A unique column of finds in New York from the eyes of someone who is a “discoverer”...Rhonda Erb


The Olympics are in full swing. Show your colors in statement making footwear.

twiggy LONDON UNION JACK Ballet Flat:

The Union Jack is everywhere these days. It is the ubiquitous symbol of the UK. Iconic British super model, turned designer, Twiggy, has fashioned it into a stylish ballet flat in three different color variations.

Available at: www.hsn.com, $49.90

TOPSHOP London Love Ankle Socks:

London has opened its arms to the world and everyone is in love with this exciting city. Show your love with these adorable socks made of a comfortable cotton blend.

Available at: www.topshop.com, $8.00

Gina Drew Slingback Platform:

There is nothing subtle about these elegant slingbacks that are embellished with a Union Jack design made of shimmering Swarovski crystals. The shoes are from Gina, creators of luxury footwear for nearly sixty years. The British company was named for Gina Lollobrigida, founder Mehmet Kurdash’s favorite actress.

Available at: www.harrods.com, £875.00

Sebago Spinnaker Patriot :

Guys can get in on the mania for all things British with these two-tone, classic, leather boat shoes. The Union Jack is displayed on the slip resistant, rubber sole.

Available at: www.sebago.com, $125.00

Keds Champion Patriotic :

Root for team USA in these canvas sneakers inspired by the Stars and Stripes. Enjoy 25% off the regular price now through August 9, 2012.

Available at: www.keds.com, $45.00

TOMS Stars and Striped Canvas Shoes :

You are never too young to catch the Olympic spirit. These distinctive shoes are sized for children and for every pair purchased, TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need.

Available at: www.neimanmarcus.com, $29.00 to $38.00

Havaianas Brazil Flip Flops :

The games of the XXXI Olympiad will be in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Long before the world gathers in Brazil, you can sport these quintessential flip flops, decorated with the Brazilian flag. They were originally designed for the 1998 World Cup.

Available at: www.havaianas.com, $24.00

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