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Babos December 2022 Event Schedule

Babos December 2022 Event Schedule

Ce Ce Chin loves showing her shoe designs in person, and helping you try on Babos: The most comfo...
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What Amy Tan says about Babos Shoes

What Amy Tan says about Babos Shoes

When Amy Tan, author of best seller The Joy Luck Club writes an review of Babos: 

These were instantly comfortable the first time I put them on. A friend said that in the slipper style , the shoes looks very elegant. The soft leather and bottom of the shoe makes it great for long walks. And the lightness of the shoe makes them ideal for packing because space in carry-on only luggage is limited. In short, these shoes with its convertible styles are my choice for an upcoming stay in NYC and Paris. They’ll be perfect for a dressy reception and dinner, long 6 - 10 mile walks across the city and through parks, and informal occasions in casual clothes.

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Babos at West Coast Craft Los Angeles, Sat Oct 15

Babos at West Coast Craft Los Angeles, Sat Oct 15

Babos is Booth 72⁠ at West Coast Craft Los Angeles

Saturday, October 15, from 10am to 4pm⁠

North Lot Row DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021⁠

Free entry and pets are welcome.⁠ . Parking is free for the first two hours.⁠

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Ce Ce Chin

Tips for starting your own shoe business

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. START: Just start! Try putting your product or service “out there” and learn from the reaction.
  2. RUN: Learn from your sales- why did they purchase, what appealed to them and how can you replicate that?
  3. GROW: invest in what can generate more revenue, be it products or systems. Keep your brain fresh to find new opportunists, and delegate or outsource tasks that take you away from that mindset.
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Babos comes to Santa Barbara Saturday July 16th

Babos comes to Santa Barbara Saturday July 16th

Bringing our Babouche sneakers for women to Santa Barbara!  Well, we actually have sizes that fit men now too!  Come try on these elegant and easy walking shoes at the Farmer and the Flea at El Presidio.
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Babos: The most comfortable and elegant babouche sneaker!

Spring Summer Lookbook

Inspired by the traditional “genie” babouche slipper, and evolved for comfort with a bouncy, treaded outsole. An absolute joy to wear, and good for the sole.   See the entire lookbook here:

 

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West Coast Craft San Francisco

West Coast Craft San Francisco

Join us for West Coast Craft on June 11 & 12, 2022, from 10am to 6pm each day.  Free entry: family and dog friendly.  Food and drink available of the premises.  
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Mother's Day Weekend at Unique Markets

Mother's Day Weekend at Unique Markets

Babos and 150 other emerging independent brands gather at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles.  What a fun Mother's Day activity!
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Our re-brand as "Babos"

Our re-brand as "Babos"

Announcing our new name “Babos”!  Our unique shoe design is an evolution of a traditional “babouche” slipper, into a modern and elegant sneaker.  

We still love and embrace the Vision Quest.  And the power of taking mindful and active steps on the journey.  

“Babos” is a shorter, cuter and simpler brand name.  

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Earth Day Outdoor Market at Ron Herman West Hollywood

Earth Day Outdoor Market at Ron Herman West Hollywood

Earth Day Outdoor Market at Ron Herman West Hollywood.
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stylecaster vision quest shoes

VQS in STYLECASTER's '30 Asian-American Owned Fashion Brands'

So proud to be included in STYLECASTER'S round up of Asian American owned fashion and beauty brands.   As they say, "Slip on a pair of Vision Quest babouche shoes and believe me- you'll never look back".  We agree!  We want you always to look forward!

 

 

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Foot Tracing Template

Will the babouches fit my foot?

Our updated shoe size chart will help to translate American shoe sizes to European shoe sizes.

You can also provide a foot tracing and send it to us for a consultation.  Download our FOOT TRACING TEMPLATE PDF here.

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What is the history of Babouche shoes?

What is the history of Babouche shoes?

The French word “babouche” describes a flat Moroccan slipper so soft that you can flatten part that would cover your heel, and wear it under your feet.  Deeper research reveals the word is Persian in origin, from “Papush”, Persian پاپوش‎  with the “pa” referring to “foot”.  

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tie dye sock donation to the downtown womens center

Tie Dye Sock Donation to Homeless Women

For every pair of tie dye socks sold, we’re donating a pair to the Downtown Women’s Center- the the only organization in L.A. focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women.
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Vision Boarding in 2021

Vision Boarding in 2021

VERY IMPORTANT: Post these Vision Boards in highly visible places! I have them posted over my desktop computer, and I keep a copy in my car!

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Shout Out LA introduces Ce Ce Chin on Vision Quest shoes

Shout Out LA introduces Ce Ce Chin on Vision Quest shoes

Hi Ce Ce, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
I don’t believe one needs to write a business plan in the traditional sense. Unless someone, an investor perhaps, has asked for one. And even the most important thing to know is the break even number, when your business will break even against the initial investment, and how many sales, or how much revenue is needed to break even.  Read more here.
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Covid Creativity

Covid Creativity

Inspired by the floor stickers at the grocery stores.  Please do your part and stand 6 feet apart!
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June is Pride Month

June is Pride Month

June is LGBT Pride Month.
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As Seen On Lyn Slater, The Accidental Icon

As Seen On Lyn Slater, The Accidental Icon

So proud to see leading style influencer Lyn Slater, known as Icon Accidental, in Babos shoes!
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New York City Nov 9th and 10th Renegade Craft, Booth 128

New York City Nov 9th and 10th Renegade Craft, Booth 128

Booth 128 at @Renegade Craft at The Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th street between 6th and 7t...
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Vision Quest Shoes at Desert Daze, October 10-13

Vision Quest Shoes at Desert Daze, October 10-13

 We'll be at the Desert Daze Music & Art Festival in Lake Perris, California, October 10th - 13th.
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As seen in Who What Wear- Babos for travel

As seen in Who What Wear- Babos for travel

Who What Wear Style Influencer Melissa Meyers shares what she packs for a European Getaway, including the most comfortable sneakers from Vision Quest Shoes.
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As Seen in Glamour

As Seen in Glamour

Vision Quest shoes in Glamour Magazine
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As Seen in Vogue Street Style, Lyn Slater wering Vision Quest Shoes

As Seen in Vogue Street Style, Lyn Slater wearing Vision Quest Shoes

Babos shoes on Vogue Street Styles during New York Fashion Week!

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As seen in Angeleno Magazine

As seen in Angeleno Magazine

If you're open the journey, you'll always get to where you need to go.

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