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FUN STUFF: TWE Early Summer Shoe And Satchel Survey

Spring Handbags in Nordstroms--Kate Spade

By Pamela Burke/May 17, 2013

Yikes! Summer’s only a month away so we thought that was enough of an excuse to hit the stores and see what’s new and intriguing in fancy shoes and totes.  We took one of our mini-jaunts this week and came up with a few items that caught The Eye and might captivate yours.

The first display that stopped us cold was a table of Kate Spade handbags…brightly colored…so cheerful…but there was one star tote featured above with the perfect message if you’re as curious as we are. 

It will set you back $248. but this blue and green satchel featuring one of Dorothy Parker’s most memorable quotes will not soon be forgotten.

The shoe department was next, of course. Were there any new trends, new colors, new heights we hadn’t seen before?

Dynamic Duomax Basics Running Shoes

We were not disappointed with the latest array of foot coverings.  Fashion statements they were.  Take a look at these crazy sneakers? running shoes? or neon tennis?  Turns out you can bike and run in these Dynamic Duomax sneakers with open mesh that come in just about every neon color of the rainbow.

When it comes to heels, we wondered whether they were escalating or deescalating.  Here’s what we found.

They were still stilty like these Isolá sandals with triple platforms in orchid purple with matching bows.  That’s a 4 3/4 inch heel below. Pretty high and pretty snazzy!!!

Enzo Angiolini purple heels at Nordstrom's

These were just the beginning of the day’s colorful array.  How about these Børn blue wedgies? At $89, the price recommends. 

Blue Born wedgies at Nordstrom's

One of the newest additions to footwear is the zipper as you can see in these Michael Kors espadrilles.  Easy on—easy off and very pleasing to The Eye in a casual kind of way.

Michael Kors espadrilles: shoes with zippers

We leave you with a show-stopping wonder although there was lots more for The Eye to feast on for a future story.  This high-top is certain to be a conversation piece. 

It’s a Be & D canvas sneaker with a stiletto pump silk screen print on the side.  And it comes in a wide selection of shoe images and colors. 

At $98, you might say two for the price of one. 

High top canvas sneaker with stiletto pump silk screen print of shoe

Have fun on your next shopping jaunt! This article is To Be Continued… 

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