Pleat Shopper: 21 Transitional Boots

1. Seychelles “Thriller” boot, $89.99 (sale), Piperlime.com 2. ASOS “Ava” suede lace up wedge boot, $112.06 (sale), Asos.com 3. Belle by Sigerson Morrison suede ankle boots, $245 (sale), Stylebop.com 4. Chloe Sevigny for OC “Mary Ellen” lace-up platform, $475, LaGarconne.com 5. KORS Michael Kors “Vena” wedge bootie, $475, MichaelKors.com 6. Proenza Schouler cutout belted bootie, $298.50 (sale), KirnaZabette.com 7. Luxury Rebel... Read More

Obsessed: Shoe Wish List

I am in spring-clean mode these days. It’s early I know, but it’s ridiculously cold outside and I’m a bit housebound. So I decided to pack up all the soles I’m not getting enough wear out of, in preparation for an eBay selling spree. Next I decided to pack up the ones I’ve been getting too much wear out of and as a result, are now ruined from pounding the NYC pavement. Next step, rebuild the now gaping hole in my closet. What I’m looking for is a well-rounded group... Read More

Give ‘Em The Boot!

Leather, zipper ornamentation, lacing, and a cute fold-over look on a boot is a tough find at a great price, never mind under $100. So you can imagine our eyes bugging out of our heads when ThePLEAT discovered that this sexy AND bad-ass boot was not just a little under $100, but A LOT under $100 at just 40 bucks!  (That’s enough dough leftover for next week’s DEALicious, wink wink) Charlotte Russe zipper bootie, $40.00, charlotterusse.com  Read More

Pour La Victorie Booties

Two years ago, one of my BFF’s, Lisa, came to visit from Toronto. Now when Lisa, who proclaims “I’m easy,” visits NYC, she wants to do the following: 1. dance on couches at the hottest clubs. 2. binge at the The Waverly, Babbo, etc., where it’s not so “easy” to get a reservation. And of course… 3. Shop, shop and shop some more. She can also be a tad Single White Female. Not in an “I am gonna throw your puppy off the balcony, have... Read More

UK Shoe Designer Kat Maconie’s U.S. Debut

We PLEATers go gaga for new designers who cross the pond (we can’t even a fathom life before Topshop and AllSaints arrived stateside). So join us in raising a cuppa in honor of shoe designer Kat Maconie, whose architectural, yet extremely wearable designs just made their U.S. debut. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this lovely import, Kat launched her UK footwear label in July of 2009. Her collection is currently stocked by upscale boutiques like Harvey Nichols... Read More

Love Cats

They’re so wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully pretty… GRRRR… How could I possibly resist Be & D’s sherpa-lined, leopard lace-up bootie? Humming along to a Cure song… I’d slip through the streets with my toes all toasty and fight off the winter in these spotted beauts. The reigning king of the jungle may need to up its game..there’s a new cat in town. Be & D leopard print Wales ankle boot, $398. Available at BeandD.com  Read More

Double Dutch

Last season’s runway ushered in the return of the clog. These wooden soled, traditional slip-ons have come a long way from being the footwear of choice for back kitchen line cooks and Dutch milkmaids. This resurrected craze has stomped its way into fall with redefined booties, tasseled mules and studded beauties. Given this variety, “going Dutch” may not be such a bad thing after all. 1. Guess Footwear, $139, Piperlime.com 2. Sisley, $109, Benetton.com for store locator... Read More