Summer 10x10 Capsule Challenge: Day 4-7

The week has gone by quick, but my 10 pieces haven't gone anywhere. Here's day 4-7 of the Summer 10x10 Capsule Challenge! DAY 4 Jeans: BALDWIN Shirt: Krochet Kids Necklace: Connected Fairtrade Shoes: FOI, Adra DAY 5 Jeans: Levi's via Goodwill Dress: Stela9 Shoes: FOI, Gaby DAY 6 Jeans...

Summer 10x10 Capsule Challenge: Day 1-3

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I'd do a weekend update of the 10x10 summer capsule challenge and show you what I wore the past few days! DAY 1 Started the summer capsule with my brightest item out of the 10, my Guatemalan huipil. I added my favorite grey jeans and our Caramel Gaby. DA...

Summer 10x10 Capsule Challenge

SUMMER 10x10 CAPSULE Hey Hey, I’m Lindsay, an intern here at Fortress of Inca. A few people came into the store to pick items they planned to use in their 10x10 Challenge and it sparked my interested so I thought I’d give it a try! The challenge was created by Caroline of Unfancy and...

Tuesday Shoesday: Gaby in Black

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature one of our favorite or new styles and outfit ideas.  With the weather finally warm enough to wear your favorite spring/summer shoes, we thought we'd feature some styles you'll want to grab as a fun, versatile piece to add to your collection. If...

Tuesday Shoesday: Ani in Rust

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature one of our favorite or new styles and outfit ideas.  The Ani has been a fan favorite since it dropped last fall, so we decided to keep it going in other shades that can be worn all year. This gorgeous rust color will pair perfectly with neutral...

Spring 10x10 Capsule Challenge

Hey there, I’m Rachel, and I head up Marketing and Operations at Fortress of Inca. Since I joined the Fortress last year, I’ve been so inspired by capsule collections and those that build them. Mindful fashion wasn’t something I previously considered, as I went about my way letting fast...

Tuesday Shoesday: Carmen Cream + Scotch

Tuesday Shoesdays are where we'll feature one of our favorite styles and outfit ideas. As the weather is warming up, we have the perfect shoes lined up for the transitioning weather. The Carmen in cream + scotch is the perfect neutral shoe for cute boyfriend jeans and tee's or sundress...

Tuesday Shoesday: Lorena Cream + Scotch

Tuesday Shoesdays are where we'll feature one of our favorite styles and outfit ideas. It seems that warm weather is on its way, and with that, our fun shoes can come out to play. Enter the Lorena stage right, featuring a fun, yet classy side cut-out and two tone cream + scotch, it's t...

Tuesday Shoesday: Michelle

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature one of our favorite styles and outfit ideas.  The Michelle by Fortress of Inca is the perfect on-the-go shoe, or a great date night look. The short, stacked heel dresses them up, but the slip-on style makes it ideal for busy work days and we...

Tuesday Shoesday: Carmen Rose + Pink

Tuesday Shoesdays are where we'll feature one of our favorite styles and outfit ideas. Warm weather and sun are on the way, and with that, fun date night looks are coming back out to play. The Carmen in rose + pink has gorgeous, muted tones that will work year 'round. The cut-out det...

We take the Winter 10x10 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge!

Over the years, capsule wardrobes have been gaining popularity, especially as the horrors of fast fashion are exposed. The term “capsule wardrobe” was coined by London boutique owner Susie Faux in the 1970s, although it really caught on in America in the 1980s thanks to designer Donna ...

Tuesday Shoesday: Ani in Chocolate

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature one of our favorite styles and outfit idea. Our classic Ani bootie gets a neutral pop of color in our chocolate shade. This color is perfect for fall, because it's a bit more fun than your classic black bootie, but can still match with your ...

Tuesday Shoesday: Paloma

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature one of our favorite styles and outfit idea. The Paloma has been a classic, versatile style for us here at Fortress of Inca for a while now. Offered in caramel + navy, cream + caramel, and caramel, this d'Orsay flat offers you tons of options...

Tuesday Shoesday: Sandra

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea. Are you the type that is unwilling to sacrifice comfort for style? Look no further than the Sandra's in steel grey and apricot from Fortress of Inca, the shoe that gives you the best of both worlds. They're perfect...

Tuesday Shoesday: Madeline

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea. Our favorite transition shoe is back and better than ever with two new colors to try out! Now offering steel grey and caramel, as well as classic black, this shoe is perfect for fall. They're part bootie, part slip...

Get Festival Ready with Fortress of Inca

Still scrambling to find the perfect outfit to wear to ACL festival? We're here to help! Our durable, handmade shoes have the comfort and style to be your go-to piece for festival season. Whether you're into wearing booties or sandals, you'll surely find the shoe that's right for you. N...

Tuesday Shoesday: Jackie

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. With the first signs of fall on the way, we're sure you've been on the hunt for the perfect fall boot. Well, look no further than one of our new fall/winter '17 styles in two colorways! The Jackie in mili...

Feature Friday: Huit

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Huit was established in France in 1968 in order to provide unique fashion-forward swimwear designs with personalityand flair. The brand's French flare and Parisian style is shown through its luxurious...

Feature Friday: ace&jig

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. ace&jig is a conscious clothing company based in Brooklyn, New York, and is composed of Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson, who instantly bonded over their love of antique, unique textiles ten years ago ...

Fortress of Inca and Trove Giveaway!

We've teamed up with our fair trade friends at Trove for a giveaway! You'll win a $100 gift card from Trove to pick out amazing apparel, and a pair of Fortress of Inca Abby Jane sandals in gold! Trove’s mission is to re-write the story of fast fashion for a more delightful existence. Th...

Flooding in Peru

In March of this year, weeks of rain led to rising rivers and flooding and mudslides, affecting more than half a million people in and around Lima. The people of Peru are near and dear to our hearts, so to help even just a little we will be donating $25 to Fundacion Oli for each pair of...

Feature Friday: Patagonia

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Patagonia is known for being an activist company with a sustainable and environmental mission. In 1953 founder Yvon Chouinard, at that time a 14 year-old member of the Southern California Falconry Club,...

Feature Friday: MJM

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Green Certified by the state of California, MJM is a brand that works to create fine jewelry by utilizing recycled materials.  MJM is inspired by the nature of the world; an inspiration that is reflec...

Make the Most of Easter Weekend: Family-Friendly Vacations

A few years ago, Sean left his job as a social worker to spend more time with his kids. Today, he writes for LearnFit in his spare time. Photo via Pixabay by Cuncon Easter weekend can be the perfect time to plan a quick family vacation or extend one if you can get a few more vacation d...

Feature Friday: Symbology

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Symbology is all about authenticity and preserving traditional art forms. From Indian block printing, to Palestinian weaving, and Native American embroidery, Symbology has created a balance in their f...

Feature Friday: 4 All Humanity

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. As a fashion designer and a humanitarian, Zoe Schumm has incorporated both of her passions into creating a brand that provides a fair trade for the artisans and quality products for the consumers. In ...

The Top Things to Consider when choosing which Ankle Boots to Purchase

The ankle boot has become ubiquitous. Because of the versatility of the type of shoe, the ankle boot is now all-season and can be worn formally or casually. In the past, ankle boots were described as “the most widely worn style of fashion boots, usually under pants” but this has changed...

Feature Friday: Outdoor Voices

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts.   Photo c/o ovaustin Instagram Outdoor Voices is all about doing things. With their unique and modern line of fashion-forward activewear, they want customers to sweat it out in as many different ways as ...

Feature Friday: Reformation

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. If you're looking for the latest cool-girl brand, you just found it. Reformation is changing the game with their effortless silhouettes that it-girls across the states can't resist. Started in 2009, foun...

Feature Friday: Charity Charge

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Do you ever think about the endless possibilities that your credit card reward points have? A $25 gift card to Target or Sephora, a new, quirky kitchen appliance that you would never actually buy, but n...

Feature Friday: A Peace Treaty

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Designed in New York City, but created at all different corners of the globe, Designer Dana Arbib has found a balance between fashion-forward designs and traditional craft. Her brand, A Peace Treaty, ...

Makendy's Story (Part 3)

For the next month, we will have the pleasure of hosting a shoemaker from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti at our offices in Austin. Makendy Smith earned a fellowship through the Young Leaders of America Initiative (YLAI) - a program launched by President Obama - which aims to build linkages betwe...

Feature Friday: TJULA Design

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. If you're looking for clothing made by workers who are treated well and paid fair wages, quality, ethical products without the high price tags or ethically made apparel in modern, urban styles that wo...

Tuesday Shoesday: Riri and Ani

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea. If you still haven't found the perfect fall shoe for all of your stylish ensembles yet, we've been stocking up on even more gorgeous, fun styles for our fall/winter '17 collection. Featured here are the Riri in mili...

Makendy's Story (Part 2)

For the next month, we will have the pleasure of hosting a shoemaker from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti at our offices in Austin. Makendy Smith earned a fellowship through the Young Leaders of America Initiative (YLAI) - a program launched by President Obama - which aims to build linkages betwe...

Makendy's Story (Part 1)

For the next month, we will have the pleasure of hosting a shoemaker from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti at our offices in Austin. Makendy Smith earned a fellowship through the Young Leaders of America Initiative (YLAI) - a program launched by President Obama - which aims to build linkages betwe...

Feature Friday: Fair Indigo

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Fair Indigo is a brand with countless values that work to better our world, making it the perfect ethical brand to support. The folks at Fair Indigo say we're all in this together; the people who buy ...

#WeWalkFar featuring Sarah Lindner

This week's #WeWalkFar feature is Sarah Lindner from The House of Sequins. A self-proclaimed online personal shopper and hoarder for herself, Sarah showcases three of our favorite things on her website: Fashion, Travel, and Food. We're excited to have her participate in this week's #WeW...

Feature Friday: Jaya

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Jaya is a family owned store that specializes in hand-crafted furniture from reclaimed or plantation grown hardwoods and sustainable materials. These qualities give individuality to every item and allows...

#WeWalkFar featuring Sarabeth McElhaney

Each Friday we share a story from one of the ladies of Fortress with #WeWalkFar. Use this hashtag to share your experiences, get involved, and make a difference! Influencer: Sarabeth McElhaney Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 1) Tell me about what inspires you to to kick ass ev...

Feature Friday: 4Love Clothing

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. The idea for 4Love Clothing sprouted from literary inspiration. The heart-wrenching book, Half the Sky, changed the course of Lindsey Parry's life. Lindsey wanted to find a way to empower women and to...

Wanderlust: Places To Travel To

  There are so many incredible places all around the world. Whether you love the great waters or are simply looking for your next great adventure, you're sure to fall in love with these breath-taking locations. Keep reading to check out some of our favorite destinations you must see fo...

#WeWalkFar featuring Vanessa Kaufman

Each Friday we share a story from one of the ladies of Fortress with #WeWalkFar. Use this hashtag to share your experiences, get involved, and make a difference! Influencer: Vanessa Kaufman Founder of We The Classy, Venessa Kaufman, is passionate about curating the latest in fashion &...

Fortress Of Inca Presents: #WeWalkFar featuring Ashley Hargrove

Those familiar with Fortress of Inca may recognize "One Walks Far." Starting today we are reaching out to the ladies of Fortress with #WeWalkFar to tell their story. Use this hashtag to share your experiences, get involved, and make a difference. Influencer: Ashley Hargrove   Website | ...

Feature Friday: Gamma Folk

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Lily Piyathaisere began Gamma Folk in 2012, influenced by art, mysticism, pop culture and the Bauhaus. The line of statement jewelry and accessories incorporates traditional techniques, including natura...

10 ATX Restaurants We Can't Live Without

Last week we featured 10 new Austin Restaurants that we couldn't wait to try. This week we are showcasing 10 of our favorite Austin classics. These places have proven their worth with years of unwavering foodie support- including ours! Click below for mouth-watering photos of a few sign...

10 ATX Restaurants We're Dying to Try

Austin does lots of things big; on thing we can all agree on, is that when it comes to picking a place to eat, the options are far and wide. Think of the most bizarre food option you can, and Austin probably has three variations of it. Here are a few that we have been dying to try. Clic...

Tuesday Shoesday: Adra Blue

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Dreams really do come true. Do you want to know why? It's because the perfect slip-on has graced our spring/summer 2016 collection. This brand new style, Adra in blue, will definitely help you feel fresh ...

Redefining "Value"

This post is authored by Kelly Allen, creator of The Insatiable Margin. Kelly's point-of-view and experience in the fashion industry delve deeper behind the scenes to shed light on certain practices. The Insatiable Margin provides a place for discussion and collaboration that can ultima...

What To Wear Wednesday: Ball Till We Fall

In midst of one of the record hottest Summer months we have had, it's hard to think about shopping for Fall wardrobe staples already. Lucky for you, Fortress of Inca styles are classic but on trend, and can be styled to fit all seasons. Our shoes aren't meant to be worn for a few months...

Shoes to Blog About

At Fortress of Inca we care about the people that make our shoes, and the people that wear them. We want you to love the look of your Fortress booties or sandals as much as you love the feel of them. So we were especially excited when we saw Los Angeles based mom and podiatrist, "Dr. Sh...

Summer To Do List: Austin, TX

Austin, Texas is a place that we love to call home. And by no surprise, so do hundreds of thousands of other Austinites. The city is both lively and quaint, and offers more than enough ways to stay busy if you find yourself with a little free time on your hands. Here we have compiled a ...

Tuesday Shoesday: Selena

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. If you're looking for the perfect shoe to carry you through any season, look no further than the Selena! This mule heel sports butter soft leather, a comfy heel, and a peep toe so you can keep showing of...

Feature Friday: Everlane

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Everlane's main goal is to make sure their customers know exactly what's happening behind closed doors; the "radical transparency" they offer gives you an inside look at their factories, decisions the co...

Products With Purpose

In March, South By Southwest took Austin by storm as it does every year, and this year was nothing less (and actually more) than we expected it would be. Downtown becomes the best place to find fashion inspiration and fun parties as festival goers from across the country attend panels, ...

Feature Friday: by / Natalie Frigo

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Natalie Frigo's passion is to create handcrafted jewelry that is unique, recycled, and minimizes the waste of the jewelry-making industry. All designs are sculpted by hand in her lower Manhattan studio,...

Feature Friday: Kirsten Muenster Jewelry

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Kirsten Muenster is well versed in various craft techniques, with a primary focus on jewelry fabrication, casting, welding, metalworking and stone cutting. Positive change is happening in the industry r...

Tuesday Shoesday: Kina II

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Summer is officially on the way, which means sandal season is fast approaching! I think we can all agree this new and improved Kina sandal is the essential summer shoe. Kina II comes in black, navy and c...

What To Wear Wednesday: Bohemian Babes

At Fortress of Inca we are busy prepping for summer with an incredible new footwear line filled with options for any style. Whether you are looking for your next go-to summer wedge, a comfy and casual flat to wear to work and to happy hour, or looking to stay on trend with a platform es...

Feature Friday: Beaumont Organic

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Hannah Beaumont-Laurencia started Beaumont Organic in 2008, beginning with a collection of eight 100% Organic Cotton un-dyed T-shirts. The brand garnered much success, and, by 2009, won the "Best Organic...

Tuesday Shoesday: Victoria Naya Caramel

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Don't you just love heels that are chic, stylish and comfortable, too? We definitely feel you on that, which is why we decided to make the Victoria Naya in caramel, the perfect combination of fashionable ...

Feature Friday: Catherine Nicole

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Catherine Nicole is the perfect jewelry company. It empowers young women, is cast with recycled metals and avoids the use of non-renewable materials, it's hand fabricated, and features brilliant crystal...

What To Wear Wednesday: For The Jet-Setter

With Summer coming up right around the corner, we are all dreaming about what adventures the warm months will hold. As excited as we are about where we are going, we are pumped to wear our latest and greatest in those beautiful destinations! See below for inspiration on how to pair some...

Tuesday Shoesday: Pamela

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. The Pamela wedge is coming back in a big way for this spring/summer season. We've introduced this style previously, but decided it was time to spruce them up! This wedge is available in black and camel; i...

Feature Friday: Geoffrey Scott

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Geoffrey Scott is a luxury lifestyle jewelry and accessories designer. His specialty is everyday luxury jewelry for the modern woman that can be great transition pieces, from the park to the red carpet. ...

What To Wear Wednesday: Back to the 90's

90's grunge fashion has taken the fashion world by storm. Back by popular demand, everyone is reaching for Calvin Klein's, bare midriffs, and denim of all kinds. Click below to see how we styled Fortress of Inca footwear with inspiration from our favorite decade, and follow this link to...

Tuesday Shoesday: Victoria Luz Caramel

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. The sassy heel with bold cut-outs we all came to know and love is back in a brand new color for even more styling opportunities. The Victoria Luz in caramel is one of our new spring/summer 2016 colors, bu...

Tuesday Shoesday: Julia Isa

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. The ultimate summer heel is ready to spice up your outfits and provide maximum comfort for a whole night of dancing. If that's not quite your thing, these are surely just as perfect for a day of running ...

5 Ways To Cure a Bad Case of The Monday's

Monday's hit everyone where it hurts. Regardless of what events your weekend held, rolling out of your bed at 7:00 am on Monday morning is never anyones favorite activity. Here are a few ways to beat a bad case of the Monday's 1. Find an early morning pick-me-up It is always a little ...

What To Wear Wednesday: Inspired by Peru

Fortress of Inca is a company that is focused not only on delivering fashionable, quality footwear, but also ensuring that the people that make our shoes can enjoy a good quality of life with livable wages, good working conditions, among other benefits. Click below to see a few styles ...

Tuesday Shoesday: Juanita Mule Fringe

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Did you love the original Juanita Mule? So did we! That's why we decided to create a brand new version of the slip-ons with smooth suede and cool fringe. Introducing the Juanita Mule Fringe in brown sued...

Feature Friday: Kivvi Cosmetics

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Kivvi Cosmetics, prides itself in making products that are suitable for vegans, and not tested on animals. The brand uses berries from the Baltic sea as the base of each Kivvi product. Their product bott...

What To Wear Wednesday: Spring Has Sprung

After a week of downpour, Austin, Texas is in full bloom. The sunny weather, blue skies, and colorful flowers have inspired us to put our dark winter styles, and break out our springtime florals, short shorts, and fun ShOeS!! Fortress of Inca is right on trend with the latest Spring s...

What To Wear Wednesday: Work To Play

Hump day has us all feeling the inevitable- so close yet so far away from the weekend. Instead of dreaming about your free time after the work week, imagine what you could do with your weeknights! Happy hour with friends, a last minute dinner date, small concert with a local band, the p...

What To Wear Wednesday: SXSW Style Inspiration

When SXSW Festival comes to Austin, Texas, so does serious fashion. Downtown Austin transforms as festival goers pour into the city for music, films, and thousands of other (free!) events held throughout the city. Expect to see killer style everywhere you look from artists, musicians, b...

Tuesday Shoesday: Madeline

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. The perfect transition shoe has hit the Fortress of Inca website! Introducing the Madeline in black and blue, the shoe that is so comfortable, you'd rather have them on than be barefoot. They're a little...

What to Wear Wednesday: Cuffed Jeans and Booties

Ankle boots in all colors and styles have become hyper-stylish in the past year. They are effortlessly cool, and instantly jazz up an outfit as simple as a white t-shirt and jeans. Regardless of how easy they are to throw on, it’s important to style them to match your jean cut and lengt...

Tuesday Shoesday: Cameron Oxford

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. You've met the Cameron Oxford boot and made it a best seller for its supple leather exterior and insole and gorgeous will textile accents. It's time to make some room in your closet for the new and improv...

Tuesday Shoesday: Alicia Scotch

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Here is the return of the gorgeous Alicia bootie with a mid-calf heel, combined with genuine leather, available an updated silhouette and a brand new color, Scotch! This will become your go-to shoe when y...

Feature Friday: Ethica

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Ethica is a brand that encompasses many different types of sustainable fashions and ethical production. The website carries a variety of products, ranging from skincare to clothing. Ethica features a dr...

Tuesday Shoesday: Paloma

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. The popular leather d'orsay flat, Paloma, has been reimagined for spring/summer 2016 and has a adopted a new and improved look! With the addition of the shoe makeover, three new color ways have been creat...

Feature Friday: Bennettandbates

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. In 2014, Laura Bennett and Lara Bates launched bennettandbates, an ethical homeware company. After 14 years of friendship and design experience, the duo combined their skills, motivation and love of ho...

Feature Friday: Bario Neal

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. In 2007, independent designers Anna Bario and Page Neal connected over their common interest in the sculptural possibilities of jewelry and its possible cultural impact. Through their collaboration, B...

Feature Friday: Purse & Clutch

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. In 2011, Jen Lewis launched her ethical handbag online boutique, Purse & Clutch, to support a friend working with talented artisans in India. For as long as she can remember, Jen has wanted to de...

Tuesday Shoesday: Gabriela Sky Blue

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. We gave you the Gabriela in black and navy, but now, we have it in sky blue. As the leaves continue to fall and it gets colder and darker, the Gabriela is perfect to have a nice, but subtle, pop of color...

Tuesday Shoesday: Adriana Coco Metallics

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Fan favorite Adriana Coco booties are Mad for Metallics. Metallics have been hot on the runway, in the streets, and now on your feet. Our classic style takes a daring approach in metallic silver and gold...

Tuesday Shoesday: Cara

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. This fall/winter, it's all about that bootie. Luckily, Fortress of Inca has you covered. Our Cara bootie is a definite cutie with its elegant, minimalist design. Featuring a hidden zipper and a sleek aes...

Tuesday Shoesday: Luisa

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Every girl needs a nice pair of knee-high boots for fall/winter and we've got the perfect one: Luisa. Not only is this boot super stylish, but it's also versatile. Wear it as is to get the "knee-high" ...

Feature Friday: Awamaki Lab

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. In early 2009, Kennedy Leavens, Miguel Galdo, and Emma Hague founded Awamaki. The trio originally worked with the weavers at a local museum in Peru for two years until the organization could no longer...

Tuesday Shoesday: Jessica Skye

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. When the weather cools down, it's time to bundle up to stay warm. The best way to do that? Boots. But what if you want something more than "just boots?" Luckily, we have the answer: Jessica Skye. Not onl...

Feature Friday: Amour Vert

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. In 2009, while reading on a beach in Peru, Christoph Frehsee and Linda Balti first dreamed up Amour Vert after learning that the fashion industry was the second most polluting industry in the world....

Cameron Oxford: All About That Ash

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. One of our fall favorites is the Cameron Oxford boot, and this fall, we're introducing a new color: ash. The classic style and comfort of the Cameron Oxford with the smoky overtone of the new color make ...

Gift Ethically This Holiday

The holiday season is upon us! While we all know that the holidays can be full of joy, they can also be pretty stressful.  You know what we mean... Coordinating family gatherings, prepping holiday meals, and finding the perfect gifts for your closest friends and family. We want to mak...

Tuesday Shoesday: Ramona Grace

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. The Ramona Grace boot is an "edgy" alternative to the traditional brown boot. Subtle textile accents speak to its excellent Peruvian craftsmanship and its side lace-up makes it especially unique. An inne...

Factory Tour

Kate McGregor--owner of Kaight in Brooklyn, NY--got a firsthand look behind the scenes at one of our factories in Peru. She wrote this article to further educate her customers about our brand and our ethical production process. We have the honor of sharing her adventure and insight with...

Tuesday Shoesday: Lily Paige

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Transitioning into the cooler months of fall and winter can be tough, but our new Lily Paige boot makes it as simple as 1, 2, 3. First, put on the Lily Paige boot. Second, lace it up. Lastly, conquer the...

Redefining "Value"

This post is authored by Kelly Allen, creator of The Insatiable Margin. Kelly's point-of-view and experience in the fashion industry delve deeper behind the scenes to shed light on certain practices. The Insatiable Margin provides a place for discussion and collaboration that can ultima...

Feature Friday: Alternative Apparel

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. In 1995, a man named Greg Alterman had a mission: to create the perfect t-shirt and in 2007, that mission was accomplished in the form of Alternative Earth (now Alternative Apparel). Its offerings inclu...

Tuesday Shoesday: Miluzka

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Our Fall/Winter line this year is filled with boots to bring you joy and style for the season, including the Miluzka. The design and color of the boot give off "country chic" vibes that can be adapted to ...

Makendy's Story (Part 4)

For the last month, we have had the pleasure of hosting a shoemaker from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti at our offices in Austin. Makendy Smith earned a fellowship through the Young Leaders of America Initiative (YLAI) - a program launched by President Obama - which aims to build linkages betwee...

Feature Friday: Andrea Bonelli Jewelry

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. A little about the company: Andrea Bonelli is the self taught metal smith and owner behind this eco-friendly jewelry company. Over the years she has worked with various mediums in addition to Metalsmithi...

Tuesday Shoesday: Jenna

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Fall in love with our Jenna boot from our latest fall/winter line. Handmade to perfection by Peruvian artisans, this boot was destined for afternoon strolls and picking out the perfect pumpkin from the pu...

Feature Friday: Eastside Cafe

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. If you didn't already know, our lovely city of Austin is filled with amazing finds and amazing food, including gems like Austin's Eastside Cafe. Founded in 1988, Eastside Cafe is located on, the now bus...

Tuesday Shoesday: Belinda Rosa

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. If you've been looking for the perfect fall boot, look no further! The Belinda Rosa from our latest fall/winter line is ideal for facing brisk breezes, jumping in leaves, picking out pumpkins, and just b...

Feature Friday: s.t.e.f.

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. "My goal is to not only create a line that is eco-friendly, but also to produce designs that blend sustainability with sophistication." –Stephanie Montes, s.t.e.f. CEO and Founder   A little about the c...

Feature Friday: TO THE MARKET

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Sometimes, wearen't always aware of what's going on in the world, much less the stories behind the products that we buy. However, companies like TO THE MARKET (TTM) are working to change that and open o...

Tuesday Shoesday: Lena Cut-Out

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Get in the mood for fall with our latest fall/winter Lena platform heel. Handcrafted by Peruvian artisans and made with genuine calf leather and solid wooden heels, this shoe will definitely make a state...

Feature Friday: Article 22

Today, we feature a very special brand, Article 22.  Article 22 makes stunning jewelry out of leftover scraps from the Vietnam War. Laotian artisans create these beautiful pieces out of bombshells, planes, and other remnants of warfare. At the current rate, it will take about 800 years ...

Tuesday Shoesday: Rebeca Amado II

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Last fall/winter, we gave you the Rebeca Amado. This fall/winter, we're reintroducing this classic style with the Rebeca Amado II. Updated with a sleeker, modern aesthetic, this bootie will keep you look...

Feature Friday: BeGood

Often, consideration for the natural resources used in clothes is overlooked for the sake of fashion. In the clothes-making process, water is often contaminated with chemicals, rendered unusable. But San Francisco-based BeGood exemplifies just how green a clothing manufacturer can be. A...

Tuesday Shoesday: Gabriela

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Meet the shoe that's going to keep you looking hot, hot, hot even when it's cold outside! The Gabriela bootie packs a big style punch with its classic and chic design. Its 3-inch heel is demure enough to ...

Festival Styles - Austin City Limits

October is here and so is Austin City Limits! This year, we are going to be your best friend and personal shopper to ensure you look your best at ACL. We want your social media feed to be blowing up with comments and likes on your amazing outfits, so mix and match our cool shoes and ac...

Feature Friday: 31 Bits

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. A little about the company: 31 Bits was founded by five women who wanted to make a change following an eye-opening trip from Uganda by one of the founders (Kallie Dovel). Dovel met young women who were...

Feature Friday: Elroy

Today we look at Elroy, a brand hailing from Vancouver. Elroy was started in 2008 by designer Leanne McElroy, who gathered inspiration from the wild hearts of west-coasters.  Fortress of Inca loves Elroy because it is a fair trade company that hires employees from Indonesia in areas o...

Tuesday Shoesday: Daniela

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Our new fall/winter 2015 line is finally here! One of our latest styles is the Daniela bootie. Crafted to perfection by Peruvian artisans, this bootie is cool and classic. A low-profile heel makes this b...

Feature Friday: Society B

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts.     In 2001, sisters Kelli and Lindsay Byers dreamed of creating a business whose profits would go to charity rather than in the pockets of investors. As time went on and their lives got busier, tha...

Paloma: Back in Black

One of our most popular spring/summer styles is back in black and ready to make a statement. Bring out your dark side with our new Palomas in black. Comfortable, beautifully crafted and made with supple leather, these shoes will go with anything. From shorts to dresses to jeans, this is...

Feature Friday: Satchel & Page

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. A little about the company: Satchel & Page was founded by Daniel Ralsky, inspired by Ralsky's late grandfather and his map case from WWII that, about 70 years later, is still in good condition and ha...

Feature Friday: Diamonds Are Evil

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. A little about the company: Diamonds Are Evil was co-founded by Meredith Butler and Michael Murphy and is based in the lovely South Austin area. The company specializes in handcrafted laser-cut jewelry...

Tuesday Shoesday: Maribel Derby

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. The Maribel Derby combines the wear-ability of Peruvian calf leather with the classic derby silhouette to make an elegant, versatile, but still super stylish, shoe. A stacked wooden heel and leather inso...

Feature Friday: Synergy Clothing

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Synergy is a brand that prides itself on producing quality organic clothing, outerwear and accessories. The folks at Synergy make sure that what they're selling is always fair trade and sustainable; the...

Feature Friday: Mata Traders

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. Mata Traders was created by three friends who fell in love with Indian culture; the people, markets and colorful textiles inspired them to create a company that made the country they landed in during an...

Feature Friday: ESPEROS

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. A little about the company: ESPEROS is an Austin-based bag company founded by Oliver Shuttlesworth following a trip to Central America where he witnessed, first-hand, the debilitating effects of extreme...

Feature Friday: Feral Childe

Out of passion for art, friends Alice Wu and Moriah Carlson used to experiment in creating expressive clothing to wear around New York. In the early 2000's, they began showing pieces from their brand, Feral Childe, at venues around the world, including the MAK Center/Schindler House, Pa...

Tuesday Shoesday: Mariana Ankle Strap

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. The Mariana ankle strap flat takes a trendy twist on the classic ballet flat. Handmade by Peruvian artisans, this flat keeps the timeless flat silhouette modern, yet still elegant, with a heel cut-out and...

Feature Friday: Mitscoots

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. A little about the company: Mitscoots is an Austin-based sock company founded by Tim and Agata Scott in late 2012. While volunteering in Austin, Texas around 2008, the duo discovered that, after food and...

The Authoritative Guide on Packing Shoes

When traveling, it's important to pack effectively and efficiently. You want to be prepared for your trip, but you also don't want to be lugging around five suitcases wherever you go. This guide will, hopefully, save you some time and space when you're packing for your next trip.While y...

Tuesday Shoesday: Ursula

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Dare to be villainously stylish with our latest spring/summer platform heel. Three types of genuine calf leather combine elegantly to make one amazing pair of heels. A touch of black viper adds a subtle h...

Feature Friday: The Perfumed Workshop

It's not very often that you can be confident that a perfume is made honestly. So when we found The Perfumed Workshop, which produces totally natural, ethically-made perfumed products, we were hooked. We're talking spritzing yourself in Pink Lotus perfumes that come straight from the fl...

Tuesday Shoesday: Fiorela

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Fiorela, Fiorela, you make me tall; you're the fairest wedge of all. Luscious calf leather and extra padding make this platform wedge cute and comfy. The viper detail adds an extra kick of style to these...

Feature Friday: The 2 Bandits

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. A little about the company: The 2 Bandits is a remarkable jewelry company that combines Southwestern and North American influences with vintage elegance and bohemian charm to create unparalled aesthetic ...

Tuesday Shoesday: Kina

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. It's officially summer which means it's officially sandal season! Our Kina sandals are not only super cute,  but they're also kind to your feet. Whether you're at the beach or walking in the city, these s...

Feature Friday: ACFD Designs

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. A little about the company: Francessca Bea's ACFD Designs is a boutique brand hailing from Britain that produces ethical luxury scarves and prints. Fortress of Inca knows that handcrafted wears symbolize...

Tuesday Shoesday: Isabella Metallics

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. No wardrobe is complete without a pair of sassy flats. Well, look no further because here they are. Our Isabella pointed toe metallic d'orsay flats from our latest spring/summer collection will give ever...

How to Survive in Heels All Day Long

This blog post is adopted from "The $0 Trick to Walk in Heels Without Pain" by Bobby Schuessler, Senior Editor of Who What Wear. Heels are great for instantly uplifting your outfit, but it doesn't matter what type of heels you wear or how high they are, it always comes at the expense of...

Feature Friday: Noonday Collection

We enjoy highlighting one of many unique brands in our "Feature Friday" blog posts. A little about the company: Noonday Collection is a women’s jewelry and accessories company that uses fashion and design to create economic opportunity for more than 2,000 artisans in Latin America, Asi...

Searching for Sustainability Street

We all know it. Our planet has an expiry date if we keep on living the way we do. Drastic changes on the ecological, social and economic realm are necessary. But how can we do this? Many people don't know where to start …To find an answer to these needs and questions, Belgian Lana Meeus...

Tuesday Shoesday: Julietta Peep Toe

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. We'd like to introduce you to the Julietta peep toe from our latest spring/summer collection. Not only is it handmade in Peru by artisans with genuine leather, but it also looks and feels great. Subtle c...

Feature Friday: Raven + Lily

Reintroducing "Feature Friday" where we blog about one of many unique brands we like! We're also spicing up it up by featuring a jewelry brand for the first time! A little about the company: Raven + Lily is a socially conscious lifestyle brand based in Austin, Texas and founded by frien...

Tuesday Shoesday: Victoria Luz

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Accessorize your outfit with our latest spring/summer style: the sassy Victoria Luz heel. Equipped with fierce cut-outs and a hidden inside zipper, this cool, new style is the way to go. Carefully crafte...

Tuesday Shoesday: Paloma

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. One of our most popular spring/summer 2015 styles is the Paloma oxford flat and for good reason, too! Made with premium leather, this shoe is smooth and absolutely rich in color. Its modern design make...

Smaller Margins, Bigger Hearts

Recently, lifestyle blog ELAINESIR featured Fortress of Inca, complete with an interview with Creative Director and co-owner Dory Benami. As an insider in the fashion/shoe industry, Benami speaks of his experiences, perspective, and the reason he was drawn to Fortress of Inca. The arti...

Tuesday Shoesday: Juanita

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Slip your feet into the comfortable embrace that is our latest spring/summer style: the Juanita mule. A low profile heel with luscious and soft genuine calf leather in black viper and cream easily make t...

Tuesday Shoesday: Pamela

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Want a cute shoe for spring/summer that's guaranteed to make you look good? Introducing... the Pamela wedge. Supple leather, a low profile heel, and unique cut-outs carefully crafted by Peruvian artisans...

Tuesday Shoesday: Olivia Oxford Wedge

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. If there's ever a Kate Middleton x Beyonce shoe, we imagine it might look something like our Olivia Oxford wedge. With its carefully crafted elegant structure and fierce color options, this shoe is just ...

Tuesday Shoesday: Diana Derby

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. The Diana Derby is a classic flat with a twist. Made with genuine calf leather and complete with cool cut-outs, this flat is the perfect spring/summer wardrobe staple. Available in three, rich colors: bla...

Tuesday Shoesday: Melissa Oxford

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. One of our newest styles is the Melissa Oxford. Carefully crafted by artisans' hands, this style will surely make everyone jealous of your feet. With its flat heel and absolutely gorgeous detailing, you'l...

Tuesday Shoesday: Alicia

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. A gorgeous bootie with a mid-calf heel combined with supple genuine calf leather makes the Alicia bootie a go-to shoe. With its classy cut-outs and super lightweight body, this shoe is a spring win. Avail...

Tuesday Shoesday: Adriana Coco

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Meet the Adriana Coco beauty of a bootie. Made with genuine calf leather and a hand-painted wooden heel, this bootie will make your feet look better than ever. Its mid-profile heel and luxurious texture w...

In Gaby's Shoes: SXSW

In my communications class, my professor asked our class if we had a good spring break or, rather, a “collapse.” I, personally, might have had a bit of a collapse in the latter half of break, but not before I got to wander around downtown Austin in the heat of South by Southwest (SXSW)....

Tuesday Shoesday: Cameron Oxford

Tuesdays are shoesdays where we'll feature a new style and outfit idea every week. Meet the Cameron Oxford boot. With its supple leather exterior and insole and gorgeous wool textile accents, it's no wonder the Cameron Oxford is one of our best sellers! This boot is ideal for battling t...

TRENDING: Spring 2015

We here at Fortress of Inca believe in using quality materials and paying our workers fair wages in order to provide the highest level of comfort for your feet and your soul. However, we don’t think comfort necessarily means sacrificing style. In fact, our newest spring/summer collectio...

In Gaby's Shoes: Hope Outdoor Gallery

Hi, everyone! My name is Gaby and I’m a third-year marketing major and communication studies minor at UT Austin. I’m a lover of humor, pilates, dogs, baking, knitting, and, of course, Fortress of Inca. Since Fortress of Inca is based in the lovely city of Austin, I was blessed with the ...

The Perfect Valentine

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day and our new spring collection just around the corner. We’re all about making your feet and soul comfortable with our handcrafted shoes made with the finest materials by fairly paid Peruvian artisans. But that’s not all we do. If you're wondering w...

Rustic Wonderland: 10 Beautiful DIY Ideas to Try

One of the biggest trends of the moment is the idea of “rustic.” From weddings to home décor to the boom of the Mason jar industry, this is a trend that is definitely having a moment in the culture at large. However, “rustic” doesn’t just mean Mason jars and finished wood. In its essenc...

Why We Make Our Shoes in Peru

I recently drove south on I-95 in Virginia passing historic American sites on the road it made me think about how this country began hundreds of years ago. At that time, most things were made locally. It was incredibly expensive to import items from across the seas and if you wanted a p...

Trending towards sustainability and process at Fortress of Inca

Fast fashion is not sustainable. Mass retailers contribute to our collective destruction by encouraging consumption and paying very little mind to the economic, environmental or social impact that the business of making things quickly and cheaply plays.Our belief is that a premium needs...

Little by little...

Little by little, one walks far...  Last week in Peru's capital, the United Nations convened the Lima Climate Change Conference. The new agreement, negotiated by over 190 countries outlines a schedule to address this pressing issued in Paris at the end of 2015 while also outlining rules...

Holiday Gift Guide for The Modern Family

When the show first premiered in 2009, America fell in love with all of the eccentric characters and watching them meddle in each other’s lives. The dynamic between these three diverse families keeps the show fresh, and always keeps us laughing. Each episode is about different every da...

Heels vs. Flats

Fifteen minutes late, as usual, you have reached full on panic mode. You only have half of an outfit on, yet that age-old question has decided now is the perfect time to rear its ugly head again. Do you wear heels or flats? Any woman reading this can already tell you the pros & cons...

Halloween in Peru

The sun is setting as people rise in celebration. Little voices chant “Halloween, Halloween!” on doorsteps. Adults make their way to local restaurants and bars. Sounds familiar…but only few adults are costumed, groups of them are clad in purple, and “Trick or Treat” is nowhere to be hea...

Our Favorites: Metallics

The holiday season will be here before we know it which means lots of glitz and glam. Metallics are essential for any holiday party. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite metallics that we can’t wait to try out this season, and are sure to make you the envy of the season. 1. We love t...

Made in Peru: The Story of your Shoes

It’s always thrilling to find out someone’s story. Where they’ve come from, what they’ve experienced. But have you ever thought about the story of your shoes? Where were they before you? At Fortress of Inca, we think this story is very important. We want you to know where they came fro...

Sustainable Shoes and the Design Process

When Julie Gilhart, fashion director at Barney's New York was questioned about sustainable fashion she said that "consumers respond to good design. Design and desirability must come first."At Fortress of Inca we believe the same thing with regard to sustainability. We think that no matt...

Touch the Difference

We love the fact we can sell shoes to you via an online shop. And of course there's shopbop and zappos and so many other terrific ways to buy shoes these days. But there's a downside to online shoe shopping also.Online you can't touch or feel the shoe and inspect the quality of the lea...

Art is Long, Life is Short

Ars longa, vita brevisis a Latin translation of an Greek aphorism. The Latin quote is often translated in English as "Art is long, life is short." Hippocrates, a physician made this reference in the opening of a medical text. However, the true meaning of the phrase can be interpreted mo...

Top Tips for Buying Women's Shoes

This article is written by Dory Benami, co-owner of the Fortress of Inca brand. Although Dory has never bought a pair of women’s shoes for himself he knows plenty of useful tips for women who buy shoes and shares them below. At Fortress of Inca we make sure our shoes and boots are comfo...

Keep Austin Dancin': Austin’s 10 Must-See Music Festivals

3 things we happen to love: shoes, music, and Austin, TX (our hometown). So...we wanted to highlight some of the best music festivals in Austin, Texas that take place over the course of each year. We recommend wearing Fortress of Inca shoes to all of them... Listed in no particular orde...

Brianna Love's Guide to Ethical Shoe Shopping

Brianna Love (@Brianna__Loves ) is a high school senior and founder of an eco-friendly blog called the SEA. She adores music, nature, fashion, food, beauty, knowledge and volunteering and she will be a freshman at Yale University this fall. When I go shoe shopping, which has become mor...

Trunk Show and Sale at Headdress in Austin, TX

Join us this Saturday, June 14 for a trunk show at Headdress in Austin, TX. We'll be serving drinks, socializing and selling shoes from 1-4pm. We hope to see you there!Headdress2324 South LamarAustin, Texas 78704RSVP via our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487928138...

THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAVELING

This post was written by Dory Benami, co-owner of Fortress of Inca.  “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya An...

4 Reasons NOT to Put a Diamond Ring on Her Finger

“A diamond is forever,” once proclaimed a weary-eyed copywriter named Frances Gerety. Not long after, her entrancing words were woven into a marketing campaign that captured the hearts of millions of women worldwide. It went on to be hailed as part of the greatest advertising crusade to...

University of Texas Fashion Show: SPECTRUM

Each semester during the school year, we find some exceptional students from the University of Texas to work with us and to further their studies by gaining real world business experience. We love having this relationship with the university. At the end of the school year, their top fas...

Feature Friday: Kucoon

We enjoy highlighting one of the many unique clothing brands we like in our “Feature Friday” blog post. After all, clothes and shoes are intertwined; you can’t have too much of one or the other. A little about the company: Kucoon is a women’s clothing line that caters towards a stylish,...

Feature Friday: Mamie Ruth

 We are starting “Feature Friday” to highlight some of the clothing brands we like. After all, clothes and shoes are intertwined; you can’t have too much of one or the other. A little about the company: Mamie Ruth is a unique women’s clothing brand that channels free spirit through its ...

Best Shoe Store in San Diego: Mint Shoes

Every once in a while we like to highlight one of the many great stores around the United States that are carrying our shoes. Next time you're in San Diego, go check out Mint Shoes to find the newest styles from Fortress of Inca, and a wide range of other great brands like Onitsuka Tige...

What's Your Style? 5 Easy Ways to Tell

This is a guest article written by Samantha Read more from Samantha Let’s be real for a second. What we wear says a lot about who we are. Like right now, I’m still sitting in my pj’s, which says I should probably care more about my appearance. Well, don’t judge, okay? If you’d seen me ...

Top Tips for Buying Women's Shoes

These tips from Dory Benami, co-owner of Fortress on Inca may just save you money and blisters when you are buying your next pair of shoes! 1. Never trust how comfortable shoes are by trying them on in a store!This sounds counter-intuitive but if you have bought a pair of expensive sho...

Forget Roses and Chocolate: 10 Things She Actually Wants for Valentine’s Day

This is a guest post written by Laura Underwood Read more from Laura I recently read an article titled, “27 Reasons Why Being a Dude is So Much Easier.” The list included all of the obvious advantages, like being able to pee standing up, not having to give birth, and being able to get r...

Le Garage Sale in Austin, Texas

We are excited to be participating in Le Garage Boutique Sale this year for the first time, taking place in Austin, Texas. This is your best chance to get select styles for 50-70% OFF of their normal retail prices. Can't wait to see you all there! For more information on Le Garage Sa...

4 Easy Ways to Give Back in 2014

This is a guest post written by Danny Hindman Read more from Danny Right about now, all across the country people are snapping out of their holiday junk food fest and realizing that it is going to take a little bit of resolve to repair the bodily damage done over the past few weeks (jus...

Austin City Limits Festival Style

As the end of the year approaches there are two music festivals left on the calendar for 2013. Austin, Texas is home to both festivals: Austin City Limits (October 4-6 and October 11-13) and Fun, Fun, Fun Fest (November 8, 9, 10) Austin City Limits, founded in 2002 is one of the bigges...

Summer 2013 is Here

Fortress of Inca, a shoe company based in Austin, Texas recently released their summer line of footwear ranging from sandals to wedges. The brand draws its main inspiration from Peruvian culture and textiles, which has a very rich history. Peruvian textile weaving draws on a legacy mor...