posted by: Shomore in Boots
When I first saw these gorgeous black leather quilted boots on the street, my first thought was “Chanel.” But my suspicions were raised when I couldn’t locate, even with my mad secret eyeballing skills, a double CC logo anywhere on the shoes. So I decided to ask the stranger instead. To my surprise, the lady said’ Corso Como at Nordstrom’. So here you are gals, chic and classy Chanel-like boots at a non-Chanel price of $199 at Nordstroms. Plus, with free shipping and free returns, how can you not be tempted to try one on? Enjoy!
Corso Como San Angelo Quilted Boots ($199 at Nordstrom)
January has brought many happy fashionable returns for the new year, most notably that of a trip to Europe (free stay for much of it, courtesy of my boyfriend’s lovely family). One of my favorite pairs of shoes during my trip was this pair of open-toe slingbacks that hug tight like skin (I predict this will be a very big trend in the future, with shoes draped more like jersey dresses). Fashioned by the somewhat bizarrely-named Pinko, the store is on fashionable Corso Como.
These are 275 Euros, which means I won’t be buying them anytime soon! But you can purchase at their store at 11 Corso Como, Milan or by locating a store here.
More photos, including a lovely midnight blue dress to go with them, after the jump.
I recently attended the Fashion Footwear Association of New York’s Shoe Expo. Held at a hotel, it is an opportunity for the companies to show retailers what they can put in a purchase order for. Many, many of the midline shoe retailers come, and it’s a very informative sight for an accessories writer, indeed. You wander from hotel room to hotel room surveying the goods and linesheets with all the shoes’ specs.
Some of my favorite mid-level companies were represented, like Born, Corso Como and Velvet Angels.
Last time we wrote about Velvet Angels, we were loving on their fierce red heels. And they’re back in red again, with wildly embellished boots and booties. Almost none of the shoes in this post, by the way, are out in stores.
One of my other favorite new finds was Messeca, a wholesale producer.
One of the interesting companies I saw that I’ve never seen before is all about natural materials and comfort. From Denmark, Glerups creates ecological wool felt shoes. The rep said her daughter wore them around her college dorm and campus constantly. They’d make a great comfortable house and walking-around-the-garden shoe.
I wasn’t allowed to take photos in many of the showrooms, so I’m waiting on some press photos from companies. In the meantime, check out the FFANY website and think about checking their next expo out if you’re a retailer!
The weather has turned warm in Northern California (never mind the occasional rainy interruption). Everywhere I turn during these suddenly sunny days I see sandals I want! I find myself particularly drawn to sandals that are a little dressier with a heel and a buckle (or button). The following beauties are currently on my shortlist.
These are the shoes that started my current infatuation.
I’m really loving Clarks Artisan Collection! These sandals are just what I’m looking for (love the big button) and because they’re Clarks I can actually walk all day in heels!
Before I reveal the higher heels I’m loving, here is a practical lower heel by Corso Como.
I cannot stop thinking about these sandals by Sofft. I love the gray suede!
And finally, the highest heel! At 4.5 inches, these shoes are what I dream of wearing instead of being married to my flats.
Just wanted to give an update on the scene at Bloomingdales as of last week. There were a ton of mid- to upper-range shoes on sale, hitting prices from 61.99 to 81.99 for typical flats to over $100 for booties.
(I love how the girl on the right has one pump and one boot on. I was wondering which one was hers and which was the store’s. I think the boot is hers, judging from her outfit and the weather, but I could be wrong).
On the sale rack shoes:
Most of the following shoes are on display as full price. Marc Jacobs, RoseGold, Tory Burch and Corso Como are just a few of the brands available.