Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Object of Desire: Rag & Bone Newbury Booties

Rag & Bone has quickly become one of my favorite clothing lines. Everything is cut incredibly well--I am a stickler for fit--and made of soft yet sturdy fabrics. Their clothes are quietly luxurious; nothing is flashy, but, that said, it's all incredibly cool. They are expanding [subscription required] with lower-priced lines (called Rag & Bone/Jean and Rag & Bone/Shirt), sunglasses, and, for fall, shoes. And just like their clothes, Rag & Bone's footwear is classic with a modern twist. I finally saw the line up close last week at Saks, and I've been thinking about the Newbury Booties ever since. The rounded toe is subtle, the chunky three-inch heel is practical, but the back zip and the seam details keep things interesting, and the leather is weathered-looking but ultra soft. They might not seem like the most exciting boots in your closet, but I bet they're the pair you'll end up wearing most. The only thing that's not perfect about them is the price ($495), but if you order a pair within the next two hours from Shopbop, you can use code INTHEFAMILY15 and take 15% off. (Hey, every little bit helps.) Assuming the boots are as great as the rest of the Rag & Bone line, I think you'll be wearing them forever, which makes them well worth the splurge.

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