Marc Fisher Footwear is venturing into the handbag market. The brand, which has been designing and manufacturing footwear exclusively for Macy’s for the past five years, has partnered with Me & You Accessories to design a 50-style collection of bags for spring ’11. The offering, predominately priced below $100, includes cross-body satchels, evening-ready clutches and career totes and will be sold exclusively at Macy’s.
Sisters Celeste and Satu Greenberg — the jewelry designers behind Tuleste Market — will debut footwear for the brand for spring ’11. The shoes, which will include platforms, wedges, pumps and spectators, aim to have a vintage and modern flair. The line will complement the jewelry, borrowing detailing such as metal plating and rosettes. Retail prices range from $295 to $475, with the shoes available online and in specialty stores such as Shopbop.com and Albertine New York.
The Dark Side
Velvet Angels co-founder Joe Ponce is playing off the current vampire obsession with a “romantic goth”-themed collection for spring. The line includes peep-toe mules with skull details and bramble ankle ties; simple ballet flats; peep-toe pumps made with aircraft-grade aluminum; and a slingback bootie featuring carved wood. The line also incorporates menswear details in laser-cut, oxford-inspired flats and spectator platform sandals. All styles include poron footbeds. Retailing for $225 to $450, the shoes will be sold at retailers such as Kitson, Zappos.com and Endless.com.