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Shopping celebration: DNA Footwear Williamsburg 1 year Anniversary

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Due to Hurricane Sandy, please note that this event has been canceled.

Coffee shops, street music, an abundance of the best thrift stores, little boutique gems, and a gaggle of artsy residents bizarrely wearing the latest fashion trends, Williamsburg is indeed the unofficial East Coast birthplace of hipsterism, so called by Forbes.

It has already been a year since this eccentric and strangely charming neighborhood has welcomed DNA Footwear’s fifth location. The welcome is as warm as its beginnings, and as a way to thank all of you, we are inviting you for an exclusive shopping event on Tuesday, November 13th.

In collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn designer, Samantha Pleet, collaborator of the Wolverine 1000 Mile collection, DNA’s rustic-chic location will be feted with a beers & bites shopping event, complete with live music, giveaways, shoe raffles & a 20% discount on most brands!

Certainly an event that should not be missed, join DNA employees, loyal customers, and footwear representatives on this meaningful occasion.

This event is open to all, be sure to RSVP at events@dnafootwear.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

by Josi

Flattering Flats

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

What woman wouldn’t want to be fashionably comfortable this summer?  Exactly, we all do! This is why we are going back to basics with creatively chic strappy flat sandals.  Whether they are gladiator inspired like our super fresh Ivory Red Cayman Hi Flat Sandal by Jeffrey Campbell or simple and trendy like Damiani’s Leopard Flat Sandal; prints or re-inventive embellishment is KEY to creating a stylish summer look.

2589S2 Flat Sandal - Leopard Ryan Flat Casual Sandal - Platinum Natural
Rival Flat Sandal - Black Suede Cayman-Hi Flat Sandal - Ivory Red

Like most of Jeffrey Campbell’s inventions, the unique take on his Black Suede Rival Flat Sandal is an artistic design we don’t often see but it truly expresses undeniable elegance.  The sandal’s black suede layer would enhance any ensemble and give you that sophisticated classy appeal we all long to have. Juicy Couture also presents another glamorous style choice with its Ryan Flat. The Platinum Ryan Flat Casual Sandal is gloriously glitzy and the platinum leather straps will have you dazzling the streets for days on end. Be expressive and showcase your distinctive flair in any of these great fashionable finds!

By Christine Suero

 

Footwear News: Halle Berry Launches Shoe Collection

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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Apparently having a shoe collection is the new “IT” thing to do; it feels like every day we report that some celebrity or reality star wants an in with the fashion industry.  One such celebrity is Halle Berry, who is quickly becoming a woman of all trades. The actress slash Revlon spokeswoman teamed up with popular German retailer Deichmann Shoes to create her own line:  ’5th Avenue by Halle Berry’ collection.

Fitting for women her age (we mean that in the kindest way possible), the collection features fairly low heels and wedges, mixing comfort and style for the modern mom. Boasting 40 limited edition shoes, Berry is proud of the new baby in her life, her shoe line. In discussing her new endeavor she said,

“Shoes are a statement. They can be very sexy; they can say something about where you are in the day; they can say what your mood is; they give you a chance to accessorize. And I’m a girl that loves to change my shoes all the time. It’s an expression of who you are really. I’m a girl if I find a shoe that I really like I like to get them in all colours. I’m big on that.”

With the reasonable starting price of £29.99, budget savvy mothers are eagerly awaiting the UK launch in March.

By: Ashley Tschudin

Milly X Sperry Top-Sider Spring 2012

Friday, January 27th, 2012

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Time travel back to the 60′s with Milly’s limited addition Sperry Top-Siders available in vibrant prints and neon brights. Putting a spin on the classic American shoe, Milly turns boat shoes and wedges from drab to fab.

The collection ranges from $90 to $225 for women’s and $45 to $75 for girls and will be available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Bergdorf Goodman as well as Sperry Top-Sider retail locations, sperrytopsider.com, the Milly Madison Avenue flagship in NYC, and MillyNY.com starting February 2012. (Fashionista) The preppy nautical style is ideal for bold fashion seekers looking to add a POP to their winter wardrobe.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Footwear News: Karl Lagerfeld Launches Lower-priced Line, Karl

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

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The man can do no wrong — Karl Lagerfeld, the “king” of fashion, never fails to amaze us with his many styling and design talents (not to mention the 30 iPads he carries with him at all times). Lager­feld’s dif­fu­sion line, Karl, launched January 25th and is sold exclusively online at Net-a-Porter.

Alike to his own personal style, the budget collection features black and white clothing and accessories retailing from $50 for a canvas tote to aprox. $1,000 for leather pieces. As to be expected, Karl’s trademark fingerless leather gloves make an appearance as do fabulous faux colors. Among the 70-piece collection are 8 pairs of shoes, from metallic sneakers to gladiator sandals, the footwear is simple yet impressive.

We can handle the trademark Karl profile on the tees and tanks, but what about the shoes?! Walking with the support of Lagerfeld on your soles would sure put a pep in our step (we’re just sayin…it’s suggestion for the next collection).

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Mark Fast, J.W. Anderson, Preen and Libertine Collaborate with Selfridges

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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On  Thursday Jan. 19, Mark Fast, J.W. Anderson, Preen and Libertine announced their collaborations with Selfridges for ALDO Rise collections. The London Fashion Week foursome were tapped  to put together their own ranges to sell in Selfridges’ Shoe Galleries in London with an exclusive pre-launch on Jan. 18th.

Purchasing the collection shows support ALDO Rise, ”a fashion week collaboration program, launched by ALDO to help increase awareness of upcoming designers and offer them support through their retail network and designer contacts”  (OK!). As shown above, Mark Fast’s collection was inspired by “tribal and metallic glam” , featuring cut-out details, and retailing at £125. If the other three collaborative collections are as “spring chic” as Fast’s we’re sure you’ll support ALDO Rise as avidly as we do.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Eco-Friendly Footwear: OKA b. Shoes Launches Ballet Flats

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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The brand you already adore for their quality flip flops, OKA b., recently launched a ballet flat collection. A leading U.S. manufacturer of eco-chic and recyclable footwear, OKA b.’s sleek and slim fitting ballet flats are designed with their signature craftsmanship and recyclable materials. Not only are the flats eco-friendly, but they are also bacteria resistant, non-slip, durable, and washable, meaning you can say good-bye to stinky flats forever!

Available in ten styles and colors, the release of this collection is sure to impress customers who have continuously requested their launch.  “For years our clients have asked us to create a closed-toe shoe to wear in the spring and fall,” says OKA b. Vice President, Kelly Schmidt. “We looked at several possibilities and chose the ballet flat because of its sleekness and versatility while being able to maintain our consumer-friendly price points.”

While we currently do not have the flats in stock, they are available online and in the meantime you can continue to shop their eco-chic flip flops at DNA.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Collaboration Alert: Adidas + Opening Ceremony

Friday, January 20th, 2012

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While  no pictures have been released, this week it was confirmed that famed athletic shoe company Adidas is teaming with Opening Cermony for a capsule collection of reinterpreted Adidas Originals. The 100 piece collection will honor this summer’s Olympic games, an event that Opening Cermony holds true to their heart.

“The idea of Opening Ceremony re-creating Adidas Originals products with their creative sensibility in mind was something that intrigued us,” the label’s global creative director, Dirk Schönberger, told WWD. “Once we delved deeper, we discovered Opening Ceremony’s close ties to the idea of the Olympics and with London coming up this year, it was just the perfect fit.”

In learning more about this collaboration it was brought to our attention, by  The Coveted K, that the collection will not only include footwear but clothing as well. Footwear will retail between $140 and $235, while the clothing will  range from $100 to $630. One vote yes for the footwear but one huge thumbs down on the price of the clothing… that is until we actually see the collection with our own eyes…

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By: Ashley Tschudin

 

Footwear Collaboration Alert: Converse + Marimekko

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

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When classic brands like Converse team up with major design houses like Marimekko, consumers are sure to be impressed. The Scandinavian design house, Marimekko, is best known for their iconic 1964 poppy print, which has inspired collaborations with Crate and Barrel, Havaianas, and now Converse. They are again bringing their prints to life, this time on your feet!

Available in many different styles, ranging from blue polka dots to psychedelic reds and oranges, the collection is currently on sale. Now through 1/22 you can nab this printastic collection at an additional 25% off already marked down prices! If prints aren’t your thing and your more of classic Converse gal or guy don’t worry we’ve still got you covered!

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Louboutin 20th Anniversary Collection

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

louboutin anniversary collection

We’ve heard a lot about the Louboutin 20th Anniversary book but it wasn’t until the February issue of InStyle that we got to preview the Anniversary Collection. From classic lace peep-toe boots to Pluminette feather embellished pumps, the Louboutin Anniversary collection stays tue to the designer’s signature style.

With the “goal to create shoes that add music and movement to the way a woman walks,” Louboutin has changed the footwear industry forever. Supported by celebrities and style icons alike, the designer revives 20 of his top styles — all with their iconic red soles.

For the complete 20 piece collection pick up the February issue of InStyle.

By: Ashley Tschudin