This past winter you saw them coming and going. This spring you’ll see them in bright colors and patterns for wet weather . And next fall, if you love
your Hunter Boots, you’ll have a chance to move the trend on to some totally new and super cool styles. I went to their fall presentation a week or so ago, and I must say their niche line hits just the right mark.
Their ubiquitous flat rubber rain boots deserved their huge success, but almost became this year’s Ugg, when they were worn by every woman from five to seventy-five, sometimes in not so amazing ways. (It was sort of like when women wore athletic sneakers to work with knee-length skirts and clear pantyhose. It kind of gave you a twist in your fashion gut. Not the boot’s fault – after all, they are a great product – but seeing so many made you leery for a while after a bad sighting. ) But, even I totally get and love their super style plus function appeal – I recently styled one of my celebrities for an editorial in an platinum Alexander McQueen satin evening gown and silver Hunters! (I just love juxtaposition!)
But the Hunter folks are smart enough to stay ahead of their own game,. and have moved into completely new territory for next fall. Their new boots are really good-looking, cool and classic with a twist. Some could almost be called fashion-y, but still tow the classic line.
And they have THE BAG I would not hesitate to call the absolute chic-est tote of the year. I want to own it (or
several!) in black, dark green, spice orange … It is rare for me to walk into a store and fall in love with a bag – I’m very anti “It” bag — but this one is sleek, just plain enough to keep people guessing its origin and it’s rubberized material gives it a cool, luxe look. Very smart, and not just for wet weather.
Got to LOVE great design-it’s what keeps us fashion folks going! So, bring on the rain, mud, snow, sleet, puddles, sprinklers, surf, and even the sunshine, and gather some Hunters.