Agnes Bethel is a tribute to the core essence of whom my mother is and my dedication to her sacrifices to put her family first.
As a little girl growing up on the small island of Petite Martinique, Grenada, Agnes Bethel had a passion for making clothes. First only designing and sewing fashions for her dolls and close family, overtime friends and locals eventually took notice and almost all of Petite Martinique began to seek out Agnes Bethel to make garments for them as well. The shapes, colors and charms of her artistic and imaginative domain held a tight grip on young Agnes that she became determined to one day make her dreams a reality.
At age 22, Agnes left Grenada for the United States to pursue a fashion career with the hopes of owning her own fashion house. Life had other plans and her passions of becoming a fashion designer quickly shifted and her desire and focus became her family. From time to time Agnes Bethel continued to design and create on a smaller scale never really getting an opportunity to showcase her talent to the world.
Today she is still in love with fashion and continues to be inspired by nature and the human body. Agnes Bethel believes that fashion can be anything and does not have a specific blueprint, guideline or backstory. Fashion for her is a way of life and as long as you are living it to the fullest with class, grace, and style and seeing the beauty in the things around you, you are living in fashion.
Pronounced Agnes (Beth – Elle), Stephen & Leslie Bessent's goal is to build a brand of diversity and inclusion. This husband and wife team nurtured Agnes Bethel to fill a void of new luxury fashion brands with family roots and life’s inspiration.
Branded as the “Rebels of Luxury Footwear”, the Agnes Bethel woman is not afraid of taking risk and knows that luxury is an overall experience. The Agnes Bethel woman is authentic and likes to make a statement. With our handcrafted shoe art our clients are guaranteed to standout. We take pride in what we design for you. Our designs are exclusively unique and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
In this “NEW NORMAL”, we are rebels reinventing footwear bringing back creativity, individuality, and freedom of expression through the art of style and slow fashion.
All of our shoes are meticulously hand-made in Italy by skilled artisans using only premium materials. Our #1 goal is craftsmanship, proper fit and functionality.