Via Spiga: The Rise and Fall of a Once-Popular Footwear Brand

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Founded in 1985, Via Spiga is named after Via della Spiga, one of Milan’s top shopping streets, forming the northeast boundary of the luxurious Quadrilatero della Moda (literally, “fashion quadrilateral”).

In other words, Via Spiga is the name of a street, not a person. In August 2020, the brand’s parent company, Caleres, announced that it would be “pausing” operations at Via Spiga as it “repositions” the label.

This means that Via Spiga products are no longer available, and the brand’s website and social media channels have been shut down.

Where Are Via Spiga Shoes Made?

Founded in 1985, the brand was known for its stylish and high-quality footwear designs, particularly for women, and it gained a reputation for its Italian-inspired fashion.

The company had a factory in Italy. While approximately 50% of the company’s products were made there, some shoes were produced in Brazil and China.

What Company Owns Via Spiga?

The shoe brand is owned by Caleres, an American footwear company that also operates Sam EdelmanCARLOS by Carlos Santana, and Fergie Footwear.

Celebrities Wearing Via Spiga Shoes

Celebrity fans of the brand include Peyton List, Janelle Monáe, Karla Souza, Isabel Lucas, Viola Davis, Vanessa Hudgens, and Kaley Cuoco.

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Jessica Alba wore Via Spiga’s popular ‘Faxon’ sandals while attending Day Two of the 2018 #BlogHer Creators Summit.

Jessica Alba attending Day Two of the 2018 #BlogHer Creators Summit at Pier 17 in New York City on August 9, 2018 Jessica Alba attending Day Two of the 2018 #BlogHer Creators Summit at Pier 17 in New York City on August 9, 2018 (Credit: WENN)

The American actress and The Honest Company founder styled them with a pretty olive green ensemble that included a short sleeve chiffon top from Lela Rose with a pussy bow necktie.

Jessica Alba shows off her feet in Via Spiga Faxon sandalsJessica Alba shows off her feet in Via Spiga Faxon sandals (Credit: WENN)

Vanessa Hudgens Ditches Athleisure for Boho Chic at Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

After Vanessa Hudgens seemingly developed an addiction to the gym and everything healthy, her traditional favorite boho-chic outfits were slowly replaced with convenient athleisure outfits.

Vanessa Hudgens' hairstyle featured intricate braids adorned with tiny flowers, enhancing the overall boho vibeVanessa Hudgens’ hairstyle featured intricate braids adorned with tiny flowers, enhancing the overall boho vibe (Credit: Michael Boardman / FayesVision / WENN)

Luckily, Vanessa returned to her favorite look that we’ve come to know and love at the 7th Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at the Pacific Palisades.

Vanessa Hudgens chose to wear the elegant "Realm" dress by Zimmermann, a sheer off-shoulder design with delicate scalloped details at the 7th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo ClassicVanessa Hudgens chose to wear the elegant “Realm” dress by Zimmermann, a sheer off-shoulder design with delicate scalloped details, at the 7th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at the Pacific Palisades on October 15, 2016 (Credit: Michael Boardman / FayesVision / WENN)

Vanessa wore the sheer, off-shoulder scallop “Realm” dress by Zimmermann. The High School Musical actress wore her gown with a pair of “Varsha” platform sandals in burgundy suede by Via Spiga.

Vanessa Hudgens inserted some modern element into her boho look with the Via Spiga "Varsha" platform sandalsVanessa Hudgens inserted some modern element into her boho look with the Via Spiga “Varsha” platform sandals (Credit: Michael Boardman / FayesVision / WENN)

The “Grease: Live” star accessorized her look with a Jacquie Aiche “Labradorite” double pyramid triangle ring, a Chanel shoulder bag, and a full head of braided hair and tiny flowers.

Vanessa Hudgens added a touch of sophistication with a Jacquie Aiche "Labradorite" double pyramid triangle ring and carried a Chanel shoulder bagVanessa Hudgens added a touch of sophistication with a Jacquie Aiche “Labradorite” double pyramid triangle ring and carried a Chanel shoulder bag (Credit: Michael Boardman / FayesVision / WENN)

We’re not sure if Vanessa is channeling this style again for fall, but one thing is sure: the girl is in her element when you dress her in boho.

If you’re not convinced, watch her flip her dress around — with a glass of champagne. Vanessa’s Via Spiga “Varsha” platform sandals are no longer available online.

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