We've been hearing whispers about LD Tuttle for a few months now, by way of the line being carried by OAK and Steven Alan. LD Tuttle, launched in 2005 by husband and wife team, Richard Lidinsky and Tiffany Tuttle, is really picking up steam this summer with a collection that features cut-out flats and heels. This particular aesthetic has been successful for many designers this season (i.e. Opening Ceremoney and Troupe to name a few at the same relative price point) in part, because it offers something as breathable as ordinary sandals but not quite as flimsy. Tiffany Tuttle, in addition to hitting the mark this summer with her ventilated shoes, is a designer that seems to have the resume for staying power. Educated at Princeton, she pursued fashion by way of a post graduated degree from FIT. After her studies commenced, she worked for Givenchy in Paris and then as an associate designer for Rebecca Taylor. Once Tuttle realized her dream was to design footwear and accessories, she packed up and moved to Milan to study the craft. Tiffany Tuttle isn't your average Lower East Side hipster who happened to get lucky in outsourcing to the right places and knowing the right people. At this lucky time in the season, most of LD Tuttle's Summer offerings are on sale which makes this the perfect time (if you haven't done so already) for a test drive.
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