Williamsburg's baby boom finally earned the neighborhood its first children's shoe store. Opened in March, Wonderwolf is the brainchild of Marie Pesquet, who is French, and Naoko Tkobayashi, who is Japanese. With such stylish mother countries, it's no surprise that the Metropolitan Avenue specialty store is brimming with the global it-brands of the teeny-tiny footwear industry.
One of Pesquet's favorite brands, Easy Peasy, also hails from France and specializes in soft leather shoes that don't use artifical dyes. Austria's Old Soles, Denmark's Lucky Boy Sunday and Spain's Avarcas are a handful of other lines offered in the store.
Tkobayashi notes that it's hard to get Japanese brands into the store because of the exchange rate: they aim to keep prices at under $100 per pair. One of the goals of offering the alternative to mainstream shoes? Pesquet tells DNA Info, "It should help [the children] to have better taste."
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