Footwear News recently named Tory Burch its 2007 Brand of the Year for taking her "modest retail concept" to the uber-trendy brand it is today. And why wouldn't they? Tory Burch's signature cross has practically become the symbol of chic – worn proudly by the fashion-elite and celebrities alike. If you've been contemplating buying a pair of Tory Burch flats but are worried about dolling out nearly $200 dollars for a "trend," now is your time to invest—this designer isn't going anywhere.
Neiman Marcus, Shopbop, and Saks Fifth Avenue all have a great selection of Tory Burch shoes, but the popular sizes tend to disappear as quickly as they're stocked, so buy quickly if you'd like a pair before Christmas. We're still in love with the popular Reva flat (especially the metallic version, $195), but we also adore the Uma Embossed boots ($595).
Meanwhile, Miuccia Prada was the recipient of FN's Designer of the Year award. Prada was honored for "push[ing] the footwear envelope" with funky styles that resulted in two blockbuster collections. You can pick up a pair of her fabulous shoes at Saks Fifth Avenue (FN's Retailer of the Year for 2007).
Additionally, Timberland was granted FN's first-ever Green Award for their efforts in the environment including posting a “nutritional label” on all their shoe boxes and their “Reboot” program which allows customers to turn in their worn-out boots to stores. You can purchase a pair, such as these Wodehouse Wing Tip Oxfords ($225) for the fella in your life at Nordstrom.com.