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Frye Spring 2011 Preview

On Tuesday October 19 I attended the Frye Spring 2011 collection preview in their Manhattan showroom. Staying true to their classic, rugged signature styles, Frye presented a solid collection of covetable leather shoes and handbags with a few new twists and styles thrown into the mix to keep things fresh. There were flats and hobos with a new metallic color treatment; some dry-washed boots that had that perfectly worn-in look; stud detailing (still subdued but about as glam as Frye is ever going to get) and the introduction of chukka boots in pastel hues, plus reimagined over-the-knee boots, huarache sandals, boat shoes and platform sandals. The cork wedge sandals were incredibly light and would look lovely with floaty dresses and denim shorts alike.

Simply Vera Vera Wang Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Kohl's has launched Simply Vera Vera Wang exclusive cause merchandise in support of women's health. 100% of the net profit will be donated to support the fight against breast cancer. Every item retails for either just $5 or $10, and includes apparel, accessories, fashion jewelry and home goods. The merchandise is available for purchase at from now through Dec 24th.

See the complete 15-piece collection after the jump.