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Meet Owen & His Shoes

owen_1293Owen is a stray Lab mix who was found wandering the streets of the Bronx in late 2012. Picked up by NYC Animal Control, he, sadly, landed on their kill list after developing an all-too-common kennel cough. Though the infection can start off benignly enough with some sneezing and coughing, it’s highly contagious and can lead to more serious conditions, like pneumonia, so, in a system as over-crowded as New York City’s, the diagnosis is usually—sadly—a one-way ticket to the kill list.

Luckily, Owen was spotted by an East Village no-kill shelter and brought under their wing. Shortly thereafter, our designers, raven + crow studio, spotted Owen on the shelter’s Facebook page and knew right away that he was the dog for them.

Now this gentle dog shares a home with his two humans and a handsome feline brother from another mother.

Owen OxfordIn honor of Owen and his success story, we’re debuting his namesake shoe—an elegant black men’s oxford that features a pop of personality worthy of Owen with it’s subtle red sole. It comes in both cruelty-free coated canvas and faux leather, for the most discerning of tastes.

Check both out. And remember—adoption is the only option! Find your Owen today!


MooShoes 10 Year Celebration

10 Years, yes we made it, and of course we had to celebrate the milestone.

We know we are beyond lucky to have made it this far, working at a job that we absolutely adore (at least on most days) so thank you for that. We are the first to admit that we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, all we knew is that we wanted to open a vegan shoe store. We didn’t know it would become a shoe store/event space/adoption center/shoe line/ cat haven/place where we would meet the most amazing people (yup-that’s you)

So to celebrate we ate a bunch of Dunwell’s Doughnuts, stuffed our faces with sandwiches from Blossom Du Jour and sold a ton of shoes-thank you for that!


Of course we had some cute kids and cats in attendance too..

Can’t wait for our 20th..although we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, an 11th would be pretty awesome too.

You think these pictures are pretty great..of course you do, credit goes to the amazing

Avery Wham



MooShoes Newsletter + Discounts


Hello from MooShoes!

Loads of new styles from Novacas have arrived! Remember when summer shoes just meant sandals? Well those days are LONG gone. So take a look at all the different footwear offerings from Novacas—wedges, slingbacks, clogs, ankle boots, oxfords, and…well,yes…sandals too, of course.

In honor of Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Week, MooShoes will be hosting an event Sunday, May 1st from 12:30-5:30PM. The bake sale will benefit for the Animals Sanctuary, located in Blairstown, NJ. They’re a registered non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and life-long care of victims of the food farming trade.

As a special bonus, Hannah Kaminsky, one of the world’s most famous vegan bakers, will be on hand to sign copies of her new book, Vegan Desserts as well as well as her first book, My Sweet Vegan. Both books will be available for purchase and she’ll be making treats from her new book. During the bake sale, MooShoes will be donating the sales of both Vegan Dessarts and My Sweet Vegan to the for the Animals Sanctuary.

Since there are so many new Novacas to choose from, enjoy a 15% discount on all shoes from Novacas from now until May 1st. That’s right—if you’ve had your eye on multiple pairs, now is the time to stock up! Just type novacas15 at checkout to apply the discount. This can be used in-store as well.


Take Care,
the MooShoes staff


MooShoes is Hiring

One of our most beloved staff members is leaving us for the west coast. We have begged and pleaded but Madison insists that she has to go. Oh Madison- we will truly miss you!

This means that we are currently hiring.
The position includes strong focus on customer service (which includes serving customers in the store as well as internet and phone requests) Internet order processing, lots of tidying up, and some cat care.
Retail experience is a plus and so is a knowledge of the vegan lifestyle.
Right now we can only offer a couple of shifts a week and we are looking for someone that has both week day and weekend availability.
If you are interested in setting up an interview, please email with your resume.


MooShoes Newsletter + Discounts


Hello from MooShoes!

Although the fashion world tells you that you better start looking for your summer wear in January, we at MooShoes know that many of us wait until now to get our sandals. That’s why we’re keeping plenty of warm weather styles available from Novacas, Olsenhaus, Big Buddha, Simple, and Madden Girl.

You don’t need us to tell you this, but summer is the time to get yourself outside and—whatever your favorite outdoor activity might be—we’ve got just the right footwear option for you. Going for a hike? Get yourself a pair of Snowdon or Veggie Trekker Boots from Vegetarian Shoes. Beach time? Maybe it is time for pair of Flipee from Simple or Water Divas from Jambu. Get outta that smelly gym! Time to run outside, so try one of the amazing options from Montrail. Time to relax with a BBQ or picnic? Then it sounds like potato salad and a pair of new sneakers are on the menu. See all the great options from Saucony and Bensimon.

Speaking of the great outdoors, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary has two amazing events coming up—on June 23rd, a Rooftop Party in Brooklyn. Tickets are going fast! Get ‘em while you can. Then WFAS is holding its annual July Jamboree July 2nd-3rd. Get outta the city and get your jam on!

And there’s more exciting news on the shoe front—The Discerning Brute and Novacas are collaborating on a brand new line of shoes. For a great deal, pre-order by June 30th.

That’s right, MooShoes is hiring! Find out more here.

For a little something off your next purchase type moosumtime5 to get 5% off of any purchase. If you spend $150 or more, type moosumtime10 and you will get 10% off of your next purchase. These coupons expire on June 26th!


Take Care,
the MooShoes staff

Brave Gentleman


MooNews August 2011

Super Summer Sale

Hello from MooShoes!

We know—we’ve been away for a while. No, we haven’t just been on one long summer vacation…ok, maybe that’s a little bit of it. But we’ve also been working on a bunch of new stuff that we think you’re really going to like.

New shoes, new boots, and a new Web site are all on the horizon, so stay tuned! To get ready for all that though, we’re purging ourselves of lots of older inventory which means… (drum roll please) a huge, we mean REALLY HUGE Summer Sale. So now’s the time to stock up loads of shoes, boots, and other fun things at super-discounted prices.

It’s been one hot summer, but if you’re like us, you can’t help yourself—you already got fall on the brain. So don’t miss Vaute Couture’s Pop-Up Shop, happening at MooShoes from Sept. 11th-14th. Don’t go another year without one of these amazing coats. If this winter’s anything like last winter, you’re going to need it. For more details contact

On top of the Super Summer Sale, we’re also offering a discount on your next purchase. For all purchases made between now and August 21st, you’ll get 5% off by using the code shoepurge5. Spend $150 or more and use the code shoepurge10 for 10% off of your purchase.

We’ll be checking in again soon, hopefully with a whole new look.

Take Care,
the MooShoes staff


MooShoes Fashion’s Night Out Event

MooShoes—Fashion's Night Out Party—September 8
Please join us on September 8th from 6-10pm for Fashion Night’s Out.Fashion Night’s Out is an annual event where retail stores stay open after hours for your shopping pleasure. Not convinced yet? Here are some things happening that night….


MooShoes will be offering a 15% discount on all purchases made at Fashion Night’s Out. Yup, that’s right—15% off of everything purchased at the store for just one night.
Cri De Coeur Bags

Cri De Coeur will be having a trunk show with all of theirgorgeous handbags. Along with being easy on the eye, these bags are all domestically made right here in NYC and built to last.

Vaute Couture

Also on hand will Vaute Couture. These coats look good, feel good, and will keep you warm with the long winter ahead. These coats too are made right here in NYC.
Vaute Couture image below—Photography: Jeremy Bustos;Design: Julie Gueraseva.

Cri De Coeur Bags

Vaute Couture Vegan Coats

Joshua Katcher of Brave Gentleman 

Girlie Girl Army

Just added, Chloe Jo Davis of Girlie Girl Army has lent her hand to host the event. No one keeps up with vegan fashion like her, so we couldn’t be more excited to have her on board.



Joshua Katcher

Joshua Katcher from the Brave Gentleman will also be at the event. He has found and sourced the best of mens’ vegan and sustainable wear. This is your chance to see them in person and to preorder some must-have items that will be available soon.

Treats from Blossom + Vegan Vine

After a night of shopping you might need a little snack, don’t you think? Well, we’ve got you covered. Or should we say Blossom and Vegan Vinehave you covered. Blossom is one of our favorite spots in NYC and we are obviously not alone being that they are soon opening what seems like their billionth location. They deserve all the success in the world, so yay for them! We will also have wine available thanks to the fine people from Vegan Vine.

Prizes and Benefits

And maybe you’re feeling lucky that night, then enter to win our raffle. Win a $50 MooShoes gift card or a Cri De Coeur Handbag. Money raised will go to benefit the fine work of Alice Dietz. She works tirelessly for Brooklyn’s feral cats. Read more about her work, here. She is currently working on a huge TNR project in Ditmas Park. She is working closely with City Critters
We hope to see you there!


MooShoes is Hiring

MooShoes is Hiring!
The position includes strong focus on customer service (which includes serving customers in the store as well as internet and phone requests) Internet order processing, lots of tidying up, and some cat care.
Retail experience is a plus and so is a knowledge of the vegan lifestyle.
Right now we can only offer a couple of shifts a week and we are looking for someone that has both week day and weekend availability.
If you are interested in setting up an interview, please email with your resume.

MooShoes is 10 Years Old!

We opened our doors 10 years ago-yah!

Celebrate with us this Saturday, December 3rd from opening to closing (11:30-7:30)
There will be a 15% discount on all in store purchases. Saturday is the day to stock up on all your shoe needs.

Shopping makes you hungry, then enjoy some snacks from Blossom Du Jour
and doughnuts from the now famous Dunwell Doughnuts
and a couple of beverages of course!

Really, we can’t thank you enough for your 10 years of support, but here’s just a little token.
We hope to see you on Saturday!