Has the UGG phase fizzled? Uh, that would be no! A recent shopping stint showed that UGGs are not only still keeping feet cozy on the streets of Sacramento, but the brand is reinventing itself - one pair at a time.
I stopped at several stores and found a variety of new styles, just in case one pair is just not enough. There are UGGs with fringe, beads, studs, embroidery and - as usual - in a mix of heights, including to the knee and the UGG Classic Mini, which, if you're into layered leg looks, is really cute (and one of the cheapest at about $99).
The UGG boots (shown above) are available at Franco Ferrini in Pavilions. You'll also find them at other local boutiques and department stores. And, yes, you can wear out a pair of UGGs. My chocolate-brown ones from last year had two holes in them! A quick trip to the shoe repair and they're good to go another season.
Still, for fashion's sake, a new style might be in order. Maybe the Locarno boot, which is inspired by a leather bomber jacket with straps. The top has an exposed shearling cuff. But - the Fluff Momma version looks a little bit too much like something Chewbacca might sport.