The House of Lareymondie is the vision, creation and passion of Maylis De Lacoste Lareymondie. It represents a new kind of elegance—contemporary couture that builds on craftsmanship refined over centuries, incorporating the finest leathers to create heirlooms that last a lifetime and beyond.
The family name belongs to an aristocratic bloodline that can be traced back at least 700 years, when Count Raymond of Toulouse began distributing Raymondies (or lands) in return for loyal services. Another ancestor, Bertrand, officially became Lord of Lareymondie in the 16th century, and the name and brand have been associated ever since with elegance and tradition.
Those attributes remain with Maylis, who came to New York to go to school and started a career in finance. She did well, but there was always the feeling that there was something more.
And that’s where the story takes a turn.
This equities trader had been riding horses since she was four. She got her first custom boots when she turned 15, and it was love at first sight. This surprised no one, because bespoke boots were part of her heritage: She was raised to admire elegance, and the dedication that goes into the craftsmanship of couture. Even in her teen years, young Maylis could rattle off every detail about every feature—the leather, the embossing, the fit, the feel. It was in her blood.
In New York, as Maylis toiled on the trading floor, she noticed how male traders regularly got their shoes polished, right there between the desks and terminals. That’s when it clicked: none of the women shoe brands were offering bespoke, quality and craftsmanship.
Maylis launched the House of Lareymondie specifically to create bespoke boots for women—works of beauty to be measured and treasured, custom fit for one but handed down through the generations. Maylis combines hard business skills with an attention to detail and a lifelong passion. She has brought together artisans who build on centuries of tradition, education and dedication to create true masterpieces.