‘Tis is the season of friend & family sales – Saks‘ is going on now through 10/18 with code THANKYOU for 25% off (but with a dizzying list of brand exclusions), and Cole Haan‘s just started with 30% off using code FRIENDS30. They have free ground shipping on orders over $150 and free 2-day shipping for orders over $250. Nordstrom is price matching but sizes appear to be going more going quickly on their site. Today is also the last day for Shopbop’s friends and family sale! I updated my sale post here with some of my favorite denim that I missed or thought were excluded.
I’ve been a longtime Cole Haan customer for their quality and comfort technology (they also make wide foot widths and extended calf fits!), but have to say I often thought their styles were on the mature side. This season though I think they knocked it out of the park with a few styles including the classic Marina over-the-knee boots I’m wearing above, and some of my picks below. The Marina are not inexpensive but I find them to be absolutely worth the sale price. I’m usually between a size 5 and 5.5 and did get a 5 in these, however after a few wears I wish I got 5.5 so I could wear thicker socks. Nordstrom did not have the “stormcloud suede” color when I got mine…I went to check it out in-person and it’s a gorgeous and versatile slate grey.
1. Barnard boot in black or grey. This is the lower shaft and slightly lower heel version of my Marina boots. Size 5 has measurements of 15 and 5/16th shaft height, and 12 and 5/16th shaft circumference. Based on your shin and leg lengths, this could hit very differently either below, at, your knees or right above them so definitely compare measurements to your legs.
2. Rockland boot in chestnut brown or black. It has a ruched material back similar to some Aquatalia styles which helps with fit, and the one review said it fit her small calves and narrow feet well. Size 5 is listed to have a shaft height measurement of 14 and 12/16th inches, and a circumference of 13 inches.
3. Hayes bootie in black or olive suede. I just love the look of these! Nordstrom has more colors but is only price matching on the ones that Cole Haan also has. The ankle opening appears to be narrower than most booties, and looks very flattering in the one customer photo that’s been uploaded.
4. Tali Luxe boot in black or grey. For those who prefer comfortable low wedges instead of heels. Based on the description, these appear to be an updated, modern version of their Tali Grand signature boot, and the differences are evident in the comparably slimmer measurements. The size 5 in these are listed to have a 14 and 10/12th height, 12 and 15/16th inch calf circumference, and 13.5″ shaft opening.
Don’t forget your men, and their online outlet is also included in the F&F; sale. I didn’t see too much there, but these Hinckley booties look adorable (ankle measurements are listed under size & fit) and are a good price for Cole Haan after the additional discount.