Stubbs & Wootton's New Digs

August 13, 2009 BY CAPSULESNEWS


The bourgeoisie of New York can be categorized by their footwear. The old guard likes Belgian and English shoes; the nouveau riche prefer to loaf about in visible logos. And then there is the witty set that gets the droll designs of Stubbs & Wootton, which just opened a store in the Carlyle Hotel after outgrowing its

Lexington Avenue

location. The founder Percy Steinhart is excited to be back on Madison Avenue: “We started on

71st Street

at Madison in 1993, so it is good to be back on familiar ground,” he explains. The line of low-vamped slippers comes in plush velvets for winter and wovens and linens for spring. But the standouts are the models with art on the toes. There are crocodiles snapping on some, royal crowns embroidered on others, and one pair with a screw on the left toe and the letter “U” on the right. Possibly meant for Madoff? (The Moment)