ITEM OF THE DAY: ALTERRE SHOES’ INTERCHANGEABLE STARTER KIT

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Interchangeable DIY accessories are a key market trend in fashion now, though it isn’t exactly that much evident in the footwear arena—or so we thought, until Alterre Shoes proved us wrong.

Alterre Shoes’ merchandise consists of low-heeled, comfortable shoes and sandals with interchangeable straps, as sold in starter kits. The brainchild of friends Harmony Pilobello and Shilpa Iyengar, the idea is to provide women with different styles to experiment with in one practical package.

Here’s how it works:

The Grey Sandal Starter Kit seems to be a good starting point for buyers. It consists of neutral-colored, open-toed sandals with two extra straps and a travel pouch, which are handy for modern working women looking for a pair that can go from coffee to cocktails in one sitting.
Alterre Shoes' Grey Sandal Starter Kit

Alterre Shoes’ Grey Sandal Starter Kit

And here’s a trivia: Alterre Shoes gives 5% of its profits to Restore NYC, a non-profit organization that provides long-term rehabilitation programs to victims of sex-trafficking in New York. Watch what Pilobello and Iyengar have to say in the video below:

Retail: $180

www.alterreny.com

Eugene Y. Santos

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