Ugg Preps for Art & Sole Auction

Ugg Australia is kicking off its seventh annual Art & Sole auction on Dec. 1.

This year marks the first time the brand, owned by Goleta, Calif.-based Deckers Outdoor Corp., will be collaborating with footwear designers and luxury fashion brands for one-of-a-kind boots.

Designers include Manolo Blahnik, Betsey Johnson, Giuseppe Zanotti, Carlos Falchi and Rafe Totengco.
 
The auction will run Dec. 1-14 on the brand’s Website, Uggaustralia.com. All proceeds from the event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is the fifth year the hospital has been the recipient of proceeds, with more than $315,000 donated to date.

“Art & Sole is our opportunity to give back to a great cause like St. Jude Children’s Hospital and help make a difference,” Connie Rishwain, president of Ugg Australia, said in a statement.