COTERIE & MAGIC SS23 trade show as told by Patricia Ann Parenti

Courtesy: Patricia Ann Parenti
Courtesy: Patricia Ann Parenti


I’ve been going to this trade show since its inception and it has stayed true to its roots of high-end contemporary fashion for women all these years.  Both American and foreign brands showed their collections for Spring/Summer 2023 with some styles for immediate. This is the sister tradeshow to Magic New York. I wrote this blog on shoes because I’m a shoe lover with too many pairs of shoes and boots to count. I wanted to give my readers some new brands to shop from that are high quality. The best part is if you see a style you like, you can go to the website and maybe order it.  if it’s not out yet send the vendor a photo of mine and ask them when it will be available for purchase. WWW.COTERIEFASHIONEVENTS.COM 

Trends: Hats -the cowboy or western hat in felt is the newest trend this season. Boots – cowboy boots reign still but are newest in genuine leather or vegan leather in colored metallics . Shoes – clogs, retro sneakers and mega platforms just like the ones that were popular in the glam rock and disco era, only with higher heels.Bags – tote bags are becoming less slouchy and more structured. JEWELRY – big chunky chains continue but with mixed metals. Clothing – matching jackets, pants and skirts that become modern tailored suits that aren’t tight but loose and slouchy. Bodysuits are new and the answer (they cover your butt) to all those mini and micro miniskirts being shown. 

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BEAUTIISOLES by Robyn Shreiber

I had the pleasure of interviewing the founder of the brand, Robyn who started the line because she always wore pumps and was a ballroom dancer. After many trips to the Podiatrist, she started the line. The collection is made in Italy with comfort in mind. All leather shoes have leather linings, 6mm padded innersoles and have either leather or nonskid soles.  All this along with a wider toe box than most shoes make these shoes you can wear standing all day long.  Details are feminine with blocked heels, bow trims on mules and slides. One thing I loved about the boots is that the calf isn’t wide because these are meant to be worn with skirts.  Most boots nowadays are meant to have room to tuck your jeans or leggings in but the top of the boots is too wide to be worn with any skirt. Lots of the styles have pointed toes and are inspired by the shoes of the 1950s. Some other glamorous styles are short lace up booties with gold studded trim on the upper edge or snakeskin leather with rhinestone trim. Sizes 5 – 12.  Retail priced $355.00 and up. To purchase these shoes,  WWW.BEAUTIISOLES.COM 

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A made in Italy collection of feminine, lady like shoes that are inspired by the early 1960s and old Hollywood glamour by the founder and creative director Betzabe Gonzales whom I interviewed. This line was the Rising Star 2022 winner for the accessories category for the Fashion Group International. The collection is of high quality leather with leather soles. Strappy sandals with extra cushioning at the footbed are in bright color satin fabrics with pearl and rhinestone embellishment and others have handmade suede flower trim that adorns the outer contour of the shoe to display your feet. Other styles include raffia pumps with wrap ankle straps embellished with rhinestones as seen in my photo. Another style in my photo is a jute rope wedge that is 5″ high with a 2″ platform in leather and mesh fabric. The heel height of the pumps and sandals is between 3 ½ – 4 inches. Sizes are 5 to 12. Prices $350.00 – $950.00. To shop WWW.MIABECAR.COM

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A tradeshow at NYC Javits Center that took place on September 18 -20, 2022 along with its sister show, Coterie. Both are part of the Informa family of tradeshows. This show caters towards the young contemporary woman and it features lots of emerging designers. Lots of embellishment in the form of studs and rhinestones is seen on clothes.  Now that people want to go out and be seen because Covid is over they want to look glitzy. 

Accessory trends: Bags – small shapes with top handles or chain straps in metallic leather of vegan leather. A couple of new styles I saw lots of were a camera case purse and small drawstring bag, both are perfect for going out at night . Camouflage prints in a quilted nylon fabric continue to be trendy in oversize bags also.  Jewelry – is all about the big gold chain. Another trend I saw was enameled charms on gold chains worn layered. Colored chains in plastic are going forward for Spring/Summer 2023.

Clothing trends: Denim – see the photo above for all the latest trends because the mannequins speak for themselves.😁 One thing I noticed was very little ripped jeans being shown and no one walking around had them on. Pants – bell bottoms and wide leg pants that were high or regular waist ruled. Blouses – puff sleeves continue. Skirts – A -line, fringe and miniskirts are the major trends. Suits – pantsuits rule with double breasted long jackets.

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exe’ by Tsakiris Mallas

Their slogan is “we do different” and that they certainly do. Trendy and more trendy are what this collection is all about. Lots of embellishments including rhinestone trims, colored metallics and faux snakeskin all in vegan leather. These fun and different designs are interpretations of some of the biggest shoe designers in the market. I love these fun and different shoes in colorful prints such as stripes and graphics. Lots of 5″ chunky heels with 2″-inch platforms for the younger woman who goes out to the clubs at night. For those of us who can’t wear extremely high heels anymore the collection has wedges, strappy sandals, flats and sneakers too. 

The company is based out of Greece with 54 stores there. If you’re lucky and live/visit NYC they have stores: Brooklyn, 8421 5th Aveune in the Bayridge section, 718-333-5474; Queens in the Forest Hills area, 71-11 Austin Street, 718-793-7698 and Astoria 31-43 Steinway Street, 718-728-6320. Prices range from $100.00 – $150.00. WWW.TKMSHOES.COM for retail shopping. For wholesale contact Susan Somers Sales,

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A classic collection of leather shoes made in Bogota, Columbia in the owners’ family’s atelier that originated in 1998. The shoes are made by Artisans that are considered an extension of the family that owns the factory. When the owners’ children moved to NYC, they created this collection of cream and black shoes that complement the clothing worn by women in NYC in 2016. These are high quality shoes and boots with leather uppers, textile linings and rubber or compound soles that are perfect for walking city streets. The footwear is sustainable, comfortable with eccentric design. Sizes range from 36 (US size 5 – 5 1/2) to 43 (US size 12). The collection starts at $140.00 for shoes to $340.00 for boots.  Being that the shoes are leather they will last you many years if you clean and polish them when needed. Unlike “pleather shoes” they won’t peel just sitting in your closet from humidity. Nowadays I would rather buy a few pair of these classic leather shoes/boots then 20 pair of trendy pleather shoes that peel in their cardboard box after 1 season of wearing😢

They have a store in Brooklyn, NY 41 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, open Monday – Thursday 11am – 6pm and Friday – Sunday 11am -7pm. You can also shop online WWW.STIVALINEWYORK.COM

Patricia Ann Parenti

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