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Hirica’s Game-changing Sacha Boot

August 09 2018 08:54 PM

It’s official. The sock boot trend that has been a fixture on the runways for the past few years is here to stay. After a year of wearing track jackets and leggings to almost every occasion in the name of "athleisure," the modern fashionista wanted to incorporate practicality and refinement back into her wardrobe. The 'It' shoe started out as a cheeky fashion stunt born of this aesthetic and swiftly became a sartorial favorite of the Instagram famous and elite. From the sexy trench dresses of autumn to spring’s flirtatious midi skirts, fashion’s most daring influencers have worked and reworked this style. Sock boots are distinguished by a minimalist design, knit fabrication, and an ankle-hugging shaft. We love it for its easy pull-on style, streamlined functionality, and unmistakable sportiness. It’s safe to say that sock boots have taken over the fashion world and defined an era. Now that we’re all on board with the idea of it as a key player in our stylebook, we can start adapting it to more occasions and environments.

Hirica Sacha Boot in Indigo

Leaning into the athleisure-inspired boot movement is Hirica, a century-old footwear brand out of France. Hirica footwear has been made in France from start to finish since its founding in 1904--a rare occurrence that we can appreciate. Their range is hallmarked by accessibility and trendiness with a French twist! Their brand philosophy is to bring comfort and sensible styling to the modern woman, and the company has done just that with the Sacha ankle boot. Sacha is priced at an impressive $215 and is offered in three candy colors and four classic hues. Top features include an ankle-grazing neoprene shaft with a counter pull tab, a molded wedge heel, and a flexible rubber sole. We love that it’s constructed with soft, supple nubuck leather and a removable sock-like liner cushioning the interior. This on-trend ankle boot is truly understated beauty.Hirica Sacha Rouge bootie

Unlike the fanciful sock boots that are popping up all over your social media feeds, Hirica’s Sacha boots are all-purpose. Pull on one of the neutral color options with a light sweater, a puffer vest, cool bucket hat, and cuffed denim jeans for a short hike through a nearby forested park. The flexible outsole will bend naturally with each step that you take. Let your new Sacha wedge boots take center stage when you compliment any of the vibrant choices with a chic midi dress in a neutral shade to shake things up at happy hour. The simplicity of these Hirica boots lends itself to a chameleon-like appeal. You'll open yourself up to new possibilities and create fresh looks with pieces that you already own!

 

Find out why everyone’s talking about sock boots at Hanig’s! Discover our collection of Hirica Sacha ankle boots and similar styles at either one of our conveniently located stores. Drive down to visit us on the Magnificent Mile at Delaware Place or at the Plaza del Lago shopping center in Wilmette. Purchasing right here on the www.hanigs.com website is even easier. Get Sacha in your favorite color and enjoy complimentary UPS ground shipping with your order!

 

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Trend Report: A Fall Less Ordinary with Gaya

August 03 2018 04:19 PM

After the excitement dies down and the oohs and ahhs quiet, it’s time for us to interpret the trends of the runway for the everyday woman. Forecasted for the fall is tactility: expert textile mixing as the name of the game! You can bet on an influx of textured materials and funky amalgamations throughout the season. We’re gushing over the combinations of coated leathers, glitzy embroidery, technical knitwear, and liquid-like finishes that are making their way onto shoes. Designers are daring us to take the season’s neutral cashmere sweaters and woolen skirts to never-before-seen heights by playing around with surface interest on our feet! This “everything but the kitchen sink” aesthetic is quite adventurous. Feeling intimidated? We’ve got just the solution.

Get ready to let your look fall flat with Thierry Rabotin’s Gaya. Gaya is a multicolored flat shoe that combines three big autumn trends to deliver a major impact. Color-blocking, multiple textures, and various textiles come together in two options. ‘Black peach’ features burgundy red and midnight blue suede panels around the toe and counter sides with a black microfiber vamp. The second version stands out with a metallic diamond pattern at the heel, a lacquered leather front, and a blue throat. Gaya’s asymmetrically wrapped knit detail comes up high on the foot for a secure fit. The striped wedge heel is of a modest height but still provides the subtle elegance made a signature by the Italian designer. This slip-on is then luxuriously cushioned with a Poron® Comfort footbed and seamless leather interior for the all-day comfort you’ve come to know and love from the selection at Hanig’s.

Thierry Rabotin Gaya 2264

Gaya’s fusion of jewel-inspired hues teams up perfectly with the array of stylish pieces you already have on hold in your closet. Glam up a basic waistcoat and turtleneck sweater layered over fitted jeans with the blue colorway for a look that’s anything but ho-hum. The ‘black peach’ version transforms an intarsia knit sweater pulled over a tunic shirt with incredible ease for work or running errands around town. Don’t be afraid to push the envelope and embrace the imminent eclecticism of the season by pairing either color with untamed animal prints, too. Make an easy style statement with either a leopard print pony hair satchel bag or snakeskin patterned scarf. Whether you go simple or all out, Gaya’s chic boldness will take your chilly season looks to new levels.  Who knows? It might inspire you to get more experimental with your styling choices for the entire year.

Dive into the mixed-textile trend of autumn with Thierry Rabotin shoe, the Gaya flat! When you purchase directly from the hanigs.com website, you’ll receive free UPS ground shipping with your order. You can also find Gaya 2264 and other similar fall season shoe styles at either one of our conveniently located Chicagoland stores. Visit us at our Michigan Avenue location at Delaware Place in downtown Chicago or at Plaza del Lago in suburban Wilmette to try on a pair today!

 

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At Work: Gelica, the 9-to-5er’s Go-to Shoe

July 31 2018 10:40 PM

Let’s face the facts. Choosing a shoe to wear to work is the least important part of your morning tasks when you’re already rushing to make—and eat—a balanced breakfast, get your kids ready for school, and make sure that you’re fully prepared for all of the meetings that you have lined up for the day. You might love expressing your sense of style at the office, but on some days, it may not be feasible for you to spend valuable time fretting over your look. This is where the flat shoe comes in.

Flats bridge the gap between comfort and style—and you know that we at Hanig’s are all about this happy marriage. Too many flats are cheaply made, though. From unforgiving soles constructed of inflexible materials to ill-fitting uppers that don’t move naturally with the foot, most flat shoes on the market are simply insufficient and aren’t worth your hard-earned money. The good news is that you DO have choices! This season we’re bringing you Thierry Rabotin’s Gelica 2270, a slip-on leather flat that punctuates your look with minimal effort and maximum support.

The Thierry Rabotin Gelica flat is a go-to shoe for the everyday office woman. This polished style seamlessly transitions from season to season, fitting into your workweek rotation with no fuss. Gelica is handcrafted of taffetas leather in classic black with a luxuriously cushioned footbed. A set of ornamental laces lay flat across the vamp for a look that lends a more refined air despite how simple the silhouette is. It also features a pancake heel to support the rubber sole and a round toe box that leaves room for all toes to spread naturally.

Gelica 2270

The simplistic design makes for an extremely versatile shoe, too. Tap into your feminine side when you play it up with diamond patterned hosiery, a flounce skirt, and a ruffled blouse. Let it take the guesswork out of the beginning of your day with blazers and trousers. Pair this incredible flat with checked matchstick pants, a shell top, and a matching jacket that you can ditch when office temperatures rise in the fall. You can even wear them in the spring and summer months! Gelica looks great with the little shift dresses you keep on hold at your cubicle for when you’re heading to happy hour to wine down directly after work. And at just $495, this flat leaves room for you to refresh your wardrobe with even more standout pieces to match with it.

Thierry Rabotin’s Gelica flat is a sophisticated choice for the city dweller looking for a modern basic to incorporate into their workplace style. Find it at either one of our brick-and-mortar locations: on Michigan Avenue at Delaware Place or at the Plaza del Lago shopping center in Wilmette. Know a hard-working gal who’s tired of working overtime to elevate her professional look? Ship her a pair from the hanigs.com website with free UPS ground shipping today!

 

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Style Lessons: Reviving the Ankle Bootie

July 27 2018 07:12 PM

Staple items are the foundation of a woman’s wardrobe. They either help you build amazing looks around a singular item, or they’re great to fall back on when you’re stuck in a style rut and can’t find the inspiration to make exciting choices. A classic, black ankle bootie is one item that a woman should always keep in her repertoire to solve her styling woes. It’s appropriate at any time of the year with a myriad of outfits, whether dressed up or down. Now, some may consider it to be overdone because they’ve been reworked so many times, but it can be a lifesaver. We went on the hunt and found a pair so versatile and stylish that you won’t even notice how simple they are when you start to play around with the many possibilities of wearing them! Gage boot

Our coveted designer, Thierry Rabotin, revolutionized the way we look at the ankle bootie with Gaga, a flat, low-shaft option. You’ll have no choice but to fall back in love with this silhouette in three natural materials: creamy suede, smooth leather, and a brilliant bronze etoile. Gaga features a round toe, a pancake heel, an elasticized counter panel, and an interior zipper for easy on and off wear. The most impressive component of Gaga’s construction is its Poron® Comfort memory foam footbed. Flat shoes fail to support the natural arches of the foot and cause preventable wear and tear on the small bones over time. This innovative insole makes this shoe a game-changer because it encourages healthy foot care while being the multGaga Boot in Bronze Etoilei-tasker that you need in your closet.

Gaga is a perfect style buddy, too. It enables you to get more wear out of all of the trendy pieces you’ve collected in the warmer months! Don’t push your summer midi skirts to the back of your closet when the temperatures start to drop in autumn. Keep the fun going with a sleeveless shell top, waffle knit cardigan, and a saddle bag paired with the bronze etoile version. Dresses don’t need to be shelved, either. You can flaunt your femininity into the cooler season when you keep spring’s swing dress on repeat, a bib necklace for a pop of color, and your favorite tote bag. Layer a pair of leggings underneath this look for more coverage. Show off your edgy side in the smooth leather option with a rock-star chic shearling vest, leather skinny pants, a crisp oxford shirt, and a felt fedora hat for a quintessential autumn aesthetic on the nippier evenings. 

As you can see, Thierry Rabotin’s Gaga bootie is a no-brainer! Visit either of our Chicagoland stores to discover how its chic simplicity sets the stage for an incredible look for any time of the year. Find Hanig’s downtown on Michigan Avenue after work or take the scenic route to Plaza del Lago in Wilmette for our suburban location. Take pleasure in the ease of online shopping and receive free UPS ground shipping on all Thierry Rabotin orders over $99.90!

 

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The Modern Guide to Color-Blocking

July 23 2018 04:48 PM

Designers around the world commit to the challenge of re-imagining how to style contrasting hues on the runway every year. From yards of structured jacquard in autumn to lengths of fluid silk in the spring and summer, the fashion elite embrace the spectrum year-round with color-blocking. We found that it can be a challenge for newbies to execute, though. “How does one color-block in clever, new ways that are both age-appropriate and effortlessly stylish?” you may ask. We did our homework to see who has the sharpest color-blocking expertise and we discovered that the It-girls on the Italian peninsula are the fashionistas to watch. The underlying secret within their approach to their wardrobes and what makes them so unique is that they have tossed the rule book out of the window and decided that confidence is the key! Anything goes when you're sure of yourself. That sounds simple enough, right?

The best way to ease into the waters of color-blocking is with a stateThierry Rabotin Giorgio Shoe 7446H ment piece, and we've got just the thing. Coming to you is a new platform shoe from Thierry Rabotin! The Italian footwear designer went all out with Giorgio, a multicolored oxford that elevates your look both literally and figuratively. This ultra-fun oxford is priced at just $495, making for a smart decision for your wallet AND closet. The upper is cut from fine Italian suede and features a lace-up vamp. The shock-absorbent rubber sole supports a chunky heel for all-day comfort. This investment piece will last for years to come with its seamless sacchetto construction and cushioned insole. Choose between a subdued combination of uniform blue, slate gray, and chocolate brown or an eclectic mix of rust orange, electric blue, and wine red. Thierry Rabotin’s Giorgio is truly the complete package with its undeniable chicness and practical wearability!Thierry Rabotin Giorgio 7446 in Navy

Blend American coolness with the bold energy of Italians for the perfect formula to ensure you pull off one of the biggest repeat trends like a pro. Street style photographers will point their lenses your way when you team up the Giorgio oxford with slouchy mom jeans rolled at the ankles, a chunky sweater, and a belt bag slung across the chest. You’ll look like you just left the city of Genoa in skinny leather moto pants, a turtleneck top, and oversize shield sunglasses to pull it all together for an afternoon spent at the photography museum. Channel the 90’s grunge era when you mix textures with a flowing dress layered coolly over a pair of plaid-patterned pants and stacks of rings in different tones. Play it up or down, you choose!

Get in on all of the color-blocking fun with Thierry Rabotin’s funky Giorgio oxford shoe when you step into either one of our conveniently located stores. Shop the Hanig's curated selection of luxury footwear at the Plaza del Lago store in Wilmette or downtown at our Michigan Avenue and Delaware place location. Enjoy free ground shipping on all orders over $99.90 when you purchase right here from the hanigs.com website!

 

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