Urban Outfitters New Fashion Merchandising Venture

by Kaycee Hale

Wellll…, alrighty! Finally! Urban Outfitters has just opened a gigantic surplus store in the San Fernando Valley–on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, to be exact. That prompted me to go to the Urban Outfitters website to view what summer shoes they’re featuring this month.

Let me just delve into each of their shoe design categories: flats; oxfords and loafers; platforms; heels and wedges; boots and booties; and of course–the ubiquitous fashion-forward summer sneaker trend.

Flats: These are the sandals of summer; they’re our go-to shoe for hot and humid weather; they’re our everlasting favorite summer shoe design. This Matiko Angelica flatform flat is the must-have sandal in your choice of leather or geo-printed canvas. Ah, yes…, it’s complete with a pull-zipper closure down the back. An almond-shaped toe details this wrapped flatform.

Oxfords and Loafers: Look at this BDG laser-cut oxford. Only $39 with a padded footbed and pointed toe. Of course–you know [from a previous post] that the pointed toe is one of the hottest shoe trends for fall, right? So what does that mean? That means you’ve got to begin to convert your shoe sensibilities from round to pointed. Got the message?

Platforms: You know that I just cound’t pass letting you take a look at Jeffrey Campbell’s rainbow high flatform sneaker. $180. Now–this is some serious stacking and in the bright, bold shades of summertime. Want novelty? Then press the button at the side, and watch it light up in multicolors as you walk.

Heels and Wedges: How about this Vogue Kelter plastic heeled $100 sandal? It’s eye-catching and caged complete with an adjustable buckle closure at the ankle.


Boots and Booties: Jeffrey Campbell does it again. His shoe design creativity reigns supreme. The infamous Lita boot crafted from glossy patent leather is topped with a unique brushstroke design in big, bold colors. $190.

 Urban Outfitters and fashion merchandising. What a dynamic duo!




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