Espadrilles are inexpensive, always stylish and incredibly comfortable. Their European flair adds to any outfit, and flat Espadrilles instantly remind people of the French Riviera.
Because espadrilles are always in fashion, they're easy to find. If you want the real deal, pick up a pair when traveling through the south of France or in Spain. But if shopping in the US, look online. A Google search will reveal literally hundreds of sites with Espadrilles for sale, and eBay will give you pages and pages of results.
The flat espadrille comes in a variety of colors, even styles. You can have a pair that lace up the leg, you can find a cute stripe pair. You can choose a different color stitching, or stay classic with the traditional white stitch. The best place to buy these online are from the source, at http://www.espadrillestore.com/, where you can choose your color, your stitching, your style. You can buy them for men, women or for children. They are the most authentic, with the largest variety of colors.
Top designers make espadrilles, too. If you want one of the designer versions, like Kate Spade or LaCoste or Steve Madden, try Piperlime.com. Here, you can find them as low as $10 a pair! All the designers stay true to the original espadrille style, but with updates and a flair added. Kate Spade, for example, offers stripes in a variety of neon colors. LaCoste created a boat shoe espadrille flat. Dolce Vita turned their version into a loafer, with the espadrille style intact. They also offer a pair with laces, creating a kind of flat espadrille tennis shoe. DKNY added a canvas bow, and Ralph Lauren turned them into a preppy shoe. All are cute, all are stylish and all are considered a flat espadrille. You can find these at any of the designer sites, as well.