Hailing from Telluride, CO, Marais USA designer and owner Haley Boyd grew up where fleece jackets and sheepskin snow boots were a daily wardrobe essential. Ski town style limitations were short-lived, however, when she landed in sunny California at the age of 14 to attend the Cate School. Ever the enterprising creator, she churned out fashion shows twice a year exhibiting up to 30 hand-made looks, which quickly made their way from the school auditorium and into her peers’ closets. Hence her first official foray into fashion.
“Where were the obvious essentials, like a black ballet flat or a chic ankle boot, for the girl with style who can’t quite swing the designer level price tag? ”
A few years later in New York City, Haley was spending days studying at Parsons and nights hustling as a waitress. Pounding the pavement, she quickly realized it was nearly impossible to find a classic and well-made shoe for a semi-reasonable price. Where were the obvious essentials, like a black ballet flat or a chic ankle boot, for the girl with style who can’t quite swing the designer level price tag? Assuming other girls were facing the same struggle, Marais USA was born.
MARAIS COMES FROM
THE FAMED DISTRICT
patti smith meets jane birkin
We’re inspired by both the confidence and practicality of the New Yorker and effortless sophistication of
the Parisienne. Our name comes from Le Marais,
the famed district of Paris where Jane Birkin trotted around with a picnic basket in the sixties and where our modern day muses explore parks and hidden courtyards, gallery hop, and sip cappuccinos at sidewalk cafes.
To make the cutest,
chicest shoes that every
girl is shopping for.
Our collections encompass a complete shoe wardrobe of perfectly paired down essentials. We’re known for chelsea boots, oxfords, and colorful, flat sandals, and aim to reinvent the classics, season after season. Many of our styles come in vegan materials, because we believe in offering an eco and animal friendly choice (look for the vegan label in our shop!).
“You can count on us for a new iteration on a classic ballet flat, a menswear-inspired oxford, or a wear-all- year Chelsea boot.
classics with a twist
FOR THE GIRL
ON THE GO
THE MARAIS GIRL
confident and practical
She loves menswear, but is decidedly feminine. She is equally at home at the Met and on the floor of a thrift shop sifting through vintage treasures. You might find her reading Proust on a park bench with Lou Reed in her ear buds. She is casual, yet elegant. Effortless, yet pulled together. She’s the girl on-the-go who depends on the classics—with a twist.