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Fashion, Featured Stories, Series, Uncategorized: Desert Awakening: Musings from Mahala

Everything you are drawn to seems to have a sense of nostalgia and maybe it is because you came out here to forget. You pull on flittering folds of translucent fabrics that remind you of the Amalfi Coast, or Marrakesh or some other exotic adventure.

You feel like playing old records that, out here, remind you of all those good times. So you listen to Mirage from front to back, because something about the desert and Fleetwood Mac just go hand in hand.Desert Awakening Mahala Image 2And when it plays, you just want to kick your shoes off, and let your hair down all messy and loose, and dream.Desert Awakening Mahala Image 3Your feet are sandy but they almost feel better that way in your sandals. You are so happy to dream, to flirt with light and sun and sky, and just lose yourself in the moment.Mahala MarineExperience Mahala.

Fashion, Featured Stories, Inspiration: Desert Awakening


As “Desert Awakening” came to life in the wilderness of Borrego Springs, California, we were swept away by the surreal landscape, transported to an otherworldly realm, in the seemingly infinite expanse of desert and sky.  The tones were ever so subtle, faded by the relentless desert sun, creating a clean neutral palette from which our vision sprung forth.

Our Spring 2015 collections draw from the unconventional beauty of the desert — wind-sculpted smooth textures and dusty hues —  all organically inspired and designed to wrap your feet in unparalleled  comfort.

This season, we feature soft ballerina flats, molded footbed sandals and go everywhere wedges, all constructed with Børn signature comfort.

Discover “Desert Awakening” and explore the subtle neutrals, shimmering metallics and dusty colors of our Spring 2015 collections.




Fashion, Featured Stories: Our Børn Holiday 2014 Gift Guide

With the winter holidays fast approaching, our spirits are lifted by the gathering of friends and family and the warmth shared by the love of giving. What better way to embrace the holiday spirit than to give the gift of comfort with a pair of artisan crafted Børn?

We’ve curated our top picks to check off everyone on your list.

Give comfort. Give cheer. Give Børn.

For the cozy up by the fire type…Give Kaia.  This shearling lined bootie is perfect for frosty days best spent delving into an engrossing novel while sipping a cup of tea.  SHOP KAIA.


For the country gal at heart…Give Tinsley or Give Gilly.  These Western-inspired staples are sure to keep feet happy and look killer with a favorite pair of jeans and button down plaid flannel.  SHOP TINSLEYSHOP GILLY.

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For the city chic fashionista…Give Jem. Our runaway hit this season, Jem is the essential downtown cool Chelsea boot packed with style versatility and unrivaled Børn comfort. SHOP JEM.


For the refined sophisticate…Give Crown.  Gorgeous silhouettes finished in fine Italian leathers are sure to make a memorable holiday.  SHOP CROWN.

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For the men on your list…Give Jax or Give Laughton.  Børn’s signature artisan crafted construction provides unparalleled comfort, essential to every man’s casual wardrobe.  SHOP JAXSHOP LAUGHTON.

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All of us at Børn wish you and yours a joyous, safe and comfortable holiday season.  Cheers!

Fashion, Featured Stories: NYFW: Crown X Katie Gallagher Fall 2014

Crown is honored to be the official footwear sponsor of the Katie Gallagher Fall 2014 runway show during New York Fashion Week.  Custom versions of the KRISSA bootie were featured on the runway with the womenswear designer’s latest collection. Gallagher artfully distressed and stained a selection of the footwear in oxblood to suit her “Wonderworld” theme that explores abandoned amusement parks. The unique footwear complimented each look in the collection.


Fashion: Take Me Away – Resort Style

With the vast majority of the country locked in the icy grip of the rogue polar vortex (it’s a real thing, we swear), one can’t help but yearn for sunny shores and balmy breezes.  Let’s face it, we’re up to our ankles in slush and our skin is so pale we could be extras on the next season of True Blood.  So let’s close our eyes and visualize warm breezes, swaying palms and a place where salt is only on the rim of our cocktails and in the crystal blue water….

Børn offers several comfortably chic options for Resort 2014, whether you’re headed to a warmer climate for a winter get-away or just day-dreaming about spring.  Here are a few of our favorites, paired with our dream pieces and sunny destinations.

Eleanor-Resort 14To tour the Italian Amalfi Coast, we would pair these charming Børn Eleanor Mary Janes with these floral shorts by Giambattista Valli. (photo courtesy of

Emmy - Resort 14Cabo San Lucas calls for tranquil hues of blue and green.  Børn Emmy wedge sandals and silk maxi dress by Matthew Williamson.  (photo courtesy of

Kamie - Resort 14A night out in Sydney needs some metallic and citrus accents.  We’d pair these pewter Børn Kamie sandals with this Derek Lam blouse.  (photo courtesy of

Stay warm, friends!




Fashion: Feeling Festive: Sparkle and Comfort

With only a few days left ’til Christmas, we’re pining over a few last minute touches to complete our holiday look.  There’s a layer of snow on the ground here at HQ, the festive tunes are streaming and our social calendars are packed with everything from cocktails to cozy downtime in front of the fireplace (or Netflix).  We love the Børn CLAIRE bootie in black suede for its chic versatility for all things holiday.  Pair with your favorite broken-in skinnies and a chunky oversize sweater for casual family gatherings or opaque tights and a figure flattering sheath for the holiday office soiree.

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A few of our picks to add some sparkle and comfort to your holiday look:

1.  A great scented candle to transform your environment.  This one smells like a campfire! – Pictured:  Unionmade/Baxter “KML” Soy Wax Scented Candle.

2.  A chunky cuff with pave stones for a touch of glam. – Pictured:  Banana Republic Braided Pave Stretch Bracelet.

3. A faux-fur collar for dashing through the snow to your next party. – Pictured:  Anthropologie Fuzzy Ascot.

4.  Cute convertible mittens (perfect for texting and holiday selfie snapping). – Pictured:  Bop Basics Cashmere Pop Top Mittens.

5.  An embellished envelope clutch. – Pictured:  Club Monaco Abby Clutch.

6.  Sparkly snowflake inspired earrings. – Pictured:  DANNIJO Charlotte earrings.

7.  A unique, but equally cozy sweater. – Pictured:  Anthropologie Sleeping on Snow Virga Zip-Up.

Cheers and Happy Holidays from Børn!


Fashion: Independence Day: 3 Looks for Wherever You’re Headed

We can hardly believe the summer is nearly half over but we are so ready for this weekend’s patriotic festivities!  Whether you’re headed to an urban rooftop barbeque, an ocean-side retreat or countryside enclave, Børn has got your footwear needs covered with versatile styles that will keep you wrapped in comfort as you toast the Land of the Free.  Check out these three easy looks we’ve styled to breeze through the holiday…

For a Daytime Barbeque followed by Fireworks

PicnicGo Shopping:  River Island top, Vintage Shorts via, Frye backpack, Karen Walker sunglasses, Organic Bug Spray via

Styled with:  Børn APRYL

For a Day at the Beach


Go Shopping:  J.Crew bikini, Topshop cover-up, DSW straw tote, Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Styled with:  Børn JOYA

For a Countryside Picnic


Go Shopping:  Aeropostale dress, Charlotte Russe hat, Cambridge Satchel Co. bag, Essie nail polish

Styled with:  Børn CAICOS



It’s officially Spring, but here on the East Coast it doesn’t quite feel warm and sunny yet. The transition into Spring is one of the most difficult times for styling. You still want to gravitate towards warm layers, but you try to avoid giving off a bundled up winter vibe. Here we’ve taken a staple Fall/Winter outfit – a silk top and a pair of black and white tuxedo-inspired pants – and reworked it for warm weather by pairing the look with three stand out Børn styles from our Spring 2013 collection. We’ve covered a look for every occasion here by pairing this versatile outfit with a polished sandal, a cork heel and lightweight, breathable loafer.

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 Go Shopping: Equipment signature blouse, Zara shopper, DKNY Tuxedo Skinny Trouser.

Styled with: Børn LANDIS

Yemena GTL

Styled with: Børn YEMENA in Scott Veg.

Born Naura GTL

Styled with: Børn NAURA in Marino.