Fall Fashion Must-Haves

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The wait is over – the season for brisk weather, beautiful foliage and pumpkin treats is finally here! With the fall season many exciting activities await, and no matter what the season has in store for you, Shopping Blitz wants you to enjoy it in style and comfort. Check out our wonderful list of fall fashion must-haves; you can buy our featured shoes and clothing online at ShoppingBlitz.com!

Fall Fashion Must-Haves for Women

Women’s Chooka Top Solid Mid Boots

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Don’t let the rain spoil your fall fun! You won’t mind sloshing through puddles and damp leaf piles with these spectacular rain boots from Chooka. Chooka’s Top Solid Mid Boots are so cozy and stylish that you may even find yourself wearing them when the sun’s out. These rain boots feature an easy pull-on construction, natural rubber upper, moisture-absorbing cotton lining, and leather pull and straps for adjusting the calf. Let’s not forget the removable padded footbed and non-skid rubber soles that increase traction on wet surfaces.

Whether you’re running errands or out exploring the vibrant foliage, your Chookas will be your go-to shoe on wet autumn days. Retails for $65.00.

Ibex Izzi FZ Top Sweatshirt

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The Ibex Izzi FZ Top Sweatshirt is a top you’ll always want within arms’ reach – that is, if you aren’t already wearing it. Featuring an exclusive blend of Merino, nylon and Spandex, it is perfect for lunchtime outings, evening runs and just because it looks and feels great. The Izzi FZ has a full-zip front, as well as snaps at the collar and cuffs. Plus it has hand-warmer pockets, and its lightweight material and relaxed fit will keep you comfortable and toasty all day long. Retails for $164.95.

Dansko Prima Clogs      

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The Dansko Prima Clog is perfect for the office and everyday wear. The Prima features the same construction as Dansko’s popular clog, but with a more tapered silhouette to give you the same outstanding comfort with a new sense of sophistication.  The anti-fatigue rocker bottom propels the foot while walking to protect the feet, legs and back during long hours on your feet. The roomy toe box permits your toes to wiggle freely for a healthy, more comfortable fit.

For those days when you need a shoe with comfort and sophisticated style, go with the Prima Clog. Retails for $144.95.

Stance Socks

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To Stance, socks are much more than a garment that’s seldom thought about – they’re a fashion statement.  Stance is all about creativity, individuality and expressing yourself, and that vision is deeply portrayed through their fun and unique sock styles. And, who better to represent that vision than Rihanna, the brand’s latest spokesperson and contributing creative director.  Express yourself this fall with our stunning sock designs from Stance, as well as the latest Stance collections from Rihanna.  Styles vary from $12.95 to $16.95. Shop Stance Socks here.

Fall Fashion Must-Haves for Men

Hush Puppies Style Chukka Boots

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Take on the fall season in style with the Style Chukka Boots from Hush Puppies. Whether you have an important business meeting or are enjoying a weekend junket, these shoes will keep you looking great right down to your feet and match perfectly with suits, jeans and everything in between. This contemporary dress style comes with two pairs of laces –  a mathcing tone and colored accent laces – and features a round toe shape and soft linings, as well as a flexible and durable leather and rubber outsole.

The HPO2Flex cushioning comforts conform to the way you walk for flawless fit and comfort. Retails for $140.00.

Neff Fold Heather Beanie

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The Neff Fold Heather Beanie is great for those causal, brisk fall days. Whether you’re going for a hike or pumpkin picking with the kids, the Fold Heather Beanie will compliment your style and keep you warm at the same time. It’s extra soft and light with a slightly ribbed knit texture and features the iconic Neff logo tag. Retails for $18.00.

Columbia Dotswarm II Full Zip Jacket

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The Columbia Dotswarm II Full Zip Jacket is not your average fall fleece. The Dotswarm II is a soft, rugged fleece that keeps you warm and cozy, thanks to the thermal-reflective lining that reflects your body heat while maintaining a high level of breathability. This jacket combines Columbia’s patented thermal-reflective technology with a soft and comfy MTR fleece fabric for the ultimate fall jacket for dynamic activity in chilly temperatures. Retails for $50.00.

Johnston & Murphy Cawood Loafers

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The Cawood Loafer from Johnston & Murphy features a classic design that’s suitable for professional and casual settings. The shoe’s full-grain leather upper with a moisture-wicking lining provides supreme breathability, while the dual side goring allows easy entry and a flexible stride. It also features a molded, foam-cushioned footbed for all-day interior ease, as well as a rubber sole for enhanced traction and breathability. Retails for $99.93.
Shop these great fall finds and much more by visiting www.ShoppingBlitz.com!

Top Ten Gifts for the Kid’s Under $100

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1. Bula Grind Top Shirt
2. Bolle Amp Ski Goggles
3. Jibbitz Mike Face Shoe Charm
4. Superga Lame Sneakers
5. Columbia Chippewa Mitten Gloves
6. Life is Good Snowman Sleep Pants
7. Fila Breakaway Lace-Up Sneakers
8. Stance Kid Creature Socks
9. Kickers Zesnow Waterproof Booties
10. Dr. Martens Brooklee Boots

Saved By The Bell: Back 2 School Essentials

It’s that time again, the season dreaded by children and teachers around the globe. Back to school! Those frenzied days when flip-flops and swimsuits are traded in for backpacks, loafers and binders. We feel your pain and while we’d love to hold onto summer as long as we can it’s time to plan for fall.

You Are Never To Old To Rock A Cool Backpack

My favorite consolation as a kid when school shopping was the chance to pick out a brand backpack. Each year I’d choose a different style to match my new persona. Which of course had changed drastically during the summer months. The only thing that never changed was that it had to be a JanSportThat being said I got a huge kick when I realized that JanSport was still rocking the backpack world and creating cooler and funkier designs than ever before. Because let’s face having the right backpack really can make the difference between social escalation and isolation, in other words sitting at the cool kid’s table or being regulated to no man’s land next to the bathroom.

The Right Footwear Can Make The Difference

So many kids and parents focus more on clothing and forget the importance of footwear. The right shoes can help a kid make the soccer team, strut their stuff in the hallways and often garner the confidence to create lasting friendships. My go-to choice for versatile footwear are styles that can be dressy, sporty and casual. New trends this year include hi-top sneakers and tall lace-up boots. And don’t forget to include feel-good accessories like funky socks and killer headphones for listening to your ready-made back to school playlists.

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From Top Right:  1. Fila Hi Triple Sneakers  2. JanSport Superbreak Backpacks  3. Diadora Beanie 4. Dingo 9″ Boots 5. The House of Marley Rise Up Over-Ear Headphones

6. JanSport Tulare Backpacks  7. Stance Blondie Socks 8. Stance Screaming Hand Socks  9. Capezio New York Arglye Thigh Hi Socks

Agenda NYC Post-Show Wrap Up

Agenda-NYCShopping Blitz made its debut appearance at the 2013 Agenda NYC.  Agenda is an LA-based trade show that showcases the best of the best in the streetwear and alternative sports industries. The marriage of these two segments is an exciting group of hybrids brands that often surpass the originators. Located in a chic warehouse in SOHO’s fashion district, the show carried a coolness vibe that didn’t take itself to seriously, a tough feat in an image driven industry.mural-agenda

Agenda was home to a different kind of trade show attendee. Suits and ties were traded in for graphic tees and flat brim hats. Instead of execs with briefcases and laptops, it was veterans of the biz with skateboards and tablets. The kind of company where the owner looks no different than that of their employees. In other words, our kind of place.

Agenda-StanceWe went to support some of our established brands like Sanuk, Stance, Praxis and Marley to see what they had in store and broaden our own horizons. They continued to rock with new stylings and hot innovations. Highlights included Sanuk’s new Instaplay, an alternative to their popular yoga mat flip-flops. The new footbed is meant to energize feet and comes with the added bonus of being waterproof.

Big Boys like Fila, adidas and Reebok were in attendance, as well as industry standards like Skull Candy, Converse, Starter, Vans, RVCA, Stussy, DC Shoes and Burton. All offered up amazing offers as per usual. Spotted were the ever popular high-top sneaker that has moved from athletic to fashion in a relatively short span of time. Neon colors, tech-friendly clothing, active apparel and an overall vibe of NOW reigned supreme.

weeman-AgendaOne of the best aspects of the show were all the smaller upstart companies that are still young enough to think outside the box and create exciting originals. Personal standouts included Ames Bros., whose t-shirts and award-winning designs have landed them clients such as Pearl Jam, Jack Black, John Mayer, Keith Urban and The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons. HoodieBuddie, sweatshirts that include a 3.5mm headphone jack inside theirpockets for use with phones, mp3 players, etc.  As well as, brands like Kidrobot, makers of killer limited edition art toys, signature apparel and pop culture accessories and Grenade who have begun to expand beyond their glove offerings.

Shopping Blitz is excited to move into the world of streetwear and look forward as always to bring our Blitzers the latest and greatest. Stay Tuned.

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