In my humble opinion, Rag & Bone’s Classic Newbury Bootie is the perfect go-to fall/winter/spring shoe. With a moderate heel height and a classic style, these cowhide booties can literally be paired with anything. Although they are quite versatile, the price is not so ideal—the famous Newbury bootie starts off at $525 at most retailers. You might be able to find them cheaper on amazon.com, although they will probably be used. Instead of trying to hunt down a discount on the Internet, take a look at Nine West’s almost identical Charnel Bootie for 99.95 at DSW.
Ok, there are some obvious differences. The Newbury bootie is 100% cowhide; the Charnel bootie has a leather upper and synthetic sole. The Newbury bootie features a paneled shaft while the Charnel bootie doesn’t. Nonetheless, for almost $400 cheaper, the Charnel bootie does the same trick and is still a classic, ultra chic boot (see comparison chart below).
a 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target hand bag. Apparently, consumers were going nuts over his collection at Target stores around the U.S. (just search Phillip Lim for Target on Youtube).
It’s been a month since the launch of his cheaper line, but I simply walked into Target, took a quick look in the clearance section and saw his bag on sale for $25. I’ll admit: I did get excited, too.