Women’s Buzz: Tibi x Del Toro… Sebago’s Collab with Mdot

Holiday Cheer
Tibi and Del Toro have teamed up again to welcome the holiday season. The brands will offer three lim­ited-edition velvet slipper styles featuring signature character Billy Cat, as well as a green alien drawing, as an extension to their fall launch. When designing, Tibi founder Amy Smilovic said she focuses on creating fun styles. “The slippers bring that quirky element to an otherwise polished look,” she said. The collection, which was produced in Italy, will sell for $375 at the Tibi boutique in New York and online at Tibi.com.

Heralding Heritage

Sebago is ramping up its women’s offerings for spring via a collaboration with designer and Booji footwear-brand founder Mdot Booji. The Mdot for Sebago styles, set to hit Nordstrom and Sebago’s e-commerce site in February, will retail for $95 to $200. “The collaboration marks our ongoing effort to expand our women’s offerings,” said Sebago CEO Gary Malamet. “We have high expectations for how it will resonate with our consumer.” Booji noted that the line is meant to honor the classic heritage of Sebago while updating the look in a fresh way, with 12 styles of fashion sneakers and boat looks.

Resort Living
Loeffler Randall’s third — and largest — resort collection hit retailers this month. The 33 women’s styles include espadrilles, flats, stilettos and boots in embossed snake, suede and raffia, ranging in price from $250 to $695. Retailers include Saks.com, Barneys, Shopbop.com and Intermix, as well as Loeffler Randall’s e-commerce site. “The inspiration for resort ’12 was a deconstruction of nautical elements,” said Jessie Randall, the brand’s founder and creative director. “We were interested in the ropey feeling of espadrilles and the graphicness of stripes that translated into clean straps across the foot. The shape of the stiletto toe echoes the prow of a ship, and the mignon twists resemble fraying rope.” The new collection is also the company’s first resort offering to receive a marketing campaign photo shoot.

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