From over-the-knee boots to top-han­dle bags— our cross-Canada guide to the best footwear and bag bou­tiques will keep you one step ahead this fall.

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185 lo­ca­tions across Canada, al­doshoes.com. The latest Aldo Rise col­lab with New York-based de­signer Misha Nonoo could be its most strap­ping yet, thanks to the three-buckle block heel and pointed flat fin­ished with a T-strap. The bags in­clude a cross-body, faux-fur muff to stow cold hands and daily essen­tials. As for the rest of the brand’s bounty, me­tal­lic de­tails, sil­ver patents and suede lace­ups de­mand at­ten­tion.

55 lo­ca­tions across Canada, brownsshoes.com. Clas­sic black reigns supreme, but it’s any­thing but bor­ing when done with mixed ma­te­ri­als. The sil­hou­ettes to snatch up in­clude both thigh-graz­ing and an­klebit­ing boots. In bags, go for boxy, furry and fringed, ei­ther over­sized or mini.

Six lo­ca­tions across Canada, gravitypope.com. To celebrate its 25th an­niver­sary, Grav­ity Pope has part­nered with a se­ri­ous list of footwear brands on col­lab­o­ra­tions. Work­ing with a black and white theme, John Fluevog, Moma, Fioren­tini + Baker, Tracey Neuls and Sorel are head­lin­ing acts, but there are many more to see.

74 lo­ca­tions across Canada, hm.com. Socks with san­dals? The Swedish re­tailer is do­ing it, so ja, it rules. When weather doesn’t per­mit,

Four lo­ca­tions across Canada, her­mes.com. Fol­low­ing its “Flâneur” theme, the French house fan­cied footwear both sen­sual and ca­sual. The Holly flat, Kennedy moc­casin, Kick sneaker and Jump­ing boot are all week­end war­riors, while the Lu­cie, inspired by the brand’s Chaine d’An­cre jew­ellery, is the fin­ish­ing touch for evening looks. New takes on ex­ist­ing bags in­clude the Bolide Se­cret with a hid­den com­part­ment and the Max­i­box Mini, which can be car­ried on the wrist.

Nine lo­ca­tions across Canada, holtren­frew.com. Make sure a sales as­so­ciate has your num­ber be­cause the Mansur Gavriel hand­bags are com­ing. Les Pe­tits Joueurs, Loewe and Tumi will hit shelves, too. Both new to footwear, Stella McCart­ney’s star-printed sneaker says fun, while a Fioren­tini + Baker leather boot says for­ever in style. If you like your shoes to feel as good as they look, there’s Dolce & Gab­bana’s red vel­vet Mary Janes and Gucci’s fan­ci­ful fur slip­pers.

90 stores across Canada, thebay.com. The lim­ited-edi­tion Coca-Cola pump by Sophia Web­ster of­fers another kind of sugar high. Other new kicks on the block come from Chelsea Paris, Markus Lupfer and The Last Con­spir­acy. The latest to join Hud­son’s Bay bag brigade in­clude Clare V., B by Brian At­wood and Karl Lager­feld—the lat­ter two are ex­clu­sives.

Eight lo­ca­tions across Canada, kates­pade.com. As per usual, the brand has whimsy in spades, as ev­i­denced by fall’s menagerie of fox, gnome and straw­berry–shaped clutches. Feet get in on the fun, too, »

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