What’s Selling: Kids

KIDS FOOTSTOP, Winchester, Mass.
1. Timberland 6-inch waterproof workboot
2. Bogs Classic Hi Handles rainboot
3. Ugg Australia Bailey Button and classic tall boots
Top fall trend: “Shimmer and shine,” said Eric Keough, owner. “We’re selling a lot of flats and Mary Jane shoes with little touches of bling like sequins.”

SHOE MARKET KIDS, Cohasset, Mass.
1. Reebok ZigTech sneakers for boys and girls
2. Ugg Australia boots and slippers
3. Nina riding boots
Top fall trend: “Tall fashion boots have been the big trend,” said Leslie Lemaire, sales associate. “Girls are buying them instead of dress shoes to wear for the holidays and special occasions.”

SESAME STEP, Miami
1. Kenneth Cole ballet flats
2. Umi girls’ driving mocs
3. Converse Beverly boot for girls with faux-fur trim
Top fall trend: “Girls’ deck shoes from Sperry Top-Sider have been doing fantastic,” said Eddie Quintana, president. “Also, metallic continues to sell extremely well.”

PIGGY TOES, Chicago
1. Girls’ ballet flats by Naturino, Bloch and O & I private label collection
2. Boys’ waterproof looks from Bogs and Naturino
3. Ugg classic short and Bailey Button boot
Top fall trend: “Versatility,” said Michael Thomas, co-owner. “Consumers want shoes that can be dressed up or down — one shoe that’s multi-purpose. People are not spending as much and want to stretch their dollars.”

LITTLE FEET AND MORE, Denver
1. Ugg
2. Keen
3. Sorel
Top fall trend: “This time of year, we have success with Ugg, along with snowboots, as customers are getting ready to go up to the mountains for Christmas vacation,” said Buddy Saper, co-owner. “[For girls], fashion boots are being worn with skinny jeans. And parents are coming in for cotillion and holiday looks and buying Sperry Top-Sider penny loafers and dress shoes. This season, people are getting more dressed up [than in the past].”

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