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.
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, »