What’s Selling: Women’s

Nos, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1. Matt Bernson, Dune ankle boot
2. H by Hudson, Encke ankle boot

3. Corso Como

Top fall trends: “The hottest trend right now is ankle boots. [The Nos customer] is definitely shopping for ankle boots, not booties,” said Racquel Nosworthy, Nos owner and director of merchandising. “She’s looking for comfortable, durable, rugged New York City street-stopping boots.”


Arthur Beren Shoes, San Francisco
1. Thierry Rabotin 

2. Stuart Weitzman 

3. Salvatore Ferragamo 

Top fall trends: “We’re getting into fall, so boots from all three [of the above brands are selling well],” said manager Larry Fertig. “Leopard print and anything in animal print has also been very strong. Tan is selling the most, and rusts and burgundies have been very good, too.”


Stella Says Go, Austin, Texas
1. Fly London, Yaya peep-toe wedge

2. Antelope, 924 boot

3. Esska, Uma ankle boot

Top fall trends: “[Customers] come in specifically looking for shoes they can wear all day that are really fashionable,” said co-owner Amy Filbin. “They are aware of the whole menswear-inspired trend, so they are drawn to pumps with tassels or ties that have an oxford look. As usual, platform pumps are also a big staple. Flat boots have been the biggest thing. And gray has been a really good color for us.”


Click Shoes and More, Chicago
1.Miz Mooz, Siri boot

2. Matisse, Dove boot
3. Sofft, Antica boot

Top fall trends: “We’re doing really well with short boots with buckles and distressed cowboy boots,” said manager Lauren O’Neill. “Light-colored shoes are also selling very well, and so is anything with shearling.”


C. June Shoes, Honolulu
1. Helle Comfort, Boneta slide
2. Dezario, Pearl sandal

3. Stuart Weitzman

Top fall trends: “We carry opened-up shoes and slides, which are very popular and in-season all year somewhere. For example, New Zealand is going into summer, and we just sold six pairs of sandals [for a total of] $1,293 to a return customer. Our most popular style, Boneta, is a two-band slide with a great mid-heel in metallic and crystals. Dezario also has become very popular.”


Pattino Shoe Boutique, Lincoln, Neb.
1. Sam Edelman, smoking flats

2. OTBT, wedge booties with fur trim

3. Butter, kitten heels
Top fall trends: “The Sam Edelman smoking slippers have been very popular,” said owner Jori Krause. “They’re different, and they’ve sold out. Wedge booties are also in — anything that laces or zips in the back — and fur trim and studs are right on trend. Kitten heels with pointy toes, really chunky platform heels and Roper mid-calf boots have also been great for fall.”


Jildor, Great Neck, N.Y.
1. Kelsi Dagger, Fanetta bootie
2. Tory Burch, Aaden riding boot

3. Jeffrey Campbell, Vee rain boots

Top fall trends: “The biggest trends so far have been wedge booties, ballet flats, riding boots and rain boots,” said Corey Schuchman, director of e-commerce. “Short booties, ankle boots and platforms are all doing well. Nudes are also still doing pretty well, but black is always the dominant color.”


Shoe Gypsy, Tulsa, Okla.
1. Minnetonka, 3-Layer Fringe boot

2. DV, Pura bootie in cognac 

3. Melissa, Campana Zig Zag in black glitter
Top fall trends: “A trend we are seeing for fall in shoes and in clothes is the Navajo look,” said Noelle Kilgore, who co-owns the store with husband Ben Kilgore. “[We are doing well] with lots of Native American-inspired looks and also flashbacks to the ’70s —platforms in the form of booties.”

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