Hottest trends in shoes from Grace

January 15, 2008 10:58:06 AM PST
It may be winter, but that doesn't distract true fashionistas from forsaking boots for fabulous shoes. Trends for this season include the comebacks of Wellie rain boots and Superga tennis shoes. You'll also see feminine touches include full bows on pretty pumps, along with futuristic metallic-finished, luxe lucite heels and colorful patent leathers in a variety of styles, says Kristi Ryan, fashionista and owner of Grace in Bucktown. Here are some trends in fun and flirty footwear to be on the lookout for in 2008:

CLASSIC COMEBACKS
Hunter Original Wellington boot in red ($98)
Superga Torino shoe in navy ($80)
Superga Venezia shoe in gold ($98)

BEAUTIFUL BOWS
L¹Autre Chose cream patent sling-back open toe with a grey bow ($305)
Luciano Padovan black satin sling-back with bow and crystal buckle ($360)

METALLIC MUST-HAVES
L¹Autre Chose open toe wedge in gunmetal ($325)
Jean Michel Cazabat python flat in platinum ($495)

DISTINCTIVE HEELS
Anya Hindmarch gold woven pump with wood heel ($455)
Patrick Cox Tiziana shoe is a purple satin with a Lucite heel ($545)

PLAYFUL PATENTS
Jean Michel Cazabat Uma shoe is a grey patent semi-wedge ($445)
Alejandro Ingelmo Tina shoe is electric blue patent sneaker ($395)

Destination Damen's signature shoe retailer, Grace presents a chic yet comfortable setting for shopping both established and emerging footwear collections. The boutique offers everything from exclusive European labels to select Chicago shoe lines in a modern, elegant haven.

Grace welcomes stylish shoppers for an indoor sidewalk sale taking place Friday, January 18, through Sunday, January 20. Shoe lovers will want to stay in step with this sensational sale featuring up to 70% off select fall and winter merchandise from Luciano Padovan, Elizabeth Brady, Patrick Cox, London Sole, Anya Hindmarch, Georgina Goodman, Jean-Michel Cazabat, and Missoni. Other participating stores along the nineteen-hundred block of Damen include Wow & Zen, Crosell & Co, Veruca Salt and Raizy.

Grace, located at 1917 N. Damen, Chicago, is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m and Sunday 12noon to 5 p.m. Visit http://www.shopgrace.com or call 773.384.7223 for more information.


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