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Kristin Booker • August 29, 2011

Fall Fashion Forecast: UGG Australia Presents The UGG COLLECTION for Fall 2011

When the weather gets cold, our thoughts turn to warmth and comfort, and everyone knows the cold weather shoe equivalent of comfort food is UGG Australia’s amazing shearling boots.  I became a convert with a small pair of Bailey Button UGGs courtesy of a Robert Verdi event some time ago, I’ve now expanded my collection to include a taller pair of chocolate brown leather boots that make me WISH for a freak snowstorm now just so I can pull them out.

But ladies, I have to tell you that my new obsession is the new UGG COLLECTION for fall. I have seen it in person and it is MARVELOUS. Inspired by rustic Italy, the company has entered the foray of high fashion footwear with a collection that can easily contend with some of the major labels. Sleek riding boots with a detachable shaft, delicious furry apres-ski boots, military-inspired ankle boots, peep toe wedges, shearling messenger bags – the collection is filled with amazing shoes and handbags (and I spotted a shearling motorcycle jacket that SENT ME OVER THE EDGE) and you will need at least one piece in your wardrobe.

Along with the addition of luxe Italian leather and more luxurious details comes the entry into that price range. These gorgeous items will cost you a few more lire than the regular collection, with footwear ranging from $495-$1195 and handbags from $650 – $1950. All of them still have the same signature naturally anti-microbial shearling lining so they’ll look like Fifth Avenue but they’ll still feel and work against bitter elements like you know they should.

Yep, I’m a smitten kitten when it comes to this collection. But don’t take my word for it: check out some shots and key items from the collection in the gallery below. The UGG COLLECTION hits stores this week on September 1st at UGG flagship stores and select retailers nationwide as well as their online store. Seriously, this is one pair of UGGs that could take you from the catwalk down the sidewalk and beyond.

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