Our love for Native Shoes at Axl’s Closet borders on obsession. From the minute our buyers laid eyes on this brand in L.A.,we longed to fill our warehouse with the bright, fun-loving silhouettes that Native has become known for. Our excitement for the brand ran so deep we went as far as expanding outside our current product offering and determined that it was time for the category shoes to be born.
The Native Shoes kids collection hit our pages earlier this fall with great anticipation and a great reception from our in-the-know fashion forward customers. Was it the Jefferson with it’s nod to the classic Chuck Taylor that reminds us of our childhood? Was it the poppy pinks, bright turquoise, or bold purples that said we don’t take ourselves to seriously? Was it the Fitzsimmons with it’s cool street style combined with a neoprene liner and pull-cord closure eliminating that pesky shoe tying? Or was is possibly the lightweight, waterproof , washable, and most importantly odor resistant technology Native is known for? Whatever it was, our customers were as eager and excited as we were for this kids collection and the possibilities that lay ahead for this brand as they continue to expand their offering season after season.
Celebrity kids from Pax and Maddox Jolie-Pitt to Halle Berry’s daughter Nahla have treated their feet to Natives Shoes easy to wear styles and with the brand’s recent adult collaboration with Marc Jacobs it has us longing for a potential youth collaboration. A possible Appaman or Harajuku Lovers collab…..we can always dream but until then we’re sure we won’t be disappointed by whatever Native throws at us next!
Now our talented buying team faces the challenge of filling our shoe category with equally as interesting and style focused designs as Native has offered. The brand has set the bar high but as always we’re up for the challenge.