Husband and wife team Alessandro Gallo and Francesca Rinaldo launched Golden Goose collections in 2000 based on a love of quality and craftsmanship and a passion for fashion and art. Drawing inspiration from their native city of Venice, Los Angeles the brand is known for chic tailoring, leather jackets, t-shirts and their signature scuffed, vintage inspired low-top and high-top sneakers.
Golden Goose was born from a dream. The dream was to create beautiful designs that pushed the limits of fashion and classic design. Despite being a multifaceted label that designs footwear, apparel and accessories for both men and women, Golden Goose is perhaps most well known for their signature sneakers that are designed and crafted with a distinct worn-in look. Always in high demand and often sold out, these sneakers have come to stand as a symbol of the brand’s non-traditional approach to luxury wear and high end fashion. Golden Goose is known for pushing the boundaries with a contemporary and somewhat cheeky sense of humour when it comes to style. Despite the worn-in look that the brand has become famous for, each and every Golden Goose piece is carefully crafted with artisanal quality from the most premium materials. Often made in Italy, Golden Goose’s sneakers are made from a mix of leathers that are of the highest calibre of quality.
Golden Goose’s womenswear is heavily influenced from the founders’ hometown of Venice, Italy. The brand is built upon a foundation and journey of love. Their own manifesto professes that the label’s goal is to strive for uniqueness, which is synonymous with authenticity. The brand was born with an ethos of quality and artisanal design, heavily influenced by Alessandro Gallo and Francesca Rinaldo’s home of Italy. In keeping with their traditional roots, the two founders built their brand with heavy roots in Italian heritage, as seen through their craftsmanship and personal touches. Golden Goose has a firm will to preserve traditional crafts like handmaking footwear, tanning leather, weaving fabrics, and cutting patterns. While honouring age old traditions and techniques, Golden Goose inject their brand with a touch of modernity with contemporary markers through silhouettes, colourways and prints. Golden Goose doesn’t strive for perfection, rather they look to showcase the beauty that lies in imperfection for a distinct well-loved, lived-in look through distressed details. According to the brand, they prefer things that have been touched with life.
Golden Goose came from humble beginnings, and according to its founders, they had never intended for it to become a household name like it has. Based in Venice, Golden Goose quickly expanded across the globe, with stockists on multiple continents in brick and mortar stores and in the ecommerce space. According to Gallo and Rinaldo, Golden Goose was supposed to be a personal passion project, but the pair’s passion for work, a challenge and creativity quickly took their brand down a much bigger route, and perhaps it all started in the name. Chosen for its lucky connotations, Golden Goose was inspired by Aesop’s tale, ‘The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs.’ The label soon positioned itself as a luxury brand, with specific knowledge of the deluxe space, products and a feeling of experiencing something rare. In the early days of the label, Gallo and Rinaldo remained humble about their brand, with a casual approach to marketing and instead allowing their designs to speak for themselves. Instead of focusing on campaign driven collections, the couple honed their crafts and focused on nurturing the growth of their own knowledge and experience to create a truly unique and premium level of craftsmanship.
Golden Goose broke onto the main stage in 2007 with the release of their first sneaker collection. Gallo and Rinaldo were self professed sneakerheads who collected the footwear items before the inception of their own brand, so it only made sense for the couple to venture down the road of crafting the designs themselves. Rather than approaching sneakers with a sense of perfection, Gallo and Rinaldo produced their first collection of Golden Goose sneakers as they thought sneakers should be; well-loved, well-worn, and a lasting object of devotion. Combining heritage sportswear trends with a distinct West Coast, LA skater style, Golden Goose sneakers quickly rose to popularity and were soon seen on the feet of fashion bloggers, designers and celebrities all over Europe before the trend caught on in the rest of the world. Despite not having formal training in fashion or design, Rinaldo and Gallo started their label with a vision and a clear sense of what they wanted to create, combined with access to the best crafters and artisans in Italy with centuries of experience in honing the best crafting techniques.
Here at Incu we’re dedicated fans of Golden Goose designs, with a mix of women’s footwear, bags and apparel stocked at our online store and in stores. We love the distinct, unpretentious approach to fashion and luxury, and the lasting quality that the brand has promised in each collection. Shop our pick of women’s Golden Goose footwear like their signature lace-up leather sneakers with distressed details, the classic star logo, and clobbered rubber sole for a luxury style rooted in casual history and handmade quality. Shop seasonal colours that push the limits and inject a sense of bold humour to any outfit, with glittered details, bright colourways, panelled designs and scratched up leather finishes. Golden Goose bags offer a premium feel with beautiful leather designs, classic silhouettes and functional details like cross-body straps, shoulder strap handbags, zip closures and signature gold foil branding stamped to the side.
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