Golden Shoes is proud to carry one-of-a-kind, mittens, fingerless gloves, hats, scarves, and accessories from baabaaZuzu of Lake Leelanau, MI.
Baabaazuzu came to be in late 1993 after Sue Burns, a gifted graphic designer, cut up the shrunken remains of her favorite sweaters, pieced the fragments together, and made jackets with matching hats for her two young daughters. Once the phone began ringing in high demand for her upcycled creations, Sue sought her opportunity to develop an eco-fashion house in Lake Leelanau, MI.
Born in Leelanau County Michigan and worn without boundaries, Baabaazuzu can now be found in nearly 600 retailers across North America, Canada, Japan, and South Korea.
Often replicated, but never duplicated, particularly Baabaazuzu’s mittens, the company continues to expand its line—adding new products each year. To keep differentiating themselves, Sue and her team conduct product development meetings, where they forecast fashion trends and cater to their consumers’ needs. Sourcing raw materials that are made in the USA have also posed challenges—Baabaazuzu continues to use components that are made here in the states.
No two pieces of Baabaazuzu are ever alike. Each is lovingly handcrafted of 100% vintage materials, reclaimed, and transformed into a beautiful wearable. Every piece is an inspired original. Just like the person who wears it.