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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at info@forefrontfashion.com Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: July 3, 2013

Rancourt Shoe Company creates ready-to-wear styles for Portland Dry Goods

Rancourt Shoe Company is based in Lewiston, Maine. This family-owned company have been making moccasins the authentic way –stitched by hand– for generations. If you’ve ever held a pair of Rancourt Shoes and have seen the stitching and detail that goes into every pair, you know they are well worth the money. For the first time ever, Portland Dry Goods is now carrying “off the rack” styles by Rancourt in three styles of belts and shoes that are made right here in Maine.

The Beefroll Loafer in olive chromexcel is welted onto a French made lactae hevea sole. Lactae havea offers the same comfort as your typical crepe sole, but with increased durability and a more polished silhouette. The Boat Shoe features an all too uncommon brick red boat sole. The 4 eyelet Ranger is constructed with a mix of American Bison leather and suede to add some personality to an otherwise straightforward brown leather moccasin. All the leather used is sourced domestically from Horween Leather Company in Chicago.


The belts are made in the USA and coordinate with each shoe style available at PDG. Each belt is hand cut and beautifully finished, detailed with brass buckles and a 7 eyelet closure for a more precise fit and easier adjustment and backed with natural vegetable tanned leather that softens over time for that perfect, had-it-forever feel.

Swing into PDG and see the new styles for yourself. You can also order online here or give Dustin a call at the shop if you have any questions! The batch is extremely limited so hurry. There’s no better way to celebrate the 4th than by supporting a local business and a brand that still makes all their products in the USA. America!

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