Esquivel is an expression of timeless and modern design, crafted for clients who understand and appreciate the passion that is behind every detail of our work. Our products are hand made in the USA at Esquivel House by skilled artisans using time-honored traditions paying tribute to the art of handcrafting. The techniques we employ ensure an aging process that captures the personal patina of its owner for years of enjoyment.
We are not fashion shoes for men and women based on current fads; each item in our line has a unique finish and quality that comes from our hearts, not from a trend. We are not for everyone because we are not merely a product. We are made to tell your story.
George is a Southern California-based designer and craftsman who designed his first pair of shoes in 1994 and began honing his craft thereafter. For over 20 years, he’s operated his namesake brand, Esquivel, which specializes in handmade shoes and accessories.
George operates his namesake brand from an atelier in the arts district of Downtown Los Angeles. His specialized atelier produces a maximum capacity of 4,000 pairs of entirely hand-made shoes, men’s and women’s designated for select retailers and personal clients throughout the world. Trained in shoemaking, George designs with a hands-on approach, working closely with his team of craftsmen that he has personally mentored.
Tumi Inc., a renowned luxury bag and luggage brand, appointed George Esquivel as Creative Director from January 2013 to July 2015. Esquivel’s impact was seen through press and editorial publications and launching the brand with coveted retailers such as Colette (Paris), Net-a-Porter and Mr. Porter. George oversaw the creative direction for design, ad campaigns, and was re-sponsible for uniting high-profile designers to collaborate with Tumi, such as Public School.
In 2009 the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund selected George as a finalist, and in the following year, a CFDA member. Amongst many major media features, Vogue September 2012 issue included George as one of the “120 Most Influential Designers.”
George was also Creative Consultant with Italian heritage brand, Fratelli Rossetti, from February 2010 to 2012, where he was brought on to give direction for design and branding for American and international collections.
Esquivel House, the label’s first official showroom, opens its doors in Downtown Los Angeles in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.