By far the demand is for pumps. Customers are asking daily for a basic, plain pointy-toed pump with a mid-to-high heel. The look is classic, tailored and conservative without eschewing sexiness. Gone will be the ornamentation of summer as we move back to a low-key elegance. Deep berry tones may rule the handbag world, but black is going to be the new black in footwear.
Pumps and booties are a perfect pairing for that trend that is bucking the conservatism: shorter hemlines. Contrary to that old chestnut about plummeting stocks and hems, we're seeing shorter skirts and shorts. This works back to heels and booties in a cinch. We think it will also be a good season for tights and leggings again.