Our History

The Avarca Store began when Samuel born and raised in Menorca (Spain), moved to New York with his Greek-American wife to pursue their careers in Manhattan.

As a “Menorqui” (which means born and raised in Menorca in Catalan, my local language), I grew up all my life wearing avarcas, the traditional footwear in Menorca. My love for my homeland, culture and tradition has always been a strong part of me, even when I am living thousands of miles away.

Once I moved to the USA, I couldn’t find a shop where I could buy avarca sandals. This is how everything began, and I decided to import avarcas on my own from only the very best artisan shoemakers in Menorca and offer them to the rest of world. Our motto is to offer you only the very best authentic avarcas from Menorca from the best local avarca shoemakers, the ones that I grew up wearing and I feel very confident that you will love them as well.

This project is bringing me so much joy, keeps me a little closer to Menorca and gives me the chance to offer to the rest of the world the opportunity to enjoy these simple and beautifully handcrafted leather sandals handmade in Menorca. The Avarcas.

About Avarca Sandals

Avarcas, also known as Abarcas o Menorquinas is the traditional footwear in Menorca where culture, tradition and fashion mets with a family-run style/artisan business ethics.

Menorca is not only the home of the traditional avarca leather sandals, Menorca is also a beautiful small island in the Mediterranean Sea in Spain with beautiful virgin and unspoiled beaches, turquoise crystal clear waters, breathtaking green countryside, charming white houses and an extraordinary gastronomic heritage. I really recommend you visit!

The Avarca Store

We are your source of authentic avarca sandals handmade in Menorca from only the very best local artisan avarca shoemakers ( MIBO Avarcas, CASTELL Avarcas).

We are a family-run business where husband and wife are founders at The Avarca Store, and we bring you handmade eco-friendly artisanal leather sandals made in Menorca (Spain).

The Avarca Store is a curated selection of only the best artisan avarcas sandals from Menorca. We are proud to bring to the United States and the rest of the world our legendary avarcas, artisanal leather sandals made in Menorca (Spain).

We hope that you are going to enjoy our avarcas as much as we do.

Thank you for passing by,