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Our Story

Live a life in your shoes.

Founded on experience, collaboration and vision, Department of Finery fuses uncompromising quality with a unique craftsmanship to consistently define the balance between urban style and polished sophistication.

Having spent over 10 years working in the footwear industry, Melissa Butera, the founder and creative director behind the brand, saw an opening in the accessories market. Dedicated to quality and based on a philosophy of creating aspirational products for the modern, urban woman.

Melissa’s unique interpretation of balance between niche and commercial design aesthetic is a manifestation of her surroundings and personal style. Inspired by world travels, culture, and people, each D.O.F creation is designed for an independent, creative, and confident woman with a true appreciation for quality and individual style. She is effortlessly chic.