Caparros Shoes – Beautiful styles for the right occasion.
When Anavel Caparros founded Caparros Shoes in 1988, she had no idea what it would become. What started as a vision to empower women on the special occasions in their lives by designing fashion-forward yet, classically beautiful shoes – is now so much more.
Today, Caparros Shoes is the largest shoe brand owned and operated by a woman in the U.S. and is available in the finest department stores, specialty boutiques, and online.
Caparros has built a reputation for designing unique, captivating dress shoes full of vibrant color and embellishment for everything from weddings and chic proms, to evening events and life-defining occasions. Along the way, Caparros has attracted a loyal following of women who appreciate styles that easily transition from day-into-nightlife.
In keeping with Anavel’s original mission, Caparros Shoes also supports a wide range of organizations dedicated to women’s health, education, youth, and the fashion industry.
Anavel Caparros’ love of shoes and her global inspirations result in an uncompromising approach to quality and design innovation. Despite our growth, Caparros Shoes proudly maintains the same soulful, handmade, attention-to-detail as when it was first conceived all those years ago.
(Yep, Caparros has been around for a long time!)
The visionary behind Caparros Shoes is Anavel Caparros, one of the great fashion success stories and an industry icon.
Anavel was born in Puerto Rico and is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, where she majored in philosophy. She honed her design chops in Alicante, Spain, one of the most beautiful provinces on Spain’s eastern coast - and an incubator for footwear design talent. After eighteen years working overseas in Spain and Asia for major shoe brands she was inspired to create Caparros Shoes in 1988.
Not long after she started Caparros Shoes, Anavel was named ‘Woman of The Year’ by Footwear News (the leading industry magazine) for helping to, “revive the West Coast footwear industry with her innovative designs and strong business savvy.”
She absolutely loves shoe design and the shoe business. Anavel also travels the world constantly, soaking up trends and design inspiration (of course, being a licensed pilot helps). Anavel’s mission is to help women define their personal style – and to make their special occasions just right.
“I was determined to help women realize their desire to look fabulous, alluring, and luxurious, without spending everything they have,” says Anavel.
Caparros Proudly Supports the Following Organizations
MACYS PASSPORT – BENEFITTING AIDS/HIV ORGANIZATIONS
QVC and the FASHION FOOTWEAR CHARITIBLE FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK, INC “FFANY SHOES ON SALE” – BENEFITTING BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
THE FASHION FOOTWEAR CHARITABLE FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK, INC. - FOR BREAST CANCER
TWO TEN FOOTWEAR FOUNDATION – FOR FINANCIAL HELP, RESOURCE REFERRAL, COUNSELING AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO SHOEPEOPLE
RELAY FOR LIFE – CANCER
THE CITIZENS FOUNDATION USA – BENEFITTING THE EDUCATION OF UNDERPRIVELIGED CHILDREN IN PAKISTAN.
LUBAVITCH YOUTH ORGANIZATION – FOR HUMANITARIAN NEEDS OF SHELTER, HOUSING, GARMENTS AND MEDICATION
GO RED FOR WOMEN – FOR HEART DISEASE, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
AIDS WALK NY – Best Buddies, GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Inc.)
PARSONS BENEFIT AND FASHION SHOW – BENEFITTING THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION – WOMEN’S HEALTH INITIATIVE FUND AT OSU MEDICAL CTR
THE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRIES - BENEFITING THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND THE TERRY J. LUNDGREN CENTER FOR RETAILING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
WOMEN IN NEED (WIN)
www.caparrosshoes.com is an informative website and online store, we have limited stock to sell and mainly show our products and re-direct visitors to our retailers. We show as many styles and color variations as possible on our website.
Enjoy your browsing!
The Caparros Shoes Team