5 Must-Have Shoes from the & Other Stories US Launch

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In case you missed the big online shopping news last week, much-loved Swedish retailer & Other Stories finally launched their US online store. Fashionistas coast-to-coast rejoiced. This store is a treasure trove of mid-priced style finds that look super high-fashion.

Honestly, I’d have zero problem replacing my entire wardrobe with finds from & Other Stories. Their selection is that fabulous. But, in the interest of creating useful post, I narrowed my focus to shoes. Gorgeous, wonderful shoes. I carefully reviewed the 150+ pair currently available on the new US-facing site. Here are my top picks…

The reptile texture on these leather flats is heavy on the white detail, which is fairly unique among faux reptile finishes. I like that. If you are going to emboss leather, go for a reptile that doesn’t exist in real life.

& Other Stories Anaconda Slippers

→ Buy the & Other Stories Anaconda Slippers, $120.00, at stories.com.

I realize it’s the wrong time of year to buy sandals. But, these minimalist slip-on sandals – part of the Lykke Li for & Other Stories line – have a timeless appeal that will make them just as relevant next spring. Having attempted to find simple sandals just like this for a few seasons, I say from experience: if you love them, buy them now.

& Other Stories Lykke Li Slippers

→ Buy the & Other Stories Lykke Li Slippers, $150.00, at stories.com.

Shades of tomato, black cherry, and burgundy red are so popular for fall. But, if you aren’t used to wearing red, the trend can be intimidating. Shoes are a great way to incorporate the trend without feeling awkward. I particularly love the cute little turned up nose on these fun boots.

& Other Stories Heeled Ankle Boots

→ Buy the & Other Stories Heeled Ankle Boots, $195.00, at stories.com.

These black and white print leather pumps are one of the most unique options in the entire shoe section. Although they deviate from the label’s primarily minimalist look, they definitely keep the cool girl vibe. I think they’d be perfect paired with a simple black sheath dress or long trousers for work.

& Other Stories Black and White Leather Pumps

→ Buy the & Other Stories Black and White Leather Pumps, $150.00, at stories.com.

Here’s a pick that I’d never thought I’d make – tasseled loafers, a look generally way outside my personal style zone. But, these leather flats have some chic details that have reeled me in. The almond toe and oversized fringe and tassel vamp create a look that vibes more funky downtown that preppy. Love it.

& Other Stories Tassel Leather Flats

→ Buy the & Other Stories Tassel Leather Flats, $195.00, at stories.com.