Saturday, September 20, 2014

CLARKS USA Footwear- SOHO EXCLUSIVES-Orla Kiely

 547 Broadway, NYC

CLARKS new 3400 square foot emporium of footwear-with sprinkles of totes/handbags-wall to wall--- (with some decorative accents, of course)---
permanent and temporary…
England was having a moment-Union Jacks wearing Clarks---Orla Kiely collab and iconic Wallaby 















...is a shopper's paradise of shoes-that seriously puts the fashion in that 'fashion comfort' category.



tweedy leather brogue-women. Terrific!
We attended the media preview of Fall 2014 (women's review, men's review))…but HERE we saw the latest collaboration with fashion designer Orla Kiely--- her retro feminine geek-chic style merged with Clarks' DNA of materials- shoe making and serious all day comfort via the exclusive dual density cushioning with breathable leather inner socks. 


















SOME Other Styles----
wedge on a lace up with perforations...
smooth and textured leather-with some fringe and side buckle.
FYI: Exclusive in the USA at the Clarks SOHO boutique (as well as Orla Kiely's and Clarks e-commerce in the UK). Prices  $220-$290.

right-Daphne ORLA Chelsea boot on the right classic vent detail for easy on off-in leather/pony hair ---and feminine DORA slip-ons-with patent toe caps and oversized buttons=sweet
ORLA DORA-there is an ochre leather version of this shoe that is selling out overseas, fyi

ORLA DILLY-in smooth leather on platform -chunky heel, chunky side buckle high cut shoe boot is trend on---wear this with dresses or jeans. The-pony hair ( calf's hair) …popular this fall- it does remind us of dog fur though. 
love these ORLA DOTTY T-straps-contrast brouging colors on toe cap and  strap nice look for a feminine shoe -
ORLA DOROTHY 30's round toe mid heel Mary Janes- patent leather…on chunky heel

even the outsoles have a bit if whimsy---with the print…not pictured-the DIXIE boot-Chelsea inspired with brogue details, square toe- on a chunky heel

welt stitched lace-ups-in leather get some color


The men's Norton x Clarks collaboration …also present.


Some handsome men's shoes that are exclusive to the SOHO store…urban and upscale work friendly- with all the Clarks comfort inside.



Monk strap leather classic with perforated details







casual suede with brogue accents---durable walkers -love this deep shade of green
MAYFAIR London Dry GIN (not Scotch) the liquor of choice
Attendees…also went shopping