Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I swear

ummm ... I got a call from Santa yesterday, on my cell.
He told me to go to bed early and said he had to go load up the sleigh and feed the Reindeer, but to be sure to leave him some french fries. Swear. -- Vivian

Monday, December 12, 2011

Where in the World ... series

Thank you SO much for making such a beautiful pair of custom Emmas for me – the first pair (of many to come) with my new monogram since I was married on 12.11.10 in Naples, FL! 
Enjoying my beautiful shoes while I was relaxing in a lounge chair watching sunset over the West Bank of the Nile and Valley of the Kings and Queens, taken on December 26, 2010.
Cheers -
Pound Ridge, NY

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Where in the World ... series

Chillin' in Port St Lucie Florida with my puppy and my new
Stephen Bonanno Sandals.
I ordered the Black Zebra and love how they came out.
It's my first pair, but won't be my last.
Catherine --

Friday, December 9, 2011

Just a Heads Up

It's Christmas Crunch time.
Sandal Santa and his cobbler elves 
are hard at work wrapping up your orders ...
Orders placed via Vivian or On-line:
If you haven't received a personal call from me to confirm shipping, you will hear from me over the next few days.
As I get word from the factory, I will call you.

Factory or WPB Stores
Cat from Stuart or Elisabeth from WPB will be calling you
by the end of next week.

We appreciate your patience.

Happy Holidays and a Soleful Christmas

Give the Gift with Sole

It's never too late ...
The Perfect Gift
Stephen Bonanno Sandals
Gift Card

West Palm Beach

and more sandals arriving Saturday
Stephen Bonanno Sandals
 West Palm Beach Boutique
Olive Ave and Belvedere Rd
Next to Great Balls of Yarn and Sushi Jos

 Instant Gratification
or Give the Gift with Sole

Inventory will go fast!

 Call today ...We'll Ship in time for Christmas.
Store Hours:
Tuesday thru Friday 11 til 6
Saturday 11 til 4
Closed Sunday and Monday

Thursday, December 8, 2011

What's New ...


Fabulous Tote

Renee Tote
Stephen Bonanno HandbagsOur handbags are designed with simplicity in mind. They are 100% leather and light weight. Designed with a one snap enclosure, lined, with a detailed SBS monogrammed pocket inside. Don’t forget to design a pair of sandals to match! Detailed woven stitch with tassel on front panel
Criss-Cross stitch on tabs of handles
TOTE 14" high X 14" wide x 3" deep (Size is approximate)


Sunday, December 4, 2011

SBS Motto

The sweetness of low price
is long forgotten,
after the bitterness
of poor quality sets in.  
                                                    -- Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Talkin' Turkey

From the Stephen Bonanno
Factory Crew

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Flower Girl in her Stevie Bs

Where in the World are your Bonannos?
This adorable flower girl sporting a pair at a wedding in Lyford Key, Bahamas. Lara from La Plates.com said, "The flower girl picked gold/platinum lil emmas for the wedding and lavendar/white lil emmas for her beach wear. I love the fashion flair of a five year old!"

Seersucker to Match

Emily found the perfect match for her pink Seersucker top at the Stuart Factory Boutique ... Pink Seersucker flip flops!
She kept Melanie (Happiness) and Cat busy with several custom pairs that followed.

"I had such a great time with Emily and hope she ends up with the fabulous Red Wine Python handbag she was eyeing earlier." -- Melanie.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wait for it ...



Sign up for our "Newsletter with Sole," 
located on the home page of the website http://www.stephenbonanno.com/ to be
the first to know. Exclusive promotions
for subscribers only.

Where in the World ...

Where in the world are my Stevie Bs?
Hawaii! -- Melly (Happiness)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Stevie!

I hope you had a great weekend.
Vivy, Domo and Rippy

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Texas Gals Rule

Chana, Linda, Betty and Eloise (momma) stopped in to take a tour of the factory and treat themselves to some birthday sandals.
Today is Linda's birthday and yesterday was Eloise.
Happy Birthday ladies.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fab in Citrus

Cheryl came into the Stuart Factory & Boutique today sporting my favorite color ... Citrus!. When I saw her I knew exactly what to do ... I brought out the perfect accessory, Citrus/White in the PB Classics! It was love at first sight, for both of us. lol

Cheryl you look fantastic, thanks for the picture.  -- Happiness (Melanie)

The Family Business

Our Factory and Boutique is 7 miles west of downtown Stuart off Kanner Hwy and Jack James Dr in the industrial park in West Stuart.

My brother and designer Stephen Bonanno is hands on at the factory making sandals and giving tours on how your favorite sandals are made.

My husband Domenick and I previously had our "Stephen Bonanno Sandals" store downtown. We moved it to the factory where we now have a showroom in the front for walk-in traffic. The showroom displays all the sandal styles and mules along with a "discount bins" of irregulars at 50% OFF!

Swing by and check it out.

Don't be Fooled ...

If you're in a store, flip the sandal over, if it doesn't have our seal, it's not us! If you are ordering via the phone, ask the question, "do your sandals have the seal of authenticity stamped on the bottom sole?" That one question should eliminate all possible confusion. :)


Sunday, September 11, 2011


Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It's a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It's also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend - even a friend whose name it never knew.-President George W. Bush, December 11, 2001

Friday, September 9, 2011


What better personalized gift to give your bridal party than a pair of Stephen Bonanno Sandals.

Year round we offer a fabulous wedding promotional. Order minimum 6 pair at regular price and receive the 7th pair at 50% off!

It's the perfect time to treat yourself and your bridal party to a very unique, personalized gift that you'll be sure to wear for years to come.  

I'm just a phone call away if you need help with colors and sizes. 772-260-3525


I've been working on the new look for the website  http://www.stephenbonanno.com/ which will launch in October/early November.

The new banner for the blog is a sneak peek of what the rest of the website will look like. Fun and Colorful!

I will announce the launch with a "promotional," so you don't miss a beat be sure to join the blog membership now, and sign up for the newsletter which is on the top left side of the home page of the website.

Spread the word!
Facebook Stephen Bonanno


Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Following in my brother's footsteps?
Perhaps. It's hard not to be inspired by all the talent in my family.

So, I've been working for months on my new patterns ... and I gotta tell ya, it ain't easy. Working hours on my computer designing, measuring, and testing on my very patient model, Rippy the Scottish Terrier.
Today I'm back to square one. Yikes. Time is running out!
Hoping for the big reveal Sept 1.  -- Vivian

Friday, July 22, 2011


Hi everyone ...
I am currently working on the redesign of the Stephen Bonanno website www.stephenbonanno.com.

I would love to use more "Where in the World ..." photos, so if you were planning to send any my way, this would be the perfect time.

Send all photos, blurbs with first name and location to vivian@bonannofactory.com Thanks!

if they aren't used for our website, we will post them on our blog.
-- Vivian

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Two Old Crabs

My husband is the king of greeting cards.
He NEVER forgets any occasion. For me or for his Mother.
This week he worked way too many hours and simply didn't have enough time ... but this is how amazing he is as a person ... he dragged himself up on this Sunday morning at 5 am and ran to Walgreen's to make sure he got just the right birthday card for me. When I awoke there were beautiful red roses and 3 birthday cards. One romantic card, one silly card and one funny card from our hairy little beast. My day has been made special.
I am the luckiest girl in the world.

Domenick and I celebrating our 54th birthdays together.
His is June 25, mine is June 26.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June: Family/Friends Adventure

Kayaking to Peanut Island. It was my first time ever, and I was alittle fearful of sharks, but thank God, no sightings. Had a blast. Would do it again ... 'cept my cousin now wants to do a midnight run and I'm thinkin' shark bait fer sure. Nooooo thank you.

Friday, June 10, 2011

I've Got a Pep in My Step

I've made the perfect morning drink that gives me energy and keeps me going throughout the day.
Green Smoothie (makes about 32ozs and I drink the whole thing)
2 cups of water
handful spinach
handful kale
handful collard greens
1 banana or 1 apple
1 date
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
6 frozen strawberries
2 handfuls of ice
blend real good
bing. bing. bing! who needs caffeine!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Keely's first pair of Stephen Bonannos.
Sooooo teeny tiny!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

SB Mules

Mules that make your feet go aaahhh

Like his sandals, Stephen Bonanno Mules are hand-crafted and come in any color. If you have a fabulous fabric, send it to us and we can make them!

Personally, I wasn't sure if I could wear shoes without a back, but I gave my brother my hounds-tooth fabric and waited in anticipation ... I have to tell you, I love love love them!
Can't wait for my next pair. Real Gator skin!
(exotic skins can be special ordered)

(left to right)
Leah with flat bow
Erin with monogram
Leah in Ostrich
Leah in Tassel
Erin in Buckle

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hippity Hoppity!!

-- from the Stephen Bonanno Sandals crew ... enjoy your holiday

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Seal of Authenticity

Don't be fooled by the imitators ...

"Hand-crafted in the USA"Look for our seal of authenticity stamped on the bottom sole of every pair of Stephen Bonanno Sandals.

If it doesn't say Stephen, it isn't Bonanno

Friday, April 8, 2011


Working on updating/revamping our retail website. Can't wait to show you the new changes ...
Stay tuned.

Vivian's Pick of the Month

Ashley in Tanager and Platinum

Celebrating 100 Years

The city of Palm Beach is turning 100 this month.
Stephen Bonanno Sandals and his family have been a staple of the Palm Beach community for 48 years and we are proud and honored to have been asked to design this trio of sandals to commemorate the celebration of this great city.
Sandal Styles
Palm Beach Palm Lee (Palm Tree)
Palm Beach Bling
Palm Beach Centennial
To Order:
Stuart Factory Boutique:
On-line with Vivian:

Friday, March 11, 2011

Vivian's Pick of the Month

The Robin: Pate/Clementine
The Mel: June blue/Skye
All leather bottom

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Vivian's Pick of the Month

February: For that "Romantic Red" day ...
Palm Beach Classic: Tristan base/Platinum whipstitch $115
Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy Colors and Easter Baskets

Spring is in the air, I can just feel it!
Ok. Ok. So I live in South Florida and it is a lot warmer here than where a lot of you live ... but Spring is coming, I promise!

With Easter just around the corner, it's the perfect time to start thinking Happy Colors and Easter Baskets. A pair of Stephen Bonanno Sandals inside your best girl's basket will bring big hugs of appreciation. It's thoughtful, it's personal. It's perfect.

If you don't know what her size is or what colors to choose you can do one of two things, give us a call and we 'll help you figure it out or, we have the next best thing ... "Give the Gift with Sole" SBS Gift Card. She can then decide on exactly what she wants. It's a no brainer.
Order on-line or give us a call. We're happy to help.

Stephen Bonanno Website: Vivian 772-260-3525
Official website:

Stuart Factory Boutique: Melanie 772-219-7629
882 SW Enterprise Way (just west of I-95)

WPB Boutique: Elizabeth 561-670-2200
319 Belvedere Rd (at corner of Olive Ave)

If it doesn't say Stephen, it isn't Bonanno

Stephen Bonanno Sandals
e-mail questions vivian@bonannofactory.com

Palm Beach in June Blue with Skye Blue whipstitch $115.00

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Look who's in the house

It is always thrilling for me to put faces to the names ...

Long time Stephen Bonanno Sandals fan, Thecka from Jefferson City MO., stopped in to visit our WPB boutique with her friends Carolyn and Richard from Brighton IL. Unfortunately the threesome brought the cold and rain with them, but something tells me that won't stop them from having fun while sight-seeing in Palm Beach.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Vivian's Pick of the Month

Palm Beach: Brown Croc base with Bronze whipstitch. Outstanding!