On Trend: Leather

While leather is pretty much a year-round staple for bags and shoes, this season designers are taking a new look at the cool-girl material for everything from dresses to modern accessories, and many are option for something you may not be familiar with: animal-friendly vegan leather.


The Shoe Hive

1. Matine Pouch: We are excited to carry D.C.-based, female-owned and operated Matine — a brand of premium leather goods. While Matine’s styles range from overnight bags to laptop sleeves, these mini wallets (available in other colors, too) are perfect when you want to streamline your daily basics, to use as a card case or coin purse. (Available at The Shoe Hive, $42)

2. VEDA Leather Jacket: If you pay a visit to The Shoe Hive these days, the clothes on the rack are a preview of some of the things you’ll find at our new clothing store, The Hive, opening in September. This VEDA jacket, for example is the first of several leather statement pieces by the popular brand that will be available this season at our store. Wear it now with a sundress or later in the season with boots and tights! (Available at The Shoe Hive / The Hive, $878)

3. Rebecca Taylor Dress: This vegan leather dress by Rebecca Taylor is chic enough to be worn to work when paired with a blazer and cool enough for a night out on its own! (Available at The Shoe Hive / The Hive, $495)

4. Dee Keller Sandal: A cross between a bootie and a sandal is all the rage this fall! Infinitely practical and stylish, this take on the trend by Dee Keller is an employee-favorite at The Shoe Hive. We know a leather shoe isn’t anything new, but you can never go wrong with one either! (Available at The Shoe Hive, $320)


1. BCBG has reimagined 1970s chic in a classic brown faux suede dress, with flap pockets and a banded waistline.  (Available at Kiskadee $325)

2. Give the cold shoulder in this loose fitting, stunning suede and chiffon top by Bailey 44. Perfect for any occasion. (Available at Kiskadee, $250)

3. Eco-leather sleeveless mock turtleneck by Baily 44 is sleek and comfortable with the addition of a jersey back.  This other worldly top is lined for comfort.  (Available at Kiskadee, $198)

4. INZI vegan leather and suede totes are perfect to hold all your essentials.  The tassel detail adds pizazz and the zippered leather insert can double as a clutch.  It is available in navy, black, brown, and gray.  (Available at Kiskadee, $156)

5.  Kenneth Cole peep toe booties: Smooth suede in tan, a must have for dresses and jeans alike! (Available at Kiskadee, $130)

6. Sexy black suede shoes by Schutz will complete your LBD outfit.  Bonus…mid-size heel will keep you dancing the night away! (Available at Kiskadee, $189)Boring? Not at all! All Black has updated this flat with the addition of an on-trend block heel.  The intricate leather detailing and smoky metallic cap toe shows a sophistication not seen elsewhere.  (Available at Kiskadee, $152 )

7.  Power bootie by All Black in a gorgeous taupe suede with a tassel zipper accent.  Dare to wear in the boardroom! (Available at Kiskadee $192)

8. Seychelles perforated suede bootie with a stack wooden heel is on trend for all your fall needs!  (Available at Kiskadee, $158) 

9. Oh, behave! But why when you can wear this suede and leather skirt with sexy thigh slits?  The addition of oversized whip-stitching adds a detail not seen elsewhere.  Work or date night….you decide! (Available at Kiskadee, $330)

10. Sexy black suede shoes by Schutz will complete your LBD outfit.  Bonus…mid-size heel will keep you dancing the night away! (Available at Kiskadee, $189)

Coco Blanca

1. Baci Dress: This gorgeous black leather dress will work for a fun night out as well as a day at the office. (Available at Coco Blanca, $338)


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