A girl's guide to booting up in style. By Christene Barberich & Piera Gelardi
The arrival of winter—especially in the confines of an often bitter metropolis—requires footwear that cuts the balance between delicate and durable. Like most well-worn (and well-loved) shoes, the season's best boots are an investment, largely because they need to provide comfort and protection while discreetly melding as easily with your minis as they do with your denim.
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Luckily, our lineup of favorites hits every high—and low—note, to ensure there's a pair to suit any style…and perhaps, any season, too. Gryson's equestrian-style flat boot gives the standard riding fare a chic upgrade while Rachel Comey's wedge-bootlet isn't quite the standard but nevertheless yields boundless fashion opps for cold and warmer climes. And if you think scoring a sturdy pair means plunking down serious cash, think again. Apapezza's gray suede ankle style rings in under $200 and has the perfect heel height, to boot.
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1. Rachel Comey Wedge Booties, $315, at Gargyle.
2. Tashkent The Meadow Boot, $650, available (in black and brown) at Clarabella, 279 East Houston Street, New York City; 212-979-0270.
3. Apapezza Suede Scrunch Boot, $185, available at Oak, 208 North 8th Street, Brooklyn; 718-782-0521.
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4. B Store Marie 25 Boots, $354, at Gargyle.
5. Gryson Flat Zip Boot, $795, available at www.gryson.com.
6. LD Tuttle The Soldier Boot, $540, available at Satine, 8117 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles; 323-655-2142.
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7. Coclico Cinco Boot, $472, available at Oak, 208 North 8th Street, Brooklyn; 718-782-0521.
8. NDC flat boot, $645, at Jake, 939 Rush Street, Chicago; 312-664-5553.
9. Repetto Black Grease Lightnin' Boots, $415, available at Satine, 8117 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles; 323-655-2142.
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10. Delman Patent Leather boots, $495, available at Steven Alan, 103 Franklin Street, New York City; 212-343-0352.
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11. Devotte Gina Boot, $352, available at Jumelle, 148 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn; 718-388-9525.
12. Dolce Vita Tropez 2 Boots, $220, available at Dolce Vita, 149 Ludlow Street, New York City; 212-529-2111.
A girl's guide to booting up in style.
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