The new Luxe de León brand is a chic take on shearling.
PRICE: $170-$270 MADE IN: León, Mexico TARGET DISTRIBUTION: Better boutiques and shoe stores
The makers of Bearpaw are exploring new territory with the fall ’18 launch of the Luxe de León brand. The men’s and women’s label is being designed and distributed separate from the core Bearpaw line and has an elevated aesthetic, according to VP of product Aaron Brown. “We utilized luxurious leather hand-burnished in León and sheepskin from Colorado,” he said. “This brand is for someone with a good sense of style and who appreciates authenticity.” While the debut collection mainly consists of shearling boots in a range of heights, the label will introduce sandals, sneakers and unlined boots for spring ’19. And to aid retailers, it is offering open-stock and drop-ship capabilities.