Friday, October 07, 2005

Boots for Wider Calves

If I've heard it once, I've heard it a million times..."where can I find boots made for women with wide calves?" With boot season officially in full-swing, women everywhere are prowling online shoe sites and shoe stores for the perfect pair of boots. Many women, however, will find the boot of their dreams only to realize that they they can't fit in them because of their wider calves (been there, done that). My solution: stretch boots. Whether you want them in suede, leather or man-made materials, stretch boots may be the best thing that ever happened to boots. Plus, they're so much more comfortable thanks to their pliable nature. Here are some fantastic boots that are either stretch, or made specifically to accomodate for wider calves: Naturalizer Vander Plus (black leather): A sleek, tailored boot that features the Plus Shaft, a wider 11" shaft with a 16" circumference to accommodate fuller calves with greater ease anc comfort. Leather uppers and a lightly padded footbed. Finally, fashion conforms to you! 2" heel. J. Renee Nadine (available in black & brown): Sexy eelskin knee high boot with a pointed toe and a cushioned insole. Its smooth, sleek look makes it great for the office or a night out on the town! 14" shaft circumference, 14.5" shaft height, 2 3/4" heel height. Bronx Isa 11932 (cipria leather): A funky boot with scrunch detailing, as well as a size zipper with elastic gore for a more comfortable fit. Heel height is 2.5", Shaft height is 8". Aerosoles Nice Less (available in black & brown pu): A versatile boot that is great for casual or dress wear A stylish stretch boot with a flexible, rubber sole and an extra-cushioned insole for added comfort. Shaft heights increase by about 1/8" starting with 6 6/8" for a size 5 and increasing to 7 .5" for a size 8.5 and then increasing to 8 1/8" for a size 12. Aerosoles High Stride (available in brown & black): Think tall for fall. This fabulous fashion boot in faux leather stretches to fit the contours of your calf. It features an elastic gore for pull-on ease and an extra-cushioned insole for added comfort. Leg openings for these boots range from 6 3/8" for a size 5, to 7" for a size 7.5, to 8" for a size 12. Shaft heights are as follows: sizes 5 - 7.5 are 13 5/8" to 14 5/8", sizes 8 - 11 are 14 6/8" to 15 6/8", size 12 is 16".


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

New Online Store – Bag Shopping Made Easy

Shoebuy’s launches new online store, BAGSBUY.COM! After much success with footwear, apparel and accessories at, a sister site,, has been launched that will specialize in all categories of bags and luggage. The site already carries over 5,000 styles of handbags, luggage, sports bags & duffels, briefcases and accessories from 60+ leading brands including Adrienne Vittadini, Baggallini, Clava, Eagle Creek, Ellington, High Sierra, Jack Georges, JanSport, London Fog, Samsonite, THE SAK, Tignanello and many more. On top of an unbeatable selection, Bagsbuy will still offer the same benefits of Shoebuy: free shipping, no sales tax, and most importantly, the best-in-class customer experience. is no stranger to top-of-the-line service. The Company, in August, was awarded the #1 etailer in the country for fulfillment at eTail 2005. Other finalists included Ritz Interactive and Overstock. Judges included the CEO of Neiman Marcus and Sr. Executives from Saks, Best Buy, Lillian Vernon and Home Depot. Even more recently, in September, was awarded BizRate's (Shopzilla's) Circle of Excellence "Platinum Award" as one of the top 50 etailers in the country for customer satisfaction in 2005. "We are very excited about," said Scott Savitz, President and CEO of "We are pleased to offer the widest selection of all categories of bags in the most convenient manner.", founded in 1999, has quickly become the largest pure play retailer on the Internet specializing in all categories of footwear and related accessories. The Company is partnered with over 300 brands; represents over $1.5 billion in product on the site; and experiences over 3,000,000 visitors a month. Adds Savitz, "We look forward to building the same way, one customer at a time."


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Metallic shoes to add to those metallic handbags

While metallic handbags, belts and jewelry are great for dressing up those fall outfits, no outfit is complete with the perfect pair of shoes. We are seeing metallics everywhere, including clogs, pumps, slides, sandals and even boots. Need some ideas for adding that extra oomph into your wardrobe? Here are some places to start: Trotters Emannuelle in fallsilver soft kid - This shoe will give you style and comfort. The upper and lining is made of leather. The footbed is padded and the sole is made for easy walking. J. Renee Ingrid in silver coin satin - These evening beauties have a wonderful look with a mary-jane style adjustable strap. Shimmering rhinestones accentuate the heel and sweet satin. Fila Armonia in silver/sulphur - Created for the consumer looking for a product going to and from her yoga/pilates classes that reflects and respects her way of living. Materials and design elements are combined to bring great quality. Italian design with an innovation in the footbed resulting in negative energy elimination. Chinese Laundry Jet Set in pewter satin - Sexy 3 1/2 inch heel with rhinestone buckle. Perfect for proms, formals, or weddings Nina Camille in gold - This glamorous satin upper with sling-back and dazzling open-toe design is very sexy, yet classy. A series of criss-crossing crystaline studs gives these shoes just a touch of sparkle. The 40's inspired look allows you to dress them up or dress them down! Steve Madden Dangger in bronze leather - a timeless boot in a light metallic finish that is certain to work with any look. This classic boot features a side zipper and 3 1/4 inch stacked heel. J. Renee Flexor in gold metallic nappa - These shimmery beauties will light up every step. Woven moc toe mules are complimented by buttery metallic nappa. Features a traction patterned sole. Coloriffics Radiance in pink metallic - This shoe features braided leather across the vamp and an ankle wrap strap for a little something special. Perfect for a special night out on the town. Steve Madden Reverse in bronze leather - a trendy retro wedge that features buckled detailing on the upper, and a 4.5 inch rubber sole.


Metallics here, Metallics there, Metallics everywhere...

While metallics have predominantly been a spring/summer trend in the past, this year we're seeing more metallics being combined with the staple rich fabrics of the fall. Metallic accessories such as handbags, jewelry and belts are a great way to dress up any outfit; that extra sexy shine can make anything look that much better! Whether you prefer sparkly silver, glowing gold, pure pewter, basic bronze or even more colorful metallics like teal, pink or green, there's something for you out there. Check out our favorite metallic handbags for the fall to add the bling-bling that every girl needs to feel like a flashy fashionista: Elka Metallic Mesh F52601 in black - metal mesh bag with a top zip and cloth lining with an inside drop pocket The SAK Sienna Hobo in blush metallic - Hobo in chic bohemian leather garnished with soft embroidery. Antiqued brass hardware for a more stylish look. Lining features cell phone, multifunction and back wall zippered pockets. Ellington Stella Tote/Pack 1715 in brown leather - This tote has a back leather frame zipper pocket with a leather pull, a pearlescent interior lining, and ornate rivet details. It features a magnetic top closure, two front, hidden slip-in pockets, two interior slip-in pockets, and one zipper pocket. The straps convert from a tote to a backpack seamlessly with a tug, and it adjusts with side buckles. The straps drop to 11" as a tote. Caparros Contra Bag GO in light gold - combination kidskin and mesh tote with a magnetic closure The SAK Meadow metallic satchel in antique gold - Satchel in pebble leather with Sak signature silver turn-lock hardware. Overlap flap closure. Contrast topstitching and pink grosgrain trim. Pink, circle print lining features zippered pocket and zippered pocket divider. Coloriffics Handbag HB624 in gold hologram - Gold smooth/gold vinyl hologram handbag with rhinestone butterfly ornament and gold rope strap. Marlo Handbags F42005 in bronze wash - Genuine lambskin leather. Features include fabric lining and inside wall zipper. Double handle bag, 2 side zip pockets with magnetic snap closures, 2 top zip closures and metal feet.


Monday, October 03, 2005

Pink Shoes & Handbags for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in its 21st year of educating women about the importance of early detection. More and more women are getting mammograms to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. As a result, breast cancer deaths are on the decline. Encourage the women in your life to get mammograms on a regular basis. For more information, visit To show your support, bring out the pink: The SAK's Pink Ribbon Sparkle Hobo - part of The SAK's annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser collection; available in black, blush sparkle, ginger sparkle and natural sparkle



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