the results.

... and if you were wondering what the heck a Camel Saddle is, here ya go.
Happy Birthday Michael!


October 22 Stephen Turned 44!
Happy Birthday baby brother.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

I wore my Bonanno's to Boston Mass., Salem Mass., and Freeport Maine; all one trip. The first picture we are at the wharf in Freeport Maine; the second picture is the bay of the same wharf. The third picture is of us in Salem Mass. The forth picture we are on a tour around Boston.My Bonanno's are black patent leather with black whip stich. I love them; I wore them on the plane and all over the East Coast. I wore them to five star restaurants in "Back Bay" Boston with a black dress and pearls. It was great!
Kimberly -- Native Texan

Friday, October 10, 2008


Happy Birthday Rosario!
Rosario is the one who stamps out and sands the soles of your sandals

Some of the Stephen Bonanno crew ... from left to right:
Carmen, who stamps out the tops and whipstitches your sandals
Birthday boy Rosario
Stephen the designer
Domenick who monograms your sandals
Elizabeth who makes those fabulous handbags and whipstitches

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Hi Vivian
Here are my Stephen Bonanno Sandals in front of the Birdsnest, during the Olympics in China.

Hoping your day is filled with pink and preppy things!
Virginia and the girls at the
Preppy Pink Pony

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

I returned from Spain to find my SB gorgeous gold palm beach classics waiting! thank you - I love them and will put them up on my blog shortly. I wear that pair alllll the time and am constantly telling people who ask where to find you guys online.

I took a photo when I was traveling for the 'Where in The World are Your Bonannos' of my old Gold Palm Beach Classics on the Bullet train from Madrid to Barcelona --
All the best -- Mel -- New York City

Extra Extra, "See" All About It

How many of you "Bonanno-holics" have always wanted to see how your beautiful custom sandals were actually made?

Well ...

WPBF News 25 (ABC affiliate) recently ran a segment on us!

They wanted to film every step to making the sandals,
and to speak with Stephen, of course.
Domenick and I got in on the action too.
Our 15 minutes of fame! hee hee

You'll hear from my brother, Stephen and my husband, Domenick. You'll meet Mom, my niece Bailey, part of our fabulous crew making the sandals, and also see some of your great photos sent in for our "Where in the World are your Bonanno's"


Remember, if it doesn't say "Stephen Bonanno" on the sole,
it isn't the original.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Hi Vivian,
I just returned from a class reunion in Philadelphia and couldn't resist visiting the famous "Rocky steps" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In the original "Rocky" movie, Sylvester Stalone's character ran through the city of Philadelphia and ended his run by scaling these steps and triumphantly raising his fists. I elected to run up the steps and triumphantly raise my Bonannos!
Beth G.-- Atlanta, GA
(Emma in Ixia with silver)