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2114a Barracks Rd
#13 NW
Charlottesville, VA 22903


1994: Tonya Harding’s goons kneecap Nancy Kerrigan. Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley. O.J. Simpson leads L.A. Police on a slo-mo car chase on national tv. Rebuffing the cultural insanity, shoe lover Amy Gardner opens Scarpa in Charlottesville, Virginia.

One of these things is not like the others.  Her motto then should be your motto now: “When the going gets tough, the tough buy cordanis.” sure, that might sound like a luxury statement, but think again. shoes instantly up the design quotient on any outfit. shoes don’t care about your weight or your cup size. shoes are always functional, so they simply can’t be an indulgence (right?). Shoes literally reset your foundation, whether it’s nutty celebrities or a bad trip to the dentist that rock your world.  We don’t have to tell you that you want the calleen corderos, attilio giusti leombrunis, gentle soles, luccheses, and fiorentini & bakers. you know you do. but you also want a shopping experience that’s smart, sassy, honest, and real.  Holding a degree in architecture from UVA, Amy knows craftsmanship when she sees it. She loves design. and with her unerring eye, she assembles shoes and accessories that make a sophisticated statement about how we live now.  Browsing scarpa’s shelves – and now, browsing scarpa’s catalog online – is like paging through a wonderful story about womanhood, friendship, and sly humor. you might not buy everything, but you won’t want to miss a word. For over 19 years, scarpa has remained a richly hued novel in a tabloid world.