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Fall 2012 Video Lookbook featuring Trop Rouge’s Christina Caradona

We’re proud to present our Fall 2012 video, featuring style blogger Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge. Our Creative Director Ce Ce Chin was inspired to feature someone who truly embodies the Eighty Twenty Do-It-Yourself spirit and was immediately drawn to collaborate with Caradona, one of her favorite style bloggers and supporters of the brand. As Ce Ce explains, the brand is “about the 20% of your life that makes 80% of the difference” and Caradona, a gorgeous self starter in the fashion and entertainment industry, not only possesses a unique sense of style but is living the life she loves in pursuit of her dreams. 

Photographed at Life:Curated in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

For the video lookbook, Christina explores Brooklyn neighborhoods Williamsburg and Greenpoint in our shoes.  And… she even skateboards, in 80%20 wedges! The soundtrack “Boy” is provided by up-and coming indie quartet Those Darlins from their sophomore album, Screws Get Loose. “There’s a natural synthesis of working with a rising indie band and an ambitious, entrepreneurial muse”.

This Fall, the brand offers an eclectic array of pieces that transition the working city girl into her weekends – from attending art openings, to concert-going, and hanging out around town. Ce Ce presents classic silhouettes with modern twists, such as, the Quimby printed haircalf and kidskin leather creepers, the Eliotte Original Hidden Wedge™ desert boots in a variety of materials – pony printed leather, festive textiles, and traditional wool, and the Mag contrast bottomed ankle strap flatforms. Lush pebbled nubuck leathers and eye-popping prints adorn the Fall 2012 line. Also keep an eye out for new heeled styles such as the Larson and the Callie. The collection ranges from $99 to $250, proving there’s something for every fashionista at every price point. Find select Fall 2012 styles in our online shop and stores across the country and internationally.

It was great to collaborate with Christina on this project and support her in all of her future endeavors.

Check our our video directed by Drew Reilly and styled by Doria Santlofer below:


Our Clea Kanine slipper featured on Time Out New York

Tapestry and wallpaper prints were all over the Fall 2012 runways, try out this trend with our Clea Kanine tapestry slippers! Available at Condor in the Nolita neighborhood in New York City for only $99!

To see the entire slideshow head over to Time Out NY.

80%20 x Shoe Market Party | Save 15% on September 13th!

We’re celebrating the launch of our Fall 2012 line with one of our favorite boutiques Shoe Market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! Come out and enjoy a glass of wine or a chilled beer and 15% all new 80%20 styles between 6-8PM on Thursday, September 13th!

Event: Shoe Market Shopping Event

Date: Thursday, September 13th
Time: 6-8PM
Promotion: 15% off all new 80%20 styles between 6-8PM

Styles on promotion:

Callie Black Random – original retail $239, promo price: $203.15

Rina Black leather – original retail $198, promo pirce: $168.30

Rina Black Random – original retail $214, promo price: $181.90

Eliotte Stamped Pony – original retail $149, $126.65

Clea Black Random – original retail $159, promo price: $135.15

Clea Festival – original retail $99, $84.15

Quimby Grey Herringbone – original retail $169, promo price: $143.65

80%20 x Select Summer Fridays | August 3rd, 2012

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After a long work week, everyone deserves to reward themselves with a daytime cocktail or two, danceable tunes, and good company. In it’s second year, Jules Kim (Bijules) and Katie Longmyer (Good Peoples) continue their partnership with The Standard Rooftop at the Highline to present Select Summer Fridays, mixing the fashion, creative, and nightlife worlds during the day. Refreshing right?

Select Summer Fridays has become a staple event on our calendar and it only seemed natural to team up with Jules and Katie to host one of the best parties in town! Last Friday, in celebration of our upcoming Fall 2012 collection, we co-hosted the event and engaged with the community – from stylists to editors, you name it. Cara Buckley of The New York Times was also in attendance covering the event and spoke with Ce Ce on her new perspective on the club-drenched neighborhood and why she loves Select Summer Fridays. “The meatpacking gets a bad rap, and it lives up to its rap after 11 p.m.,” said Ce Ce Chin, the designer of the shoe brand 80%20, and among the afternoon’s hosts. “But this is different. More grown-up.” To read the entire article, head over to

Mingling was had, delicious cocktails were sipped, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! Thank you to everyone who came out to support the event! Here are a few snapshots from last Friday’s party.

Guests relaxing at the Standard Rooftop

80%20 (from left to right: Katharine Smith, Kristina Ho, and Ce Ce Chin)

A Bridgette Bardot collage – we were inspired!

Decked out in limited-edition 80%20′s!

Ce Ce with fellow independent footwear designers Cindy Pellechio & Jesse Howard of Matiko

Amina Akhtar, Executive Editor of shares a laugh with 80%20′s Kristina

See full gallery:

Our Fall 2012 line will be in stores across the United States and internationally in late August. A curated selection will also be available at!

Three ways to wear our Edie Loafer

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We know how difficult it can be to put together the perfect outfit. There are just so many factors…the occasion, the weather, the right accessories. We’ve come up with a few looks to for just one pair of shoes, our Edie Loafer in black!

Outfit #1: Outdoor Music Festival

Summertime is jam packed with awesome music festivals to attend, after you’ve picked which ones to attend now you have to pick an outfit. Pair jean shorts, with a colorful tank and a sheer button down and you’ll be comfortable and cute through all your favorite music, and if you add a stylish straw hat and sunglasses you won’t just look good you’ll be protected from the blaring sun as well! Finish your outfit with our Edie Black and you’ll be ready to enjoy a days worth of amazing music in style! To get this outfit visit!

Outfit #2: Weekend Casual

Weekend days are best spent exploring new spots and blowing off steam. For the perfect casual weekend outfit pair black jeans, with a cotton neutral tone button down, add a nude over the shoulder, and a chunky necklace and your good to go! For this necklace and top visit and for the bottoms and this bag visit!

Outfit #3: Night out

We know that when it comes to outfit planning, evening outfits are the most difficult to plan. So next time you’re stressing what to wear. Throw on a pair of bright patterned pants, like these ones from Karmaloop, pair with a matching top, and accessories like this black top and bracelet, and red scarf from American Rag! Our Edie Loafers are super comfortable with a bit of edge and is perfect for the dancefloor.

Don’t own a pair of our Edie Black Loafers? Visit to get your own pair!

Wear this season’s trends with our Paz Sky Diamond

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This season is filled with tons of trends we love! Sometimes we just want to wear them all in one day, sometimes we do.  For those days you want to keep it casual but cute, pair our Paz Sky Diamond with a maxi skirt and a denim button down, add some matching jewelry and you’ll be sporting this seasons trends in style.

To get this outfit and our Paz Sky Diamond visit!

Hit the town in style with our Erie Autumn

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We love a long summer day spent out on the town. Days spent at art galleries, local theaters, amazing restaurants and other favorite spots require cute, casual yet versatile outfits that can keep up and our Erie Autumn is the perfect shoe for the job. Pair our Erie Autumn with a classic white summer dress, and spice up your look with some extra pops of color: why not try a forest green cardigan for brisk nights and red-orange satchel? With this look, you are ready to hit the town!

To get this outfit and  your own pair of the Erie Autumn visit!

Spotted in 80%20: Lauren of the Marcy Stop keeps cool in our Paz Maize wedges

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We have style envy when it comes to style blogger, Lauren, from the Marcy Stop who also guest blogged for yours truly!  That girl puts together some awesome outfits, and she rocks them too!

Our Paz Maize wedges are our go to shoes on those hot days when a cute summer dress is all we can bear. But now that we’ve seen Lauren in this look, we can’t wait to try them on with a pair of high-waisted jean shorts!

Want more outfit inspiration from Lauren and talented photographer Micol? Follow them on Twitter or find them on Facebook!

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