Re-invent fashion in your own way

Chanel. Burberry. Versace. Valentino. Louis Vuitton. Dior. A tribute to some of the greatest fashion designers of all time.

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 Can you imagine today’s fashion world without the iconic red dress from Valentino? Or without the famous perfume Chanel No. 5? Or without the classic Burberry check? Or maybe without Donatella’s bondage dress created by her brother, Gianni Versace? Because we for sure can’t!

All these designers devoted their life to fashion, design and beauty. No wonder they wrote themselves into the history of fashion.

Versace started his career in his mom’s atelier, by helping her with sewing fabrics and choosing accessories. He later became the first designer who connected the world of music and fashion with his unique style defined as a “combination of luxury classicism and open sexuality”.

Valentino has shown interest in drawing and fashion at a young age. Before opening his own workshop, he helped local designers in their crafts. Later on, he found himself combining symbols of femininity and luxury into fashion collections. Forever engraving his name in history.

Coco Channel didn’t wait for too long before starting out. She opened her first fashion shop in Paris in her early twenties. Not long after that, she revolutionized the fashion industry by mixing elements of men’s clothing with luxurious simplicity, aka “le luxe de la simplicité”.

Cristian Dior, a Political Science student who’s name became a definition of luxury and an inspiration for fashion designers all over the world. He opened his own couture house and came up with the “New Look” for women, a feminine style that emphasized the hourglass silhouette.

Thomas Burberry attached to his name the invention of the first fabric that is both waterproof and breathable simultaneously, the Gabardine. Then after 40 years came the famous Burberry Check, which remained to this day one of the most iconic raincoats ever made. 

The Tributes Experience

In honor of all these iconic fashion designers, we created this premium collection and turned it into an experience about fashion and culture.

During the luxury Tributes Experience, we will create beautiful custom-made espadrilles, inspired by the greatest fashion designers. Can you imagine?! You have a chance to contribute to the history of fashion and to re-invent the iconic styles in your own unique way! The whole process is hosted by Luis and Kathe – the founders and artisans of HANDMADE® Barcelona! It’s going to be so energetic and engaging, that you will want to repeat it in the future again! It’s already been proven!

What makes The Espadrilles Experience great?

Our experience is not only about getting together online with people from all around world, having fun and learning about a different culture. It’s by far the best experience of all, as it includes a pair of shoes! Can’t beat that! Here you will design the espadrilles of your dreams, we will make them LIVE and then ship them to you, all included! It is the only experience where you receive your creation at home. Without having to pay an extra fee.

The online workshop was born by combining the new concept (online experience) with the old one (physical product). At the end of the day, you are going to receive a pair of shoes designed by you. A pair of shoes you know everything about: how it started as a workers’ shoe and ended up being an international fashion statement.

About Us


This is Luis and Kathe, the founders and artisans of HANDMADE® BARCELONA!

We have been making shoes for many years, in our local family-owned factories. HANDMADE® is an ethical brand from Cataluña, Spain, selling traditional shoes made by hand.

The Espadrilles Experience is something that we are proud of. We teach people all around the world everything they need to know about Espadrilles.

Thanks to many great reviews, Airbnb ranked the experience as one of the  Top 10% Experiences Worldwide.

The Experience will bring you to our workshop in Barcelona and it includes a pair of shoes shipped to your home.

You will learn how to design the espadrilles of your dreams and we will make them and then ship them to you, all included!

We will meet virtually at our artisanal workshop in Barcelona, in a very unique and special place, where you will feel surrounded by finished espadrilles and their parts.

First, we will introduce you to the story of these beautiful shoes and the materials needed for their construction. You will learn about this old tradition, and how this shoe passed from being built by and for humble people, to be one of the most trendy styles of shoes nowadays.

Then, every guest will choose the color and size of the base, the ribbons, the threads, and the type of stitching. Once ready, we will stitch LIVE your own traditional espadrilles, following your instructions. Once finished, we will teach you the different ways to lace them up and use them.

Finally, and very important, we will ship your creation to your home with free worldwide FedEx shipping. Your will get the pair at your home, all included, no extra cost.

Proven to be an amazing team building experience for companies too, as during the workshop we will challenge the team. A perfect gift as well, including the custom-made pair of shoes.

A unique experience and a great gift

Looking for a truly special gift for a loved one? This might be your best shot and there are many reasons that we say this. It’s a new gift. It’s both an experience and a material product, the workshop plus the shoes. It also implies virtual travelling to Barcelona and, nevertheless, it is also about learning something new.

Enjoy from anywhere on the world

All you need in order to participate is a stable internet connection and a phone/personal computer. You don’t even have to leave your home. You can enjoy the online workshop from the comfort of your living room.

You choose everything

There are several things you need to decide upon: the color, the base, the ribbons and the stitching style.

Free Worldwide Shipping

We ship the Espadrilles to your door for free. Within only 72 hours. No matter where you live.

Sustainable materials

The materials we work with are eco-friendly and sustainable. We use locally-sourced materials.

Anytime, anywhere

You get to enjoy it in your living room’s comfort. At any given time next year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Espadrille?

The Espadrilles are the most iconic shoes from Spain. They originally used to have a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of esparto rope. Today, we use a layer of rubber on the outsole, for greater durability.

How much is the normal price?

The normal price of the experience, with a pair of Tributes Espadrilles is €200. With this offer, you are saving €90.

What equipment is needed in order to participate?

You only need a device and a stable internet connection in order to connect to the online experience. The device can be anything from a personal computer to a smartphone.

When will this experience take place?

The Tributes Experience will take place on the 1st of June 2021.

How much does an experience like this last?

The duration of the experience is around 90 minutes.

What are you waiting for?

Reinvent the history of fashion, create unforgettable memories and enjoy your unique and comfortable shoes over and over again!

Hurry up! The places are limited!