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2009 August 12

Stubbs & Wootton's Opening Ceremonies

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The new Stubbs & Wootton boutique on Madison Avenue The new Stubbs & Wootton boutique on Madison Avenue
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(NEW YORK) It's shaping up to be a busy fall for Stubbs & Wootton. This week, the prepster-favorite accessories house, founded by Percy Steinhart in 1993, moved its New York location from Lexington Avenue at 74th Street to 987A Madison Avenue, in the former Sigerson Morrison space underneath the storied Carlyle Hotel. The elegant, mostly-white shop is trimmed with the brand's signature chocolate-and-white striped details; it features a full range of the brand's elegant slippers for men and women embroidered in everything from family crests to marijuana leaves. The Madison Avenue location is the brand's third boutique, following the Palm Beach location at 4 Via Parigi and a Southampton outpost at 14 Jobs Lane. While Stubbs & Wootton has a handful of wholesale accounts, its retail operations focus firmly on its own boutiques. This fall, a line of Stubbs & Wootton luggage will debut at all locations.

Appropriately, the brand is poised to make its mark during New York's Fashion Week with two marquee collaborations. Michael Bastian has worked with Stubbs & Wootton on an exclusive line of slippers that will debut during the Spring 2010 collections. The capsule collection will be sold at Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. The brand is also working on a project with Commonwealth Utilities designer Anthony Keegan that will be unveiled at his presentation on September 13. And with most of the slippers priced below $400, the Upper East Side is sure to find plenty of reasons to drop in.
ASHLEY BAKER




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