Saturday, December 18, 2010


Sixth Avenue, NYC FFANY

New for Consolidated Shoe Cpmpany---is the introduction of Bacio Italian inflected, we thought anyway, collection of stylish footwear...with chic being the operative word.

We were transported to some far flung Riviera destination when we saw this sophisticated take on the tie die upper/rope edged sandal.
also available in browns and jungle greens.

Elegance at accessible price points...there were many pluses here---our other top pick included...this bold blue Pandino ankle tie lanyards- sandal ($175) the braided leather upper in a trio of sea worthy tones =casual elegance.

Flats and espadrilles with detailed beading, chains, leather weaving and flower---and knotted fabric embellishments on  stacked and strappy heels:
Egna $135

Ceretta $199

Tomboio $135

Catona $135

Bacio 61 is a line is cleverly crafted---with many details we would expect to find at higher prices. Amazingly we think every look with saw could go with any outfit--- from a LBD to jeans.

Vandoles $139

Available starting mid winter at

POETIC LICENCE London is the fanciful younger sister of one of the fabulous fashion forward,  crafty Brit whimsical Irregular Shoes collection...sharing the same DNA.


A partnership with Animal Rescue Groups serves up a line of fun, matchy match novelty collars and kickers for pet owners and their truly beloved.

The new collar line, tabbed Poetic Paw Collars (cute, right?)...retail for $19.95 ---with $2 from every sale donated to Best Friend Animal Society and $1 earmarked for Bully Breed Rescue.

Six styles available in all---the playful collars---FYI fit human necks too. We know, we tried on on...very stylish.

Spring 2011 brings amazing kickers and flats with sculptural heels, zipper backs, textured surfaces, artful fabrics including satin bows and leather twists, sparkling embellishments...just listing it all gets us all breathless.


The gladiator flat gets a feminine imprint-Princess Sophia $98

Magical Sunset--- Fabric Wedge $98

Butter Me Up $89 with plexiglass wedge all blossoming

Summer Bloom in Patent Leather and Suede versions....$129

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Moonlight Dancer in Leather and Suede $129 funky animal print

Lemon Cupcake $49.95 lifestyle sneakers are girly.