Carel is first and foremost a family history. In 1947, Georges Carel left his hometown of Grenoble and moved to Paris with his wife Rosa. Georges Carel and his wife opened their first shoe store for women in 1952 at 29 Boulevard Saint-Michel. Thanks to a discreet and elegant sense of style, the brand was able to make classic shoes (ballerina flats, pumps, and Mary Janes) into durable must-have pieces. Based in the heart of Paris for over 60 years, the Carel saga has seen boldness and risk-taking, much like the color spectrum within our selection.