Ankle-boot season (or fall—tomato, tomato) is upon us, and before you go blindly forth into the thousands of new ankle-boot arrivals, you might as well get a little expert advice. For that, we consulted Katie Smith, the Retail Analysis and Insights Director at Edited, a fashion and retail technology company that’s our go-to source for the latest market trends. This time around, we asked Smith to fill us in on the ankle-boot trend that people have stopped buying in 2018, and Smith told us that it’s faux-fur boots.
Despite being on the F/W 18 runways of Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, and Michael Kors, sell-outs of styles are down by 40% but new arrivals are up by 90% (with leopard-print boots leading those new arrivals). Smith also filled us in on a few styles that are trending for fall. Read on to shop the trends and find out why they’ll be everywhere this season.