What’s Selling: Women’s

Women’s footwear boutiques from California to New York sound-off on top selling trends:

SHOE PARLOUR, New York
1. Uggs, all categories
2. Dr. Martens, all categories
3. Sorel winter boots
4. Frye riding boots, short and tall
Top trends: Short booties
 
CITY SOLES, Chicago
1. Sendra riding boots
2. Coclico riding boots and booties  
3. 2568 Chiquita boots with Guatemala fabric and Cheyenne booties with Guatemala fabric  
 
NEXT, Cleveland, Ohio
1. Dr. martens, all categories, in particular the Jadon platform boot
2. Timberland’s 40th anniversary limited collection of four heritage-inspired boots
3. Filling Pieces Mountain Cut trainers and high-top sneakers
Top trends: “Our consumer is younger and has become more selective,” said co-founder Steve Silver. “We had a collaboration boot with Timberland that sold really well. Our customer is looking for special or unique products.”

BLOOMINGBIRD’S, Aspen, Colorado
1. La Canadienne waterproof boots
2. Gidigio handmade, distressed boots
3. Robert Clergerie – classic looks
Top trends: “Normally this time of year we sell so many evening shoes, but everybody is sticking with the snow boots, such as Pajar and Sorel,” said owner Patty Patterson.

CRIMSON MIM, Los Altos, California

1. Rachel Comey Borders bootie in shadow croc (stamped leather)
2. Attilio Giusti Leombruni tricolor lace-up oxfords
3. Butter Shoes Doting black lace peep-toe pump
Top trends: “Texture is really important in terms of holiday. Lace is nice and trickles down to the contemporary price point,” said owner Christine Campbell. “I have noticed over the past three years a trend away from tall boots to booties. We stopped ordering tall boots two or three years ago and we haven’t noticed anyone asking.”