Monday, March 30, 2009

TrendWatch: Oversize Clutches

Ladies, rejoice! No need to worry about what to take with you for a night on the town – everything will fit in an updated, oversized clutch.

These sizeable bags are still smaller than your large handbag, but will be able to accommodate your cell phone, camera, keys, money, identification, compact, … and the list goes on and on.

Fit all of your essentials (with room to spare) in this Heather Hawkins Big Bowtie bag in berry patent.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Designer Spotlight: Andrea Carrano

In the early 1950s, Andrea Carrano started his self-titled shoe line, moving the ballet flat from the dance studio to the street for everyday wear. His widow, Betta Carrano is now reviving the original line and starting her own collection.

Betta recently spoke with WSAToday about Andrea’s line and discussed how customers are reacting to the brand’s re-launch.

“People come to my store in Manhattan and tell me ‘I can’t believe you’re back in business, I got married in these shoes,’” recalls Betta. “When you have a long history in the business, people remember and are attached.”

This season, the Andrea Carrona line includes the Doll and Boston flats, both available at Peria.

Searching for shoes,

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Southern Bride Fashion Spread

Don’t miss the gold sequined oh...DEER! Gelato heel from Peria, featured in the Winter 2009 issue of Southern Bride. The shoe has a vintage feel, pairing perfectly with the magazine’s retro-themed, bridal spread taken at Graceland.

Forever sole searching,

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Marching Down Union!

Avenue, that is. Don’t miss our billboard, located at Union Avenue and Diana Street, featuring Sam Edelman’s Gigi sandal in purple crocodile.

The sandal, ideal for spring and summer, is also available in mango and turquoise crocodile.

With love and good soles,

Friday, March 6, 2009

Return of the Gladiator

The gladiator is back! No, we’re not referring to Russell Crowe. The shoes, which made a notable appearance last spring, have returned with even more drama. This season, the high-heeled sandals are adorned with studs, as well as metallic and jeweled embellishments.

Strengthen your wardrobe by adding Matisse's Gabrielle in black patent with silver detailing.

The patent leather Matisse Ara in natural features three turquoise insets, perfect for this spring.

Don't miss BCBGirls Lexs heel in amaretto raw leather, featuring a strong ankle strap and metal studs.

Off to sole search ...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Wine, Women and Shoes

What’s better than sipping wine and shoe shopping with your favorite girlfriends? When you’re doing both for a great cause!

Recently, the first annual Wine, Women and Shoes event was held at the Memphis Botanic Garden, benefitting LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center. Guests were able to mingle with friends, enjoy Napa Valley wines and shop for shoes from Memphis-area boutiques, including Peria.

Some of our merchandise strutted down the runway, including Heather Hawkins' Big Bowtie handbag, the oh...DEER! Guggenheim heel, a hot pink, studded Etienne clutch and a pair of Poetic Licence rain boots.