Boots are always a key investment for this time of year, however, when we spoke to luxury fashion buyers to compile our autumn/winter 2020 trend report, they all stressed how this is the year of the boot. If you are considering purchasing a pair of designer boots, below we have a guide to the brands we think are really worth investing in.
"Boots are a staple for this season," said Tiffany Hsu, the fashion buying director at MyTheresa. "The utilitarian mood was a favourite in Milan—particularly from the likes of Prada and Miu Miu, who offered full, army-inspired, heavy-duty styles. High combat boots are making a comeback, and we set our eyes on the iconic Ann Demeulemeester knee-high, lace-up black boots."
If you're into the chunky-boot trends, then Prada, Proenza Schouler and Bottega Veneta are the brands leading the charge here. If you want something a little sleeker, we love the knee-high leather boots at Paris Texas and Gianvito Rossi. If you want your designer boots to be distinctive, then Gucci and Valentino's logo-emblazoned black leather boots might be the ones for you. Keep scrolling for the investment boots we love, broken down by designer.
Italian shoe brand Paris Texas was launched in 2015 by sisters Anna and Margherita Brivio, but over the past year, the brand has catapulted to cult label status.